Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo update, Declan Rice 'cut price summer deal', Pochettino could LEAVE PSG

MANCHESTER UNITED finished the January transfer window with NO new signings – and now look ahead to the summer window.

Top of that list could be Declan Rice, who now has just two and a half years left on his West Ham contract.

Meanwhile, loanee Anthony Martial has begun training at his new club Sevilla.

Another striker who could join Martial in the exit door is Edinson Cavani, who has been heavily linked with a move to River Plate this summer.

And Donny van de Beek is off, having signed a loan deal with Frank Lampard's Everton.

Follow ALL the latest from Old Trafford with our live blog below…


  • Tristan Barclay

    Phone a friend

    Frank Lampard is said to have ‘personally phoned’ loan signing Donny van de Beek to convince him to choose Everton over Crystal Palace as his Old Trafford escape route.

    Lamps has just taken over in the Goodison Park hotseat and will start his tenure with Man United’s out-of-favour midfielder in his squad for the rest of the season.

    Van De Beek was wanted at Selhurst Park before deciding to make the switch to Merseyside instead.

    And reports in the player’s native Netherlands suggest Lampard’s personal involvement in the deal is what clinched it for him.

    The new Toffees boss is said to have called Van De Beek directly to tell him of his plans, which were enough to convince him to make the move down the M62.

  • Tristan Barclay

    'Old-school British football'

    More from United legend Paul Parker on what lies ahead for Amad Diallo and his loan spell north of the border at Rangers.

    He said: "They sent him out to learn to be competitive and play.

    “Rangers is a really good club for Diallo to go to and really get to understand British football. Because what he has gone to is real old-school British football. So it'll make him or break him.

    “That technical ability that he's got will be tested. Because the teams (in Scotland), will be flying in. Tackles are going to be strong, his quick feet are going to be tested properly rather than in training games.

    "It's going to test him mentally. Can he deal with the weather and some of the conditions of the pitches?”

  • Tristan Barclay

    Eating at a different table

    United legend Paul Parker reckons Amad Diallo’s Rangers loan could transform him as a player – just as David Beckham’s spell at Preston North End helped him.

    Diallo has headed north to the Scottish Prem for the rest of the season in a bid to play more first-team footbll.

    And Parker says regular football in the Ibrox cauldron could prove to be the making of him in the same way Becks matured at Preston.

    The retired defender told BonusCodeBets: “It (Amad Diallo's loan) should in theory, like it did to David Beckham when he went out on loan to Preston North End, bring him back, hopefully for United's sense, a better player. Not just in his abilities, but in his headspace as well.

    "Manchester United is white tablecloth-stuff, and he has gone now to a chequered table. He's going to have it tough.” 

    “He's going to a big club as well, that knows how to treat their players and bring them up with the right people skills. I think it's a good move for him to go there. I think it's a really good test, and a lot more clubs should do that.”

  • Tristan Barclay

    Europe calling

    Declan Rice is almost certain to leave and West Ham seem to have 'given up' on finishing in the top four this season.

    That's the damning verdict of ex-Aston Villa and England star Gabby Agbonlahor.

    Man United have a long-held interest in Hammers skipper Rice, who has made his name as regular for his country in recent years.

    And Agbonlahor – now working as a TalkSPORT pundit – reckons the lure of Champions League football is going to be too much for Rice to turn down after West Ham failed to bring in reinforcements this winter.

    He said: “Spurs aren’t the finished article, Arsenal have lost players, they’re looking a bit shaky. Manchester United have let players go and looking a bit shaky as well.

    “It was the perfect time for West Ham to finally push that little bit more with a few more players. A defender, a midfielder and striker to go and get top four.

    “As much as people might think players are loyal and love it here. Declan Rice, like I said a few months ago, will see his England teammates play in the Champions League and might be playing Champions League finals this season.

    “How long is that going to go on where he’s going to be happy with the Europa League.

    “I think Declan Rice will be looking to go in the summer.”

  • Tristan Barclay

    Don’t go just yet

    United have reportedly asked wantaway stars such as Paul Pogba to delay the decision on their future until the club pick a permanent manager.

    Pogba's deal at Old Trafford is due to expire in June and he is free to negotiate terms with foreign clubs.

    Should the Frenchman walk away from Old Trafford for free, it will be for the second time in his United career.

    But according to ESPN, the Red Devils are hoping that their next managerial appointment can help convince big stars like Pogba to stay and renew their contract.

    Current boss Ralf Rangnick is in temporary charge until the end of the season, when United hope to bring in someone of the calibre of Mauricio Pochettino to replace him.

  • Tristan Barclay

    Home is where the heart is

    Rio Ferdinand is the latest ex-Man Utd defender to weigh in on the Donny van de Beek situation.

    And the former England international gave an interesting insight into what drove the player’s decision to head to Everton rather than Crystal Palace for the reason of the season.

    He told his VibeWithFive podcast: “We had Donny on the show a while back and I’ve been able to stay in contact and speak to him quite a lot and I spoke to him over this deal as well, over this period of time. Obviously Frank Lampard was a big driver but also (Palace boss) Patrick Vieira was a big driver for him because he respects both.

    “But I think being able to stay at home still, in Manchester, not having to move, his girlfriend’s pregnant as well, these are factors that played a part as well. 

    “But also, I think the important thing for Donny van de Beek – yes to play games – but just as important is where he is going to be played.

    “If you’re going to ask him to play the similar roles that he played at Man United, which is maybe a little bit more defensive at times, then you’re not going to get the best out of him. 

    “You have to give him license to go forward, license to attack the box, and judging him by what he did at Ajax he was allowed to get into the box and free rein to get in there and time his runs to get opportunities to score goals.

    “He knows how to score, he knows how to play one- and two-touch in progressive, possession-based football. 

    “And Frank Lampard, in his short time as a manager, has tried to make his teams play football in a way that someone like Donny van de Beek might be able to flourish. I hope it works for both of them.”

  • Tristan Barclay

    Donny doomed from the start

    Harsh words incoming from an Old Trafford legend over the Donny van de Beek saga.

    Jaap Stam has claimed United played the Netherlands youngster out of position and says the coaches he played under ‘have no idea’.

    The midfielder moved to Old Trafford in 2020 from Ajax but has struggled for match action since.

    That led to a departure for Everton on transfer deadline day on loan until the end of the season.

    Now ex-Red Devils defender Stam has laid into his former bosses for having no idea what to do with the 24-year-old.

    He told De Telegraaf: “The lack of a philosophy or of a coach who just muddles around and has no idea is the problem there.

    “Also it has harmed Van de Beek, because he really has the qualities to succeed at Manchester United in the long run.

    “With his qualities, Donny was a perfect fit for Ajax and the Eredivisie.

    “But Donny couldn't get his head around the way United are playing. Hopefully he will pick up his game again at Everton.”

  • Tristan Barclay

    Playing the waiting game

    Man Utd reportedly turned down a late chance to bring in Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara as the January transfer window slammed shut.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano said the Red Devils held off making a move as they wait for a new permanent manager to take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

    Romano said: “United were offered the opportunity to sign Boubacar Kamara in the last days of the window but they turned down this chance because they will invest more money for the new manager. They want to wait and see what’s best.”

  • Tristan Barclay

    Rice work if you can get it

    Plenty of talk this morning about the future of England star Declan Rice.

    The West Ham skipper has long been linked with a potential move to Old Trafford after his standout performances for both the Hammers and the national side.

    Now it looks as though United could face a battle for his signature in the summer – with both Chelsea and Man City said to be in the mix for his services.

    The Telegraph reports all three clubs are set to make big-money offers for the midfielder – who is rated at £100million by the Irons.

    The player himself is reported to have turned down two contract offers to stay in East London and has made it clear he wants to play Champions League football as soon as possible.

  • Tristan Barclay

    What a fab idea

    United still have a chance of signing Napoli star Fabian Ruiz in the summer.

    That's after mega-rich Newcastle reportedly saw a £33million bid turned down in January.

    At the end of the season, Ruiz will have only one year left on his Napoli contract.

    The Italian giants are said to be hoping for a renewal but are prepared to sell in the summer to ensure they do not lose the midfielder for free.

    Ruiz, also linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid, has made 22 appearances this season, with all five of his goals coming in the league.

  • Tristan Barclay


    Welcome to SunSport's Manchester United transfer news liveblog.

    United fans will be waking up this morning to the news Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly expected to call time on his Paris Saint-Germain tenure.

    The former Spurs boss has been heavily linked with the Old Trafford job – currently being carried out by interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

    Pochettino, 49, has been at the helm of PSG since January 2021.

    And the Argentina-born coach was thought to have been on the shortlist of potential replacements for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked by United in November last year.

    Pochettino’s PSG are currently top of the table in Ligue One and 11 points clear of Nice.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Poch exit?

    Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly expected to call time on his spell in charge of Paris Saint-Germain.

    The former Tottenham boss has been heavily linked with the manager's hot seat at Manchester United currently occupied by interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

    Pochettino, 49, has been at the helm of PSG since January 2021.

    And the Argentina-born coach was thought to have been on the shortlist of potential replacements for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked by United in November last year.

    Pochettino's PSG are currently top of the table in Ligue One and 11 points clear of Nice.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Ed's off

    Ed Woodward officially stepped down as Manchester United's executive vice-chairman on Monday after nine years at the helm.

    The Red Devils confirmed he would depart last year but his spell ended on January 31 with Richard Arnold taking over at midnight.

    Woodward, 50, join the club's board in 2005 and played an influential role in the Glazer family's takeover.

    And he took on the executive vice-chairman's role when David Gill stepped down as United's chief executive in 2013.

    Since his arrival Woodward helped treble the value of the Red Devils.

    The club, who were worth around £800million in 2005, are now thought to valued at £2.4billion.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Stam slam

    Jaap Stam has hit out at Manchester United for not making the best use of Donny van de Beek's talents.

    The Netherlands ace sealed a loan move to Everton for the rest of the season after falling down the Red Devils' pecking order.

    And Stam – who won the treble in 1999 alongside Ole Solskjaer – hopes his compatriot will have better luck with the the Toffees.

    The former Red Devils centre-back told Netherlands news outlet De Telegraaf: "I hope he will be able to get minutes under his belt at Everton and that his qualities will be used properly.

    "Luck plays its part but Donny always shows a great work ethic, runs many miles a game and is comfortable on the ball."

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Martial mission

    Sevilla's football director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo says the chase to sign Anthony Martial on loan was 'intense'.

    The Manchester United striker joined the LaLiga side on loan until the end of the season last week.

    The Frenchman is hoping for a change of fortunes on the pitch having made justeight top tier appearances this season netting one goal.

    Verdejo, better known as Monchi, told Italian outlet La Colina de Nervion: "It has been intense because bringing in two players like Martial and Tecatito is not easy because the competition was so great.

    "Different situations, with a high market profile, but very coveted pieces of the market. We have spent a lot of time convincing and acquiring these players.

    "If the Sevilla coach wasn’t Lopetegui, it wouldn’t have been so easy for Tecatito and Martial to be here. The willingness of the players has helped a lot in that sense."

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Greenwood arrest

    Mason Greenwood is being questioned tonight on suspicion of making threats to kill and sexual assault after being arrested for more offences.

    The Manchester United striker, 20, has so far spent two nights in a police cell after cops swooped over rape and GBH claims on Sunday morning.

    Police have been granted further time to speak to the player after his two additional arrests.

    Greater Manchester Police confirmed they now have until tomorrow to quiz the forward.

    In statement published on its website this evening Man United reiterated its "strong condemnation of violence of any kind."

    The statement said: "As previously communicated, Mason Greenwood will not train with, or play for, the club until further notice."

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Donny dig

    Edwin van der Sar has taken a mild swipe at Manchester United over the loan departure of Donny van de Beek.

    The midfielder has swapped Old Trafford for a spell at Everton until the end of the season after struggling to nail down a starting spot.

    The former Ajax ace has made just eight Premier League appearances for the club this term.

    In a post shared via Instagram, Red Devils legend Van der Sar wrote: "Better luck with this club in the North West of England Donny!"

  • Tristan Barclay

    If looks could kill

    Wayne Rooney has lifted the lid on legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson's reaction to missing out on an historic second treble in 2008.

    United were Premier League and European champions that season, but missed out on the FA Cup after losing to eventual winners Portsmouth in the quarters.

    A triumph in the Cup would have seen United emulate their 1999 counterparts with three huge trophies in a season.

    And Rooney revealed Ferguson refused to speak to anyone for a FORTNIGHT as he stewed over defeat.

    He said: “I remember the boss, it was for about two weeks. He didn’t speak a word to us. He knew that was the chance of doing the treble again.”

  • Tristan Barclay

    The task ahead…

    Ralf Rangnick's men have been back in the training this week following the Premier League's winter break.

    They're next in FA Cup action against Middlesbrough before a crucial run of games in the top flight as they battle to make that all-important top four for next season's Champions League…

  • Tristan Barclay

    Chong back to fitness

    Man Utd's on-loan winger Tahith Chong is set for his Birmingham return after a long-term thigh injury, which has kept him out since October.

    The 22-year-old is spending the season with the Blues and made an impressive start to life in the Championship.

    But the injury he picked up over three months ago required surgery and the Dutch starlet returned to Old Trafford for United medics to supervise his recovery.

    He has since headed back to Birmingham and has been pictured in training ahead of a possible return this month.

  • Tristan Barclay

    'The English have still not responded'

    Man Utd are being accused of dragging their feet over a possible move for Andreas Pereira.

    The Brazil international is currently on a season-long loan at Flamengo, who have an option to buy for £17million written into the deal.

    Cheeky Flamengo are reported to have made an offer of just £6.67m to make the loan move permanent before the end of the season.

    But boss Marcos Braz suggests that may not have gone down too well with Old Trafford bigwigs, given it is less than half of the pre-agreed buy-out clause.

    He said: “The English have still not responded, maybe due to the closing of the window, which is today.

    “They could be waiting for some possibility, some proposal. We have not received a response regarding the proposal.”

  • Tristan Barclay


    Man Utd received a transfer boost with news Erling Haaland 'isn't in Real Madrid's plans right now' – as reports in Spain claim.

    The Spanish giants are pressing on in their attempts to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG and not the Norwegian striker.

    Madrid have been leading the chase for Haaland's signature, while United have been battling the likes of Man City and Chelsea as Premier League suitors.

    The 21-year-old has a cut-price £64million release clause in his Dortmund deal.

    A host of Europe’s top clubs are eager to trigger it – but the youngster is in a strong position to decide where he wants to go.

  • Tristan Barclay

    Ou do you think you are?

    Barcelona president Joan Laporta has slammed Ousmane Dembele for turning down a deadline day offer from England.

    The Frenchman, 24, was heavily linked with a switch to the Premier League – with Man Utd a leading option – before the window closed last night.

    No move materialised, however, leaving Dembele to remain at Barca for the final five months of his contract.

    Speaking after deadline day, Laporta hinted that the winger may not play for Barca again – and that he has already agreed to a summer free transfer.

    Laporta said: "He did not want to accept any of the proposals that have been offered to him.

    "It's not good for him or for the club, the renewal gave us salary margin, but the positioning is not understood.

    "We think he has an agreement with another club and we will act in our own interest."

  • Tristan Barclay

    Nev knows best

    Joao Cancelo has developed into one of the best full-backs in world football since his arrival in England from Juventus back in 2019.

    The Portugal star has flourished under the wing of Pep Guardiola at Man City.

    But things could have been very different had Man Utd only listened to Gary Neville.

    The Red Devil legend is claiming Utd officials ignored his calls for them to sign the defender when he was at Valencia, where Nev was in charge back in 2016/16.

    He told Sky Sports: "I had him as a very young player at Valencia but you could just see exceptional talent.

    "I made calls back to England – and you can imagine which club at the time – saying that if you are ever going to take a young player that is a young player you would take.

    "But I think the education that Joao Cancelo had in Italy will have been a good one for him. I think Italy toughens you up from a defensive perspective, being at Juventus as well.

    "He has then come to England and when Manchester City paid £60m for him, the only doubt I had is whether City needed to pay £60m for a full-back again because they already had players in those positions. I had no doubts whatsoever about what this player was.”

  • Tristan Barclay

    FA Cup focus

    Man Utd are back in training following the Premier League winter break.

    But they're next in FA Cup action before the top flight resumes.

    The Red Devils face Middlesbrough in the fourth round on Friday night – and boss Ralf Rangnick was putting his side through their paces this morning as they returned to Carrington from their holidays.

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