Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Camavinga transfer LATEST, Varane 'gives his word' to Red Devils, Shaw 'set for new deal'

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly come to a pre-contract agreement with French defender Raphael Varane.

And Eduardo Camavinga has become one of United's top transfer targets this summer, with an approach made to the player.

Jadon Sancho gave Man Utd fans a taste of what to expect next season as he enjoyed an excellent performance in England's 4-0 drubbing of Ukraine.

Meanwhile Luke Shaw is reportedly set to sign a new deal in the coming months.

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  • William Pugh

    LOAN RANGER

    Old Trafford outcast Donny van de Beek could have a pivotal role in Manchester United’s bid to land Raphael Varane, writes PHIL THOMAS.

    United have held initial talks with Real Madrid about signing the French centre-back, who would cost around £50million.

    But Real are also keen on taking Van de Beek, 24, to the Bernabeu on a year-long loan, with a commitment to buy 12 months down the line.

    And United believe that gives them a key bargaining tool in their pursuit of Varane, who tops their list of centre-back targets.

    Varane, 28, has one more season left on his deal and can sign a pre-contract agreement in January.

    As much as the Spanish giants would love to keep him, they also do not  want to lose him on a free — especially as they are in such a cash-strapped state at the moment. 

  • William Pugh

    DEL ME IN

    Former Manchester United target Dele Alli has blamed himself for his Tottenham exile instead of criticising former manager Jose Mourinho.

    The 25-year-old started just twice under the Special One in the Premier League during the 2020-21 campaign. In the 32 top-flight outings Mourinho was in charge for prior to his dismissal, Dele played just 233 minutes of football.

    That is a stark contrast to his game time under interim head coach Ryan Mason, where he featured in 385 minutes having started the final five games of the season.

    But despite not getting a look in under the Portuguese gaffer, Dele has refused to blame Mourinho as he insisted he enjoyed working with him.

    He told Goal: “The only person I blame is myself. I should be performing at a level where it is difficult to not put me in the team or not play me.

    “I don’t blame anyone but myself. Working with Mourinho was a great experience and one I learned a lot from.”

    Credit: EPA
  • William Pugh

    CAPTAIN HARRY IS MAGIC

    Gareth Southgate is delighted to have seen Manchester United ace Harry Maguire rise from the ashes after the lowest point of his career last year.

    The England centre-back retained the manager's faith even after the United skipper was sent off against Denmark last October.

    It came just weeks after the former Leicester man was convicted of assault by a Greek court. But he is shining for his country this summer – with England yet to concede and the 28-year-old getting on the scoresheet himself against Ukraine.

    Southgate said: “We’re in touch with the players quite a lot when they’re not with us – as much as we can. I try to respect clubs and not interfere but there are obvious times when things have happened and they need more support.

    “The beginning of this season was very difficult for Harry on a number of fronts. So it’s brilliant to see how he has emerged with so much more confidence as a leader. You can see that within the group.

    “Being captain of Manchester United is a massive challenge, a massive responsibility but it’s brought a lot more out of him. You can see he’s more confident in himself and has gone on to another level not just on his game but on his maturity.”

  • William Pugh

    ING THE MONEY

    Danny Ings has reportedly rejected a lucrative contract from Southampton to put a number of clubs on red alert.

    The 28-year-old is understood to have no intention of extending his stay at St Mary's with his current deal set to expire in 2022.

    According to The Athletic, the Saints offered the England international a four-year contract to make him the best-paid player in their history.

    But Ings has turned it down it his quest to join a top Premier League side, and is willing to wait until next year to depart the south coast outfit.

    The contract remains on the table for the former Liverpool man, with Southampton content for him to see out his deal.

    Ings refused to rule out a move out in May with Manchester United and rivals City heavily linked.

  • William Pugh

    SHAWBERTO CARLOS

    England star Luke Shaw has once again been compared to legendary left-back Roberto Carlos.

    The Manchester United ace has been in scintillating form for his club side and has carried that through into Euro 2020 for the Three Lions.

    He has been superb at both ends of the pitch – helping England keep a clean sheet in every game they have played and also chipping in with assists.

    And footage from St George's Park this morning show his team-mates appreciate his contributions.

    Declan Rice is heard calling him 'Roberto Shaw' before Harry Kane chips in with 'Shawberto'.

  • William Pugh

    ARE JU SERIOUS?

    Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is reportedly set to jet into Italy to discuss his client’s future at the club.

    The 36-year-old has been linked with a move away from Turin this summer having entered the final year of his contract. Manchester United are believed to be eyeing up a shock move to bring him back to Old Trafford – 12 years after he left to join Real Madrid.

    But they are understood to face competition from French giants Paris Saint-Germain who are keen for him to play alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

    Ronaldo, who is currently on holiday with his family in Majorca following Portugal’s Euro 2020 exit, is due back at Juve on July 14 for pre-season training.

    And according to Tuttosport, Ronaldo’s agent Mendes will soon be arriving in Milan where he will meet with Juve’s football director Federico Cherubini.

    They state that they plan to clarify what Ronaldo’s future is with the Old Lady amid rumours he could pen a new deal at the Allianz Stadium. It has been speculated that Mendes has asked Juventus to extend the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s contract until 2023.

  • William Pugh

    CAV SOME OF THAT

    Edinson Cavani's strike against Everton at Goodison Park makes it as Man Utd's goal of the day today.

    The Uruguayan raced down the left as Bruno Fernandes carried the ball down the middle of the pitch.

    Portuguese ace Fernandes drew in defenders before laying it off to Cavani who swept home.

    Classy stuff.

  • William Pugh

    CRIS CRUISE

    Former Manchester United icon Cristiano Ronaldo has whisked Georgina Rodriguez and the kids off to Majorca for a luxury yacht trip following his Euro 2020 exit.

    The Portugal legend took to social media to post a picture with his partner and four children – Cristiano Jr, Eva, Mateo and Alana Martina – off the coast near the town of Pollensa in the north of the island.

    He captioned the post: “It’s time to rest with my loves.” Ronaldo helped fire his country through from the Group of Death but they were dumped out by Belgium in the last 16.

    The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will return to action with Juventus for pre-season in the coming weeks with the new Serie A campaign set to get underway on August 22.

    The boat he went out to sea on with his family is thought to be the 88-feet long Azimut Grande, the super-yacht he purchased last June which boasts five luxury cabins and six bedrooms.

    Azimut Grande is capable of reaching 28 knots, thanks to two 1,900 horsepower engines, and is made of carbon fibre weighing a whopping 93 tonnes. Ronaldo used to rent the Africa I yacht from a charter company before buying his own vessel.

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  • William Pugh

    THE DEEP THINKING JUAN

    Juan Mata has a very philosophical view on winning in football.

    The Spaniard has a bulging trophy cabinet but says success isn't just measured by the things you win – especially in football. He told Man Utd's website: "Winning can mean different things.

    "If people speak about me as a winner I guess they mean the trophies that, thankfully, I’ve won with the national team and with the clubs I’ve played for – I have been very lucky.

    "I think the whole concept of winning has many, many different meanings, though. For a club that is not challenging for trophies, winning might be staying in the Premier League and not getting relegated – that’s winning.

    “For players also playing at a club like Manchester United having come from a very difficult pathway… that might be a win as well.

    "So the meaning of winning or success is very subjective and from my point of view it’s not only about lifting trophies. It has a process behind it and the process itself can be a victory."

  • William Pugh

    RON ANSWER

    Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant said he'd rather party with ex-Red Devil Cristiano Ronaldo than play with him.

    The stopper was posed the question by a couple of young Reds fans and after pondering for a while, he picked the party.

    He said: "Oooo… it would have to be party.

    "He's the most famous man in the world so I'm pretty sure it would be a good night out."

  • William Pugh

    CAM YOU BELIEVE IT?

    Manchester United have taken a step closer to signing Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga.

    The Arsenal target has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer.

    Rennes said they had not received a concrete offer from United last week.

    But the Red Devils are edging closer to making direct contact, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The Ligue 1 side would reportedly be open to doing business at £25.7million as they face losing him for nothing when his contract expires next summer.

  • William Pugh

    CAGE WARRIOR

    Jadon Sancho is relishing the chance to bring his cage football skills to the Euros.

    The winger left Ukraine players for dead during England’s stunning 4-0 quarter-final win, bringing a little bit of South London to Rome.

    Sancho, born and raised in the tough suburb of Kennington, learned to play football as a kid on the streets and at the nearby Frederick’s Adventure Playground.

    And yesterday, after his dazzling display in the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night, Manchester United’s new £73million signing from Borussia Dortmund admitted: “I’ve never changed. In the cages it was about nutmegging and taking people on.

    “I’ve always tried, when I get in one-on-one situations on the pitch, to do the things I used to do in the cages.

    “There could be a situation with three men around you and you do one mad skill to beat all three. The cage skills are tight skills.”

  • Jack Figg

    Morning Man United fans,

    Manchester United are ready to reward Luke Shaw with a new contract, according to reports.

    The left-back enjoyed a fine season at Old Trafford and has continued his form into the Euros.

    Shaw’s current deal expires in 2023 with the option of an extra year.

    But transfer guru Fabrizio Romano believes a new and improved deal will soon be on the table.

    Jadon Sancho insists he is fully focused on England – despite his £73million transfer to Manchester United.

    After starting in the 4-0 demolition over Ukraine, he said: "To be fair, I don’t want to talk about Manchester United.

    “Right now I just want to focus on England."

    Meanwhile, Real Madrid star Raphael Varane has ‘given his word’ that he wants to join Manchester United this summer.

    The Frenchman, 28, has played for the Spanish giants for a decade.

    But with just one year remaining on his contract, the towering defender wants to try something new.

    SunSport exclusively revealed how Graham Potter aims to nab his former players Dan James and Joe Rodon.

    The Brighton manager hopes to get the nod to land speedy winger James this summer.

  • Richard Forrester

    RON MORE YEAR

    Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo's agent has asked his current employers to extend his contract, according to reports.

    The 36-year-old has been linked with a move after the Italian giants failed to retain their Serie A crown last term.

    According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo's representative Jorge Mendes has asked Juve to extend his existing deal to 2023.

    Premier League giants United are believed to have been exploring the possibility of bringing the club legend back to Old Trafford.

  • Richard Forrester

    ARE YOU SHAW?

    Luke Shaw laughed off comparisons with Zinedine Zidane after continuing his stunning assists record.

    The England left-back delivered two assists for England in the space of three minutes and 51 seconds at Euro 2020.

    And that was more than French legend Zidane managed in 14 appearances at the European Championships.

    Shaw set up the second goal for Harry Maguire before crossing for Harry Kane to make it 3-0 in the 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-finals.

    Told about his achievement of overtaking Zidane’s contributions at a Euro, Shaw said: “A very strange stat! A nice one, I think.

    “Obviously, Zidane was one of the best midfielders ever and I can’t compare to him.

    “But the most important thing for me was reaching the semi-final, getting another game at Wembley in front of our own crowd and hopefully making them happy again.”

  • Richard Forrester

    VAN DE PEAK FITNESS

    Donny van de Beek has returned to pre-season training at Manchester United amid speculation surrounding his future.

    The Dutchman, 24, endured a nightmare first season at Old Trafford that culminated in him missing Euro 2020 through injury.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes in the midfielder, however, and has been impressed by his dedicated attitude.

    Having got over his injury, Van de Beek is now back at Carrington to begin gearing up for next season.

    Man United posted a number of pictures of last summer's £35million signing working out in the gym.

     

  • Richard Forrester

    RAPH AND READY

    Real Madrid star Raphael Varane has ‘given his word’ that he wants to join Manchester United this summer, according to reports.

    The Frenchman, 28, has played for the Spanish giants for a decade.

    But with just one year remaining on his contract, the towering defender wants to try something new.

    The Red Devils finally wrapped up the £73million signing of Jadon Sancho this week.

    And club chiefs want to follow up the statement purchase by recruiting Varane.

    According to Spanish paper Sport, the feeling is mutual, with Varane eager to join Man United and telling them as much.

  • Richard Forrester

    MATA OF FACT

    Juan Mata’s emotional message of support in 2019 to Manchester United team-mate Luke Shaw has been revealed.

    Shaw has lived up to Mata’s expectations with a series of outstanding displays during England’s run to the semi-finals of Euro 2020.

    Left-back Shaw produced a sensational performance as England crushed Ukraine in Rome to reach the last-four.

    Shaw provided two assists in the space of less than four minutes as he helped lead England within one game of reaching the European Championship final.

    And United team-mate Mata never doubted Shaw’s talent as he backed him to become a star for club and country.

    Credit: Social media

     

  • Richard Forrester

    YAR HAVING A LAUGH

    This is the bizarre moment Ukraine captain Andriy Yarmolenko refused to let team-mate Roman Yaremchuk shake hands with Harry Maguire.

    The West Ham ace intervened as Yaremchuk offered Maguire his hand and made it impossible for him to help the England ace back to his feet.

    Maguire was sat on the floor as Yaremchuk offered to help him up.

    The Manchester United centre-back moved his hand away as the pair exchanged words.

    Yaremchuk tried again but as Maguire went to take the hand on offer, Yarmolenko stepped in.

     

  • Richard Forrester

    POTT'S STARS

    Exclusive: Graham Potter aims to nab his former players Dan James and Joe Rodon.

    The Brighton manager hopes to get the nod to land speedy winger James this summer.

    The Welsh midfielder, 23, has seen his chances of a game at Manchester United hit hard by the £73million arrival of Jadon Sancho.

    As well as James, Potter is on alert for his fellow Welshman, Rodon.

    The Tottenham centre-half, also 23, could be available with the North Londoners closing in on Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.

    James came to prominence at Swansea under Potter, who used his blistering pace to lethal effect.

    The winger would be given the games he needs at this stage of his career on the south coast.

  • Richard Forrester

    GOR, BLIMEY

    Sven Goran Eriksson believes Manchester United have landed a real gem in England star Jadon Sancho.

    The former Three Lions boss insists United will have looked at Sancho a hundred times since he joined Borussia Dortmund.

    And Eriksson is certain Sancho has a bright future ahead of him, despite admitting he does not watch much of the Bundesliga.

    Eriksson told Stats Perform, via Metro: “He’s 21-years-old and he should have a great future.

    “The scouts and the coaches of Manchester United, they have will have looked at him 100 times.

    “They are sure that this player will be the future, important in the future otherwise they wouldn’t pay all that money. So when he’s coming back to England then there are no doubts about it.

    “I don’t see many games from German league but what I can understand is that he’s a great talent and it is interesting to see him join United.

    “There you have it with how important the Premier League is. They can take all the best players in the world and that is good for England.”

  • Richard Forrester

    SHAW THING

    Manchester United are ready to reward Luke Shaw with a new contract, according to reports.

    The left-back enjoyed a fine season at Old Trafford and has continued his form into the Euros.

    Shaw's current deal expires in 2023 with the option of an extra year.

    But transfer guru Fabrizio Romano believes a new and improved deal will soon be on the table.

  • Richard Forrester

    SANCH-NO DISTRACTIONS

    Jadon Sancho insists he is fully focused on England – despite his £73million transfer to Manchester United.

    The winger, 21, was handed a shock start as the Three Lions crushed Ukraine 4-0 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020 barely 48 hours after his Old Trafford switch was announced.

    Sancho was one of the stars of the show with a strong performance, despite only featuring for six minutes in the tournament prior to his Rome display.

    And speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live afterwards, he confirmed his sole attention is on all matters Three Lions with a semi-final against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.

    The ex-Manchester City youngster said: “To be fair, I don’t want to talk about Manchester United.

    “Right now I just want to focus on England.

    “I’ve just been focusing on myself while I’ve been at England. I’ve always been ready if I needed to come on.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    SAK BACK, NO JACK

    Gary Neville has picked his England XI for the Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark – with Jack Grealish yet again missing out, writes DAVE FRASER.

    The Three Lions demolished Ukraine 4-0 in their quarter-final clash in Rome with Jadon Sancho given his first start of the tournament.

    The new Manchester United star, 21, looked lively throughout the game and gave England a new dimension in attack – despite being given a bizarrely low 4/10 match rating by L’Equipe.

    Fans have been crying out for Gareth Southgate to utilise Grealish more having played just 115 minutes across England’s five games.

    But Neville reckons the Three Lions boss should turn back to Bukayo Saka over Grealish or Sancho for the semi-final showdown against Denmark.

    The Arsenal whiz, 19, starred in wins over Czech Republic and Germany but missed the Ukraine demolition job with a minor knock.

    And Neville wants him back on the right-wing for the last-four clash at Wembley on Wednesday night.

  • Joshua Mbu

    POG TOP

    Man Utd want to tie midfielder Paul Pogba down to a new deal.

    The France international is entering the final year of his contract and will be able to make pre-agreements with clubs from January.

    But if Pogba does sign a new deal keeping him at Old Trafford, he would most likely become the top earner at the club – leapfrogging De Gea.

    The wages of Manchester United's current players

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