MANCHESTER UNITED have been dealt a blow with Tottenham joining the race for Real Madrid pair Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn't given up home of signing Jadon Sancho this summer either, while we've the very latest on a potential £28m swoop for Uros Racic.
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Manchester United could land Sami Khedira on a free transfer, according to reports.
The midfielder, 33, is set to have his contract terminated at Juventus a year early.
According to Goal, he is not part of new boss Andrea Pirlo's plans at the Allianz Stadium this season.
Khedira endured an injury-hit season last term with knee surgery in December and a torn abductor later on.
That limited him to just 18 appearances across all competitions.
Juventus are keen to cut costs across the club and the report adds they could save around £5.5million this season by terminating Khedira's deal.
END OF THE MATA
Juan Mata has been forced to shut his Manchester tapas restaurant after racking up almost £1million in debt.
Tapeo and Wine is closing its doors, just four years after it was opened by the Manchester United midfielder.
A statement posted online read: “Adios y gracias!
“Unfortunately, and after five years of trying our best to bring Spain to you, through our food, drinks and service, our restaurant Tapeo and Wine will not be opening its doors anymore.
“We had to take this decision as a result of a number of factors and we thank every single one of you who over the years came and enjoyed with us!
“It's been a great ride and we will always be grateful for your love and support!”
DEVIL MAY CARE
Manchester United have reportedly identified Ivan Perisic as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.
The Croatian was a target for the club when Jose Mourinho was in charge and has impressed during the year spent on loan at Bayern Munich.
The Express claim that 31-year-old Perisic is back on United’s shortlist for a potential loan deal.
NOT BALED OUT YET
Manchester United are refusing to give up on signing Gareth Bale – with Real Madrid still seeing the Red Devils as a potential landing spot, say reports in Spain.
The LaLiga champions are itching to get the Welsh flop – and his £650,000-a-week wages – off their books after being frozen out by Zinedine Zidane.
And while Tottenham are believed to be close to completing a deal to bring Bale back to North London, Real still see United as a potential buyer, according to AS.
Man Utd are keen to add some width to their squad after missing out on Jadon Sancho – with Borussia Dortmund holding firm on their £108million valuation.
ALL OVER IT LIKE MARASH
Manchester United and Chelsea are set to miss out on Marash Kumbulla after the Serie A starlet agreed terms with Roma.
Reports in Italy suggest the Giallorossi have won the race to sign the highly-rated defender, amid rival interest from Tottenham, Lazio and Inter Milan.
Kumbulla was a surprise star of last season in Italy, playing 26 times for hometown club Hellas Verona.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, an agreement has been reached for the 20-year-old to join Roma.
He will move on an initial loan deal before a permanent transfer on a contract to 2025.
Tottenham have reportedly beaten Manchester United in the race to sign full-back Sergio Reguilon after agreeing to include a buy-back clause in the deal with Real Madrid.
GREAL TOUGH DECISION
Jack Grealish admits it was “50-50” whether he would stay at Aston Villa amid Manchester United’s interest.
The 25-year-old committed his future to his boyhood club by signing a new five-year contract just days after making his England debut.
When asked if it was 50-50 if he would remain at Villa, he said: “Yes, I suppose so.
“I had a good season last season, and there was interest in myself from other clubs.
“But I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and I’ve just signed a new contract for Aston Villa and I’ve got the biggest smile on my face.”
GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS
Manchester United have been linked to Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale – but Tottenham are close to re-signing him in a £20million loan deal.
Jose Mourinho’s side are on the brink of bringing Bale back to the Premier League, with the 31-year-old preferring a Tottenham return over a move to Old Trafford.
Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett confirmed it was close when he said last night: “Gareth still loves Spurs. We are talking. It’s where he wants to be.”
Spurs view Bale as one of their own despite his departure to Real in 2013 — for a then-world record fee of £86million.
Meanwhile, United fear missing out on Jadon Sancho to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Liverpool next summer, reports claim.
Borussia Dortmund are digging their heels in over their £109million valuation of him.
United are adamant that they won't pay this fee and are willing to pursue loan options instead before returning for Sancho next summer.
But according to ESPN, the Red Devils fear that they would face intense competition from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool.
In other news, Tottenham are also reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.
The news will come as a blow to Manchester United who had been keen to bring the 23-year-old to Old Trafford.
CUP FOR IT?
Luton set up a home tie with Manchester United after beating Reading 1-0 in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
The date of the clash against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be confirmed next week.
Jordan Clark's strike in the first half was enough to see off the Royals at the Madejski Stadium.
Click here to read SunSport's full round-up of tonight's Carabao Cup action.
THE REAL DEAL
Tottenham are on the brink of re-signing Gareth Bale in a stunning £20million loan deal.
Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett confirmed it was on when he said last night: “Gareth still loves Spurs. We are talking. It’s where he wants to be.”
Bale sent a plea to Premier League clubs to end his Madrid hell less than a fortnight ago after he was frozen out by Zinedine Zidane.
He even accused the Spanish giants of blocking a move to China at the 11th hour last summer.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is desperate to make the deal happen — and SunSport understands an agreement was close last night for Bale to make his comeback.
AUBA THE LINE
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly the highest-paid player in the Premier League after penning a new deal at Arsenal.
The 31-year-old has ended speculation over his future by signing a three-year deal at the Emirates.
Aubameyang was previously on around £200k-a-week in North London, but his contract will see him pocket more than £350,000-a-week.
SunSport have pulled together a list of the top-flight's top-earners, with three from Manchester United making the top ten.
ONE IN A MIL
Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow with target Arkadiusz Milik reportedly on the verge of a £23million move to Roma.
Fabrizio Romano claims the Poland international, 26, is heading to Italy’s capital as a replacement for Edin Dzeko.
Manchester City’s former striker, 34, is apparently set to join champions Juventus.
And that means United will miss out on Milik after identifying him as a possible option up front.
Ruud Gullit has sent a warning to Donny van de Beek ahead of his Premier League debut.
Writing in De Telegraaf, he said: “I look forward to seeing Donny van de Beek at Manchester United.
“What immediately occurred to me is that he should be careful not to become a second Davy Klassen.
“Van de Beek is a younger copy of Davy in terms of play.
“Klaassen chose Everton, but the game of those two comes into its own most in an offensive squad, and therefore it should be easier for Donny at United than it was for Klaassen at Everton.”
Roma are beginning to lose patience with Manchester United as a deal is yet to be agreed for Chris Smalling.
The Italian giants are locked in talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side over a permanent move for the defender.
But according to the Daily Mail, Roma are growing increasingly frustrated with the negotiations.
Sources claim the Serie A side are ready to consider alternative options to Smalling.
Paul Pogba's brother has followed in the Manchester United star's footsteps … by testing positive for Covid-19.
France star Pogba, 27, has missed much of the Red Devils' preseason preparations after being stricken by coronavirus last month.
The midfielder's sibling Florentin, 30, has now become the latest footballer to fall victim to the pandemic.
Guinea international defender Florentin plays for French club Sochaux.
He was ruled out of their Ligue 2 trip to Toulouse on Monday night after testing positive.
Tottenham are close to agreeing a deal for Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, according to David Ornstein.
Manchester United were said to be nearing a £23million deal for the Spanish star.
But Spurs are now in pole position to sign Reguilon – who has three years remaining on his Madrid deal.
The Athletic claim his move to North London is not a done deal – but progress has been made.
JESS THE START
Ex-Manchester United star Luke Chadwick claims Jesse Linger can still offer “so much” to the Red Devils.
Speaking to CaughtOffside, he said: “Jesse Lingard's obviously got a great history at the club, coming through the academy.
“[He] got into the first-team, had some real good spells, and probably suffered due to his personal situation affecting his form last season.
“But on form I think Jesse Lingard can offer so much to Manchester United.”
TIME TO BALE?
Gareth Bale has reportedly “agreed” to join Manchester United on loan, according to the latest reports from Deportes Cuatro.
The source, as cited by the Express, claim United have made their move for the Real Madrid outcast.
Bale has reportedly agreed to joining the Red Devils – but there is still one issue that needs to be resolved.
Real Madrid and United need to reach agreement over the player's wages as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are not prepared to pay the full amount.
Sergio Romero is having a “terrible” time at Manchester United, according to El Intransigente.
The goalkeeper is reportedly trying to “accelerate” his return to Argentina.
Chelsea, Leeds and Everton are among the clubs that have been linked to him this summer.
But a return to former club Racing Club looks the most likely move for him.
Manchester United will kick off their 2020-21 campaign against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
And Harry Maguire is ready and raring to go…
SANS OF TIME
United fear missing out on Jadon Sancho to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Liverpool next summer, reports claim.
The Red Devils remain cautiously optimistic that they can sign the England star before October's transfer deadline, having “made progress” on personal terms with the winger.
But Borussia Dortmund are digging their heels in over their £109million valuation of the former Manchester City starlet.
United are adamant that they won't pay this fee and are willing to pursue loan options instead before returning for Sancho next summer.
But according to ESPN, the Red Devils fear that should this be the case, that they would face intense competition from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool.
Tottenham are trying to re-sign Gareth Bale on loan – in a bid to stop him from joining Manchester United.
Spurs chiefs fear United are closing in on a deal to take the Wales star from Real Madrid for the rest of the season.
So they are frantically putting together a package to entice him back to North London.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who negotiated Bale’s sale to the Bernabeu in 2013 for a then-world record fee of £86million, is keen to make the deal happen.
He reckons bringing the Welshman – whose shirts have been pulled from the Real shop – back would appease their fans and lift the gloom that has descended on the club since Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat by Everton.
But Tottenham know they now have to move quickly as rivals United are attempting to seal a season-long loan for the former Southampton trainee – who can leave Real Madrid after being frozen out by their manager Zinedine Zidane.
BT Sport is set for a £4 price rise from November 1.
If you're an entertainment package holder, the price will also go up by a further £2.
This could add an annual £72 to bills.
Uswitch.com expert Nick Baker said: “A £4 increase to BT’s sports bundle and a £2 hike to its Entertainment package will add £72 a year to bills, placing more pressure on households at a time when many are feeling the pinch.
“Recent rule changes mean that large groups of friends and family can’t gather in pubs and houses, so more people will need their own TV subscription to ensure that they don’t miss out.
“Existing customers may feel doubly hard done by, since the price rise comes as BT is offering new customers heavily discounted TV prices for six months.”
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Reports in Spain claim that Sergio Reguilon's transfer to Manchester United is “very close.”
El Espanol report that United have refused to include a buy-back clause in the deal with Real Madrid.
Los Blancos value Reguilon at around £27.6million, but United are currently trying to negotiate that downward.
The price remains the “biggest obstacle.”
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