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Man Utd news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford

Saturday, March 21

  • Dani Olmo rejected proposals from Barcelona and Premier League clubs
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United were linked with the RB Leipzig star
  • Winger Jadon Sancho’s representative are planning a July transfer
  • Manchester United are considering a move for Inter Milan’s Diego Godin

Philippe Coutinho bait…


Barcelona are looking to use Philippe Coutinho to sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.

Coutinho is currently on loan with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, who are reportedly unsure on whether to make his stay permanent.

The Brazilian playmaker doesn’t look to have a future at the Nou Camp with Quique Setien’s side eager to finance other deals by selling the 27-year-old.

Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United have been credited with interest in Coutinho, but both could miss out to Inter Milan.

Italian publication Calciomercato claim Barcelona executives, including Eric Abidal, are willing to offer Coutinho to Inter in order to lower their £138million valuation.

Calciomercato says Coutinho could fill the void left by Alexis Sanchez, who will return to Manchester United at the end of the campaign.

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The striker shortlist

Manchester United drew up a list of potential striker candidates in January.

According to the Evening Standard, United’s recruitment department had FIVE targets on their shortlist to bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attacking options.

At the top of that list was Erling Haaland, who shattered supporters’ hopes when opting for Borussia Dortmund instead.

Other names on the list included Lyon’s Moussa Dembele, Germany international Timo Werner, Tottenham talisman Harry Kane and Wolves centre-forward Raul Jimenez.

Man Utd news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford

Man Utd news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford

Man Utd news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

He’s rapid…

Manchester United duo Daniel James and Marcus Rashford are known for being two of the quickest players in the Premier League.

But the Red Devils pair have been gazumped by Mason Greenwood, who has been clocked as being their fastest player this season.

The club’s official website revealed the news, saying: “Gifted Academy product Mason Greenwood recently threw his name into the hat to become United’s fastest player this season by producing a blistering top speed of 37.60 km/h. That is higher than any other Red this campaign.

“It was officially noted by Opta earlier this month, on Sunday 1 March, during the striker’s hard-working performance as a starter in the 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park.

“As a result, Greenwood has overtaken our combative midfielder Fred in the pace table – after the Brazilian unleashed a sprint of 37.29 km/h in our Old Trafford draw with the Toffees in December.”

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Grealish > Maddison

Manchester United would be better off signing Jack Grealish ahead of James Maddison, according to Old Trafford legend Rio Ferdinand.

The Aston Villa captain and Leicester playmaker are both top targets for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer but Ferdinand thinks Grealish edges it because he’s a more complete player.

“Grealish or Maddison? That’s a good question,” Ferdinand said on Instagram. “Maddison is someone who can get the ball, he can pop it about. He gets goals, gets assists, sets up chances, he’s sharp, he gets in good positions to create things. Very good footballer. I like him.

“Grealish can take people on. Grealish gets the ball, he can manipulate the ball, draw players to him… draw one/two players to him leaving space for someone else. That’s what I like about Grealish. He’s got that bit of arrogance as well. Knows he’s a good player that’s producing. He just edges it for me.”

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Dani Olmo: I had Premier League offers

Dani Olmo rejected proposals from Barcelona and Premier League clubs before completing a move to RB Leipzig.

The 21-year-old Spain international, who was part of Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy, was linked with Barca, Real Madrid and Manchester United in January – but opted to leave Dinamo Zagreb for RB Leipzig in a deal worth £21million.

“I had several offers, not only from Spain, but also from Italy and England,” Olmo told Mundo Deportivo. “But RB Leipzig was the team that bet the most.

“The project they offered me was not given to me by any other team. This is how I felt and I was determined that it was the best option. I am clear about the path I want to travel and what I have to do to achieve it.”

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Jadon Sancho suitors

Juventus will not get involved in a bidding war to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

Sancho, 19, has scored 31 goals and provided 42 assists in 90 appearances for the Bundesliga challengers.

His exploits have made him one of the most sought-after players in world football with Liverpool and Manchester United eager to secure his £100million-rated signature.

Calciomercato claim Sancho’s entourage are aiming for a transfer in July and though Juventus are keen – they will not provide a challenge unless the player himself requests to join.

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Diego Godin to Manchester United

Manchester United are considering a move for Inter Milan defender Diego Godin.

The Red Devils tried and failed with several offers to sign the Uruguayan international during his days at Atletico Madrid.

But the 34-year-old decided to join Antonio Conte at the San Siro instead on a three-year deal.

The veteran centre-back has been used sparingly by Inter this campaign – making 16 of a possible 25 Serie A appearances and often being withdrawn before the 90-minute mark.

Now, Italian publication Corriere Dello Sport claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are interested in bringing him to Old Trafford.

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Thomas Lemar exit

Manchester United are keen to sign Atletico Madrid outcast Thomas Lemar this summer for two reasons, according to ESPN.

The Red Devils are said to be keen on launching a bid for the Frenchman during the summer transfer window.

This season, he has started just nine La Liga games, and has failed to score or register an assist in any game in all competitions.

According to ESPN, United like the look of Lemar for two reasons – his creativity and the fact he is left-footed.

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Moussa Dembele top priority

Chelsea are set to focus their efforts on the pursuit of Moussa Dembele this summer, according to reports.

The Blues are on the hunt for a striker and manager Frank Lampard has supposedly identified the Lyon frontman as his first choice.

The Evening Standard claim Dembele is the Blues’ preferred target ahead of RB Leipzig ace Timo Werner.

The French striker is seen as an upgrade on both Giroud and Batshuayi, while the 23-year-old will provide competition with Abraham for a starting spot.

Chelsea reportedly had a £34million bid for Dembele rejected in January and Lyon subsequently released a statement reiterating their stance.

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David Alaba offered

Chelsea will have to fight off La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in their pursuit of long-term transfer target David Alaba.

The Blues are on the hunt for a new left-back but will have a hard task signing up the Bayern Munich ace due to new interest from Spain, according to reports.

Chelsea had been favourites to snap up the Austrian in January, but Barcelona and Real Madrid have reportedly now joined the race for the 27-year-old’s signature.

SportBILD claim La Liga’s top two pose a serious threat to the Blues’ transfer plans and would have no qualms about splashing out £60million on the experienced defender.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Liverpool

Liverpool have been backed to sign Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by Gunners hero Paul Merson.

The Arsenal forward could leave the Emirates this summer if the Gunners choose to cash in on the Gabon international with Manchester United and Barcelona known to be interested.

Despite interest from both clubs, Sky Sports pundit Merson reckons Aubameyang would fit in perfectly at Liverpool.

“Everyone knows about Aubameyang’s contract situation but there aren’t too many clubs in England looking to fill that position,” he told Sky Sports. “I think if you were Liverpool you would have a look and Jurgen Klopp knows him very well from their time together at Borussia Dortmund, but it does worry me that Klopp hasn’t gone in for him. He would surely know him better than anyone.

“Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino work really well together as a three, but you do need someone who can bang in 25 goals without a fuss.”

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Nemanja Matic extension

Manchester United have entered talks with Nemanja Matic over a fresh two-year contract, The Sun claim.

The 13-time Premier League champions have already triggered their one-year extension option in the Serbian’s current deal that was set to expire in June.

Back in January, Matic was widely expected to leave Manchester United having fallen down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order at Old Trafford.

Matic has helped United keep 14 clean sheets from their last 20 matches across all competitions while also helping the Red Devils embark on a 11-game unbeaten run.

Man Utd news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford

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Luka Jovic to Chelsea

Chelsea have been linked with Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic.

Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claim several clubs are queuing up to sign the Serbia international including Tottenham.

Jovic, 22, secured a £55million move to the Bernabeu off the back of a blistering two-season loan spell with Bundesliga Frankfurt, where he scored 36 goals in 75 appearances.

However, things haven’t worked out for Jovic under Zinedine Zidane with the striker managing just two goals.

Mundo Deportivo claim Real Madrid executives are unhappy with Jovic breaking the club’s Coronavirus quarantine rules when flying back to Serbia.

It’s believed the Spanish heavyweights are open to offloading Jovic but want to recoup the full £55m they paid for him.

Man Utd news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford

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Jadon Sancho to Chelsea

Chelsea won’t be put off by Borussia Dortmund’s valuation of Jadon Sancho as they prepare to launch a bid to sign the English youngster during the summer transfer window, according to the Evening Standard.

Manchester United and Liverpool were both heavily linked with the forward before the January transfer window, but neither made a move.

Instead, he stayed at Dortmund, and has continued to impress – winning the Bundesliga’s Player of the Month award for January.

Dortmund will apparently ask for £120m for the winger, which would smash Chelsea’s club-record transfer fee paid for a player.

That figure currently stands at the £72m they paid for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga – who has been tipped to leave Stamford Bridge during the summer.



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