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MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly made a formal offer to sign Christian Eriksen on a free transfer.

The Dane was among United's top targets when he was at Spurs and the Red Devils are now keen to snap up the 30-year-old after an excellent half season at Brentford.

But Eriksen is far from their only midfield target, with Erik ten Hag still keen on signing Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong.

And United have received good news on that front, with Barca reported to have dropped his asking price to £70m from £85m.

Ten Hag is also said to be interested in signing Antony from his former club Ajax.

Man Utd are reported to have made a £38.5m bid for the Brazilian.

Stay up to date with all the latest from Old Trafford…

  • Sam Street

    Eriksen downs Rangnick

    There may have been a passing of the baton from the old to the new of Man Utd in Copenhagen last night.

    Denmark beat former Red Devils boss Ralf Rangnick's Austria 2-0 to remain top of their Nations League group.

    And potential new signing Christian Eriksen came off the bench for a 15 minute cameo.

    That result leaves the Danes top with nine points, Croatia second on seven and Austria third with four.

    Paul Pogba's France are out of contention for a place in the Final Four and are staring down the barrel at relegation, as they sit bottom on just two points.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United make Eriksen offer

    Man United have made an offer to sign Christian Eriksen, according to reports.

    The midfielder, 30, is available on a free at the end of the month with his Brentford contract expiring.

    And now United are looking to take advantage of his contract situation by offering the Danish international a deal, report The Athletic.

    But it seems the Red Devils are not the only club interested in snatching Eriksen away from Brentford.

    Tottenham are reportedly keen to lure Eriksen back to north London and can offer him the added incentive of Champions League football.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Matic completes Roma transfer

    Roma have competed the signing of Nemanja Matic on a free transfer from Manchester United.

    Matic, 33, has penned a one-year deal that will expire in June 2023.

    During his first interview with the club he hinted that he made the switch in order to reunite with Jose Mourinho, who lured him to Old Trafford in 2017.

    He said: “I am pleased and honoured to be joining this club and I cannot wait to start the new season with my teammates.

    “Roma is a big club, with amazing fans and a coach, Jose Mourinho, who is well known to everyone – making the decision to come here very straightforward.

    “I hope that by working together we are able to achieve some great things.”

  • Sam Dymond

    Breaking: Roma confirm Matic signing

    Serie A side Roma have confirmed the signing of Nemanja Matic on a free transfer.

    The Serbian joins the Italians following the expiry of his contract at Manchester United.

    During his five years at Old Trafford, Matic made 189 appearances for the Red Devils.

    The 33-year-old has penned a 12-month deal with the option of a further year as he links up with Jose Mourinho for the third time in his career.

  • Sam Dymond

    Frenkie de Jong 'talks ongoing'

    Negotiations between Manchester United and Barcelona are 'ongoing' despite the clubs remaining some distance apart in their valuation of Frenkie de Jong.

    However, despite yesterday's news that the Red Devils would walk away if no agreement was imminent, Sky now report that that there is a growing belief on both sides that a deal can be done.

    Barca, who had been holding out for €100m for the Dutchman, are now said to be willing to accept a guaranteed €85m offer.

    De Jong is considered happy at the Nou Camp, but would also be open to a reunion with Erik ten Hag, who previously coached him at Ajax.

  • Sam Dymond

    Vitinha release fee to be triggered

    An unnamed Premier League club are on the verge of triggering Vitinha's €40m release fee.

    Portuguese media (via Sports Witness) understand that the Porto midfielder's buyout clause will be met, freeing him up to discuss terms over a move abroad.

    While the identity of the English club involved in the deal remains a mystery, the 22-year-old has been frequently linked with Manchester United.

    Vitinha spent the 2020-21 season on loan at Wolves, but made little impact across 22 appearances in all competitions.

    However, his impressive performances last term helped Porto to a domestic double, and led to him breaking into the national team setup.

  • Sam Dymond

    Rashford ready to regain form

    Marcus Rashford is to embark on an individual ten-day training regime in the United States, reveal The Mail.

    The forward will touch down in America this week, less than a month after the Premier League season ended, in order to begin his fight back to form.

    The forward is desperate to regain his place in both the Manchester United and England teams with the World Cup just five months away.

    Gareth Southgate this week admitted that both Rashford and his United colleague Jadon Sancho had 'a lot to do' to force their way into Three Lions reckoning.

  • Sam Dymond

    United value plummets by £1.3bn

    The value of Manchester United Football Club has dropped by more than £1.3billion after shares fell to a record low on Monday evening.

    The Manchester Evening News report that by the end of trading yesterday, shares in Manchester United plc were available for just $11.07 – almost half of their value eight months ago.

    A year ago, the shares were valued at $15.66, and peaked at $20.74 in September once Cristiano Ronaldo had rejoined the club.

    Despite the concerning news, United shareholders – including the Glazer family – will receive a windfall of dividends later this month.

    Since the Glazers took over at Old Trafford 17 years ago, share prices in the club have fallen by 21% in total.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leipzig want £100m for Nkunku

    RB Leipzig have slapped a £100m price tag on Christopher Nkunku to ward off interest from Europe's biggest clubs this summer, according to The Independent.

    The 24-year-old is in high demand after plundering 35 goals in all competitions last season for the German outfit, while weighing in with 19 assist for good measure.

    Manchester United are said to be extremely keen on the Frenchman, who won his sixth cap last night.

    However, Leipzig's extreme asking price may put off potential suitors for the Bundesliga's Player of the Year.

    The Red Devils are still keen on a forward after missing out on Darwin Nunez to rivals Liverpool.

  • Gary Stonehouse


    Manchester United have been linked with a move for Derby County teenager Malcolm Ebiowei.

    However, while the Red Devils have entered the race to poach Ebiowei, Fabrizio Romano understands that Crystal Palace are the club in pole position.

    Meanwhile, United are prepared to walk away from a move to sign Frenkie de Jong unless Barcelona lower their valuation.

    Reports suggest that the Catalans are holding out for €100m while the Red Devils are reluctant to pay more than €70m.

    And now sources close to United have revealed that the Premier League club are considering alternatives to the midfielder.

    Elsewhere, Erik ten Hag is said to have made Ajax winger Antony his number one transfer target – but any discussions regarding a move for the Brazilian have so far been internal between those at Old Trafford.

    Transfers guru Fabrizio Romano has revealed that there is certainly a genuine interest in the player from the Red Devils, and rumours suggest an offer of £43m is imminent.

    However, Antony’s brother – Emerson Santos – has dismissed those reports that state negotiations are much further down the line as ‘fake news’.

    Finally, Man United face stiff competition from AC Milan in the pursuit of Marco Asensio, reports claim.

    Milan are determined to bring the Real Madrid striker to Italy this summer, according to Corriere dello Sport.

    And Milan’s director Paolo Maldini has directly contacted Real boss Carlo Ancelotti in order to make Asensio’s move to the Serie A happen, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo in touching Marcelo tribute

    Cristiano Ronaldo has paid tribute to his former teammate Marcelo after his Real Madrid departure.

    Ronaldo moved to Madrid in 2009 and spent nine seasons playing alongside the Samba star.

    Sharing a photo of him hugging the South American during their Madrid heyday, Ronaldo wrote: “More than a teammate, a brother that football gave me.

    “On and off the fields, one of the biggest stars with whom I had the pleasure of sharing a locker room. Go with everything on this new adventure, Marcelo!” 

  • Justin Lawrence

    Two for one deal

    Tottenham are reportedly planning to offer Everton two players in exchange for Richarlison.

    The pair of Spurs hope to entice Everton with are Lucas Moura and Harry Winks, according to The Telegraph.

    Howeever, Spurs still have to ward off interest from Man United who also want the Brazilian.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Prem fixture list leaked

    Ahead of Thursday's Premier League fixture release, a schedule for the 2022-23 season has been 'leaked' online.

    An image has emerged on Twitter supposedly showing the first eight match days of the season.

    Erik ten Hag's rumoured first competitive game in charge of United is a tough trip to Wolves, with Bruno Lage's side looking to build on last season's 10th-place finish with a push for Europe.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Beckham attends event with family

    David Beckham was spotted holding his daughter Harper's ahead of a theatre event in Venice on Monday night.

    Harper, 10, entered the Fenice theatre alongside her famous dad wearing a £1,600 ball gown.

    Manchester United legend David, 47, also showed up in smart attire as he rocked a black suit for the occasion.

    And the father-daughter pair shared a loving moment as they smiled at each other before heading in for the show.

    Beckham's three other children – Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 19, and Cruz, 17 – were not spotted at the event.

    But walking behind the Beckhams was a famous face in the form of fashion designer Domenico Dolce.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Peter Kenyon leads Everton bid

    Ex-Man United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon is reportedly the front man for the consortium that are trying to buy Everton.

    He is part of a group that includes chief executive of Minneapolis-based Talon Real Estate Maciek Kaminski and American businessman John Thornton.

    And The Telegraph states that it is being advised by investment specialist Michael Klein and US law firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges.

    Current Everton owner Farhad Moshiri values the club at over £500m, which takes into account their debt.

    This report claims that “heads of terms have been signed” although talks are still at a “relatively early stage”.

    And the consortium could demand that they get some guarantees should the Premier League club get a points deduction or large fine over Financial Fair Play issues.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Cavani linked with Real Madrid

    Real Madrid are considering a swoop for Edinson Cavani.

    Cavani will leave Man United this summer on a free transfer.

    And according to Fichajes, Real are willing to give the Uruguayan a new home.

    Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring in Cavani to rival Karim Benzema on a short-term deal, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United chase Derby star

    Man United are in pole position to land Derby starlet Malcolm Ebiowei, reports claim.

    But the Red Devils face competition from Crystal Palace, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    He wrote: “Manchester United and Crystal Palace are leading the race to sign Derby County's Malcolm Ebiowei, talented striker born in 2003. #MUFC.

    “AS Monaco asked for him too but he’s expected to stay in Premier League – Man Utd and Palace are leading the race. #CPFC.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Matic arrives in Italy

    Nemanja Matic has landed in Italy ahead of his free transfer move from Manchester United to Roma.

    He is due to reunite with former Chelsea and United manager Jose Mourinho in the capital city for a third time.

    Matic was pictured arriving at Ciampino's airport in Rome earlier today, where he was only too happy to wave for the camera.

    And he also signed autographs for fans waiting for his arrival ahead of putting pen-to-paper on his Roma contract.

    The veteran is now due to undergo the formalities of a medical before officially joining last season’s Europa Conference League winners.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag's first game CONFIRMED

    Man United have confirmed that Erik ten Hag's first game in charge at Old Trafford will be against Rayo Vallecano in a pre-season friendly.

    La Liga side Rayo Vallecano will travel to Manchester on Sunday July 31 for the clash, which promises to be a huge occasion.

    In an official statement on the official Man Utd website, football director John Murtough said: "Pre-season is all about preparation and this is a great opportunity for those squad members who may not have featured in some of our earlier Tour and pre-season matches to get valuable minutes on the pitch – and where better to do this than Old Trafford?

    "This will be the new manager’s first match at Old Trafford, and I am sure the fans will provide him with a warm welcome."

  • Justin Lawrence

    More on Fernandes' rant

    The 27-year-old raced towards the Swiss bench as TV cameras cut to the technical areas and teared into the opposition as he was held back by a Portugal coach and a Uefa official.

    Fernandes appeared to scream “f*** you” as he pointed at another person and then launch to more F-bombs.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fernandes loses his cool

    Bruno Fernandes appeared to launch an X-rated rant as his Portugal side suffered a Nations League defeat to Switzerland.

    The game exploded into life during the dying stages after Swiss defender Nico Elvedi went down easily following a challenge by Andre Silva.

    The hosts were trying to run down the seconds as they held on, and Gladbach ace Elvedi instantly grabbed the ball as he anticipated getting the free-kick, which the official awarded.

    Both sets of players piled in after appealing the incident as Switzerland boss Murat Yakin got more-and-more animated on the sideline.

    And that was what appeared to spark Fernandes, who had been replaced by Matheus Nunes in the 74th minute, into a rage as he launched several F-bombs.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United target's transfer price

    Man United are at risk of being priced out a move for Christopher Nkunku.

    RB Leipzig have reportedly slapped a £100m tag on Nkunku, who wants to stay with the club this summer, according to The Express.

    The news will be a huge blow to United and Arsenal who have been chasing the 24-year-old.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo's retirement home costs

    Building costs on Cristiano Ronaldo’s retirement home have almost doubled to £17million.

    The Manchester United ace, 37, had initially set aside £10million.

    But the price has soared thanks to the cost of materials — and Ronaldo’s desire for perfection.

    A well-placed source said: “He’s strived for perfection throughout his soccer career and he wants the same off the pitch.

    “He wants everything just right for him and his family.

    “He’s going to retire there once his career comes to an end and wants to be 100 per cent happy with it.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United face transfer battle

    Man United face stiff competition from AC Milan in the pursuit of Marco Asensio, reports claim.

    Milan are determined to bring the Real Madrid striker to Italy this summer, according to Corriere dello Sport.

    And Milan’s director Paolo Maldini has directly contacted Real boss Carlo Ancelotti in order to make Asensio’s move to the Serie A happen, the report adds.

    However, Milan will hope a move can get done soon as Arsenal, along with the Red Devils, also want Asensio.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United target speaks

    Man United tried to pip Bayern Munich for the signing of Bayern Munich ace Ryan Gravenberch.

    Gravenberch revealed to Telegraaf: "Manchester United is a very big and nice club.

    "But I already had such a good feeling with Bayern and I had given them my word"

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