Man Utd takeover news LIVE: Battle with Chelsea for Onana, Sheikh Jassim to complete deal 'in days', £52m Hojlund offer | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are battling with Chelsea with Inter Milan's Andre Onana, according to reports.

Both Erik Ten Hag's men and the Blues are in the hunt for a new goalkeeper, and Onana's services are in high demand.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Jassim is reportedly in exclusive talks to takeover Manchester United.

In other news, United are reportedly preparing an opening offer of £52m, before add-ons, for Rasmus Hojlund.

Elsewhere, United have reportedly submitted an opening bid of £40million for Chelsea star Mason Mount – was rejected but they are expected to go in with a bigger offer.


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  • By Chisanga Malata

    Morning, United fans

    Bayern Munich could beat United to Kim Min-Jae – but the Red Devils might usurp Chelsea over Andre Onana.

    And with more talk of Sheikh Jassim taking over the club, there's speculation of bids for PSG strike stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

    Bayern are said to be nearing an agreement for Napoli's Kim.

    The South Korean has been United's top defensive target for the past two transfer windows.

    But it appears the Bundesliga champions have leapfrogged the Red Devils by racing advanced talks over signing the 26-year-old.

    United are tipped to step up their hunt for a new keeper – with Inter Milan's Onana now rated a leading contender along with Brentford star David Raya.

    But it's thought David de Gea will still stay to fight for the No1 Spot.

    Chelsea are waiting to see if United up their £40million bid for Mason Mount.

    And the Blues look set to end any hopes the Red Devils had of winning the race for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    United 'give up' on Kane

    Man Utd have moved away from their pursuit of Harry Kane as they feel Tottenham "never wanted to sell" to them.

    The Red Devils have been heavily linked with England captain Kane, 29, for several months as he prepares to enter the final 12 months of his Spurs contract.

    In recent weeks, Real Madrid have joined the race to sign the Lilywhites' all-time record scorer.

    And according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, United are now "looking at other options" as they search for a new striker.

    The report states negotiations between Man Utd and Tottenham are "not advancing at all" and that Erik ten Hag's men believe Spurs "never wanted to sell Kane to them".

    United are also unwilling to become embroiled in a "two-month saga".

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Nwaneri expected to leave Arsenal for Prem rivals

    Arsenal prodigy Ethan Nwaneri is in danger of being poached by Premier League rivals, according to reports.

    The attacking midfielder made history for the Gunners when he made his Premier League debut last September.

    Aged just 15 years and 181 days, he became the league's youngest ever player in his short cameo against Brentford.

    But fast forward to June and his Emirates future is now far from certain.

    According to The Athletic, there are "serious doubts" Nwaneri will sign a new deal at Arsenal.

    His schoolboy registration with the Gunners ends this month, and three Prem rivals are competing for his services.

    Chelsea, who previously poached Omari Hutchinson from the North London outfit, are one of the main parties interested.

    Manchester City are said to be very keen too, while Manchester United are also reportedly in the race.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Bayern close in on Kim Min-jae signing

    Bayern Munich are closing in on an agreement with Kim Min-jae over personal terms, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

    The defender has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks, but the Bundesliga giants are now in pole position to sign him having initiated advanced talks.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    BREAKING: Caicedo 'agrees' to join Chelsea

    Moises Caicedo has agreed to join Chelsea, according to reports.

    The midfielder has been linked with a move away from Brighton since January.

    Roberto De Zerbi refused to let him go mid-season, but club officials are now open to offers.

    Caicedo previously revealed his desire to join Arsenal in a shock statement at the beginning of the year.

    But the Gunners have since withdrawn their interest.

    And according to football journalist Florian Plettenberg, he now wants to join Chelsea.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    United 'to HIJACK' Onana transfer

    Chelsea could reportedly see their move for Inter Milan keeper Andre Onana HIJACKED as Manchester United enter the transfer race.

    The Blues are in the market for a new stopper as ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino prepares for his reign at Stamford Bridge.

    And Cameroonian Onana has emerged as Chelsea's No1 target between the posts.

    But, according to The Guardian, they face competition from United who are looking for someone to rival David de Gea.

    The Spaniard suffered dips in form last season but he looks set to sign a new deal on the contract which expires this month.

    De Gea is even ready to take a pay cut of around 50 per cent of the current £375,000-a-week wages he has.

    Everton's Jordan Pickford is among the other names linked with United.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Brighton chief wants £120m for Caicedo

    Brighton owner Tony Bloom values Moises Caicedo at £120million, according to The Telegraph.

    The midfielder is expected to leave the Sussex side this summer, although several sources have claimed that he would be made available for £70-80m.

    Brighton could now demand much more for Caicedo, with several clubs – including Chelsea and Manchester United understood to be interested.

    Arsenal were keen on a summer swoop for the midfielder, but they have since withdrawn their interest.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    How Man Utd could line up under new Qatari owners

    Man Utd could be set for a summer of blockbuster transfers as their Qatari takeover grows nearer.

    Club legend Rio Ferdinand claimed on Thursday that the announcement of Sheikh Jassim as the Red Devils’ new owner was “imminent”.

    And that £5.5billion takeover is set to bring with it an influx of cash for Erik ten Hag to spend in the summer transfer window.

    Man Utd have been linked with a host of names already as they look to do business to bolster their squad.

    But a handful of names have stuck out as the ones supporters are keen to keep an eye on.

    They include Paris Saint-Germain duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar – both of whom have made noises about a potential departure from the French capital.

    Porto keeper Diogo Costa has been mooted as a possible replacement for David de Gea in between the sticks.

    Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae is another name who appears to be in line for a switch to Old Trafford.

    And Chelsea’s Mason Mount has been linked with a move.

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    United takeover 'imminent'

    Wannabe Manchester United owner Sheikh Jassim has set up a UK Holding – fuelling talk that he will win the race to buy the club.

    Jassim is one of two directors of a firm called Nine Two UK Holdings that was incorporated today and registered at Companies House.

    All 100 shares in the new UK company are held by Nine Two Holdings LLC in Doha.

    In February, the Qatari banker announced his bid would be carried out through the Nine Two Foundation, a reference to United’s famous Class Of ‘92 academy players that included David Beckham.

    United fans desperate for Jassim to beat Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the Ineos Group to the takeover will hope it is a sign of all the pieces falling into place.

    The Doha-based billionaire is thought to have bid more than £5.5billion to take full control of United.

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Atalanta 'demand huge fee' for United target

    Man Utd have faced a blow in their pursuit of Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund.

    The Daily Mail report that Atalanta will demand a club record sale if they were to lose the striker this summer.

    The Italian side want £86million for the 20-year-old Dane, who has four years remaining on his current contract.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    Takeover at Old Trafford imminent

    BT pundit and ex-United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has lifted the lid on what is going on at his old club regarding the takeover:

    The Man United takeover is imminent. We are hearing the Qatari bid is the one that has been accepted, the one that is imminent and the one that is going to go through. Hallelujah, man. I cannot wait. Please let this happen.

    Rio FerdinandBT Sport

  • By Kieran Davies

    United register interest in Declan Rice

    Arsenal's proposed signing of the West Ham captain has taken a huge hit today as their offer was rejected.

    The day only got worse for the North London club as The Hammers announced Man City, Chelsea and Man Utd have all declared their interest in the England international.

    For David Moyes' side, they will welcome a bidding war between the four sides, hoping to exceed the British transfer record Chelsea paid for Enzo Fernandez.

  • By Kieran Davies

    ten Hag preparing second bid for midfielder

    Man Utd are supposed to drawing up a second bid for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.

    After having an initial bid of £40m rejected, the Old Trafford outfit have no intention of giving up on the transfer.

    One thing is for sure, the second bid will be nowhere near Chelsea's £70m valuation of a player with 12 months remaining on his contract.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Red Devils interested in Serie A stopper

    Man Utd have entered the race to sign Inter Milan keeper Andre Onana.

    Erik ten Hag sees Onana as someone who can really challenge David de Gea for the number one spot.

    The Italian side will no doubt welcome a bidding war between Premier League sides for the Cameroon international.

  • By Kieran Davies

    ten Hag happy to see hot prospect leave

    Once labelled as one of the best graduates of the Man Utd academy, things seem to have gone south for Zidane Iqbal.

    Reports now suggest the club are happy to let him leave on a permanent transfer this summer.

    Big things were hoped of the youngster but he had a very disappointing season and patience seems to have gone with Iqbal at Old Trafford.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    'Noisy neighbour' dates announced

    As Man Utd look to close the gap between themselves and the Premier League champions, it is one game that all the fans look out for.

    Here are the dates of the derbies in the league this forthcoming season:

    October 28, 2023, Man Utd vs Man City

    March 2, 2024, Man City vs Man Utd

    These games will offer a good gauge of where Erik ten Hag's project at Old Trafford is next season.

  • By Kieran Davies

    United handed major transfer boost

    Man Utd have been given a real boost in their transfer dealings as it has been confirmed that Arsenal have pulled out of the race for Moises Caicedo.

    After having two bids in excess of £70m turned down in January, The Gunners have decided to focus their attentions on Declan Rice.

    Chelsea still have a big interest in Caicedo but it seems that competition for his signature is now a two-horse race.

  • By Kieran Davies

    United legends leads player tributes

    Bryan Robson has spoken about the tragic news that former Man Utd defender Gordon McQueen has passed away:

    Gordon was one of the best centre-backs I had the privilege of playing with. He was strong and brave, and ahead of his times in being a defender who could play out from the back and contribute as much in attack as he did in defence. Most importantly, though, he was a brilliant person with a huge heart. He lit up any room he walked into, and that’s how he should be remembered. We send our love and deepest condolences to Yvonne, Hayley, Anna, Eddie and all the McQueen family.

    Bryan RobsonMan Utd Global Ambassador

  • By Kieran Davies

    United hoping for cut-price fee

    Given that Chelsea need to balance their books by June 30 for the 2022/23 season, Man Utd are hoping to get Mason Mount for less than the London club currently value him at.

    Erik ten Hag's side have had an initial bid turned down with The Blues wanting something in the region of £70m.

    However, Chelsea need to offload players to balance the books before the end of the month after their lavish spending spree.



    Man Utd’s Mount bid REJECTED after offering just HALF club’s valuation

  • By Kieran Davies

    Former Man Utd defender passes away

    Ex-Man Utd player Gordon McQueen has died at the age of 70 after a two-year fight with vascular dementia.

    He was part of the Red Devils side that won the FA Cup in 1983.

    The family notified the public on social media of the sad news.

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    Man Utd legend Gordon McQueen dies at 70 as daughter Hayley leads tributes

  • By Kieran Davies

    ten Hag ready for Serie A raid

    Man Utd are preparing an opening offer of £52m, before add-ons, for Rasmus Hojlund.

    The Atalanta striker is ticking all the boxes for the Dutch manager.

    Having given up on Harry Kane, with Tottenham not wanting to sell him to an English club, Man Utd have focussed their attentions elsewhere.

  • By Kieran Davies

    United looking to offload academy graduate

    Man Utd are looking to sell Ethan Laird this summer.

    Despite triggering an extra year on his contract, this was to prevent the player walking away for free at the end of this month.

    QPR are interested in the player who was on loan there for most of the 2022/23 season.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Tuchel causing United major headache

    Bayern Munich have thrown a real spanner in the works as Thomas Tuchel has identified his key summer targets.

    This has come as bad news for Man Utd as two of these were players the Red Devils had been confident in bringing to the club.

    Both Kim Min-jae and Randal Kolo Muani are on the German side's shortlist and Bayern seem to be acting upon these transfers.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    ten Hag watching and not acting

    Man Utd are being rumoured to have interest in a plethora of players this summer and 'monitoring the situation'.

    The concern for fans is that if they continue to take this back seat, just watching the market, they could be left behind.

    ten Hag has no doubt already compiled a list of targets and many feel they should start working on them in the early part of the window or risk missing out on their targets.

  • By Kieran Davies

    United concerned with Rice rumours

    With Man Utd keeping a roving eye on the availability of many players this summer, one of those is West Ham's Declan Rice.

    However, seeing rivals Man City enter the transfer saga will be of concern to the Red Devils.

    They are looking to bridge the gap between the two clubs but such a signing would surely just extend it further.

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