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MANCHESTER UNITED have bolstered their ranks with the signing of Donny van de Beelk from Ajax.

The Dutch ace is the club's first signing of the summer, but could he be joined soon by RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

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Get all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip here…

  • JOSHUA PLEA

    Joshua King has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Bournemouth star said: “I will not lie, because I really wanted to go there in January, but what happened, happened.

    “I know why things happened. We’ll just have to wait and see. There is a lot that is open.

    “I have a dream to play in the Champions League.

    “Whether it will happen this season or in two years, I do not know. But I have a dream about it that all boys have.

    “What if United are still interested? That would be amazing. I was at United for five years and I learned lot there.”

  • TONE DEAF

    Man United missed out on Sandro Tonali because the midfield starlet is “in love” with AC Milan.

    Brescia chief Massimo Tollino said: “I know that [Inter chief] Beppe Marotta really wanted Tonali, and that Antonio Conte appreciated him, so I think his agent had agreed terms with Inter.

    “As soon as AC Milan showed real interest, he did not want to listen to any other options.

    “We also had interest from Barcelona and Manchester United, but the lad is in love with Milan and went crazy once he heard of their offer, because he supports them.”

  • ENTER SANMAN

    Man United will finalise the salary and fees of Jadon Sancho's agent before preparing an official bid, according to reports.

    The Borussia Dortmund star remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's top transfer target despite the acquisition of Donny van de Beek.

    And Old Trafford chiefs are still chasing a deal even though the Bundesliga side insist on a £108million fee.

    Dortmund chief Michael Zorc said last month the 20-year-old's move looked off because United had missed the deadline to sign him.

    But the Daily Mail claim the Red Devils will go back in for Sancho.

    First, though, they will “sort out the salary and fees of intermediaries” before presenting an official bid.

  • WELCOME BACK

    Cambridge United will host the first TWO competitive games on English soil in front of fans since MARCH next week.

    EFL chiefs have selected the Abbey Stadium EFL Trophy clash with Fulham under-21s on Tuesday and next weekend’s opening League Two match with Carlisle as official Government-approved test events.

    Cambridge will be allowed to have up to 1,000 fans inside for the first game with a capacity of 2,500 for the clash with the Cumbrian outfit.

    Fans will be allowed both in seats and standing on terraces as part of the pilot, which will be overseen by crowd dynamics experts Movement Strategies.

    EFL chiefs hope two successful events will speed up the nationwide return of fans.

  • SKRIN OF MY TEETH

    Man Utd are in a three-way battle for Inter Milan star Milan Skiniar.

    Calcio Mercato claims PSG and Spurs also want the Slovakian centre-back.

    United have also been linked with RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano.

  • BEEKY BLINDER

    Someone seems happy to have completed a £40million move to Manchester United!

  • RIVALS RED-FACED

    Man Utd reportedly stand a strong chance of hijacking Liverpool’s move for Thiago Alcantara.

    Bild claims United can offer the Bayern Munich star a more important place in their side.

    There will be nobody to challenge Thiago for his place as the team’s deep-lying playmaker.

    And the promise of starting every game could tempt the Spanish to snub Anfield for Old Trafford.

  • FAVOURITE AUNT

    Victor Lindelof has revealed he acted on instinct when a thief rode away with his aunt’s handbag, before he chased the man down and held him before the police arrived.

    The United defender told Aftonbladet: “Everything went very fast. I did not think much.

    “I just wanted to help my aunt get her bag back and what she had in it. It was nothing more than that, I just wanted to help.”

    Lindelof has revealed he has also not seen his aunt Kersten since the theft.

    He added: “I have not had any contact with her, unfortunately.

    “I think it was my brother who showed that she did an interview and invited me over for lunch.

    “We will see if I can solve it before I go back, but it will probably be a little difficult during corona.”

  • APPIE’S TEARS OF JOY

    This is the most moving thing you’ll read all day.

    Appie Nouri shed “tears of joy” when he heard that pal Donny van de Beek was taking No34 at Manchester United – as a tribute to him.

    Nouri’s father, Mohammed, told De Telegraaf: “Appie’s eyes looked very sharp suddenly, he had tears of joy on his cheeks and was clearly moved when he heard Donny’s voice. Donny is like a son to us.

    “Everyone at our house was very emotional, happy with Donny’s wonderful transfer. It was a special day.”

    Van de Beek’s pal Nouri suffered a heart attack in July 2017, but sadly suffered severe brain damage as a result and is dependent on his family for day-to-day support.

    That's what friendship is all about.

  • PRETTY PENNIES

    Here are the players Manchester United have splashed out on this season.

  • UNITED FIXTURES

    Here are the opening Premier League fixtures of the season for Manchester United.

    And of course, their battles against the 'Big Six' clubs.

  • SERG IN INTEREST

    Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon is reportedly tempted by a transfer to Manchester United.

    The Red Devils are said to be plotting a move for the £27million rated 23-year-old.

    And the out of favour star is keen on the switch, according to Spanish outlet AS.

    The Spanish defender is free to leave the Bernabeu this summer after a season-long loan at Sevilla.

    And Zinedine Zidane does not think he is ready for a place in his squad.

    Reguilon is behind Ferland Mendy and Marcelo in the pecking order at the Bernabeu.

  • THIA-GO-GO?

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has talked to Thiago Alcantara in person and told him to lower his salary demands, according to reports in Norway.

    The United boss is hoping the Red Devils are able to muscle in on Liverpool's bid for the Bayern Munich midfielder, but the Spaniard's wage demands are reportedly “too high.”

    TV 2 reporter Frederik A N Filtvedt tweeted: “Solskjaer has talked to Thiago in person. But so far the wage demand is too high. Too loud.

    “Solskjaer is interested in signings such as play for United for the “right reasons” and not because of money.”

  • DONN-IED

    Arsenal reportedly rejected the chance to sign Donny van de Beek as he was not seen as good “value for money”.

    The 23-year-old completed his £39million transfer from Ajax to Manchester United this week.

    According to journalist Patrick Juan, the Gunners could have signed Van de Beek ahead of the Red Devils.

    But Arsenal rejected the opportunity as they did not think his £39m valuation was accurate.

    The Dutchman's agent, Sjaak Swart, confirmed Arsenal wanted to sign him this summer.

    He said: “They really wanted him, but they couldn't get the money for the transfer. Even the biggest clubs struggle.

    “Arsenal is a great club, but Manchester United will certainly be an interesting adventure.”

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