Jadon Sancho is available – Dortmund admit, Solskjaer tried to drop De Gea in November – Man Utd transfer news

BORUSSIA DORTMUND have admitted that they are willing to sell Jadon Sancho for the right price this summer.

However, the German club also stated that they had no intention of selling fellow Man Utd target Erling Haaland.

Meanwhile it has emerged that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to drop David De Gea in November, but the Spaniard was so infuriated that the Red Devils boss changed his mind.

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    PSG

    SunSport revealed last month that Mauricio Pochettino is keen on bringing De Gea to Paris Saint-Germain.

    PSG are one of the few clubs around who could pick up De Gea’s £375,000-a-week wages AND offer a fee to interest United.

    Former Spurs boss Pochettino is looking for a new No 1 to replace former Real Madrid stopper Keylor Navas.

    Poch has been linked with his old Spurs and France international keeper Hugo Lloris for some time but De Gea has been on PSG’s radar just as long.

    He has just been unavailable – until now.

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    Real Madrid

    De Gea has regularly been linked with a move to Real Madrid over the years.

    If it wasn't for a faulty fax machine a deal would have got over the line in 2015.

    Zinedine Zidane has made no secret of the fact he is not fully trusting of former Chelsea man Thibaut Courtois in the Madrid goal.

    And De Gea is likely to be keen on a return to his native Spain and the city where he was born.

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    SAVE THE DAVE

    David De Gea is set to quit Manchester United after being benched in favour of Dean Henderson.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer kept faith with the former Sheffield United loanee for the 2-1 comeback victory over Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday night.

    De Gea was back and available for selection after being given time off for the birth of his first child and spending the international break on duty with Spain.

    But the man who has been named United player of the year more times than anyone else looks to be in a dog-fight for the No1 jersey and could bring the curtain down on a decade at the Red Devils.

    SunSport takes a look at some of the clubs linked with a swoop for the 30-year-old keeper…

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    ENERGETIC ERIC

    Eric Bailly has sent a message to Man Utd fans after he caught coronavirus on international duty with Ivory Coast.

    The defender is isolating but addressed United supporters in an upbeat message posted on the club's Twitter.

    He said: "Hi guys. Thanks for all of your messages.

    "Just to say, I am good, I am fine, everything is good. It is just time to rest and come back stronger.”

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    POSITIVE RESULTS

    Premier League Covid testers returned just one positive result over the past seven days – for the second week running.

    The sole positive result came in the initial round of sampling between Monday and Thursday, from a total of 1,515 tests across the 20 clubs.

    And fears of a potential spike when players returned from the international break appear to have abated after the second round of 1,149 tests between Friday and Sunday all came back clear.

    Prem chiefs have not been able to report a totally clear testing run since the final week of last season but with less than 20 positive tests in the past two months it is clear the enhanced protocols have worked successfully.

    The news comes after the FA announced fans will be allowed to attend both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup finals. The EFL have confirmed the 8,000 capacity for the League Cup final, played between Tottenham and Manchester City on April 25.

    The allocation will be made up of fans from both teams as well as local residents and NHS staff, who will be offered tickets as a way of saying thank you for their work during the pandemic.

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    TRAFFORD TROUBLE

    David De Gea's future is in doubt due to growing tensions with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports.

    The Norwegian decided to start Dean Henderson ahead of the Spaniard against Brighton.

    De Gea would have expected a start after returning from paternity leave, and according to Manchester Evening News the pair's relationship is becoming a problem.

    The report suggests Solskjaer twice attempted to drop De Gea in favour of Henderson, firstly against West Brom in November and then against Chelsea in February.

    On both occasions De Gea expressed his unhappiness with the decision and Solskjaer changed his mind.

    A large number of Man Utd's squad are said to think the England international should have replaced De Gea in December.

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    PEP ON HAALAND

    After Man Utd target Erling Haaland arrived in Manchester with his Borussia Dortmund team-mates, Pep Guardiola said: “A player who can score this amount of goals at this age has not been easy to find in the past, honestly.

    “He’s 20, the numbers speak for themselves. When that happens it’s because he can score right, left, counter-attacks, penalty box, headers.

    "He’s a fantastic striker, everyone knows it. A blind guy can realise he’s a great striker, you don’t have to be a manager to realise it.

    “The only thing I can say is that he is an exceptional striker. With his age, he is an exceptional striker.”

    The Dortmund bus rolled into town as the Bundesliga boys checked in at The Lowry Hotel
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    EYE FOR GOAL

    Pep Guardiola says even a blind man would be able to see the quality of Manchester United target Erling Haaland.

    The Manchester City boss distanced himself from reports linking the club with the Norwegian last week.

    But he will get a close-up look at the 20-year-old hotshot – who arrived in Manchester wearing a Sky Blue backpack – when the two teams go head-to-head at the Etihad on Tuesday night.

    Haaland has already scored ten goals in the competition this season and is rated in the £150million bracket by his German club.

    Guardiola insists City will not be paying that kind of money for anyone this summer – but knows all about his ability.

    And he knows his team will have to be at their best to keep him out during the two legs of the Champions League quarter-final…

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    CAL ON ME

    Juventus are in pole position to sign AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu, according to reports.

    The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and negotiations with his current club are believed to have stalled.

    According to Sky Sport in Italy, Calhanoglu may remain at Milan beyond this summer as the two parties are still discussing a new deal.

    Journalist Manuele Baiocchini is suggesting the player is wanting €1million, or £850,000, more a year than the Rossoneri are currently offering.

    Should talks end without a signature, Juventus are believed to be in pole position to sign Calhanoglu.

    The Turkey international has previously been a target for Manchester United, with reports suggesting he was close to signing a pre-contract agreement in November.

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    GET IN MA-SON!

    Bruno Fernandes hailed Mason Greenwood for his winner against Brighton but warned the forward he cannot just care about goals.

    The Portugal international also explained Greenwood may find things more difficult as his reputation increases. Despite that, Fernandes is confident Greenwood will improve his goalscoring form but emphasised that he must get his temperament right.

    Fernandes told MUTV: "Everyone has to know that Mason is a young player and now everyone is starting to know how Mason is, it will become more and more difficult for him.

    "It is normal. It is part of the development for him and he will learn from here so it doesn’t matter how many goals he scores; the most important thing for us is that he still helps the team and he is doing his best.

    "It is important for us as a team, it doesn’t matter who scores. If Mason scores for us or not, it is important if he can do other jobs, recover balls, pressing, defend when we need it, make assists, create danger.

    "So it is not important for him to score. He has to understand, he is such a young lad. Of course, every striker wants to score but, anyway, he will score more and more goals as the seasons pass."

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    LUK AND LEARN

    Romelu Lukaku surpassed Ronaldo's Inter Milan goal record – with 13 games to spare.

    The former Manchester United striker, 27, swapped Old Trafford for the San Siro in 2019 for £73million. And since then he has been in red-hot form.

    In 86 appearances for Inter, Lukaku has a staggering 60 goals.

    He managed 34 in 51 last term and his winning goal at Bologna on Saturday took his tally this season to 26 in 35. And that means the Belgian hitman is more prolific than the Brazilian icon.

    The 'original' Ronaldo – nicknamed the Phenomenon – moved to Inter in 1997 after one staggering season with Barcelona where he scored 47 goals.

    R9 managed 59 goals for the Serie A giants – but did so in 99 matches across five injury-hit years. Lukaku also has more assists than Ronaldo for Inter, with 13 to 12.

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    DOR CLOSED

    Borussia Dortmund are determined to keep Manchester United target Erling Haaland this summer.

    Club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Goal: "We will discuss this with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola.

    "We also want him to be happy to stay with us, to score goals for BVB next year with conviction. There is no alternative plan."

    Dortmund insist they want to keep Haaland, 20
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    A TELL-TALE

    Manchester United are ready to offer Alex Telles to Sporting Lisbon on loan in a player-plus-cash deal for Nuno Mendes, reports say.

    Telles was signed from Sporting's rivals Porto this summer for £15.3million to provide competition for Luke Shaw.

    But Shaw's form has been so impressive, Telles has only played seven times in the league, with his other 14 appearances coming in cup competition.

    It leaves his Old Trafford future up in the air, and according to Portuguese newspaper Record, United are willing to see the left-back leave.

    They are understood to be plotting a deal for Telles, 28, to be used as ‘a bargaining chip’ to sign fellow full-back Mendes.

    The offer could include a £33.9million fee for Sporting and a season-long loan of Telles.

    United would still need to cover at least part of the Portugal international's wages.

    Man Utd are ready to offer Alex Telles on loan in a player-plus-cash deal for Nuno Mendes, reports say
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    TEENAGE KICKS

    Mason Greenwood scored his 12th Premier League goal as a teen for Man United yesterday.

    And he's not in bad company!

    The 19-year-old still has until his birthday in October to add to his already impressive tally.

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    LUC WHO IT IS

    Manchester United and Chelsea are set to do battle for Lucas Vazquez, according to reports.

    The Spaniard is set to be out of contract in the summer, when his Real Madrid deal expires.

    ACB claim that the right-sided player turned down Madrid's latest offer, putting Premier League sides on red alert.

    The 29-year-old has been playing as a wing-back of late, but made his name at Santiago Bernabeu as a winger.

    Lucas Vazquez started Real Madrid's win over Eibar at the weekendCredit: AFP
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    MASE RATES

    Mason Greenwood has been working on his heading… and it showed yesterday against Brighton!

    Here's what he had to say to MUTV after bagging the crucial winner.

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    WATZ THAT ALL ABOUT?

    Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has defiantly claimed that it will take an 'exceptional offer' for Man United target Jadon Sancho to leave the club this summer.

    He told DAZN: "I’m not getting involved in probabilities, it’s no good. Jadon Sancho has been with us much longer than Erling Haaland.

    “We’ll have to speak to Jadon too. If there is an exceptional offer, we will discuss it with the player and the agent, as always. Nonetheless, I am very sure that the transfer market will only run to a very limited extent this summer.

    “Especially at the very big clubs, you can see what kind of wounds coronavirus has inflicted – and they are not small ones that heal within two weeks.”

    Jadon Sancho is a long-term Man United targetCredit: AFP
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    COMEBACK KINGS

    Last night's come-from-behind victory over Brighton made it 25 POINTS taken from losing positions this season for Manchester United.

    You can never count Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men out.

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    FERN TACKLE

    Bruno Fernandes says he missed Marcus Rashford's equaliser against Brighton last night, despite being credited with the assist.

    The Manchester United star was hacked down by Joel Veltman after playing the ball, but the defender didn't receive a yellow card for the challenge.

    Speaking to MUTV after the match, Fernandes said: "I didn’t see it because someone almost broke my ankle!

    "But I’m happy for the team, I am happy for Marcus. It was a good effort because as everyone knows he has come back from injury and he’s helped us.

    "This effort comes from everyone. The press for the first goal was good it made them do the wrong ball and I recovered the ball and passed to Marcus and he scores.

    "Everyone is happy when we win and it doesn’t matter who scores."

    The 26-year-old claims he missed the goal after being fouled
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    FEEL THE BRUN

    What a touch this was!

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    NOT GUNNAR HAPPEN

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled out a move for Sergio Aguero.

    He said: "When I played for Man Utd, if a rival club tried to sign me, and I had gone, well where’s the loyalty?

    “Loyalty is one of the values I really, really put highly. I wouldn’t expect any player who has played for a club for 10 years to want to go to their local rivals.

    “It’s not for me. I know we’re professionals, but when you play for Man Utd you don’t go to Man City. We’ve had examples of that and I didn’t really agree with it.

    “I won’t name names but you all know who I mean. Enough said.”

    Sergio Aguero won't be joining Man UnitedCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd
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    RAF TRADE

    Former Spurs star Rafael van der Vaart has urged Harry Kane against moving to Real Madrid – instead favouring a transfer to Old Trafford.

    The Dutchman told Ziggo Sport: “He is now the best striker after [Robert] Lewandowski, and he is the man at Tottenham.

    “It may sound crazy, but you would almost say go to Manchester United or something, stay in England.

    “Usually, it’s not such a success when an English player goes to Madrid.”

    Van der Vaart has urged Kane to ignore interest from Madrid
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    DEM ONES

    Manchester United are in 'regular contact' with Ousmane Dembele's agent, according to reports.

    But they may face stiff competition for the 23-year-old should they attempt to sign him, with Liverpool also rumoured to be interested.

    According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, United have been monitoring the player for some time and tried to sign him on loan last summer.

    Dembele is out of contract at the end of next season but could yet sign a new deal at Barcelona.

    The Red Devils are believed to be in regular contact with the player's agent, with Edinson Cavani likely to leave Old Trafford at the end of this season.

    But they may have to beat Juventus to his signature, should they decide to pursue him.

    Several top European clubs are believed to be interested in signing Dembele, 23
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    JUAN MORE YEAR

    Manchester United star Juan Mata is set to be given a new one-year deal at the club, according to reports.

    The 32-year-old hasn’t featured much under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season but is believed to be still in his plans.

    According to the Daily Star, United will activate a one-year extension in Mata’s contract.

    Rumours of a new deal are a surprise as he’s made just seven Premier League appearances this season.

    But the former Spain international may still leave the club even if his contract is extended.

    The Red Devils may add a further year to his deal just to command a transfer fee this summer.

    They are reported to want around £5million for the player.

    It is believed Mata, 32, will be given a new contract at Old Trafford
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    TUCHY SUBJECT

    Chelseaa boss Thomas Tuchel refused to rule out a swoop for Man United target Erling Haaland as transfer talks continue for the Borussia Dortmund striker.

    The Blues are desperate to land a new No9 this summer to bolster their attack – with the Norwegian, 20, their primary target.

    Haaland's dad Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola – who could bag up to £25million from any deal – have held discussions with Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain before heading to England to meet with Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.

    But Tuchel did not give anything away when quizzed on any potential meeting between Haaland's representatives and the Blues.

    The German said: "I will not answer that, out of respect for the player and for Borussia Dortmund.

    “He’s a Borussia Dortmund player, and of course there’s big news around him and his agent. And it seems like they are creating a race for the player.

    “But still everybody needs to accept, and I will fully accept, that he is a Borussia Dortmund player, a very promising player of course.

    "But with respect to the situation, he’s not in our squad, he’s not in our club so there’s no comment on anything else regarding him.”

    Erling Haaland is top of Chelsea’s transfer wish list for the upcoming summer transfer window

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