MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly made a final £90m bid for Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.
Barcelona star Ansu Fati is being considered as an alternative while a deal for Porto left-back Alex Telles is said to be close.
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Manchester United are ready to make a final offer for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
The Star claim that the Red Devils will offer Dortmund £90m, consisting of £75m upfront and £15m in add-ons.
Bundesliga side Dortmund have so far insisted they will only sell if their £108m demands are met.
MORNING, RED DEVILS
SunSport understands Manchester United are planning at least two more signings before the window ends.
The Red Devils are looking to land both Jadon Sancho and Alex Telles within the coming weeks.
Ed Woodward and Co are believed to be confident of tempting Sancho over to Old Trafford and a £90million move is in the works.
Inter Milan have identified Chris Smalling as a possible target should Milan Skriniar depart, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Marcus Rashford shared an emotional letter he received from a seven-year-old fan thanking him for his charity work.
The 22-year-old England star has fronted a campaign to feed the UK’s 4.2million hungry kids.
And the work hasn’t gone unnoticed as Ladbrokes slashed the odds on him winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year to 3/1.
NEIL CUSTIS reports Victor Lindelof is facing the axe with Eric Bailly in line to replace him after a shoddy showing against Crystal Palace.
And boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pulled no punches when he said: “It’s not my job to keep players happy.”
United’s out of favour keeper Sergio Romero could be poached by Everton with Jordan Pickford’s form a concern.
Romero has slipped to No3 in the pecking order after Dean Henderson’s return from his Sheffield United loan.
BRAN THE MAN
Brandon Williams celebrated the one-year anniversary of his Manchester United debut on social media.
The young left-back could be facing some added competition, however, with Porto's Alex Telles reportedly having agreed a deal to move to Old Trafford.
Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire will be watched by England No2 Steve Holland on Saturday against Brighton, Mail Online reports.
Gareth Southgate is pondering whether to handle the centre-back an international recall.
He was previously axed from the Nations League squad after his Mykonos antics.
Maguire has copped some flak for his early-season performances for the Red Devils.
Ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan told talkSPORT the 27-year-old turns like an 'ocean liner'.
Manchester United's academy side are 4-1 down at home to arch rivals Liverpool.
Can the young Red Devils in the Under-23s side turn it around?
LET OFF THE LEED
Manchester United winger Daniel James could reportedly be on his way to join Premier League newcomers Leeds.
The speedster almost arrived at Elland Road in January 2019.
And now he could be given a boost in confidence under Marcelo Bielsa.
The Mirror reports the Argentine boss wants to bring James in on loan.
Micah Richards hopes Manchester United DON'T sign Jadon Sancho.
The former Manchester City star and TV pundit thinks the finances involved in a potential £100million deal would create enormous pressure.
He wrote for Mail Online: “Jadon Sancho continues to be linked with Manchester United and it is their ambition to sign him before the transfer window closes. I really hope they don't.
“Sancho to Old Trafford would be the headline-grabbing deal of the summer but it would also be the most expensive. The finance involved in a deal of this nature would create enormous pressure for everyone, not least a 20-year-old who is far from developed.”
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford's chances of claiming BBC Sports Personality of the Year are on the rise.
The 22-year-old England ace and social activist has had his odds slashed.
Ladbrokes have brought him into 4/1 to pick up the coveted gong.
But Tyson Fury is still the favourite at just 2/1 with recently crowned snooker world champ Ronnie O'Sullivan second at 3/1.
MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand admitted his “most enjoyable football” came at Leeds United.
The former England star moved to Elland Road from West Ham in 2000, spending two years in Yorkshire before departing for Old Trafford.
Speaking to BT Sport ahead of their live televised clash between Sheffield United and the Whites, Ferdinand gushed about his time at Elland Road.
He said: “As much as there was a lot of talk about me going to Man United and it was emotional, for a lot of the fans it was difficult to accept.
“But I think in the long term it was proven that the reasons why I went were justified, but I probably had my most enjoyable football when I played here [at Leeds].
“I loved it at West Ham but we didn’t win that much, I loved it at Man United, we won a lot but with that came a lot of pressure.”
AT THE DOUBLE
Manchester United are planning at least two more signings this window – as transfer talks continue around the clock.
The Red Devils are desperate to improve their squad before the October deadline after a tricky start to the season.
SunSport understands the club are looking to land both Jadon Sancho and Alex Telles within the coming weeks.
And Solskjaer, chief exec Ed Woodward and transfer guru Matt Judge are in constant discussions to get the deals over the line.
United are believed to be confident of landing Sancho, with a £90million offer to Borussia Dortmund in the works.
Here are United's next five games, with a league and cup double header against Brighton coming first.
Patrice Evra has shared a funny conversation he had during a match with Sir Alex Ferguson.
He shared it on Instagram, revealing the conversation:
Boss: Patrice are you tired ..?
Me: no boss why ..?
Boss: do you think you are playing well ?
Me: yes I’m playing very well !!
Boss: this is one of the worst games I’ve seen you play since I signed you.
Me: are you serious boss?
Boss: why did you pass the ball back to @edwinvandersar1 ?
Me: because I didn’t have any solution forward..
Boss: if you pass the ball back again, you’re out!
End of the story, I ended up as man of the match that game
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PLAY FOWARD ⚽️!!! Boss : patrice are you tired ..?Me : no boss why ..?Boss : do you think you are playing well ?Me : yes I’m playing very well !!Boss : this is one of the worst games I’ve seen you play since I signed you. Me : are you serious boss? Boss : why did you pass the ball back to @edwinvandersar1 ? Me : because I didn’t have any solution forward.. Boss : if you pass the ball back again, you’re out!End of the story, I ended up as man of the match that game 😅 #ilovethisgame #positive4evra #manchesterunited #motivation
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BRAN'S NO FLAKE
It's a year since Brandon Williams made his Manchester United debut.
What a cracking young talent the 20-year-old has been in the Red Devils' first team.
And don't forget left-back isn't his strongest poisition.
JAD WANTS TO BE RED
Jadon Sancho is reportedly desperate to link up with England pals Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood at Manchester United.
The Borussia Dortmund winger has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer.
SunSport previously reported that the Red Devils are now set to make a final £90million move for Sancho.
It is believed the Premier League club will offer £75m up front, with another £15m to be paid in add ons later on.
According to the Daily Star, United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward hope Sancho’s desperation to join will convince Dortmund to sell up.
The report adds that the 20-year-old is keen to link up with Rashford, Greenwood and Maguire, who he knows well from England duty.
CHRIS IS MILAN MAN
Inter Milan have reportedly identified Chris Smalling as a possible target should Milan Skriniar depart.
With Tottenham in talks to lure the centre-back away from the San Siro, the Serie A side have targets in mind should they have to replace him.
Inter are already short at the back after Diego Godin left on a free transfer to Cagliari – further intensifying their need for a new defender.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter’s No1 priority is Fiorentina star Nikola Milenkovic.
But they state it is unlikely they will be able to prise him away from Florence, with Manchester United outcast Smalling an easier deal to make.
It has been suggested that the Red Devils are prepared to sell the 30-year-old should they receive a fee in the region of £18million.
Marcus Rashford has shared an emotional letter from a seven-year-old fan who thanked the Manchester United star for the charity work he has been carrying out.
The England striker set up a task force this month as the face of an inspiring campaign to feed the UK’s 4.2million hungry kids.
Rashford shared the letter on his Twitter and wrote: “Dear Jack, thank you for your lovely letter. Really made me smile tonight.
“Keep being kind. That’s what makes the world go round. MR.”
COUNTING THE COST
Manchester United and Wolves have been handed a boost in their bid to bring in Douglas Costa.
The two Premier League clubs have been linked with a swoop this transfer window for the 30-year-old Juventus winger.
It was reported yesterday in Italy that Juve wanted to offer him as part of a deal to bring Ousmane Dembele to Serie A.
But according to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are not interested in bringing Costa to the Nou Camp.
It is believed Juve tried to include the same player when they signed Arthur from the Spanish giants.
SOLSKJAER ON MOTIVATION
The Norwegian has reiterated it is NOT his job to keep players happy at the club and that they have to have the self motivation to succeed at Old Trafford.
MORE ON LINDELOF
Victor Lindelof is facing the axe against Brighton after Manchester United’s calamitous opening to the new Premier League season, writes NEIL CUSTIS.
The centre-back was all over the place as Crystal Palace took the back four to pieces winning 3-1.
Now with Eric Bailly fit again Solskjaer is looking to form a regular partnership between him and Harry Maguire.
They played together in 3-0 midweek away win to Luton in the EFL Cup.
Solskjaer said: “I think last season proved to us how we can defend at our best but last week wasn't fantastic, we conceded sloppy goals.
“Eric is fit again, which is a big, big plus and we are looking forward to seeing him develop and play more games.
“We've been waiting him to be fit and play more regularly.”
VICTOR COULD BE LOSER
Solskjaer wants Eric Bailly and Harry Maguire as his first-choice centre-backs at United.
Neil Custis has been listening in on the Norwegian’s press conference.
Solskjaer has given the latest on Chris Smalling's move to Roma.
Asked if the centre-back will be integrated into the squad again if the move fails to materialise, he said: “Different things need to happen there, so let's wait and see if there is that change.
“Let's see when the transfer window closes and we'll talk about Chris.”
'FAITH IN THE SQUAD'
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the media he is focusing on coaching the first team and not on transfers.
He said: “As I've said so many times I have faith in my players.
“In football you can't predict too much, but for me we're working on getting better, my focus is solely on the game.
“I can't think any other way, we need three points now.”
DAVID DE GE-AGHH
David De Gea has revealed what happened during the madness of the saved penalty and then retake in the 3-1 Premier League loss to Crystal Palace, only for it to be re-taken for a foot foul.
He said: “It was a bit crazy. It’s already difficult to save a penalty so even if okay you make the save and they repeat the penalty then they can change the taker so there’s no pressure on the player who missed the penalty.
“It’s a little bit strange. Those are the rules though and I try to save the next penalty straight from the line, that’s the football rules.
“It’s true the first game wasn’t the best game for us. It was a strange time after last season not having enough time to rest properly but it’s the same for all teams.
“It’s time to start winning games. Last season we finished really, really strong so we need to try to play as we did in the last 10 games of last season. This is the way we need to be and playing our best football.”
READY FOR BRIGHTON
United's players have been training at Carrington ahead of their trip to Brighton this weekend.
Mason Greenwood and Teden Mengi will hope to feature in the double header on the South Coast.
BEND IT LIKE BECKS
David Beckham has revealed a particular stretch that he has found tough to master.
It turns out that the man who could bend a free kick into any top corner struggles to master the art of a single quad stretch.
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Took me a while to get into this stretch but it’s a good one after an early workout before school run 🏃♂️ great way to start the day 🙂
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