8am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho chase on LATEST, Koulibaly cut price £63m deal, Coman loan wanted – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED's chase for Jadon Sancho is STILL on, but they have been left frustrated with the player's wage demands.

And the Red Devils are reportedly preparing Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman as a backup option should Borussia Dortmund not budge on their £108m asking price.

Follow all the latest transfer updates and gossip from Old Trafford below…

  • GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United are through to the Europa League semis after a nervy 1-0 win against Copenhagen.

    The Danes battled bravely and gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men a real battle in their Cologne clash.

    Things were looking shaky for United when they ended the 90 minutes at 0-0.

    But Bruno Fernandes’ extra-time penalty sealed the win to set up a semi against the winner of Wolves and Sevilla.

    Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have told Man Utd to FORGET about signing Jadon Sancho this summer.

    Dortmund chief Michael Zorc said: “We plan with Jadon Sancho. He'll play for us next season. The decision is final. I think that answers all of the questions.

    “Last summer we adjusted the salary to the performance development of Jadon. In this context, we have extended the contract until 2023.”

    But Utd have not given up on landing Sancho despite being left frustrated by the player’s wage demands.

    United want to pay an initial £70million that could rise to £110m based on honours and appearances.

    However, Dortmund want more up front for the 20-year old England winger.

    The player’s representatives are now looking for more up front in wages too, with £180,000-a-week currently on the table.

  • PLAYER RATINGS

    Man Utd scraped through to the Europa League semis with a 1-0 extra-time win over Copenhagen.

    But who stood out for the Red Devils?

    And did anyone have a stinker in Cologne?

    READ OUR MAN UTD RATINGS HERE

  • MAN UTD VERDICT

    Stubborn Manchester United should stop wasting everyone's time and just stump up the cash to sign Jadon Sancho.

    Judging by tonight's performance, Borussia Dortmund should be expecting a call first thing tomorrow.

    That is because the Red Devils desperately struggled to break down a side who were 100/1 shots to win the Europa League before kick-off.

    READ THE REST OF OUR VERDICT HERE

  • FULL TIME

    It's all over here and Man Utd have come through a nervy encounter to win 1-0.

    Bruno Fernandes' extra-time penalty was enough for the Red Devils to edge past Copenhagen into the Europa League semis.

    READ OUR FULL MATCH REPORT HERE

  • EXTRA TIME

    Copenhagen have silenced the doubters and given United a real game here.

    After 90 minutes the score remains 0-0 and there will be half an hour of extra play.

    We all know what happens if it stays level after that…

    FOLLOW ALL THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

  • HARD-KNOCK LIFE

    Arsenal legend Robert Pires has hailed tough diamonds John Terry and Rio Ferdinand as his hardest Premier League opponents.

    He told the MOTD Top 10 Podcast: “In the Premier League, it was John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.   

    “Matches against Chelsea and Manchester United were always hard and Terry and Ferdinand were very tough, very physical.”

  • HALF-TIME

    We've reached the break in Cologne and the score is currently tied at 0-0.

    Mason Greenwood looked to have given United the lead moments before the whistle.

    But the goal was ruled out by VAR due to the striker being offside.

    FOLLOW ALL THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

  • MORE ON SANCHO FROM SUNSPORT'S NEIL CUSTIS

    Man Utd have not given up on landing Jadon Sancho.

    But they have been left frustrated by the player’s wage demands plus Borussia Dortmund’s refusal to deal directly with themselves.

    United want to pay an initial £70million that could rise to £110milion based on honours and appearances.

    But Dortmund want more up front for the 20-year old England winger.

    The player’s representatives are now looking for more upfront in wages too.

    United want to offer a highly incentivised deal of around £180,000 a week rising to £220,000 a week based on his success.

    And they are prepared to walk away after being stung by £500k-a-week flop Alexis Sanchez.

  • TEAM NEWS

    It’s a strong starting XI from Man Utd tonight as they go in search of victory against Copenhagen in the Europa League.

    The ‘Fab Five’ of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood are all in from the off.

    And there’s just 20 minutes until kick-off with a semi-final spot against either Wolves or Sevilla at stake.

    Man Utd XI: Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Williams; Pogba, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

    FOLLOW ALL THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

  • EUR NOT JOKING

    England’s Euro 2016 campaign was one to forget.

    And that is exactly what has happened to some of the players included in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for the tournament in France.

    There were players in the side from the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal.

    But where are those aces four years on?

    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • GAME FACE

    EA Sports will remove certain celebrations from the latest FIFA 21 game to prevent spreading “toxic” behaviour among gamers.

    The renowned 'shushing' celebration is just one of the celebrations to be scrapped.

    It consists of a player holding his finger to his lips after finding the target to 'shush' the opposing fans into silence.

    Another celebration to go is the 'A-OK' hand gesture which was last year added to a list of hate symbols because of its connotations with white supremacists.

  • KEEPER OR GO-ER?

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he must sell one of David De Gea, Dean Henderson and Sergio Romero this summer.

    But according to the stats, which one of the three should go?

    Check it out here.

  • FAMILY FORTUNES

    Arsenal fans are getting excited after Man Utd transfer target Gabriel Magalhaes's brother and sister started following the club on Instagram.

    The Gunners have been linked with a £27million swoop for the Lille defender.

    Boss Mikel Arteta, who giuded the side to FA Cup glory this season, is set to make further changes to his playing staff.

    The Spaniard is keen on bringing a defender in to shore up his leaky back line.

    Now it has been revealed on social media that the 22-year-old's sister Mayara follows the London side on Instagram.

  • SANCHO NO-GO

    Borussia Dortmund have told Man Utd to FORGET about signing Jadon Sancho this summer.

    It means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be landing his top target for the wing after being quoted £108million last month.

    Dortmund chief Michael Zorc said: “We plan with Jadon Sancho. He'll play for us next season. The decision is final. I think that answers all of the questions.

    “Last summer we adjusted the salary to the performance development of Jadon. In this context, we have extended the contract until 2023.”

  • 'VERY GOOD PLAYERS'

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his side what to look out for against Copenhagen.

    He said: “Stale's team, they've got individuals there and very good players.

    “There are young forwards, three of them, to be fair, and experienced players in the midfield and at the back.

    “But I think the biggest strength is the teamwork and how well organised Stale's teams always are.”

  • COM TO OLD TRAFFORD?

    United will make a loan offer for Kingsley Coman if their pursuit of Jadon Sancho fails, according to reports.

    The Red Devils were given a deadline of today to agree a transfer for the England winger by Borussia Dortmund.

    But after missing that cut-off point, Sancho has teamed up with the Dortmund squad to head off for pre-season.

    And according to the Standard, United may go for Coman in their hunt for an alternative.

  • GUNNER IMPROVE

    Manchester United have lost just one of their last 23 matches.

    But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained modest ahead of the clash against Copenhagen.

    He simply responded: “One in 23 is too many.”

  • 'I DON'T CARE'

    Rio Ferdinand has called for United to wrap up a deal for Jadon Sancho.

    The Old Trafford veteran also dismissed claims that the Red Devils have enough to players in his position.

    When asked who his former club should sign, he told BT Sport: “I think it's the same player on everyone's lips – Jadon Sancho. A bit of flair.”

    When asked whether he is a necessary signing as United have Rashford, Greenwood and Martial, Ferdinand said: “I don't care!

    “You can't ever have enough of them.

    “Man United back in the day, you always remember four strikers battling it out to play their role at any given part of the season. You need that.”

  • STALEMATE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be coming up against old pal Stale Solbakken tonight.

    Speaking ahead of the game, the United boss said: “I know how Stale has built the club and what they're about.

    “Of course, I played against them when I was at Molde.

    “I've known Stale for such a long time, and Copenhagen have a great history in getting into Europe and doing well in Europe.”

  • 'YOU'RE GOING HOME'

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has issued a warning to his squad ahead of the clash against Copenhagen.

    The Red devils boss was asked how he plans to keep his players occupied during their spell in Germany.

    But he refused to get carried away as he responded: “We'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

    “Of course, we put plans in place but, for me, it's only about this game now.

    “You can't think too far ahead.

    “It's a knockout tournament. If you don't perform, you're going home.”

  • JAD ENOUGH

    Jadon Sancho had already said his goodbyes to the staff at Dortmund – before meeting up with them again this morning.

    The Independent claim the 20-year-old was so sure he would leave the club before pre-season training resumed.

    But Manchester United have so far failed to reach an agreement with the Bundesliga side.

  • PIRLO SAYS NO

    Andrea Pirlo is showing no mercy as the new Juventus boss by preparing to flog seven stars, according to reports.

    The legendary midfielder, 41, replaced Maurizio Sarri at the Allianz Stadium over the weekend.

    And Pirlo is wasting little time in getting rid of the deadwood he does not want – starting with the likes of ex-Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain and Manchester United target Douglas Costa.

    The report also adds that Sami Khedira and Blaise Matuidi are also at risk of being let go with both midfielders 33 years old.

    Finally, defenders Mattia De Sciglio, Alex Sandro and Daniele Rugani could be sold as well.

  • GREEN LIGHT

    Mason Greenwood still wants to score a headed goal for Manchester United's first-team this season.

    When asked which area of his game he is looking to improve, he told Uefa: “I think in headed goals.

    “I've not scored a headed goal in the first team this season.

    “It would be nice to get one of them before the Europa League finishes.”

  • HAV IT

    Kai Havertz is said to be pushing for a move to the Premier League more than Jadon Sancho.

    The Bundesliga stars are both linked with a move to the English top flight.

    Havertz, 21, valued at £90million is subject to heavy interest from Chelsea while United are at loggerheads with Borussia Dortmund, who price Sancho, 20, at £108m.

    According to Sky Sports, of the pair it is Havertz who “is the one who is most keen to move as soon as possible”. 

  • CONTE BELIEVE IT

    Antonio Conte is looking to raid Manchester United again and add Chris Smalling to his Inter Milan squad.

    The defender was deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last summer and was shipped off to Roma on a season-long loan.

    He shone in Serie A and made 30 league appearances and even managed three goals and two assists.

    His defending also saw him dubbed “Smalldini” in reference to Italian legend Paolo Maldini.

    Roma are desperate to keep the former Fulham man, who will miss out on their Europa League quest this month, but have been put off by United’s £21m asking price.

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