Jadon Sancho 'to complete £78m Man Utd transfer before Euro 2020', United 'on verge of signing Tom Heaton'

JADON SANCHO remains Manchester United's top summer transfer target, according to Gary Neville.

And reports suggest that the England star could complete a £78m move from Borussia Dortmund before Euro 2020 next month.

Meanwhile the Red Devils are said to be on the verge of signing Tom Heaton as backup goalkeeper.

Sergio Romero and Lee Grant are almost certain to leave the club this summer while the club may only be big enough for one of David de Gea andDean Henderson.

Get all the latest Man Utd news and transfer updates here…

  • William Pugh

    GOOD MORNING UTD FANS,

    Manchester City are champions of England once again after the Red Devils lost at home to Leicester.

    Pep Guardiola’s dominant side have now lifted their third title in four years after blowing away the rest of the field.

    City should have spent Saturday evening celebrating their title triumph but were forced to put the champagne on ice after losing 2-1 at home to Chelsea.

    But it was just a matter of when before their champion status was confirmed with three matches to spare when Caglar Soyuncu headed home Leicester’s 66th-minute winner at Old Trafford.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent a message of congratulations to their neighbours.

    He said: "If we want to take up the challenge with them we need to strengthen our squad. Congratulations to them. They have had a fantastic season.

    "I am very pleased with my boys that have made it to the last 10 days with a Manchester City side ahead of us that are lauded as the best in Europe.

    "We want to take the next step [to bridge the gap to City] and it might be that we need a couple more to strengthen the squad."

    Meanwhile on the transfer front, SunSport has revealed that Roma have joined the race for Brighton star Ben White – the defender loads of major clubs across Europe are scrambling to sign.

    The Italian sleeping giants have turned their attention to White on the instruction of new boss Jose Mourinho.

    When Mourinho agreed to take charge in the Eternal City he made it clear the side needed strengthening, and the 23-year-old Seagulls ace is one of the names he gave them.

    But the chances of Roma being able to seal a deal for White are remote, because there is so much interest in him Brighton know they can place a huge valuation on him – in excess of £45million.

    Liverpool were watching him closely after that year at Elland Road, making inquiries to the Seagulls as the club were rejecting bids up to £25m from Leeds.

    But it is not just Jurgen Klopp who admires from afar, Arsenal and Manchester United have also been tracking his performances in the Premier League.

    And finally, United are ready to press ahead with a £15million bid for winger Kamaldeen Sulemana – and hope he will be qualified to play for them by the start of next season.

    United sent top scout Tommy Moller Nielsen to watch Sulemana score in FC Nordsjaelland’s 2-2 draw against Copenhagen on Monday night after tracking the 19-year-old all season.

    And SunSport understands they are set to make a move for the Ghana international soon.

    United know they may need to act fast in order to beat Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Lyon and Monaco in the race for his signature.

  • Joe Brophy

    VAN BLASTEN

    Marco Van Basten has warned Donny van de Beek being a ‘big boy’ at Ajax is not the same as cutting the mustard at Manchester United.

    He told ZiggoSport: “It just shows what a great life [players] have when they play at Ajax.

    “They all think very quickly that they are a big boy here and can make it in other countries.

    “But in the Netherlands, there is a nice competition.

    “In a team like Ajax you are really helped, especially in the No10 position.

    “Then you often see that they go abroad and it is a different story.”

  • Joe Brophy

    MANCHESTER UNITED 1 LEICESTER 2

    If it is any consolation to Manchester United fans this has put a severe dent in Liverpool’s hope of qualifying for the Champions League.

    Maybe that was the plan all along for the protesters.

    Get the game against Klopp’s men postponed leading to fixture congestion that forced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to field a severely weakened side allowing Leicester to get a vital three points towards securing a place in the top four.

    Read Neil Custis’ match report HERE.

  • Joe Brophy

    WINGING IT

    Manchester United will reportedly push through a £78million transfer for Jadon Sancho BEFORE Euro 2020.

    And Borussia Dortmund will not stand in the winger’s way after blocking his proposed Old Trafford switch last summer.

    Bild claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to make a big statement in the transfer window.

  • Joe Brophy

    GUARD OF HONOUR

    Manchester City are champions of England once again after neighbours Man United lost at home to Leicester.

    Pep Guardiola’s dominant side have now lifted their third title in four years after blowing away the rest of the field.

    City should have spent Saturday evening celebrating their title triumph but were forced to put the champagne on ice after losing 2-1 at home to Chelsea.

    But it was just a matter of when before their champion status was confirmed with three matches to spare when Caglar Soyuncu headed home Leicester’s 66th-minute winner at Old Trafford.

  • Joe Brophy

    TH£ RICH LI$T

    Five of the Premier League’s Big Six have been named in Forbes’ top 50 most valuable sports teams on the planet just weeks after their failed European Super League money-grabbing plot.

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were among 12 European giants to sign up for the controversial breakaway competition last month.

    Incredibly, FIVE of the greedy Premier League’s Big Six are among Forbes’ top 50 most valuable sports teams on the planet – worth a combined £13BILLION.

  • Joe Brophy

    FINAL HURRAH

    Harry Maguire has suffered ligament damage – but still hopes to be fit for the Europa League final.

    The Manchester United captain today received the results of his tests after he suffered an injury in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa.

    There is minor ligament damage to his ankle but not as serious as it could have been.

    Maguire has also suffered heavy bruising which has yet to go down but is able to walk without discomfort.

  • Joe Brophy

    DEVIL MAY CARE

    Neil Lennon is among the candidates for the Salford City job – as Gary Neville and co prepare for another managerial appointment.

    It’s been a revolving door at the Peninsula Stadium with the Class of 92 owners looking to keep things moving in the right direction.

    And former Celtic boss Lennon is among the favourites for the job, according to Coral, and is priced at 8-1.

    However Kenny Jackett and Alex Neil are the two front-runners with Roy Keane, Warren Joyce and Derek Adams also in the mix.

  • Joe Brophy

    GHANA GET YA

    Exclusive by Duncan Wright: Manchester United are ready to press ahead with a £15million bid for winger Kamaldeen Sulemana – and hope he will be qualified to play for them by the start of next season.

    United sent top scout Tommy Moller Nielsen to watch Sulemana score in FC Nordsjaelland’s 2-2 draw against Copenhagen on Monday night after tracking the 19-year-old all season.

    And SunSport understands they are set to make a move for the Ghana international soon.

    United know they may need to act fast in order to beat Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Lyon and Monaco in the race for his signature.

  • Joe Brophy

    WHITE STUFF

    Exclusive by Duncan Wright: Roma have joined the race for Brighton star Ben White – the defender loads of major clubs across Europe are scrambling to sign.

    The Italian sleeping giants have turned their attention to White on the instruction of new boss Jose Mourinho.

    When Mourinho agreed to take charge in the Eternal City he made it clear the side needed strengthening, and the 23-year-old Seagulls ace is one of the names he gave them.

    But the chances of Roma being able to seal a deal for White are remote, because there is so much interest in him Brighton know they can place a huge valuation on him – in excess of £45million.

    Liverpool were watching him closely after that year at Elland Road, making inquiries to the Seagulls as the club were rejecting bids up to £25m from Leeds.

    But it is not just Jurgen Klopp who admires from afar, Arsenal and Manchester United have also been tracking his performances in the Premier League.

  • Joe Brophy

    TEAM NEWS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sprung a shock with a heavily rotated side for tonight’s clash against Leicester.

  • Joe Brophy

    FERG-ET IT

    Sir Alex Ferguson won a staggering 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, two European Cups and the Club World Cup during an illustrious 26-year spell at Manchester United.

    But the serial winner realised right at the beginning of his managerial career with East Stirlingshire in 1974 the need for players with mental resilience as well as technical ability in order to be successful.

    He told the Guardian: "I remember my first away game as a manager, 1974. We got beat 5-2 by Albion Rovers.

    "I went home that night and I told myself, ‘If I don’t get mental toughness in my players, I’ll never make it as a manager.’

    "That was at the forefront of all my methods of management – to make sure players could cope with the strains and challenges of being a top footballer.

    "I’ve always tried to endow them with that talent of being mentally tough. I’m very lucky. Aberdeen had some mentally tough players."

  • Joe Brophy

    TOUGHEN UP

    Sir Alex Ferguson hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as ‘tough as old boots’.

    The Scot told the Guardian: “At United, all the best players were mentally tough.

    “Ronaldo is tough, honestly, as old boots. He was always going to be a great player because he had it up there [Ferguson taps his head].

    “We played a part in that because Eric Harrison, the [youth] coach, made it tougher for the youngsters.

    “He said, ‘If you don’t have mental toughness, you’ll never make United’s first team.'”

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEXT LEVEL

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has advised all top clubs to sign Marquinhos.

    United are on the lookout for a top defender to team up with Harry Maguire at the back and Ferdinand claims the Paris Saint-Germain star would take anyone to the "next level".

    The pundit said in his Vibe with Five YouTube channel: "If any team is in the market for a centre-back, right now, out of the top teams, with the finances, Marquinhos is the only place I’m going.

    "Big-game player. Every big game you see that guy play he turns up.

    "Fit as you like, quick, robust, hardened, battle-hardened, understands the big-game environments.

    "Top, top player, great attitude, leader, got it all. If I’m looking for a centre-back of experience who can take me to the next level, he’s the one I’m going for"

  • Kostas Lianos

    LEICESTER INJURIES

    Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is dealing with some injury problems of his own ahead of tonight's clash with Manchester United.

    Former United ace Jonny Evans is out with a muscle injury and won't get to face his former club.

    James Justin is sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury whereas Harvey Barnes is still dealing with a knee problem.

    Captain Wes Morgan will also miss this crucial encounter due to a back injury

  • Kostas Lianos

    UNITED INJURIES

    Manchester United won't be without absences tonight against Leicester at Old Trafford.

    Former Foxes star Harry Maguire is sidelined with an ankle injury and has found himself in a race against time in his bid to reclaim fitness ahead of the Europa League final against Villarreal.

    Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also be without Anthony Martial, who is still recovering from a knee injury.

    Daniel James is also out with a knock whereas Phil Jones has missed the entire season due to a knee problem

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  • Kostas Lianos

    FIRST SIGNING

    Manchester United's new director of football John Murtough is close to completing his first transfer.

    According to the Daily Telegraph, United are closing in on Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

    However, Heaton's imminent arrival doesn't mean either David de Gea or Dean Henderson, who've been battling for the No1 position, are on their way out of Old Trafford.

    Instead, the United academy product is joining up as a third-choice goalkeeper

  • Kostas Lianos

    OPEN THE GATE

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has advised Gareth Southgate to pick Mason Greenwood for Euro 2020.

    Solskjaer said: "It's not my job. Gareth knows Mason well enough. He knows Mason can turn a game around in one split second.

    "He's working, learning on the job, getting more robust. He's played more than 100 games for us – he's been incredible.

    "He'll have a long, long future with England. I'm sure Gareth will think long and hard about which 26 he's going to pick.

    "I like him, so it says itself what I would have done"

  • Kostas Lianos

    OLE SPEAKS

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting a win against Liverpool and Leicester to raise fans' spirits following the recent protests.

    Solskjaer said before tonight's clash with Leicester: "Security measures are being looked at.

    "I hope we can keep the protests – if there are protests – down to loud voices, nothing violent. We want to listen, the players want to play the game.

    "We're playing Liverpool – of course we want to beat Liverpool and we want to beat Leicester. So we're going to do everything we can for our fans to celebrate what we're doing on the pitch"

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHECKMAIT

    Manchester United are keeping tabs on West Brom loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles ahead of the summer transfer window.

    That is according to the Daily Mail, who claim United as well as Everton are considering a summer swoop for Maitland-Niles.

    However, both teams view him more as a right-back rather than a midfielder.

    The 23-year-old has impressed at The Hawthorns and seems set to return to Arsenal at the end of the season.

  • Kostas Lianos

    POLICE PRESENCE

    The police has made its presence felt outside Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United's clash with Leicester.

    This comes after last Sunday's protests that saw a chunk of fans breaking inside United's ground and staging a demonstration outside The Lowry Hotel where the team was staying.

    More protests have been scheduled for the remaining home fixtures, including tonight's clash with the Foxes.

    Red Devils fans demonstrated against the Glazer family, who own the club, following the European Super League debacle

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  • Kostas Lianos

    FERGUSON STATEMENT

    Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson opened up about the emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage he had back in 2018.

    Ferguson had temporarily lost his voice after the operation and feared that his memory was next.

    The 79-year-old told The Guardian, ahead of the release of his documentary Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In: "That was a big worry for me.

    "It happened after the operation when I lost my voice. That was the most frightening part.

    “I knew I was alive but, on my own, I started thinking: ‘I wonder if they’re telling me the truth?’ The operation was a success but you’re in that loneliness. It can be frightening”

  • Kostas Lianos

    LET'S CAV IT

    Edinson Cavani signed a one-year extension with Manchester United on Monday.

    Cavani joined United from Paris Saint-Germain last summer and has been on quite a roll since.

    The striker has recorded a total of 15 goals and five assists in 35 matches across all competitions.

    The Uruguay international has been especially influential in the Europa League where he has registered five goals and three assists in four games

  • Kostas Lianos

    JESS AMAZING

    Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has named the "best player in the Premier League", who currently doesn't play for the club.

    Fernandes praised Jesse Lingard, who's currently out on loan at West Ham and enjoying a stunning return to form.

    The Portugal international told United's official website: "If you see Jesse, I think Jesse, at the moment, if you watch the last 10 games, has been top, top, top level.

    “For me, if you watch the last 10 games, he’s been the best player in the Premier League, scoring and assists in every game.

    “Everyone here is really, really happy for him. He has confidence back, he has his swag back, because he is feeling confident. We are really, really happy for what he’s doing”

  • Kostas Lianos

    CLOCK TICKING

    Manchester United want to complete Jadon Sancho's signing before this summer's delayed Euro 2020 competition.

    That is according to Bild, who claim United don't want their fresh bid for Sancho to turn into another saga.

    The Red Devils are lining up an £80million swoop for the star winger, which is lower than last year's £91m offer.

    The Euros are set to kick off on June 11 when Turkey face Italy

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