Man Utd AGREE £91m Sancho transfer, Varane available for £52m, Trippier £10m bid rejected – transfer news live

MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a stunning £91m deal for top target Jadon Sancho.

And Dortmund have told United they must complete the transfer by July 23, when the Bundesliga giants head off on their pre-season training camp.

Meanwhile, West Ham will step up their bid for Jesse Lingard following his England heartache, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

And target Saul Niguez is reportedly determined to leave Atletico Madrid this summer.

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  • Jack Figg

    MORNING, UTD FANS

    Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier have joined Jadon Sancho in the Old Trafford transfer spotlight.

    Real Madrid are reportedly willing to sell France centre-back Varane for around £52million this summer as he enters the final year of his contract.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still thought to be targeting a new defensive partner for Harry Maguire, with Varane rated their dream option

    Solskjaer is also said to be keen on another Euro 2020 player – Atletico Madrid's England right-back Kieran Trippier.

    But it's claimed United have so far bid just £10million – half what the Spanish champions paid Spurs two years ago.

    And as Solskjaer edges closer to sealing the arrival of Three Lions' winger Sancho for around £91m, Borussia Dortmund have reportedly rejected a "Ballon d’Or clause".

    The German giants want add-on payments to be instalments based on club income via team success rather than individual gongs – like finishing in the top three of the world player-of-the-year awards.

    SunSport revealed the Red Devils have struck a deal with Sancho, worth £350,000 a week over five years.

  • Ian Tuckey

    POGBA NOW SHINING

    EXCLUSIVE: Christian Karambeu says Manchester United are now starting to see the ‘France Paul Pogba’.

    The leader, superstar and midfield general.

    1998 World Cup winner Karembeu understands there have been detractors that feel Pogba’s outings at club level are a far cry from those on the international scene.

    He heroically helped lead France to glorious victory at Russia 2018. Videos showed Pogba’s rousing team talks and his displays on the field matched it.

    Olympiakos sporting director Karembeu said: “With France he takes responsibility on the pitch, he is a leader and the manager has faith in him. As a result, he shines.

    “Unfortunately at Manchester United he was injured a lot and often had  relapses.

    “It hasn’t been easy for Paul to accept criticism – but he is an intelligent person and bounced back very quickly.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Dortmund burst Utd Ballon

    Borussia Dortmund have reportedly rejected Manchester United's proposed Ballon d’Or clause in any deal for Jadon Sancho.

    SunSport revealed this week that the Red Devils have agreed personal terms with the England winger, worth £350,000-a-week over five years.

    Borussia Dortmund are insisting United increase their offer of £61million to £78m, with a further £10m in add-ons, but this is expected to happen.

    United expect the deal to go through smoothly after a summer of wrangling last year when they refused to meet the German club's £110m price.

    According to the Athletic, the last part of the transfer is largely down to bonuses with Dortmund keen on realistically achievable add-ons.

    The Bundesliga giants are said to be seeking instalments that are based on club income via team success rather than individual awards.

    That has caused Dortmund to reject United's Ballon d'Or clause that would have been triggered if Sancho finished in the top three in the annual gong.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ‘GUNNERS AND UTD IN FOR TRIPPIER’

    Manchester United are trying to seal a cheap transfer for Kieran Trippier – but reportedly had a £10million opening bid rejected.

    Trippier played 35 times last season for Atletico, including 28 in the league as Diego Simeone’s side won LaLiga

    It is understood the ex-Spurs man, originally from Bury, is keen on the move to Old Trafford and is even looking at houses in the area.

    But according to Mundo Deportivo, their first offer was a paltry £10m – half the price Atletico Madrid paid for him two years ago.

    The Spanish giants immediately turned it down.

    And the report adds Atleti have told United they must stump up his £35m release clause to have any chance of signing Trippier, who is also a target for Arsenal.

  • Ian Tuckey

    JOS GLOSS CAN EARN PREM MOVE

    Croatia star Josko Gvardiol is desperate to down England at Wembley – to help secure himself a dream Premier League move.

    Gvardiol, 19, made his debut in the friendly defeat to Belgium last week but already has experience of upsetting the English.

    He joined RB Leipzig last summer from Dinamo Zagreb but remained on-loan with his hometown club and helped knock Harry Kane and Tottenham out of the Europa League in March.

    Leeds United were keen on bringing the versatile ace, who can play either centre-half or left-back, to the Prem a year ago.

    But it is another English club he is desperate to play for.

    Gvardiol is hoping to earn his second international cap in his nation’s Euro 2020 opener on Sunday.

    And he wants to catch the eye of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool while taming the Three Lions.

    Gvardiol told 24hr Sata: “From a young age, I watched Liverpool games with my dad and I grew up with just them.

    “When I took football more seriously, I started following them, and I definitely want the Premier League and Liverpool move one day.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    BIG QUEUE FOR THE LEW?

    Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is open to leaving the German champions in the summer transfer window, reports suggest.

    Lewandowski has spent seven glittering years at Bayern where he has won a whopping seven consecutive Bundesliga titles as well as the 2020 Champions League trophy.

    According to AS, however, the star striker is open to a "changing of scene and facing new challenges" after Euro 2020, where he will be representing Poland.

    The 32-year-old also believes this is the "perfect time to get to know another culture and another league ".

    If Lewandowski does decide to leave Munich then he would attract plenty of offers as he is already targeted by Premier League teams.

    Manchester United are looking for a centre-forward, even though Edinson Cavani signed a contract extension recently. Premier League champions City are also searching for someone to replace record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, who recently signed for Barcelona.

    Chelsea are on the lookout for a striker as well after winning the Champions League with Timo Werner failing to convince in his maiden season at Stamford Bridge.

  • Ian Tuckey

    SANCHO SET FOR 2ND PLACE IN UTD PAY LIST

    Manchester United are set to make Jadon Sancho their second highest earner after agreeing personal terms on a £91million contract.

    SunSport revealed this week that the Red Devils have struck a deal with the England winger, worth £350,000-a-week over five years.

    Borussia Dortmund are insisting United increase their offer of £61million to £78m, with a further £10m in add-ons, but this is expected to happen.

    United expect the deal to go through smoothly after a summer of wrangling last year when they refused to meet the German club's £110m price.

    And Sancho, who will seal a return to Manchester after the Euros, will slot in behind David de Gea in the club's wage list.

    The Spaniard continues to top the list, raking in £375,000 per week – totalling £19.5million a year.

    Sancho's arrival means that 14 first-team players will earn £100,000 or more per week, with Paul Pogba (£290k), Anthony Martial (£250k), and Marcus Rashford (£200k) all earning £200,000 or more weekly.

    That number will rise to 15 should Juan Mata agree another contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

  • Ian Tuckey

    VARANE'S YOURS FOR £52m

    Real Madrid are ‘willing to sell Raphael Varane for around £52million’ to Manchester United this summer.

    The defender, who is currently with the French squad preparing for Euro 2020, is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract.

    Spanish giants Real have reportedly set an asking price for Raphael Varane

    Varane, 28, has enjoyed a glittering decade at the Bernabeu but he has so far failed to show a strong desire to sign an extension.

    A host of clubs have been linked with the ace, including the Red Devils and Premier League rivals Chelsea.

    And Spanish show El Partidazo de COPE report that Real would be willing to listen to offers for Varane now and have set their asking price rather than risk losing him for nothing in 2022.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is closing in on the signing of England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, is also determined to land a centre-half over the close-season.

    And Varane is believed to be his No1 target to partner captain Harry Maguire at the back next term.

  • Ian Tuckey

    RON NUMBERS ARE SO RIGHT

    Jose Mourinho believes records and numbers remain Cristiano Ronaldo's biggest motivation.

    Despite Juventus' underwhelming campaign, the Portuguese superstar and ex-Manchester United frontman still ended the season with 36 goals in all competitions.

    Ronaldo, 36, also added to his remarkable trophy haul with the Coppa Italia – making it a career total of 34.

    And that's the reason why the ex-Real Madrid ace continues to perform at a staggering ability despite his age, according to ex-Chelsea and United boss Mourinho.

    The SunSport columnist told talkSPORT: "Everybody says the same, and I say it too, he's not 25 anymore he's 35 (sic).

    "He doesn't score 50 goals but how many did he score? 35? The numbers speak for themselves. I think the records (drive him on).

    "He's a legend, he's one of the names that will stay in footballing history.

    "He motivates himself with numbers, he wants to win the Ballon d'Or X times, the Golden Boot X times. "He wants to play the next World Cup."

  • Ian Tuckey

    COMAN GET HIM

    United are reportedly considering Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman as a cheaper alternative to Jadon Sancho.

    The Borussia Dortmund winger has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford, with the 21-year-old understood to have agreed personal terms.

    SunSport have exclusively revealed that the Red Devils expect to announce his arrival at the club after Euro 2020.

    A five-year deal is understood to be on the table for the ex-Manchester City youth star, who will earn £350,000-a-week at the Theatre of Dreams.

    But according to Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenburg, United have identified France ace Coman as a back-up should they fail to land Sancho.

    Valued at £43million, the 24-year-old would cost almost half of what BVB are seeking for Sancho.

  • Ian Tuckey

    DD FOR AC?

    Right-back Diogo Dalot could return to AC Milan on a permanent basis from Manchester United in the summer.

    According to Football Italia, Milan are ready to meet United’s release clause.

    However, Napoli have also been touted for a move over the 22-year-old Portuguese ace.

    Dalot joined United from Porto in 2018 and has since amassed a mere 35 appearances.

  • Richard Forrester

    TRIPPED UP

    Manchester United are trying to seal a cheap transfer for Kieran Trippier – but reportedly had a £10million opening bid rejected.

    The Red Devils want to bring in a right-back this summer and have already identified Trippier as the suitable signing.

    Trippier played 35 times last season for Atletico, including 28 in the league as Diego Simeone’s side won LaLiga

    It is understood the ex-Spurs man, originally from Bury, is keen on the move to Old Trafford and is even looking at houses in the area.

    But according to Mundo Deportivo, their first offer was a paltry £10m – half the price Atletico Madrid paid for him two years ago.

    The Spanish giants immediately turned it down.

    And the report adds Atleti have told United they must stump up his £35m release clause to have any chance of signing Trippier.

  • Thomas Blow

    MATA ON TRAINING

    Manchester United star Juan Mata has been discussing the importance of training in a club video.

    Will he still be at Old Trafford beyond the summer?

  • Thomas Blow

    ICYMI – NOT MESS-ING AROUND

    David Beckham’s MLS team Inter Miami are very confident about landing Barcelona hero Lionel Messi in the summer.

    SunSport understands Manchester United legend Beckham’s team can seriously see Messi coming to south Florida in two years time after talks with the Barca superstar.

    The Argentina international is set to sign a new 10-year multi-role deal at the Nou Camp and will stay in LaLiga for two more years before moving to the US.

    With Miami an attractive proposition, the 33 year-old fancies seeing out the rest of his playing days in the States before returning to Barcelona to take on an ambassadorial role.

  • Thomas Blow

    RON FOR ANOTHER

    Manchester United could swap Paul Pogba for Cristiano Ronaldo or Paulo Dybala this summer, according to reports.

    Juventus remain keen to reunite with their former midfielder Pogba.

    And with the Frenchman having just one year remaining on his contract, hopes of a reunion are growing in Turin.

    Juventus cannot afford the sort of transfer fee that the Red Devils would demand for their No6.

    So a swap deal could be most feasible for both parties.

    According to Tuttosport, Juve would be willing to part with Ronaldo or Dybala in exchange for Pogba, rather than cash.

  • Thomas Blow

    PEREIRA WANTS SUMMER MOVE

    Andreas Pereira wants to leave United permanently this summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.

    The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Lazio, where he made 26 Serie A appearances.

    Rumours suggest Pereira wants to stay at the Rome-based club, but they are reportedly unable to cover the transfer fee.

    Lazio may offer to take the player on loan again and some clubs in Spain are believed to be interested in his services.

    Pereira has made 45 Premier League appearances for United since March 2015.

  • Thomas Blow

    CRISTIANO ON CL WIN

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been speaking about Manchester United's 2008 Champions League final victory against Chelsea…

  • Thomas Blow

    KING'S GUARD

    Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman is reportedly being considered as a cheaper alternative to Jadon Sancho.

    The Borussia Dortmund winger has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford, with the 21-year-old understood to have agreed personal terms.

    SunSport have exclusively revealed that the Red Devils expect to announce his arrival at the club after Euro 2020.

    A five-year deal is understood to be on the table for the ex-Manchester City youth star, who will earn £350,000-a-week at the Theatre of Dreams.

    But according to Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenburg, United have identified France ace Coman as a back-up should they fail to land Sancho.

    Valued at £43million, the 24-year-old would cost almost half of what BVB are seeking for Sancho.

  • Thomas Blow

    ICYMI – LOT OF INTEREST

    Manchester United ace Diogo Dalot could return to AC Milan on a permanent basis from Manchester United in the summer.

    According to Football Italia, Milan are ready to meet United’s release clause for the right-back.

    However, Napoli have also been touted for a move over the 22-year-old Portuguese ace.

    Dalot joined United from Porto in 2018 and has since amassed a mere 35 appearances.

  • Thomas Blow

    BREAKING – SANCHO UPDATE

    Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are around £11million apart in their valuation of Jadon Sancho.

    Rumours suggest United are willing to pay £75m – but Dortmund want £86m.

    We’ll keep you updated on this developing story.

  • Thomas Blow

    DAN TOWERS EXCLUSIVE

    Scott McTominay was just 11 when he opened his hotel room curtains and gazed at Wembley.

    The next day, he scored a cup final winner for his primary school team at England's national stadium.

    Like something from a Hollywood film, McTominay will now return with Scotland for the biggest game of his career 13 years later.

    Close friend Dan Towers has been with the Manchester United star every step of the way on his rise to the top.

    He shared the Ibis room with him in May 2008 and admits it will be special to see McTominay face England at the Euros.

    Towers told SunSport: "The new stadium was only a year old and the Football League tried out this Community Cup tournament."

    Click here to read David Friel's interview with Dan Towers

    Credit: Silke Schimpf – www. expert-tours.com
  • Thomas Blow

    UNITED GOAL OF THE DAY

    Remember Giuseppe Rossi?

    The Italian striker made just five Premier League appearances for United before moving to Villarreal.

    His career was hampered by serious knee injuries, although he still played more than 350 professional games – including 30 for Italy.

    Here's his excellent goal against Sunderland on Prem debut – United's goal of the day.

  • Thomas Blow

    TRIPPED UP

    Manchester United are trying to seal a cheap transfer for Kieran Trippier – but reportedly had a £10million opening bid rejected.

    The Red Devils want to bring in a right-back this summer and have already identified Trippier as the suitable signing.

    Trippier played 35 times last season for Atletico, including 28 in the league as Diego Simeone's side won LaLiga

    It is understood the ex-Spurs man, originally from Bury, is keen on the move to Old Trafford and is even looking at houses in the area.

    But according to Mundo Deportivo, their first offer was a paltry £10m – half the price Atletico Madrid paid for him two years ago.

    The Spanish giants immediately turned it down.

    And the report adds Atleti have told United they must stump up his £35m release clause to have any chance of signing Trippier, who is also a target for Arsenal.

  • Thomas Blow

    ICYMI – SANCHO REACTS

    Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho claims he doesn’t pay attention to transfer rumours amid reports suggesting Manchester United are trying to sign him.

    Sancho told talkSPORT: "I don’t really look at it [the speculation]. During the season, I always focus on myself & the team.

    "That’s the most important thing we can do and every time I’m on the pitch I always give it my all, obviously trying to create what I do on the pitch and that’s with goals and assists. That’s what I really try to do, work hard for the team.

    "[The noise] is part of the game. Fans are always going to be excited for major tournaments, so that’s normal. As a young kid growing up and watching these major tournaments, I was excited as well.

    "All the lads should be excited, these tournaments don’t come around often, so you have to take your moment and when you do get your opportunity on the pitch, you have to take it."

  • Thomas Blow

    UNITED'S BIGGEST TRANSFERS

    Let's take a look at United's biggest transfers.

    Expect to see this change if Jadon Sancho completes a move to Old Trafford!

    Man Utd's biggest transfers ever, both in and out, including Ronaldo

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