12pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Calvert-Lewin wanted, Milenkovic approach, Lingard latest

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly interested in Dominic Calvert-Lewin following a brilliant start to the season for the Everton star.

The Red Devils are said to have turned to the England striker after cooling their interest in Erling Haaland due to getting fed up with agent Mino Raiola, who also represents Paul Pogba.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford with our blog below…

  • Craig Mahood

    THE GOAL THAT WRAPPED IT UP

    After a string of counter attacks not coming to anything, Martial killed the game with the final kick.

  • Craig Mahood

    JESS WHAT WE NEED

    Manchester United want to extend Jesse Lingard's contract, according to reports.

    The out-of-favour star's current deal is set to expire this summer.

    Lingard, 28, is therefore able to start negotiating with clubs overseas from next month.

    But according to the Mail, the Red Devils plan to trigger a one-year extension clause.

    When handing a Lingard a new, four-year deal back in 2017, United tossed in an option to extend it by a year if they so wish – similar to the clause they triggered in Paul Pogba's contract earlier this year.

    The former England man could still leave on loan next month, however, with Sheffield United rumoured to be keen.

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  • Craig Mahood

    BAJ RACE

    Liverpool are reportedly in pole position to land Manchester United target Stefan Bajcetic from Celta Vigo.

    SunSport reported last week how the Red Devils were in negotiations with the Spanish side about bringing the 16-year-old defender to Old Trafford.

    But according to the Liverpool Echo, it is now the Reds that are winning the race to secure the centre-back's services.

    They claim that the Merseyside outfit are in talks to bring the player to Anfield.

    Liverpool scouts have been impressed by Bajcetic, who has featured twice for Celta's B team this season after being promoted to the squad.

    Jurgen Klopp's side are however in a race against time to sign the teenager as they need to wrap up a deal before the UK leaves the EU on January 1.

    Clubs will be unable to sign overseas players under the age of 18 under the new post-Brexit transfer rules.

    READ MORE HERE

  • Craig Mahood

    FESTIVEWATCHING

    Some Christmas Eve viewing for United fans

  • Craig Mahood

    POCH IN!

    After a year out of the game, Mauricio Pochettino looks set to land his first role since leaving Tottenham.

    Mohamed Bouhafsi says Poch is set to take over as PSG’s new head coach following Thomas Tuchel’s sacking.

    Bouhafsi tweeted: “Except for improbable turnaround, Mauricio Pochettino should be the new coach of PSG.

    “The former PSG player has always wanted to train Paris.

    “Tuchel learned of his departure last night. PSG are now negotiating with the lawyers of the German.”

    He went on to tweet: “Mauricio Pochettino should be the new coach of PSG!”

  • Craig Mahood

    BREAKING! THOMAS TUCHEL SACKED

    Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Parisians sit third in Ligue 1, a point behind joint-leaders Lyon and Lille.

    BILD Sport Head of Football Christian Falk broke the news a short time ago.

    He later intimated Tuchel’s next step is to the Premier League – tagging Manchester United and Arsenal in the tweet.

    He said: “One of the best German coaches is free for a new challenge.

    “Thomas Tuchel is interested in the next step: Premier League @ManUtd @Arsenal”

    More to come

  • Craig Mahood

    NEXT STAGE

    Exciting times ahead after Christmas.

    This one should be good 👀

  • Craig Mahood

    SUPERCOMPUTER PREDICTS

    A top four spot for Ole's men!

  • Craig Mahood

    CA-VAR-NI

    Edinson Cavano got away with a throat grab on Yerry Mina — and then throttled the Toffees.

    The Uruguayan escaped a red card after grabbing Everton’s Colombian defender Yerry Mina by the throat and throwing him to the ground in an off the ball tussle.

    United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer bristled when he was asked whether Cavani should have been sent off.

    He replied: “No they are two South Americans that have had battles before, not long ago.

    "I think they met in the Copa America qualifiers.

    “So no, I don’t think so. It was a proper game of football, tackles, yellow cards. I enjoyed it.

    “Cavani is a top striker. His movement, his quality – and of course his left foot strike was excellent.

    "It is supposed to be his weaker foot, but we have seen him hit many of those in training.”

  • Craig Mahood

    YU COME HERE

    Manchester United are reportedly battling Barcelona for the signature of Rapid Vienna's 17-year-old wonderkid Yusuf Demir.

    Kronen Zeitung reports the Red Devils are chasing the Austrian playmaker but face competition from the Catalan giants.

    Demir has broken into Rapid's first team and featured against Arsenal in the Europa League this season.

    The report states Demir could find himself at the Nou Camp but not until the summer at the earliest.

    The talented youngster's agent, Emre Ozturk, sparked major transfer rumours by sharing a photo online of him in Barcelona.

    Demir's representative captioned the shot 'ready for meeting' ahead of a potential move to LaLiga.

    READ MORE

  • Craig Mahood

    LEW THE MAN

    MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to turn their transfer attention to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, according to reports.

    The Red Devils could be forced to give up their pursuit of Dortmund star Erling Haaland and instead focus on Everton's main man.

    Haaland is represented by Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola – who has been in a public row with the Old Trafford club.

    And The Athletic report that Calvert-Lewin would fit Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's bill now a deal with Haaland seems difficult.

    Calvert-Lewin has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season – 14 for Everton and two for England.

    He played in last night's Carabao Cup quarter-final which Manchester United won 2-0.

  • Craig Mahood

    CHRIST ALMIGHTY

    Inter Milan outcast Christian Eriksen has been placed on the transfer list.

    The former Tottenham playmaker has struggled for form and game time since his £17million move to the San Siro in January 2020.

    And the Italian giants are looking to get shot of the 28-year-old just 12 months later, according to their CEO Giuseppe Marotta.

    Eriksen has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte and has managed just 275 minutes of Serie A football this season – appearing in just eight of Inter’s 13 games.

    Marotta reportedly told Sky Italia: “Yes, I can confirm that Christian Eriksen is on the transfer list.

    “He’s going to leave in January.

    “He’s not functional to our plans and he had difficulty here at Inter.

    “I think it’s right that Christian goes away to find more space.”

    Manchester United and Arsenal have both been linked with moves for the Denmark international.

    READ MORE HERE

  • Craig Mahood

    CAVANI MAGIC

    Edinson Cavani produced a moment of magic to fire Manchester United into a fourth semi-final this year.

    There was just two minutes left of normal time in this EFL quarter-final when veteran Cavani eased the ball away from Ben Godfrey with his right boot and then let fly with his left.

    Robin Olsen had no chance as the ball curled into the far bottom corner.

    In the final minute of injury time with Everton pushing for an equaliser Marcus Rashford fed Martial to finish things off.

    RELIVE ALL THE DRAMA FROM LAST NIGHT HERE

  • Craig Mahood

    MOISES BATTLE

    Manchester United are still frontrunners to land sought after Moises Caicedo.

    In a transfer battle set to rumble on, the Ecuadorian is rumoured to be valued at just £4.5million.

    Another couple of teams are now said to be in the hunt to land what could turn out to be a bargain.

    The Daily Mail report Chelsea, Newcastle and Brighton have all registered their interest in the midfielder.

  • Craig Mahood

    MORNING MANCHESTER MOOD

    All smiles this morning for the driver!

  • Jake Lambourne

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United booked their place in the Carabao Cup semis with a 2-0 win against Everton.

    The Red Devils bagged an 88th minute goal through Edinson Cavani before Anthony Martial’s 95th minute effort sealed the win at Goodison Park.

    And United will now play rivals Man City in the semis, with just one game separating them from a trip to Wembley.

    Meanwhile, Man Utd are reportedly set to hand Mason Greenwood a new five-year deal.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the Red Devils are eager to reward Greenwood after his breakout season last term.

    The striker’s last deal was agreed in October 2019.

    But he has since become an integral part of the United squad.

    In other news, Manchester United are at the front of the queue to sign Ecuador rising star Moises Caicedo, according to reports.

    The Red Devils are interested in signing the 19-year-old wonderkid, who has a £5million price tag.

    And respected journalist Fabrizio Romano says United now ‘control’ the situation.

    He adds that agreeing personal terms on a five-year deal won’t be a problem for the Old Trafford side.

    Finally, Manchester United set to ‘battle it out with Liverpool for Renato Sanches.'

    With doubts surrounding Paul Pogba’s future, a move for the former Swansea man could be on the cards.

    Gazzetta dello Sport say United are admirers of Sanches and will battle with Liverpool and Inter Milan for his signature.

    Lille are reported to be looking for £18.2million for the Portuguese man.

  • Anthony Chapman

    TIS THE SEASON TO BEAT YERRY

    Edinson Cavani got away with a throat grab on Yerry Mina — then  throttled the Toffees.

    The Uruguayan striker escaped a red card after grabbing Everton’s Colombian defender Yerry Mina by the throat, and throwing him to the ground in an off the ball tussle.

    Referee Andy Madley took no action over that incident – and there was NO VAR review as the system will not be used in the Carabao Cup until the semis.

  • Anthony Chapman

    VERDICT BY DAVID FACEY

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can do no wrong.

    But only as long as his team are playing away from Old Trafford against domestic opposition.

    The Man Utd boss made nine changes to his team tonight.

    And a 2-0 win over Everton shows the Red Devils have match-winning options throughout their squad.

    READ THE REST OF THE VERDICT HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    CITY SLICKERS

    Man Utd have been drawn against rivals Man City in the Carabao Cup semis.

    The two sides will face off for a place at Wembley next month at Old Trafford.

    The winner will take one of Spurs or Brentford, who face each other in a London derby.

  • Anthony Chapman

    RATINGS BY DAVID FACEY

    Edinson Cavani deserved his winner against Everton tonight.

    But Donny van de Beek offered little in the Carabao Cup quarter-final victory at Goodison Park.

    READ SUNSPORT'S MAN UTD PLAYER RATINGS HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    GAME OVER

    It's full time at Goodison Park and Man United have booked their place in the Carabao Cup semis with a 2-0 win over Everton.

    Edinson Cavani popped up with an 88th minute strike for the visitors before Anthony Martial's 95th minute effort clinched the hard-fought game.

    READ SUNSPORT'S MATCH REPORT HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    OK COMPUTER

    Here is how the Premier League will finish this season thanks to a computer simulation.

    Liverpool will apparently retain their title, with Leicester coming an impressive second.

    Man United will claim third spot for the second successive season, with Chelsea also claiming a Champions League place.

    Meanwhile, Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United will go down, with Arsenal narrowly avoiding the drop.

  • Anthony Chapman

    WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT

    Man Utd are reportedly set to hand Mason Greenwood a new five-year deal.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the Red Devils are eager to reward Greenwood after his breakout season last term.

    The striker's last deal was agreed in October 2019.

    But he has since become an integral part of the United squad.

  • Anthony Chapman

    GAME ON

    Over half an hour played at Goodison Park and it's Everton 0 Man Utd 0.

    The Red Devils have been in control and are unlucky not to be a goal ahead.

    FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY SUNSPORT'S MARTIN LIPTON

    FA disciplinary beaks are on standby to hold emergency Christmas hearings — to prevent club chiefs “gaming” the system.

    With games 48 hours apart for some clubs over the festive period, the chance to circumvent the disciplinary framework for red-card suspensions would have been an option.

    In previous years, clubs have appealed against bans for players to ensure they were available for the next match, knowing that hearings could not be held in time.

    But FA chief Mark Bullingham and Prem bosses have agreed that panels can sit virtually on Sunday and Monday to ensure any appeals are heard instantly.

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