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MANCHESTER UNITED will 'definitely' sign Ajax ace Antony and Barcelona talisman Frankie De Jong, according to some reports.

It is added that United have already made a £38.5m bid for Antony, who has been dubbed the "new Neymar" by some.

Meanwhile Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have been warned that they could be axed from England's World Cup squad.

English boss Gareth Southgate has revealed that the Red Devils pair face an uphill battle getting back into the team – with so much competition in their natural positions.

And United are set to join the race to sign Robert Lewandowski, SunSport can reveal.

Stay up to date with all the latest from Old Trafford…

  • Justin Lawrence

    More on Fernandes' rant

    The 27-year-old raced towards the Swiss bench as TV cameras cut to the technical areas and teared into the opposition as he was held back by a Portugal coach and a Uefa official.

    Fernandes appeared to scream “f*** you” as he pointed at another person and then launch to more F-bombs.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fernandes loses his cool

    Bruno Fernandes appeared to launch an X-rated rant as his Portugal side suffered a Nations League defeat to Switzerland.

    The game exploded into life during the dying stages after Swiss defender Nico Elvedi went down easily following a challenge by Andre Silva.

    The hosts were trying to run down the seconds as they held on, and Gladbach ace Elvedi instantly grabbed the ball as he anticipated getting the free-kick, which the official awarded.

    Both sets of players piled in after appealing the incident as Switzerland boss Murat Yakin got more-and-more animated on the sideline.

    And that was what appeared to spark Fernandes, who had been replaced by Matheus Nunes in the 74th minute, into a rage as he launched several F-bombs.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United target's transfer price

    Man United are at risk of being priced out a move for Christopher Nkunku.

    RB Leipzig have reportedly slapped a £100m tag on Nkunku, who wants to stay with the club this summer, according to The Express.

    The news will be a huge blow to United and Arsenal who have been chasing the 24-year-old.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo's retirement home costs

    Building costs on Cristiano Ronaldo’s retirement home have almost doubled to £17million.

    The Manchester United ace, 37, had initially set aside £10million.

    But the price has soared thanks to the cost of materials — and Ronaldo’s desire for perfection.

    A well-placed source said: “He’s strived for perfection throughout his soccer career and he wants the same off the pitch.

    “He wants everything just right for him and his family.

    “He’s going to retire there once his career comes to an end and wants to be 100 per cent happy with it.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United face transfer battle

    Man United face stiff competition from AC Milan in the pursuit of Marco Asensio, reports claim.

    Milan are determined to bring the Real Madrid striker to Italy this summer, according to Corriere dello Sport.

    And Milan’s director Paolo Maldini has directly contacted Real boss Carlo Ancelotti in order to make Asensio’s move to the Serie A happen, the report adds.

    However, Milan will hope a move can get done soon as Arsenal, along with the Red Devils, also want Asensio.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United target speaks

    Man United tried to pip Bayern Munich for the signing of Bayern Munich ace Ryan Gravenberch.

    Gravenberch revealed to Telegraaf: "Manchester United is a very big and nice club.

    "But I already had such a good feeling with Bayern and I had given them my word"

  • Sam Dymond

    No official move for Antony

    Erik ten Hag is said to have made Ajax winger Antony his number one transfer target – but any discussions regarding a move for the Brazilian have so far been internal between those at Old Trafford.

    Transfers guru Fabrizio Romano has revealed that there is certainly a genuine interest in the player from the Red Devils, and rumours suggest an offer of £43m is imminent.

    However, Antony's brother – Emerson Santos – has dismissed those reports that state negotiations are much further down the line as 'fake news'.

    The 22-year-old scored 12 goals and recorded ten assists in 33 appearances for the Amsterdam club last season.

  • Sam Dymond

    United could flee from Frenkie

    Manchester United are prepared to walk away from a move to sign Frenkie de Jong unless Barcelona lower their valuation.

    A deal appeared imminent last week when De Jong revealed that he was excited by the prospect of a reunion with his former boss Erik ten Hag.

    However, the two clubs now appear some way off in their agreement of a transfer fee for the 25-year-old.

    Reports suggest that the Catalans are holding out for €100m while the Red Devils are reluctant to pay more than €70m.

    And now sources close to United have revealed that the Premier League club are considering alternatives to the midfielder.

  • Sam Dymond

    Den deal? United track Dumfries

    Denzel Dumfries is the latest Dutchman to be linked with Manchester United, according to report.

    The Inter Milan right-back is a target for the Red Devils, and the Serie A side are supposedly ready to sell.

    It's a position that the Red Devils are aiming to strengthen with neither Aaron Wan-Bissaka not Diogo Dalot seen as the long-term answer.

    The 26-year-old is renowned for his attacking threat, and scored five goals during his debut season at the San Siro last term.

  • Sam Dymond

    United keen on Rams teen

    Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Derby County teenager Malcolm Ebiowei.

    The 18-year-old burst on to the scene at Pride Park last season when financial turmoil at the club forced Wayne Rooney into fielding a number of youngsters.

    And the United legend has gone on record to state that the forward has a 'bright future' in the game.

    However, while the Red Devils have entered the race to poach Ebiowei, Fabrizio Romano understands that Crystal Palace are the club in pole position.

  • Sam Dymond

    United keen on Rams teen

    Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Derby County teenager Malcolm Ebiowei.

    The 18-year-old burst on to the scene at Pride Park last season when financial turmoil at the club forced Wayne Rooney into fielding a number of youngsters.

    And the United legend has gone on record to state that the forward has a 'bright future' in the game.

    However, while the Red Devils have entered the race to poach Ebiowei, Fabrizio Romano understands that Crystal Palace are the club in pole position.

  • Sam Dymond

    Matic arrives at Stadio Olimpico

    Nemanja Matic is in Italy today to finalise his move to Roma.

    The Serbian midfielder revealed in April that he would be leaving Manchester United following the expiry of his contract.

    The 33-year-old is due to link up again with Jose Mourinho, who he played under at both Chelsea and United.

    Matic made 189 appearances during five years at Old Trafford,

  • Sam Dymond

    Red Devils still want striker

    Manchester United still hope to bring in a striker this summer – despite the disappointment of missing out on Darwin Nunez.

    The Red Devils had been keen on Benfica's Uruguayan hitman, who is now poised to join rivals Liverpool instead.

    Writing for Caught Offside, Fabrizio Romano understands that new United boss Erik ten Hag still wants another forward in his squad – but any move is likely to depend on player sales.

    He said: "Manchester United certainly tried to sign Darwin, and they were still in contact with his agent until Friday, but they considered Nunez a €70m target, not €100m.

    "They will still look to sign a new striker, but a decision will also depend on who can leave the club, such as Anthony Martial."

  • Sam Dymond

    Are United Eriksen's 'new challenge'?

    Christian Eriksen has decided to leave Brentford in order to pursue a new challenge, according to reports.

    Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla believes the Dane will say goodbye to the Bees when his short-term contract expires at the end of this month.

    Eriksen's former club Tottenham have been strongly linked to the midfielder – who wishes to play in the Champions League – but the Red Devils have emerged as another contender.

    New United boss Erik ten Hag is said to have been mightily impressed in the 30-year-old's performances for the Bees in the second half of last season following his recovery from cardiac arrest.

    And the Dutch coach hopes that a lucrative deal for Eriksen could ward off other clubs as he begins his Old Trafford revolution.

  • Sam Dymond

    Good morning Manchester United fans

    Man Utd have joined Arsenal in the race for Marco Asensio, according to reports.

    Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo say Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag is a fan of the Real Madrid winger.

    The Dutchman wants to make Asensio one of his first signings, with the midfielder available for a paltry £17million.

    Asensio is in the last year of his contract at the Bernabeu and expected to move.Harry Maguire is set for showdown talks with Erik ten Hag over the Man Utd captaincy, according to a new report.

    The Daily Star claim the England defender is determined to keep hold of the skipper’s armband, following an inconsistent season at the back for the Red Devils.

    Previous reports suggested ten Hag was looking at the possibility of relieving Maguire’s from his captaincy so he could focus on regaining his form.

    Now Maguire would like to speak with ten Hag about his role when preseason begins.

    Ten Hag is eager to keep Eric Ramsay at Manchester United, according to reports.

    The 30-year-old was brought onboard as a first team coach at Old Trafford a year ago.

    He has recently been the subject of interest from League One Barnsley, with the Tykes looking to replace sacked boss Poya Asbaghi following their relegation from the Championship.

  • Jon Boon

    Rashford & Sancho axe

    Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have been warned they face World Cup heartbreak.

    England manager Gareth Southgate revealed the two Manchester United stars now both face an uphill battle to reach the squad for Qatar.

    Rashford and Sancho played for the Three Lions at Euro 2020 last summer but had a poor season at Old Trafford.

    And Southgate said: “They’ve got a lot to do to get back in the squad.”

  • Jon Boon

    De Jong deadline

    Erik ten Hag has a deadline for Frenkie de Jong's deal – otherwise he will try to move for someone else.

    The Dutch tactician wants to add the Barcelona playmaker to his midfield.

    But, he will give it until next week – and if a deal hasn't materialised, move on to other targets, according to People.

    Erik ten Hag wants to know if a deal for Frenkie de Jong can be done by the end of next week – otherwise he'll switch targets, according to the People.

  • Jon Boon

    Rangnick advised bid for Tchouameni

    Ralf Rangnick told Man Utd to sign Aurelien Tchouameni, a report claims.

    Real Madrid eventually won the race – spending £68million on the 22-year-old talent.

    United are desperate a new midfielder as part of their summer rebuild.

    According to Andy Mitten, Rangnick pressed forward his case for that to be Tchouameni – however United officials decided otherwise.

  • Jon Boon

    Utd's part in Nunez deal

    Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler suggested Man Utd's presence in the transfer race for Darwin Nunez would have potentially pushed up the price of a deal.

    Writing for the Daily Mirror, Fowler penned: "What fascinates me is the presence of Manchester United amid the negotiations.

    "I can guarantee the Anfield people would have been uneasy with that, as it has the potential to push up not only the price, but the wages too.

    "No agent worth his salt wouldn't use it to get a bigger contract, let's be clear."

  • Jon Boon

    United know fee for the Ox

    Liverpool will reportedly listen to offers of just £10million for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    Manchester United and West Ham are both thought to be interested in the ex-Arsenal star.

    And the Liverpool Echo claims Jurgen Klopp is happy to part ways with Oxlade-Chamberlain for a bargain price this summer.

    The midfielder, 28 has been at Anfield since 2017 after a £35m switch from the Gunners.

    But several serious injury setbacks means he’s made just 94 league appearances.

    And with time running out on the Ox’s deal, Liverpool will now let him go on the cheap.

  • Jon Boon

    Utd join Asensio race

    Man Utd have joined Arsenal in the race for Marco Asensio, according to reports;

    Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo say Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag is a fan of the Real Madrid winger.

    The Dutchman wants to make Asensio one of his first signings, with the midfielder available for a paltry £17million.

    Asensio is in the last year of his contract at the Bernabeu and expected to move.

  • Jon Boon

    Botman boost

    Premier League trio Manchester United, Tottenham and Newcastle have reportedly been handed a boost in the pursuit of Lille defender Sven Botman.

    The Dutchman was attracting interest from a number of top European clubs, including Italian champions AC Milan.

    But according to Sky Italia, Milan have cooled their interest in Botman after learning the defender would cost just shy of £47million.

    The news comes as a boost to United, Spurs and Newcastle, who are all looking to bolster their defensive options this summer.

  • Jon Boon

    Maguire talks

    Harry Maguire is set for showdown talks with Erik ten Hag over the Man Utd captaincy, according to a new report.

    The Daily Star claim the England defender is determined to keep hold of the skipper's armband, following an inconsistent season at the back for the Red Devils.

    Previous reports suggested ten Hag was looking at the possibility of relieving Maguire's from his captaincy so he could focus on regaining his form.

    Now Maguire would like to speak with ten Hag about his role when preseason begins.

  • Jon Boon

    Ings offered

    Man Utdl have been offered the chance to sign Danny Ings, according to reports.

    The Aston Villa hitman, 29, is said to be surplus to requirements to Steven Gerrard.

    90min claim that Arsenal have also been sounded for a potential move.

    Ings scored seven goals in 31 games for Villa last season.

  • Jon Boon

    Ten Hag wants to keep Ramsay

    Erik ten Hag is eager to keep Eric Ramsay at Manchester United, according to reports.

    The 30-year-old was brought onboard as a first team coach at Old Trafford a year ago.

    He has recently been the subject of interest from League One Barnsley, with the Tykes looking to replace sacked boss Poya Asbaghi following their relegation from the Championship.

    Of United's previous regime, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna have both left in the last year, with the latter taking charge of League One Ipswich.

    Interim boss Ralf Rangnick has also departed, as well as his assistant Chris Armas.

    Mike Phelan has been deemed surplus to requirements, but Ten Hag wants Ramsay to join his staff that will include assistant Mitchell van der Gaag and Sir Alex Ferguson's former No2 Steve McClaren.

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