8am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho bid ‘in next few days’, Paul Pogba ‘wants to STAY’, Dean Henderson LATEST – The Sun

MAN UTD have finally got Alexis Sanchez's £505,000-a-week wages off their books as Inter Milan confirmed his arrival on a permanent deal today.

Meanwhile Paul Pogba is now said to be determined to stay at with the Red Devils and an opening bid is being prepared for Jadon Sancho.

Follow all the latest transfer updates and gossip from Old Trafford below…

  • JESSE BOY

    Man Utd will listen to offers for Jesse Lingard after the midfielder slipped down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

    The England international has been deemed surplus to requirements under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Lingard's contract ends in the summer of 2021 and the club are open to a sale now.

  • GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    The Red Devils will reportedly make their first bid for Jadon Sancho within the coming day.

    Borussia Dortmund are still refusing to budge from their £108million valuation of the England star.

    Yet, German publication Kicker claim an offer is expected to be tabled by United 'in the next few days'.

    Sheffield United have dropped a big hint that Dean Henderson will not be returning to them next season – by having a £12million rejected for Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale.

    SunSport exclusively revealed last month the Blades were eyeing up a reunion with their former stopper Ramsdale to fill the void of Manchester United loanee Henderson.

    Chris Wilder has now made a firm offer which has been turned down by the relegated Cherries.

    Bournemouth see Ramsdale as a future England goalkeeper and value the 22-year-old far higher.

    It remains to be seen if the Blades return with an improved bid.

    But it suggests they are expecting Henderson, who has spent the last two seasons on loan from Old Trafford, to head back to his parent club.

    And United were interested in signing Nathan Ake before he joined rivals Manchester City.

    Sky Sports claim the Red Devils are in the market for a new centre back, and the Dutchman suited their profile as a primarily left-sided defender.

    Yet the bulk of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's transfer budget is devoted to Jadon Sancho and United needed to raise more funds before matching City's £41million offer for Ake.

  • 'WE'LL MAKE SOME CHANGES'

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his fringe players that the first teamers will return against FC Copenhagen, following a mediocre display in the 2-1 win over LASK.

    He said: “Now we travel to Germany with a squad that’s had enough game time.

    “These players needed to play tonight to get their rhythm and get their confidence up and get the feel of a game.

    “It won’t be the same team, so we’ll make some changes.”

  • HEND HINT

    Sheffield United have dropped a big hint that Dean Henderson will not be returning to them next season – by having a £12million rejected for Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale.

    SunSport exclusively revealed last month the Blades were eyeing up a reunion with their former stopper Ramsdale to fill the void of Manchester United loanee Henderson.

    Chris Wilder has now made a firm offer which has been turned down by the relegated Cherries.

    Bournemouth see Ramsdale as a future England goalkeeper and value the 22-year-old far higher.

    It remains to be seen if the Blades return with an improved bid.

    But it suggests they are expecting Henderson, who has spent the last two seasons on loan from Old Trafford, to head back to his parent club.

  • PAUL TO PLAY FOR

    Manchester United star Paul Pogba will reportedly stay at the club beyond the current summer.

    Journalist Fabrizio Romano told the United Stand: “Paul is absolutely happy. He wants to stay. So soon they will talk with Mino Raiola to find a new contract. Because Paul wants to stay.”

  • LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

    Neil Warnock thinks Rangers and Celtic would be able to finish in the top six of the Premier League.

    He told BBC Scottish Football podcast: “If you put Celtic and Rangers down in England, you’re talking about the top six.

    “Those two clubs, if they got the money that the English clubs have coming in, they would spend it. They’d spend it on good players and they would then compete.

    “I look at Celtic and Rangers – I don’t think about Man City or Liverpool, I think they’re way ahead – but I think the rest below that, Man United, Chelsea, I think Rangers and Celtic would more than cope with that.

    “The money that the Premier League [clubs] get, it wouldn’t take long (for Celtic and Rangers to compete) – within 18 months, two years.”

  • MAN ON

    Owen Hargreaves has named Mario Mandzukic as a potential wild card signing for Manchester United after they complete a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

    On Sancho, he told BT Sport: “17 goals, 16 assists, those numbers are outrageous at this level for a player of his young age. He can play off the right, he can play in the hole, he can play off the left.

    “He gives them goals, gives them assists and Jadon gives you something really special. He dribbles, plays off the cuff and he's almost unplayable. I'm all for it. I think he's just want they need.”

    Hargreaves then added: “Maybe you then go and get Mario Mandzukic on a free, a different type of centre-forward.”

  • HEART-AKE

    Manchester United were interested in signing Nathan Ake before he joined rivals Manchester City.

    Sky Sports claim the Red Devils are in the market for a new centre back, and the Dutchman suited their profile as a primarily left-sided defender.

    Yet the bulk of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's transfer budget is devoted to Jadon Sancho and United needed to raise more funds before matching City's £41million offer for Ake.

  • BRIDGES BERN-ED

    Gareth Bale and his Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will “not even look at each other” as their relationship reaches breaking point.

    Wales legend Bale was left out of the 24-man squad for Friday night's Champions League return leg at Manchester City.

    And while Real were winning ten straight games to overhaul Barcelona for the LaLiga crown, the 31-year-old was pranking around in the stands.

    Spanish outlet Marca say Bale's situation with Zidane has gone from “bad to worse” – as they ignore each other and do not speak.

    Manchester United and Spurs have monitored his saga over the past two years.

    But Old Trafford chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for younger additions like Jadon Sancho, as well as a strong squad unity.

  • ED FOR THE HILLS

    Ed Woodward has been accused of making a 'fundamental error' during negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over Jadon Sancho.

    German publication Kicker claim the Bundesliga giants believe that United's chief executive is wrong in thinking their valuation of the England winger will drop.

    Sancho still has two years remaining on his current contract and Dortmund are confident of keeping his value intact if they choose to cash in next year instead.

  • LILLE PROBLEM

    Manchester United and Leeds have been dealt a bitter blow after Gent striker Jonathan David reportedly agreed a £27m move to Lille.

    As reported by Goal, the whizkid looks set to replace Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen at Lille after he joined Napoli for £45m last week.

    It is understood that David will pen a five-year contract at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

    United had also enquired about the Canadian hotshot and the club had sent scouts to keep tabs on him.

  • SANCH-GO

    Manchester United will reportedly make their first bid for Jadon Sancho within the coming day.

    Borussia Dortmund arestillrefusing to budge from their £108million valuation of the England star.

    Yet, German publication Kicker claim an offer is expected to be tabled by United 'in the next few days'.

  • CAN'T GO RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to “perform a miracle” for Juventus tomorrow, according to Wojciech Szczęsny.

    The Polish keeper is backing the Portuguese mega-star to help the Old Lady overturn their 1-0 deficit from the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Lyon.

    He told Tuttosport: “I see a team ready, there is an environment similar to last year before the match against Atletico Madrid.

    “We can do it again this year, again Ronaldo's hat-trick? Nobody in the world has doubts that Cristiano can do it again.

    “As usual at the decisive times he makes the difference, he is ready to perform another miracle.

    “We are playing for an important goal, finding the motivation is not difficult, we are all concentrated.

    “Lyon seem physically fit, they also seem ready to play, we'll see who will reach the quarter-finals.”

  • HODD ENOUGH

    Glen Hoddle has been axed as ITV's co-commentator for England games.

    The former Three Lions manager, 62, has been replaced by Arsenal legend Lee Dixon, 56.

    ITV announced last month that main commentator Clive Tyldesley, 65, is being replaced by Sam Matterface, 42.

    And now it has been confirmed that Hoddle has been forced to step down.

    An ITV spokesman said: “Glenn has been an excellent co-commentator and valued part of the ITV team.

    “His deal has come to an end and going forward we are making a change in the co-commentator role, bringing in Lee Dixon, who has experience in this position and who, with his wealth of knowledge of expertise and insight will work well with Sam Matterface, our new lead commentator.”

  • MARC HIS WORDS

    Manchester United outcast Marcos Rojo has revealed his desire to stay at Estudiantes next season.

    He told infobae: “I spoke to Solskjaer, the coach, about two weeks ago. Because I had to go back to England.

    “He said to me: ‘Look, now the season is over and everyone has a few days off. Then we go to play the Europa League… I’m not going to count on you because you haven’t trained for four months.’

    “My idea is also to try to stay at Estudiantes. I played a game, got injured and all of this happened.

    “That is why I will see in September if the loan can be extended and continue for a few more months.”

  • NOT KEANE

    Roy Keane has named Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira as two of the toughest opponents he faced during his playing career.

    He told Sky Sports' Monday Night Football: “It was a big challenge for me when Patrick [Vieira] came onto the scene.

    “He was a good player and I knew I had to be at my best when I was up against him. He was nasty, he could put his foot in and he could score a goal.

    “Patrick would've been my toughest opponent at the time. He would challenge you in different ways.

    “He would get around the pitch, he was good with the ball, he was strong and he had a goal in him. I knew I had to be at my very, very best to get on top of Patrick.

    “The greatest I faced in Europe? Undoubtedly Zidane. He had everything — but he was nasty with it, too.”

  • BUZZ LIGHTYEAR

    Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his latest trim with a buzz cut look as he hugged his kids on Instagram.

    The social media post showed the Juventus forward, 35, enjoying some family time with his three youngest children.

    Twins Eva and Mateo were joined by Alana Martina, whose mother is the player's partner Georgina Rodriguez, as Ronaldo captioned the pic: “Feeling loved.”

    The superstar footballer has displayed fantastic versatility in front of the bathroom mirror since the coronavirus lockdown began.

    Going into football's shutdown with a top-knot, he returned to the pitch with the style freshly groomed by beau Georgina.

  • VAR'S COME FAR

    The Premier League has voted to get its VAR rules in line with that of other countries.

    But 'armpit offside' decisions are staying – getting England in line with Fifa's law interpretations.

    Decisions on goalkeeper encroachment during penalties will also be tweaked.

  • FINAL WERD

    Tahith Chong wants to quit Manchester United to head to the Bundesliga and will hold talks with the club TODAY, according to his agent.

    The Dutch winger, 20, has been at the club since 2016, working his way through the youth ranks before breaking into the first-team setup in 2018.

    Chong's agent, Erkan Alkan, told German publication Bild: “Tahith wants to go to the Bundesliga.

    “We will talk about that with Manchester United on Thursday.”

  • WALK IN MY SHOES

    Ravel Morrison has vowed his critics “could never walk” in his shoes as the former Manchester United starlet attempts to get his career back on track.

    Now 27, the attacking midfielder was handed a Premier League lifeline by Sheffield United last summer but made just one appearance before being released.

    In a long Twitter thread, he wrote: “Don’t compare me to your average, there’s different levels…

    “There’s no next Ravel Morrison [or] he’s the same as Ravel Morrison because they have hiccups.

    “I’ve had life struggles, the amount of obstacles I have had to climb in my life use will never understand.

    “You could never walk in the shoes I’ve walked in, never and will NEVER come across scenes of what my eyes have seen, sometimes in life things plan out perfect and sometimes things are just not meant to be!”

  • TOP MARCS

    Marcus Rashford has won the PFA's Community Champion of the Season award.

    The United striker has been simply fantastic in his part in pushing the government to provide free meals to school children during the coronavirus lockdown.

    Fantastic result for the United striker.

  • 3-5-2

    With the same back-three (or five) this formation sees a few tweaks further forward.

    Should Solskjaer want to pack his midfield, an attacking trio of Grealish, Pogba and Fernandes could start in the middle.

    They would be well protected by the wing-backs and back-three.

    This formation would also allow for TWO central strikers, with Rashford and Martial the likeliest candidates.

  • 5-2-3

    Despite all the attacking shuffling to worry about, Solskjaer could also debate mixing up his defence.

    A back-three-cum-back-five is becoming increasingly popular these days.

    And with Solskjaer recently full of praise for the returning Chris Smalling, the ex-England ace could join Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in the central back-three.

  • 4-4-2

    It’s certainly from the old school of English football, but 4-4-2 could be just the ticket for Man Utd.

    The personnel is identical to that seen in the 4-2-3-1, but set up differently.

    With the same back four, Fernandes and McTominay would sit in the central two spots.

    The Portuguese star would be able to push forward when the opportunity arises, with McTominay staying back.

    But the forward ranks look different here, with Grealish and Sancho on the flanks and Rashford and Martial both starting as the centre-forwards.

  • GREALISH IN 4-3-3

    A popular choice in world football at present, Premier League champions Liverpool and former winners Manchester City favour the 4-3-3.

    And it could perfectly for Man Utd in their potential new era.

    In this instance, Pogba would replace one of Rashford or Martial in the starting XI.

    Pogba and Fernandes would be afforded the freedom to push forward, with McTominay sitting deeper.

    Grealish would shift to left wing – where he's spent most of the season at Aston Villa.

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