11am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Sancho ‘STAYING at Dortmund for season’, David Brooks wanted over Douglas Costa – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED'S pursuit of Jadon Sancho appears to have taken a backwards step with the winger reported to be staying at Dortmund for another season.

As an alternative, the Red Devils are said to want in Bournemouth's £40m winger David Brooks after cooling their interest in Juventus' Douglas Costa.

Get all the latest transfer updates and gossip from Old Trafford here…

  • SOL SEARCHING

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United's captain for the day, breaking his three year competitive goal drought is the club's Goal of the Day.

  • BRU'VE BEEN WARNED

    Bruno Fernandes warned Manchester United's Premier League rivals he can get even better next season.

    He told Uefa.com: “It's instinct. Over the years, because of the position in which I was playing, I developed my ability to move around and look forward.

    “When we lose the ball, I try to be the first one to react and to call on the other attacking players to help out in winning back possession.

    “And obviously for me, to be able to build up the play, to have the ball and provide passes to my team-mates to enable them to score goals – it’s very important.

    “I think that's what I need to do a bit more because, yes, I've provided some assists but I could have provided more, given the quality we have up front.

    “I believe I can improve on my numbers given the quality we have up front.”

  • BABBLING BROOKS

    Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of David Brooks.

    New Cherries boss Jason Tindall told the Bournemouth Echo: “We as a football club have got a value of what we believe for our players.

    “And if that value is met then players have got the opportunity to then discuss with whoever they need to discuss with and then make the decision they feel is right for them.

    “But first and foremost, it needs to be right for the football club and once it's right for the football club then, as you've seen in the past, I don't think it's a club that will stand in anybody's way providing that the club's happy with and it meets the valuation of the player.”

  • FINE ART

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reportedly had a key role in persuading Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes to snub a move to Manchester United.

    As noted by Corriere dello Sport, the Gunners chief seemed to swing things in Arsenal's favour with theBrazil Under-20 international also considering offers from the Red Devils and Napoli.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Gabriel Magalhaes is heading to London next week to complete his £27million transfer to Arsenal, say sources.

    The Brazil central defender was left out of Lille's 1-1 draw against Rennes yesterday, fuelling speculation he is close to joining the Gunners.

    Reports claim Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is close to getting his man on a five-year deal.

    Manchester United and Napoli were also chasing the South American.

    Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano posted this on Twitter: “Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal, here we go!

    “Total agreement just completed: he will fly on Monday to London to sign his contract until June 2025, €30M to Lille (add ons included), official statement on next week. The deal is finally done.”

  • BOURN AGAIN

    Manchester United are turning their attention to David Brooks after cooling their interest in a deal for Juventus' Douglas Costa.

    The Red Devils have grown frustrated in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho from Dortmun and the Manchester Evening News reports a move for Brooks is now on the agenda.

    Brooks's representatives, Unique Sports Management, represented Aaron Wan-Bissaka during his £50m move to Old Trafford and also count Axel Tuanzebe among their clients.

    And United received a further boost yesterday when Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall said every Cherries player is available for the right price.

    In the case of Brooks, that price is believed to be around £40m.

  • MORNING, MAN UTD FANS

    Harry Maguire is free to return to Britain after appearing in court accused of punching a cop following a drunken brawl in Mykonos.

    Commenting on the Man Utd captain, his lawyer Constantine Darivas told Greek media: “The process is ongoing. Maguire is in great condition.

    “He denies the allegations and I am fully convinced that tomorrow he will be released without any charges.”

    In other news, Borussia Dortmund chiefs insist Jadon Sancho will “stay at least another season” and is “happy”.

    United's hopes of landing the 20-year-old England attacker this summer dwindled even further after the Bundesliga giants refused to accept the £108million asking price in instalments.

    And now Goal quote Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl as saying: “Jadon is happy to stay. He has a contract until 2023.

    “I see him on the pitch and he is very happy. Everyone is very happy to have him. He is going to be here for at least one more season.”

    Should United fail to secure the services of Sancho, they could look to bring Juventus winger Douglas Costa to the Theatre of Dreams.

    According to Corriere dello Sport, United have already made a £27m bid for Costa, but Juve are holding out for £36m.

    And finally, Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga will NOT move to Manchester United or Real Madrid this summer.

    The French midfielder, still just 17, has stated that he wants to remain with the Ligue 1 club for at least another year.

  • LONDON BOUND

    Lille defender Gabriel is reportedly is London as he nears a move to join Arsenal.

    The Gunners look set to beat Man Utd and Napoli in their quest to sign the Brazilian centre-back.

    According to Telefoot Chaine, Gabriel is in London to complete his switch to the Emirates.

    A £22m deal is said to be on the verge of being sealed.

  • MIL-LING IT OVER

    Former Man Utd striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal to stay at AC Milan, according to reports.

    Gianluca Di Marzio reports the big Swede has not formally extended his time at the San Siro.

    Ibrahimovic, 38, joined the Rossoneri in January on a short-term deal.

    But he exceeded expectations, bagging 11 goals and five assists in 20 games in all competitions.

    And Milan look set to reward him for his role in helping them qualify for the Europa League next season.

    Reports suggested he would be handed a new one-year deal worth £104,000 a week.

    But at the moment there is no sign Ibrahimovic will ink his new contract anytime soon.

  • BROOK, LINE & SINKER

    Man Utd's hopes of signing David Brooks have been boosted after Bournemouth admitted they “won't stand in anybody's way” if a star wants to leave.

    New Cherries boss Jason Tindall has accepted that, following relegation to the Championship, each of their players has a price.

    Rumours are circulating that United will need to bid £40million to sign Welsh winger Brooks.

    The 23-year-old barely played in Bournemouth's relegation campaign after ankle surgery but is considered a top prospect after an impressive debut season the year before.

    And Tindall will allow Brooks a move if the price is right.

    He told the Bournemouth Echo: “We as a football club have got a value of what we believe for our players.

    “And if that value is met then players have got the opportunity to then discuss with whoever they need to discuss with and then make the decision they feel is right for them.

    “But first and foremost, it needs to be right for the football club and once it's right for the football club then, as you've seen in the past, I don't think it's a club that will stand in anybody's way providing that the club's happy with and it meets the valuation of the player.”

  • FERGIE TIME

  • BACK WITH A BANG

    Bruno Fernandes warned Manchester United's Premier League rivals he can get even better next season.

    The Portuguese midfielder arrived at Old Trafford in January for £55million from Sporting and changed the course of United's season.

    Fernandes told Uefa.com: “I don’t have a secret.

    “I think that I train a lot, I like to train a lot. I always pay attention to what the goalkeepers are doing – how they position themselves, how they best prevent shots on goal.

    “Based on that, based on the match, and based on how I’m feeling on the pitch, I decide how to take a penalty.

    “I don’t have a specific technique in taking penalties. There’s no certain run-up I take, I just stick to what I feel is most comfortable.”

  • SPENNY SPECTACULAR

    Marcus Rashford is among the most-expensive rated players in the world.

    Only Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Trent Alexander-Arnold are ahead of Rash in these rankings.

  • SMILES AWAY

    Borussia Dortmund chiefs insist Manchester United's main target Jadon Sancho will “stay at least another season” and is “happy”.

    United's hopes of landing the 20-year-old England attacker this summer dwindled even further after the Bundesliga giants refused to accept the £108milion asking price in instalments.

    And now Goal quote Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl as saying: “Jadon is happy to stay. He has a contract until 2023.

    “I see him on the pitch and he is very happy. Everyone is very happy to have him.

    “He is going to be here for at least one more season.”

    Old Trafford officials made little progress before the August 10 deadline that Dortmund set for a deal to be sorted.

  • RED BALL

    Check out these Manchester United stars, the 1968 European Cup-winning one in fact, dressed in their cricket whites.

    According to keeper Alex Stepney, George Best was a brilliant wicket keeper.

  • MORE FIGHTS THAN TROPHIES

    Piers Morgan has slammed Man Utd captain Harry Maguire after he was arrested following an alleged drunken brawl in Mykonos.

    The firebrand Good Morning Britain host tore into the £85million centre-back, 27, who spent two nights in a cell before appearing in court today.

    Morgan – a devout Arsenal fan – tweeted: “Manchester United’s captain has been arrested for drunkenly brawling with police officers more times than he’s won a trophy since being with the club.

    “Admire Harry Maguire as a player but this is shockingly poor leadership. Especially during a pandemic.”

  • GROUNDS FOR OPTIMISM

    Here is how fans can expect to start returning to stadiums next season.

    It won't be business as usual.

  • PULL YOUR 'VINGA OUT

    Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga will NOT move to Manchester United or Real Madrid this summer.

    The French midfielder, still just 17, has stated that he wants to remain with the Ligue 1 club for at least another year.

    LaLiga giants Real were thought to be the frontrunner for Camavinga after months of speculation.

    However, amid reports that the player wants a 2021 switch to Madrid, he has committed his future to the team that gave him a debut at a mere four months after his 16th birthday – a club record.

    Camavinga revealed on Telefoot: “I have two years of contract left, I will be with Rennes this season.

    “[The speculation] doesn't bother me at all. It's football.

    “There are true things and there are false things.”

  • HE'S GOT DE QUALITY

    Rio Ferdinand has backed David De Gea to get back to being the No1 keeper in the world.

    The former United defender said: “De Gea has the ability to get back to where he was.

    “He’s shown over the years that he is a class act.

    “He can now have a break for a few weeks and come back with his focus renewed.

    “He has the mentality to come back and reach his levels again. We’ve seen time and again how good he can be.

    “I think he can still be a big player for United, but he has a point to prove again now. He has had tough times before and has come back.”

  • MARTIAL IMPROVEMENT

    Here is how much Anthony Martial has improved in his goal and assist rate for United this season.

  • BACK OF THE NET

    Jadon Sancho has scored in Borussia Dortmund's pre-season friendly against Duisburg.

    The Yellow and Blacks are currently 3-1 up.

    Former United target Jude Bellingham is also playing in the match.

  • PLAYER OF THE MONTH

    Bruno Fernandes has been awarded United's player of the month award for August.

    The Portuguese wizard is currently on holiday in Portugal, where he is enjoying putting his feet up.

    View this post on Instagram

    Our #MUFC Player of the Month for August with 48% of your votes… 📊 ⭐ #BrunoFernandes 👏

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  • UNITED STATEMENT ON MAGUIRE

    The club said: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file.

    “Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    “It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course.”

  • SORRY HARRY

    Harry Maguire must apologise for brawling with Brits after his sister was reportedly stabbed in the arm before returning to the UK.

    The Man Utd captain had been held in a cell for two nights after being arrested following the fight outside a bar in Mykonos on Friday.

    The England star, 27, didn't comment as he left the court on the island of Syros today wearing a white shirt, baseball cap and face mask.

    When asked whether Maguire was still a free man, his lawyer told Sky News: “Right now, yes.”

    It is understood Maguire will now return to the UK ahead of a hearing on Tuesday, which he does not have to attend.

    But he must first make his way back to Mykonos on a 50-minute boat ride to apologise for the drama, local media reports.

    He has denied the charges against him.

  • ICYMI – WON'T COSTA LOT

    Manchester United have made a £27million bid for Douglas Costa, according to reports – but Juventus are holding out for £36m.

    The Brazilian winger, 29, is one of SEVEN stars set to for the axe at the Serie A champions.

    New boss Andrea Pirlo is preparing himself for an almighty overhaul after taking over from Maurizio Sarri, who was sacked after their Champions League exit.

    Costa has been rumoured as to being part of a swap deal with Wolves as Juve chase Raul Jimenez.

    Pirlo is claimed to have offered Costa, along with Aaron Ramsey and Alex Sandro, for the Mexican striker after balking at Wolves' £90m valuation.

    But Man Utd are keen to finally sign their long-term target, who they see as a cheaper alternative to £108m Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

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