Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Varane and Trippier £68m double deal expected EXCLUSIVE, Sancho LATEST, Lingard future

JESSE LINGARD is back training with the Manchester United squad after his successful loan stint at West Ham.

Now Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has to decide whether to sell the former academy product or keep him on for next season to provide competition in the squad.

Meanwhile, United are close to pulling off a £68million double deal for Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier, SunSport can reveal.

Meanwhile Jadon Sancho has passed his medical and an announcement is believed to be imminent.

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  • Kealan Hughes

    GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Manchester United star Jesse Lingard, according to reports.

    According to 90min.com, Lingard, who has returned to pre-season training, is a summer transfer target for Atletico.

    United reportedly want £25million for the player, who has just a year remaining on his current deal.

    Elsewhere, Harry Kane could reportedly refuse to return to pre-season training with Tottenham in order to force a move to Manchester City.

    That is according to The Telegraph, who state his England teammates believe he may not go back to Spurs’ Enfield HQ amid interest from Man Utd and City, plus Chelsea.

    New boss Nuno Espirito Santo has already declared the Three Lions 2020 hero is their player and that he plans to hold talks with the 27-year-old striker when he is back from holiday.

    However, these latest claims state that several members of Gareth Southgate’s squad who have just spent the past six weeks with Kane think it is possible he will not report back to training.

    But Levy is determined to hold on to his superstar and has already rejected a £100m offer from Man City for the hotshot.

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE 'COULD REFUSE TO RETURN TO TRAINING'

    Harry Kane could reportedly refuse to return to pre-season training with Tottenham in order to force a move to Manchester City.

    That is according to The Telegraph, who state his England teammates believe he may not go back to Spurs’ Enfield HQ amid interest from Man Utd and City, plus Chelsea.

    New boss Nuno Espirito Santo has already declared the Three Lions 2020 hero is their player and that he plans to hold talks with the 27-year-old striker when he is back from holiday.

    However, these latest claims state that several members of Gareth Southgate’s squad who have just spent the past six weeks with Kane think it is possible he will not report back to training.

    Kane is adamant he has a gentlemen’s agreement with chairman Daniel Levy that Spurs would listen to bids for him this summer.

    But Levy is determined to hold on to his superstar and has already rejected a £100m offer from Man City for the hotshot.

    Meanwhile Nuno has not spoken to Kane since he was appointed as replacement for Jose Mourinho. But he said: “Harry is our player, period. No need to talk about anything else."

  • Ian Tuckey

    JESSE CAN BE LALINGA STAR

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Manchester United star Jesse Lingard, according to reports.

    According to 90min.com, Lingard, who has returned to pre-season training, is a summer transfer target for Atletico.

    United reportedly want £25million for the player, who has just a year remaining on his current deal.

    Lingard is believed to be interested in moving abroad, following in the footsteps of Sancho and his Dortmund team-mate Jude Bellingham.

    Atletico could use Kieran Trippier to negotiate a move for Lingard, with United close to completing a move for the former Tottenham defender.

    A swap deal is unlikely but the Red Devils may be willing to drop their price for Lingard if the LaLiga club let Trippier complete a return to England.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MOMENT MAGUIRE’S DAD BROKE RIBS IN WEMBLEY CRUSH

    This is the terrifying moment England hero Harry Maguire’s dad’s ribs were broken in a crush at the Euro 2020 Final.

    Alan Maguire, 56, is seen grimacing in agony under the weight of bodies as ticketless yobs pile through a disabled entrance at Wembley.

    Moment England hero Harry Maguire’s dad’s ribs were broken in a horror crush during the security meltdown at the Euro 2020 Final at Wembley

    The proud dad, wrapped in St George’s flag, was on his way to his seat to cheer on 28-year-old Harry.

    A fan who filmed the drama told The Sun: “I’ve never seen anything like it.

    “If those doors hadn’t opened and the crush had got worse people could easily have died.

    “I’ve followed England many times and recognised Harry’s dad caught in the worst of it.

    “As soon as the doors burst open the bodies flooded in on top of each other and he was caught on the bottom. It was pandemonium. I ran towards the crush screaming at the yobs still pushing their way in: ‘Get Back you f***ing idiots!

    “But they kept coming and innocent, paying fans caught up in it got crushed.

    “I still can’t believe that I saw this at Wembley, which is supposed to be the best and safest place to watch a game. Heads should roll over this.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    THE OLD GARD

    Manchester United were happy to parade Jesse Lingard's return to training.

    The midfielder is keen to rebuild his United first-team hopes after loan success with West Ham and just missing out n England's Euro 2020 squad.

     

  • Ian Tuckey

    LAMP CAN FOLLOW GATE

    Frank Lampard has been backed to be Gareth Southgate’s England successor – despite it sounding ‘ridiculous’.

    The current Three Lions boss is set to lead his country into the 2022 World Cup following last week’s heartbreaking Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

    Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy thinks ex-Blues manager Lampard, who was axed in January, would be the perfect man to replace him after the showpiece in Qatar.

    And it is all because of his track record in improving young players.

    Cundy told talkSPORT: “Right now, Southgate is the only man for the job. But if there is a change of manager after the World Cup and Frank is available…

    “Bearing in mind what he did with those young players at Chelsea – don’t forget his record with young players is pretty good.”

    Goldstein then hit back with: “He left the Chelsea side in ninth, your manager [Thomas Tuchel] came in and won the Champions League and got top four with the same team.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    HARRY 'STAYING AT SPURS'

    Nuno Espirito Santo insists Harry Kane will be staying at Tottenham.

    The England captain had told his boyhood idols he wanted to leave them in his pursuit of honours.

    Chelsea and the Manchester giants City and United have been linked with the star, who has three years left on his current contract and is valued at £150million by his club.

    But new Spurs boss Nuno is adamant Kane – who is enjoying a few weeks off after leading the Three Lions to the Euro 2020 Final – is going nowhere.

    At his first Press conference since his appointment at the start of this month, the Portuguese said:”Harry is our player, period. No need to talk about anything else.

    “Now is the moment for Harry to recover his energy, to rest.

    “When he comes again we will have time to speak. We will have good conversations, but now is the moment for Harry to rest and to prepare for what’s coming.

    “And I’m looking forward to him joining the group and start working together.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    HAMMERS' TARGET LINGARD BACK IN UTD TRAINING

    Jesse Lingard is back in training with Manchester United despite West Ham’s determination to sign him.

    The 28-year-old midfielder was snapped enjoying a workout with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad earlier at their sun-soaked Carrington HQ.

    Lingard is back at his boyhood club after a brilliant loan spell with the Hammers for the second half of last season reignited his career.

    He scored nine goals in 16 appearances for the East London side.

    That led to him being awarded the Premier League Player of the Month award for April.

    It also earned Lingard an England recall as part of Gareth Southgate’s initial Euro 2020 squad.

    He appeared in both warm-up friendlies against Austria and Romania but unfortunately for him he failed to make the final cut for the tournament.

    Lingard has recently enjoyed a holiday in Mykonos and headed back to United after a stint in quarantine after his jollies.

    West Ham still want to sign the star permanently but have so far been unable to agree a fee with the Red Devils.

    However, Lingard will be hoping to get an opportunity to continue his impressive form this weekend.

  • Ian Tuckey

    JOSE IS SMALL MAN FOR BIG SUCCESS

    Chris Smalling believes Jose Mourinho is 'the perfect man' for his new club Roma despite the pair's fallout at Manchester United.

    Mourinho questioned Smalling's professionalism and desire at Old Trafford and even made a joke about his feet, saying "we're for sure not playing out from the back".

    But Smalling is confident their experiences together at Old Trafford will help them at Roma – who haven't won a trophy for 13 years.

    The defender told BBC: "Coming to Rome and us not winning anything for a number of years now, I know how big a deal that would be to bring a trophy of some sort to the club.

    "I think the club has chosen the perfect man to be able to produce that because of his history.

    "I knew there would be some element building up over the summer where the media would potentially build up something of our relationship in the past.

    "But I think it's a good thing because I've played under him. We've won trophies together. He made me captain in one of those finals as well.

    "Having the chance to play for someone you know is good, and also someone who is so successful and who is so determined to win trophies at all costs."

  • Ian Tuckey

    NEW AD GETS UTD STAR'S NAME WRONG

    Adidas has apologised to Manchester United ace Millie Turner following an embarrassing mix-up with its new kit advert.

    A screenshot of the ad shared on Twitter features a picture of the Red Devils’ centre-back with a caption that refers to her as Amy Turner rather than her actual first name. 

    And the former Everton and Bristol City ace – who is also an Adidas athlete – shared her bemused thoughts on the mistake.

    The advert which showcases Man United's new kit has been shared more than 18,000 times on Twitter. 

    Turner, who began her career as a Red Devils youth player, has been with the side since 2018 following stints with the Toffees and the Robins.

    In a tweet to 32,000 of her followers, the 25-year-old wrote: “Considering I’ve been at Manchester United for years and an Adidas athlete for two… you’d like to think Adidas would get my name right."

  • Ian Tuckey

    RAM-EL MORRISON

    Ravel Morrison trained with Derby today in his bid to find a new club.

    Rams boss Wayne Rooney is giving the former Manchester United playmaker a possible career lifeline.

    Morrison, 28, played at United when Rooney was in his prime but has been club-lesss since his deal with Dutch team ADO Den Haag was mutually terminated in January..

    He is staying fit with the Rams and hoping to catch the eye as he plots his next move after years of moving clubs.

    Morrison was due to head to Mexico to sign for a top team after leaving Dutch side ADO Den Haag in January.

    Rooney has stepped in to take a look as he ponders his future.

    Derby are currently working under transfer restrictions and there would not be much money to offer Morrison, but it could yet work for all parties.

    The 28-year-old didn’t make a single league appearance at Old Trafford before leaving for West Ham.

    He also had spells at Lazio and Sheffield United, and loan stays at Birmingham, QPR, Cardiff and Middlesbrough. The former England youth prospect switched allegiances to represent Jamaica last year.

  • Ian Tuckey

    NUNO: KANE’S STAYING

    Nuno Espirito Santo insists Harry Kane will be staying at Tottenham.

    The England captain had told his boyhood idols he wanted to leave them in his pursuit of honours.

    Chelsea and the Manchester giants City and United have been linked with the star, who has three years left on his current contract and is valued at £150million by his club.

    But new Spurs boss Nuno is adamant Kane – who is enjoying a few weeks off after leading the Three Lions to the Euro 2020 Final – is going nowhere.

    At his first Press conference since his appointment at the start of this month, the Portuguese said:”Harry is our player, period. No need to talk about anything else.

    “Now is the moment for Harry to recover his energy, to rest.

    “When he comes again we will have time to speak. We will have good conversations, but now is the moment for Harry to rest and to prepare for what’s coming.

    “And I’m looking forward to him joining the group and start working together.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    JESSE CAN BE LALINGA STAR

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Manchester United star Jesse Lingard, according to reports.

    According to 90min.com, Lingard, who has returned to pre-season training, is a summer transfer target for Atletico.

    United reportedly want £25million for the player, who has just a year remaining on his current deal.

    Lingard is believed to be interested in moving abroad, following in the footsteps of Sancho and his Dortmund team-mate Jude Bellingham.

    Atletico could use Kieran Trippier to negotiate a move for Lingard, with United close to completing a move for the former Tottenham defender.

    A swap deal is unlikely but the Red Devils may be willing to drop their price for Lingard if the LaLiga club let Trippier complete a return to England.

  • Ian Tuckey

    VING 'N BUY SALE

    Man Utd have received a boost in their quest to lure Eduardo Camavinga away from Rennes.

    The Red Devils, along with Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG, are looking to sign the midfielder.

    Rennes are willing to cash in on the teenager with the France international entering the final year of his contract.

    And in a boost to Camavinga’s potential suitors, Foot Mercato have claimed that they are eyeing up a move to sign his replacement.

    They state that they have opened talks with AZ Alkmaar over a transfer for Teun Koopmeiners.

  • Jake Lambourne

    BRAVE LIONS

    England heroes Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka showed no fear when they were asked to take penalties in the Euro 2020 final shootout.

    Manager Gareth Southgate was seen talking to the brave lions before the team lost on penalties to Italy.

    In the video, Southgate approaches Sancho, Rashford and Saka just before the shootout with notes in hand.

    The players appear to agree with the manager's thoughts before bravely taking a penalty in front of thousands of hopeful England fans.

    Although all three stars missed from the spot, the country were proud of them for not shying away when it mattered.

    England's heroes suffered vile racist abuse on social media after the final.

  • Jake Lambourne

    OLE TRAFFORD

    Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is plotting a more attacking formation next season, according to reports.

    The Norwegian selected his 'McFred' midfield featuring Scott McTominay and Fred 28 times last season.

    But according to ESPN, he wants to try something new next time around.

    They reckon that the 48-year-old wants to find a way to fit more of his attacking players into his starting XI.

    This could see him revert to a 4-3-3 formation, with a few new star names to boot.

    Here's how the Red Devils could line up.

  • Jake Lambourne

    RON WAY STREET

    Cristiano Ronaldo is set to stay at Juventus this season and is likely to sign a new contract, according to reports.

    The Portuguese star has been linked with a move away from Turin with the club eager to offload his £900,000-a-week wages.

    Ronaldo, 36, has just one year left on his deal at the Old Lady sparking interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

    Juventus are just one of many top European clubs that have been hit hard following the financial crisis caused by the pandemic.

    According to Gazzetta, talks are already in place for Ronaldo to stay for one more year – if Juventus can convince him to take a significant pay cut.

  • Jake Lambourne

    HOUSS WANTED

    Arsenal have been joined by Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool in the transfer race for Lyon's Houssem Aouar.

    Aouar has just two years left on his current deal at Lyon, putting the French club in a difficult situation of stick or twist.

    According to ESPN, the Ligue 1 club would prefer to offload the impressive 23-year-old and cash in.

    The report states that Tottenham and Arsenal are leading the race between the Premier League giants.

    Liverpool are on the hunt for a Georginio Wijnaldum replacement, who left the club in the summer and joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

    And Paul Pogba's uncertain future at Man Utd has forced the Red Devils to keep a watchful eye over Aouar.

  • Jake Lambourne

    STRIP TEASE

    What do you think of Man Utd's new home kit Red Devils supporters?

    Have a look at the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba modelling the strip below.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    WELL AL BE DAMNED

    Man Utd left-back Alex Telles will reportedly be staying at Old Trafford.

    The Brazilian had been linked with a loan switch to Roma with Jose Mourinho a fan of the player.

    But Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has stated that the Red Devils aren't prepared to part ways with him having signed the defender last year.

    He tweeted: "Manchester United have no intention to accept any loan bid for Alex Telles as of today.

    "There’s no agreement with AS Roma on a potential loan deal."

  • Jake Lambourne

    FRIENDLY FIRE

    Roma battered Serie D minnows Montecatini 10-0 in Jose Mourinho's first pre-season match in charge.

    The ex-Man Utd gaffer was announced as the Italian side's new manager in May, succeeding his compatriot Paulo Fonseca.

    Having worked as a SunSport columnist this summer, Mourinho arrived in Rome last week for his official unveiling.

    And he has now got down to work on the training pitch.

    Mourinho, 59, took his side to nearby Trigoria as they stepped up their pre-season work with a match against lowly Montecatini.

    The exercise was a fruitful one, with Roma coming away with an easy win and 90 minutes in the legs.

    Jose Mourinho donned a Roma tracksuit and T-shirt on the touchline for the first time
  • Jake Lambourne

    CAM AND GET ME

    Man Utd have received a boost in their quest to lure Eduardo Camavinga away from Rennes.

    The Red Devils, along with Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG, are looking to sign the midfielder.

    Rennes are willing to cash in on the teenager with the France international entering the final year of his contract.

    And in a boost to Camavinga’s potential suitors, Foot Mercato have claimed that they are eyeing up a move to sign his replacement.

    They state that they have opened talks with AZ Alkmaar over a transfer for Teun Koopmeiners.

  • Jake Lambourne

    SUDEIKIS SUPPORT

    American actor Jason Sudeikis has shown his support for England trio, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka.

    The Three Lions stars all received vile racist abuse after missing in the penalty shootout defeat against Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

    And arriving at the Season 2 Premiere of hit comedy show Ted Lasso, Sudeikis wore a black jumper with their names on the front.

  • Jake Lambourne

    GARD OF HONOUR

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Manchester United star Jesse Lingard, according to reports.

    According to 90min.com, Lingard, who has returned to pre-season training, is a summer transfer target for Atletico.

    United reportedly want £25million for the player, who has just a year remaining on his current deal.

    Lingard is believed to be interested in moving abroad, following in the footsteps of Sancho and his Dortmund team-mate Jude Bellingham.

    Atletico could use Kieran Trippier to negotiate a move for Lingard, with United close to completing a move for the former Tottenham defender.

    A swap deal is unlikely but the Red Devils may be willing to drop their price for Lingard if the LaLiga club let Trippier complete a return to England.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MAN UTD NEWS

    SunSport have exclusively revealed that Manchester United are close to completing a double defensive swoop for Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier.

    Both deals are all but done with announcements expected towards the end of next week.

    United look set to hand Real Madrid a £50million fee for Varane, 28, despite the French international centre-back having just one year left on his Bernabeu contract.

    England full-back Trippier, 30, wants the move to Old Trafford after two successful years at Atletico Madrid — and a transfer worth £18m is in the final stages.

    The two deals will take United’s spending to more than £140m this summer with the arrival of winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73m.

    Meanwhile, the Red Devils have received a boost in their quest to lure Eduardo Camavinga away from Rennes.

    Rennes are willing to cash in on the teenager with the France international entering the final year of his contract.

    And in a boost to Camavinga’s potential suitors, Foot Mercato have claimed that they are eyeing up a move to sign his replacement.

    In other news, Juventus have insisted Cristiano Ronaldo has given no indication he wants to leave and that they expect him back for training this month.

    Director Pavel Nedved said: “Cristiano is on holiday. We have no signal from his entourage that he wants to leave.

    “We’re waiting for him and he will return around 25 July as scheduled.”

    And finally, Manchester United will NOT be signing Inter Milan midfielder Nicola Barella this summer.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “There’s nothing going on between Manchester United or Liverpool with Inter to sign Nicolo Barella.

    “He’s not for sale this summer – Inter consider Barella ‘untouchable’ despite rumours."

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