Man Utd transfer news: 'Cristiano Ronaldo for Pogba SWAP', Saul Niguez boost, Sancho Ballon d'Or clause REJECTED by BVB

CRISTIANO RONALDO could make a stunning return to Old Trafford this summer, according to reports.

The deal could reportedly be a swap for Paul Pogba, who has refused to be drawn on speculation regarding his future at Man Utd.

We've the very latest on Jadon Sancho as Dortmund rejected a Ballon d'Or clause in United's proposal, as well as an update on Saul Niguez.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    ON THE PAUL

    Paul Pogba has remained coy when addressing rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

    He said: "Contacts with Paris? I have an agent that deals with all that

    "I don’t have Nasser [Al-Khelaifi]’s number.

    “My only thought, now, is the Euros. I’m focused.

    "I’ve got more experience than before. I’m focused on the present, the Euros.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    MOY BUENO

    West Ham have announced that former Man Utd manager David Moeys has signed new three-year contract.

    There had been speculation leading the Scotsman with a return to Everton.

    Commenting on his new contract, he said: "I am delighted to have committed my future to West Ham United

    “This is where I want to be and I’m happy. I’m excited to be given this opportunity to build on what we all have already achieved here.

    "The owners and I are fully aligned with how we want to keep developing and improving the football club.

    “The Board and everyone at the Club have been fantastic to work with, giving me great support and I feel that we are all united in what we want to achieve in the coming years and how we might be able to achieve those things.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAUL OF DUTY

    Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

    The World Cup winner has one year left on his contract at the Theatre of Dreams.

    Commenting on his future, he said: "I have one year left on my contract, everyone knows that.

    "There have been no concrete proposals for extensions. I'm still in Manchester.

    "After the season there was the vacation, so I didn't sit down with the managers and coach. I'm focused on the Euros."

  • Jake Lambourne

    TRIP NOT IT

    Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand has told his former club NOT to sign England right-back Kieran Trippier.

    Ferdinand, 42, believes that the LaLiga winner doesn't fit the profile of right-back that Man Utd should be looking to sign this summer.

    But admits that he sees the quality the 30-year-old has and what he brings to the table.

    Speaking to Metro, he said: "I don’t think they’d buy someone to come in and play [every week], I think whoever’s coming in there is going to be playing backup.

    "They spent £50m on Wan-Bissaka, not to be a backup or No2. He [Trippier] wouldn’t be my choice if I’m honest, but I see the qualities he has.

    "But Trippier definitely wouldn’t be my choice in terms of the profile of player that I’d be bringing in to play as a No2 right-back."

  • Jake Lambourne

    WALE I NEVER

    Take a look at some of the best goals scored by Welshman for Man Utd.

  • Jake Lambourne

    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.

    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.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    LONDON CALLING

    Arsenal have reportedly contacted Man Utd over a possible move to sign Donny van de Beek.

    Mikel Arteta is in the market to sign a new midfielder with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira all likely to leave.

    And with Van de Beek struggling for game time at Old Trafford, it has been said that the Gunners would be keen to lure him to North London.

    According to 90min, Arsenal have been in touch with the Red Devils to see if they would be prepared to part ways with him.

    And they have requested United to keep them updated on his situation at the club.

  • Jake Lambourne

    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.

  • Jake Lambourne

    FAIL OF ROM

    Former Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku has described his hapless spell at Chelsea as a 'failure' amid reports suggesting he is targeted by his former club.

    Lukaku enjoyed a stunning season at Inter Milan as he led the Serie A giants to their first Scudetto in 11 years with 24 goals in 36 league appearances.

    The Belgian star has also expressed his desire to stay at Inter despite their financial difficulties.

    Lukaku told HLN when asked to choose between his current employers and the Blues: "Inter. Inter. I have won a title with Inter.

    "That was a childhood dream too. At one team I had success, at the other one it was a failure."

  • Jake Lambourne

    SAUL OVER IT

    Chelsea are reportedly ready to rival Manchester United in the chase for Saul Niguez as Atletico Madrid lower their asking price to £68million.

    The Premier League pair are joined by PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich in tracking the highly rated midfielder.

    He is highly rated at Atletico, but due to financial strains amid the coronavirus pandemic, they are open to selling him.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, Niguez has release clause of £130m with his contract expiring in 2016.

    But Atletico will listen to offers of around £68m and Juventus are said to be the most interested.

    Chelsea are ready to rival Manchester United in the transfer chase for Saul Niguez
  • 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

    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

    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…

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