Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Saul Niguez update, Pogba contract latest, Harry Kane move back on, Haaland EXCLUSIVE

MANCHESTER UNITED handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new deal could put the Red Devils in pole position to land Erling Haaland, SunSport can reveal.

Meanwhile Man Utd are looking at a number of midfield targets should Paul Pogba choose to leave, with Saul Niguez believed to be among the most likely to join, but Eduardo Camavinga and Ruben Neves are also being eyed.

And a move for Harry Kane could be back on after the England captain skipped training with Tottenham.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    MISSING MAN

    Tottenham star Harry Kane didn’t turn up to training for a second straight day, SunSport’s THOMAS BLOW reports.

    Kane is reportedly attempting to force a move away from north London this summer and has informed Spurs of his intentions, with Manchester City keeping tabs.

    Manchester United and Chelsea have also been previously linked with the star centre-forward.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, the England captain has bunked off work in an attempt to leave the club.

    The Three Lions international did not report back for training on Monday either, with the north Londoners reportedly fining the player.

    The 28-year-old appears to have gone AWOL due to chairman Daniel Levy not honouring a reported ‘gentleman’s agreement’ allowing him to leave

  • Giacomo Pisa

    TRAINING SNAPS

    Manchester United's preparations for the new campaign continue with a pre-season camp in Scotland ahead after their Premier-League curtain raiser agains Leeds in eleven days time.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    WHEN'S RAPHA READY?

    A visa issue may prevent Raphael Varane from playing in the 2021/22 Premier League opener against bitter rivals Leeds United.

    United signed the 28-year-old on an initial £34million deal that could rise to £42million, but the transfer is being held up according to the Daily Telegraph.

    Varane is yet to get a Visa through that allows him into the country, meaning a medical has not yet been completed and he is yet to put pen to paper on a contract.

    However there are not thought to be any major issues, it's just a matter of waiting for the paperwork to come through so the deal can finally get over the line.

    So Manchester United fans, you can breathe again!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SHAW RETURNS

    Manchester United's pre-season training camp in Scotland gets underway today, and look who has joined up with the squad.

    It's England's Euro 2020 hero Luke Shaw.

    Is the 2021/22 season going to be a big one for him?

  • Giacomo Pisa

    UNSELLABLE

    The arrival of Raphael Varane at Old Trafford has pushed Phil Jones even further down the centre-back pecking order.

    The 29-year-old has not played for the Red Devils since January 2020 and has spent the last 13 months out injured with a knee injury.

    With Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly all preferred to Jones, United are eager to offload the former Blackburn Rovers man.

    West Ham have been linked with a move for Jones but so far according to the Manchester Evening News he is proving to be unsellable.

    Jones' injury record is putting clubs off, and with another two years still left on his contract he could be stuck in limbo when the new season starts.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ABSENT

    Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson will not travel to Scotland with the rest of the squad for a pre-season training camp.

    The 24-year-old is still recovering after testing positive to Covid-19 and is not well enough to make the trip.

    In a statement, Manchester United have said:

    "Dean Henderson will miss Manchester United’s Scotland training camp while he continues his recovery from prolonged fatigue after contracting a COVID-19 infection three weeks ago."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NO TRIPPING UP

    Manchester United have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Kieran Trippier, William Pugh reports.

    That is because Atletico Madrid have reportedly lined up Roma's Alessandro Florenzi as a replacement for the England hero.

    The England full-back has been linked with the Red Devils for weeks, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on the former Spurs player.

    And the 30-year-old is said to be desperate to move to Old Trafford.

    However, with two years remaining on his contract, Atletico are digging their heels in on the fee.

    They are reportedly holding out for his £34million release clause to be triggered.

    But they are still making plans for Trippier's departure, according to Spanish outlet AS.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    BETTER CAUL SAUL

    Saul Niguez may be the next man to sign for the Red Devils after a flurry of arrivals this summer.

    Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane have already sealed switches to Manchester, but United are keen to continue spending.

    With Paul Pogba's future up in the air Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to add a midfielder to the squad, with 26-year-old Saul Niguez strongly linked with a move from Atletico.

    And speaking to The United Stand, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has said:

    "Manchester United are among the clubs that have been in contact with Saul Niguez’s agent, they have an interest in the player and consider him ‘one of the biggest opportunities on the market.'

    "€40-45m will get a deal done, no bid yet."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NO WAY JOSE

    Nemanja Matic will not be swapping Manchester for Rome, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

    After Jose Mourinho's attempts to sign Granit Xhaka failed, some reports suggested the ex-United boss had turned his attention to Nemanja Matic.

    But Romano has confirmed Matic is not on Roma's radar, with the 33-year-old Serbian international stay to stay at Old Trafford this summer.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ON THIS DAY

    It's 24 years to the day since Teddy Sheringham played his first game in Manchester United colours.

    Sheringham was part of United's 1999 treble winning squad, playing over 100 times for the Red Devils and scoring 31 times in a four year spell at the club.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    DALOT DILEMMA

    Does Diogo Dalot stay at Old Trafford and fight for a place in the squad or move onto pastures new?

    The Portugese full-back spent last season on loan at AC Milan and has been linked with a return to San Siro, where he enjoyed a relatively successful spell.

    When asked for his hopes for the upcoming season, the 22-year-old said:

    "Keep developing.

    "When I had a season like last season obviously the things start to get more demanding as well.

    "I want to keep playing, I want to keep giving everything I have and improve.

    "I know last season was fantastic but I can do even more."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's new contract could put Manchester United in pole position to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland next year, reports SunSport's Phil Thomas.

    United narrowly missed out on Haaland when he left Red Bull Salzburg for Dortmund 18 months ago.

    The 21-year-old has a close relationship with his fellow countryman and was unwilling to take the chance on moving to Old Trafford if the manager was about to be sacked.

    Both the star striker and his father, former Manchester City star Alf-Inge, admitted they did not want to risk working under a boss they had no vibe for if Solskjaer was axed.

    The United boss gave the Norway international his debut as a teenager at Molde.

    And now that his own long-term future has been secured after signing a new three-year contract last week, the Red Devils' top brass hope that will leave them as favourites to sign Haaland next summer.

    Meanwhile, United are reportedly hoping to sell 10 players this month to fund moves for Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier and Rennes ace Eduardo Camavinga.

    Solskjaer is looking to assemble a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title after back-to-back top-four finishes.

    According to ESPN, the Red Devils are looking to recoup £100million, with Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot up for sale.

    Andreas Pereira, Daniel James, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams are also believed to have been deemed as surplus to requirements.

    And the Manchester giants are also said to be prepared to cash in on Paul Pogba, who has just a year left to run on his contract.

    Speaking of which, Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he already has 'plenty of players' amid reports suggesting Paul Pogba could move to Paris.

    Pochettino said: "You see the list of the players that we have at home, we have plenty of players.

    "Half of the squad is at home. A few are on holiday.

    "I think the performance was good, I am happy, and I don’t want to talk about names of players who are in other clubs"

  • Joshua Mbu

    UNITED MONITOR KANE

    Manchester United are monitoring Harry Kane's transfer situation, according to reports.

    The England captain was given extra time off after starring for England at Euro 2020.

    But today Kane failed to report for pre-season training, leaving the club "disappointed", according to Sky Sports.

    ESPN claim that Man Utd hold an interest in Kane, but would have to fend off rivals Manchester City.

  • Joshua Mbu

    OLE'S AT THE WHEEL

    Manchester United are spending big to try and get the club back on top of the mountain.

    But they'll have to dethrone Manchester City.

  • Joshua Mbu

    GUESS WHO'S BACK

    Harry Maguire is back in pre-season training after starring for England at Euro 2020.

    The new league season starts in just under two weeks.

  • Joshua Mbu

    STAND UP FOR THE BLUES

    Chelsea have followed in Manchester United's footsteps by installing rail seating at Stamford Bridge, writes WILLIAM PUGH.

    The Blues have acted in preparation for Premier League safe standing by upgrading both the Matthew Harding and the Shed ends.

    The Blues announced on Monday: "Rail seating has been installed in the Matthew Harding lower and Shed End upper and lower tiers. 

    "This improvement enhances supporter safety by replacing the current seats in those sections of the stadium. 

    "We have decided to act now in order to be ready and prepared for any future government decision to introduce safe standing in Premier League stadia."

    Pictures emerged in June of the Bridge with large sections of their famous blue seats stripped out.

    And they have been completed in time for their Premier League opener at home to Crystal Palace on August 14.

    Blues season ticket holders were able to relocate to seating areas only if they wished. 

    Rail seating provides a waist-high metal frame which interlocks behind each seat which fans will stand behind.

    Man Utd started construction of their own rail seating section in June.

    SunSport previously reported the Red Devils were given special permission in April last year to become the first Premier League club to trial the new area.

  • Joshua Mbu

    JESSE STAY

    Jesse Lingard looks set to stay at Manchester United, according to reports.

    According to Sky Sports, West Ham believe think they have a ‘ten per cent’ chance of signing Lingard. 

    The midfielder had a brilliant second half of last season, scoring nine goals for the Hammers.

    And managed to force his way back into England contention for the Euros squad.

  • Kostas Lianos

    TOP 10

    Manchester United are reportedly hoping to sell 10 players this month to fund moves for Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier and Rennes ace Eduardo Camavinga.

    United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to assemble a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title after back-to-back top-four finishes.

    According to ESPN, the Red Devils are looking to recoup £100million, with Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot up for sale.

    Andreas Pereira, Daniel James, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams are also believed to have been deemed as surplus to requirements.

    And the Manchester giants are also said to be prepared to cash in on Paul Pogba, who has just a year left to run on his contract

  • Kostas Lianos

    HENDERSON STATEMENT

    As reported below, Manchester United star Dean Henderson hasn't joined the rest of the team for training camp in Scotland.

    A statement from the club read that Henderson is still recovering from "prolonged fatigue" after contracting coronavirus.

    The Red Devils announced: “Dean Henderson will miss Manchester United’s Scotland training camp while he continues his recovery from prolonged fatigue after contracting a COVID-19 infection three weeks ago.

    “He is expected to be training again soon”

  • Kostas Lianos

    JESS DO IT

    Liverpool ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been advised to follow in Manchester United player Jesse Lingard's footsteps and seek a loan deal away in order to find himself.

    That is according to former Reds star Glenn Johnson, who believes West Ham would have been a great prospect for Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    Johnson told BettingOdds.com: "Yes. Possibly. West Ham’s a fantastic football club and they will let Alex enjoy his football.

    “Hopefully his body can get through all of next season. But I think West Ham United and Oxlade-Chamberlain would be a perfect fit.

    “Moyes would take the shackles off him, let him go and enjoy himself, and see what he can do. Touch wood Alex can stay fit and get back to his best”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    SEVEN UP

    Manchester United are likely to welcome back the rest of their squad for pre-season trainingthis week.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been missing a number of key players after Euro 2020.

    Bruno Fernandes returned to training last week but the Red Devils are still expecting some more stars.

    Manager Solskjaer said, "we've got everyone in on Monday"

  • Kostas Lianos

    HENDERSON ABSENCE

    Manchester United have confirmed that Dean Henderson is absent from the club's training camp in Scotland because he is still recovering from coronavirus.

    Henderson has recovered from a hip injury that sidelined him from Euro 2020 with England.

    But the United goalkeeper is 'still feeling the effects' of COVID-19.

    A statement from the Red Devils read: “He is expected to be training again soon"

  • Kostas Lianos

    ELANGA IDEA

    Anthony Elanga has what it takes to cover Manchester United's left wing, according to former player Ben Thornley.

    Thornley said: “He could be a candidate for the left-hand side.

    "He's definitely laid down a marker, that's for sure. We were talking about Mason [Greenwood], Paul Pogba and Dan [James] but, if he keeps performing like that, it will be hard for the manager to ignore, especially if he does play and scores goals. That's priceless.

    “I just think he's a lad who has come through the Under-23s, when we watched him last season. He's got explosive pace, always wants to play on the shoulder and can play either side as well as through the middle.

    "If he gets away, you're never going to catch him. He's got great feet and is brave; you saw that with the goal he scored at Wolves with his head.

    “There is going to be a lot of talk among the coaching staff about which players are part of the squad, maybe go on loan or are not going to be here come the end of August.

    "He's one that caught my eye massively last season as well and he seems a very level-headed young man. If he keeps it up, he can be a huge part of Ole's plans this season and rightly so, so far”

  • Kostas Lianos

    WILLIAMS IS DON

    Manchester United ace Brandon Williams wants to leave Manchester United.

    According to Manchester Evening News, Williams wants a move away from Old Trafford despite Alex Telles' injury.

    Telles has suffered an ankle injury and will be out until September, which means the young left-back may get more minutes this season.

    However, that's not enough for Williams who prefers a loan move to Southampton

  • Kostas Lianos

    UNITED ARRIVE

    Manchester United have landed in Scotland for a training camp ahead of their final pre-season friendly against Everton on Saturday.

    United were based in Surrey between games against Derby and Queens Park Rangers last month and are now set for a three-day camp in St Andrews.

    The Red Devils will soon see Paul Pogba rejoining them amid rumours suggesting he may leave in the summer.

    The Manchester giants will also be welcoming Raphael Varane after his departure from Real Madrid

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