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Manchester United ‘on verge of completing £80m Harry Maguire deal’

Manchester United are on the verge of signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire in an £80m deal, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly on the verge of signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire. The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a move for the England international in this summer’s transfer window as the club look to improve their defence. According to The Independent, United have now made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the 26-year-old, with an announcement said to be “imminent”. Maguire has allegedly made it clear that he wants to leave Leicester this summer amid talk of firm interest from United and Manchester City. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side appear to have won the race for the former Sheffield United youngster, who ...

David de Gea ‘agrees six-year Manchester United deal’

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea reportedly agrees a new six-year contract with the Red Devils worth around £375,000 a week. Manchester United‘s David de Gea has reportedly agreed terms on a six-year contract which will make him the highest-paid goalkeeper in world football. De Gea’s future has been the subject of a host of speculation this summer, with the stopper’s current United deal due to expire at the end of the 2019-20 campaign. The 28-year-old was reportedly holding off on signing fresh teams due to United’s struggles in recent seasons, while his wage demands were also believed to be an issue. Paris Saint-Germain are said to have shown the strongest interest this summer, but according to The Times, De Gea has now agreed a fresh six-year contract at ...

Dimitar Berbatov tells Romelu Lukaku to stay at Manchester United

Dimitar Berbatov encourages Romelu Lukaku to stay put at Manchester United this summer amid interest from Inter Milan. Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has encouraged Romelu Lukaku to stay put at Old Trafford amid interest from Inter Milan this summer. The 26-year-old is understood to be keen on a move to the San Siro after feeling left out at United ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived in December. Antonio Conte, who attempted to sign Lukaku as Chelsea boss in 2017, confirmed in a press conference on Friday that Inter were working on a deal to bring the Belgian to the San Siro. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Berbatov advised Lukaku against moving to Serie A and insisted that working under Solskjaer would serve as the best option for his career. “I think he (Romelu ...

Preview: Manchester United vs. Inter Milan – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides a full preview of Manchester United’s pre-season clash with Inter Milan, including team news and predicted lineups. Manchester United will continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a clash against Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Saturday. United have beaten Perth Glory and Leeds United in their two pre-season matches thus far, while Inter recorded a 2-1 win over Lugano in their first friendly of the summer last weekend. Manchester United © Reuters It is difficult to read too much into pre-season results, but there is no question that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been pleased with what he has seen from his team in their two matches this summer. Pre-season started with a 2-0 win over Perth Glory last weekend, before t...

Manchester United to offer Phil Jones in Harry Maguire bid?

Manchester United could offer Phil Jones as a makeweight in a potential bid for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, according to a report. Manchester United could reportedly offer Phil Jones as a makeweight in a potential bid for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. United are said to be locked in talks with Leicester over a move for Maguire, who is believed to be valued between £80m and £90m by the Foxes. According to The Telegraph, the Red Devils could attempt to lower the asking price by offering Brendan Rodgers‘s side the chance to sign Jones, who only penned a new long-term deal at Old Trafford in January. The 27-year-old is currently with the United squad in Australia and was on the scoresheet in their 4-0 win over Leeds United in Perth ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaps praise on “natural” Mason Greenwood after Leeds win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on goalscoring teenager Mason Greenwood after Manchester United comprehensively beat Leeds despite wantaway striker Romelu Lukaku‘s continued absence. The 17-year-old sensation scored his first senior goal to set United on course to a 4-0 win in Perth, where the rivals’ first match since September 2011 had far more atmosphere and intensity that your standard pre-season friendly. Greenwood looked sharped against SkyBet Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds, producing a performance that showed just why Solskjaer recently talked up his chances of starring at the club. .@PaulPogba ➡️ @AWBissaka ➡️ Greenwood ⚽️ You love to see it. And to see more, watch the second half live: https://t.co/4eQlLWEatJ pic.twitter.com/IEB8uLddid — Manchester United (@M...

Romelu Lukaku absence ‘start of Manchester United exit process’

Romelu Lukaku’s absence from the friendly with Leeds United is reportedly the start of a process which will see the Belgian leave Old Trafford. The absence of Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United‘s friendly with Leeds United is reportedly the beginning of a process which may see the Belgian leave Old Trafford. Despite having three years remaining on his contract, both Lukaku and United are said to be open to a change as Inter Milan continue to try to agree a fee with the Premier League side. Lukaku has still travelled with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s squad to Australia and Asia for a number of pre-season matches, although the Belgium international was absent from the squad which registered a 4-0 win over Leeds United on Wednesday. Solskjaer said that the 26-year-old was ‘...

Result: Impressive Manchester United thump Leeds United in Perth

Manchester United continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 4-0 win Leeds United in Perth. Manchester United continued their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 4-0 win over English rivals Leeds United at the Optus Stadium in Perth on Wednesday. In what was the first meeting between the two teams since 2011, first-half goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford sent United on their way against Marcelo Bielsa‘s side. Phil Jones and Anthony Martial then added to the scoring in the second period as the 20-time English champions put on a show for their fans in Western Australia. United, who beat Perth Glory 2-0 at the weekend, almost made the breakthrough in the second minute when a fine run and pass from Victor Lindelof freed Rashford inside the Leeds box,...

AC Milan ‘eye Manchester United’s Eric Bailly as Dejan Lovren alternative’

AC Milan reportedly identify Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly as a summer transfer target after being put off by Liverpool’s asking price for Dejan Lovren. AC Milan are reportedly considering a move for Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly after being put off by Liverpool‘s asking price for Dejan Lovren. New Milan boss Marco Giampaolo is understood to have made bringing in a new central defender his top priority ahead of the 2019-20 season as he looks to shore up a backline which conceded 36 goals last season. Lovren had been the Rossoneri’s first choice, but Liverpool are demanding at least £18m for the Croatian, whose £4.5m salary would also pose problems for a club that have already been banned from next season’s Europa League due to Financial Fair ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promises “fitter” and “more robust” Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson transformed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer into a winner, and the current Manchester United manager intends to do the same with his players during his rebuilding process. Jose Mourinho’s tempestuous spell in the dugout ended in December, when the Old Trafford hierarchy finally grew tired of background backbiting and on-field problems. Solskjaer, a 1999 treble hero, was the surprise appointment as caretaker manager but his record-breaking temporary stint earned him a permanent chance to shine in his dream job. After landing that three-year deal, Solksjaer’s tenure then went awry, yet reflection and countless discussions have allowed him to “come up with a plan”. “We talked about what is expected, what is required, the standards, what we have to do every single day,” Solskjaer said d...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ‘I have a great relationship with Paul Pogba’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes in building the Manchester United team around wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba – and remains confident Alexis Sanchez will finally come good. As the disappointment of a turbulent 2018-19 season finally begins to subside, attention turns to the future and returning the 20-time league champions back to the top of the English game. Questions over key players’ happiness have provided an unwanted backdrop to their preparations for the new season. Pogba’s future is a major topic of speculation as United tour Down Under. (PA video Club-record signing Pogba is chief among them after publicly speaking about the possibility of leaving for a new challenge away from the north-west, with his comments compounded by agent Mino Raiola’s remarks. Solskjae...

Inter Milan ‘prepared to meet Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku valuation’

Inter Milan prepare a £75m move for Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku, according to a report. Inter Milan are reportedly preparing a £75m swoop for Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku. The Italian giants have been strongly linked with a move for the Belgium international in recent weeks. However, it had been thought that Inter would miss out on the chance to sign the 26-year-old as they were not able to meet United’s £75m valuation due to the restrictions imposed by Financial Fair Play. According to The Sun, though, Antonio Conte‘s side will tell the Red Devils this week that they will meet the asking price, although the bid will include bonus payments. The report claims that a guaranteed £60m will be offered over three years – including an up front payment of £...

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