Donny van de Beek has already arrived in a £40m deal from Ajax to the delight of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while Dean Henderson will compete with David De Gea back from his brilliant loan at Sheffield United, so United are stronger ahead of their Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Sancho remains the club’s No 1 target with an agreement reached over personal terms and agents’ fees. Now they must agree a fee with Borussia Dortmund holding out for £120m. Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale has emerged as a surprise second-choice while Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich is another option apparently being considered. Reinforcements at the back in the shape of left-back Sergio Reguilon are also being mooted. We’ll have all the latest throughout the day:
Here are the latest rumours, news, updates surrounding Old Trafford, with plenty of business left to accomplish and ensure Solskjaer has the tools to build on last season’s third place and a Europa League semi-final.
REGUILON MOVE ‘VERY CLOSE’
Manchester United are ‘very close’ to signing Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, according to Spanish reports.
El Español claims there is just one detail to be ironed out in a possible €25million move, with United unwilling to allow Madrid a buyback clause.
Michael Jones15 September 2020 08:30
UNITED FEARS OVER SANCHO
Manchester United have fears competition will spike for Jadon Sancho next summer.
ESPN report there are concerns the Red Devils will have to compete with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool for the England international if they fail to get a deal done before 2021.
Dortmund remain in the same position as months ago, demanding a €120m fee, yet United continue to dither, risking the potential for Sancho joining a rival in a year should they fail to make a breakthrough.
Jack Rathborn15 September 2020 08:14
UNITED READY BALE LOAN OFFER
Manchester United could make a loan offer for Gareth Bale to end his Real Madrid nightmare.
The Welsh forward has no future at the Bernabeu and will need game time to resume his career and ensure he is in form for Wales.
The Sun report an initial loan is on the table from United, with a permanent deal an option at the conclusion of the season. Wages will be an issue, unless Real waive the potential for a transfer fee in order to force Bale out and rid themselves of the huge hit on their wage cap.
Jack Rathborn15 September 2020 08:04