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Jadon Sancho to Man Utd?

Jadon Sancho reportedly liked a post on Instagram hinting at a move to Manchester United.

An account on the social media site called @Globesoccer uploaded a photo asked a host of transfer questions including whether or not Sancho would join the Red Devils.

According to the Daily Star, the Instagram account belonging to the Borussia Dortmund forward – @sanchooo10 – liked the post but it has since disappeared.

A host of fans spotted the initial like, however, with one writing on Twitter: “Could this mean Sancho is on his way to Old Trafford in the summer?”

Odion Ighalo hint

Manchester United ace Odion Ighalo insists he’ll talk about his Old Trafford future at the end of the season.

When asked whether he’ll make his United move permanent, Ighalo said: “For now, I’m enjoying my time, I’m living my dream and I’m working hard.

“It’s too early to talk about the future, now is for me to fight in every game, make sure I give my blood and sweat for the team, try to win games and make sure we end the season well.

“After this season, we’ll see what’s going on. For now, I want to keep working day-by-day, game-to-game, improving and working with these great lads in this team and this great coach who had the confidence to bring me here.

“I have to make sure I pay him back with goals, hopefully with trophies, winning games, fighting for the team, fighting for the badge and after this season, we talk about the next stage.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on how many signings he wants

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are at least three players away from winning the Premier League title.

When asked what’s needed to challenge, Solskjaer said: “We feel we’re improving all the time and we know we lack one, two or three players and some experience, to be considered a title contender.

“We know that and we’re not going to start talking about that now.

“We’re going start talking about getting up up the table, getting more points and challenging for that top four because Chelsea and Leicester are too far ahead of us for my liking.”

Arsenal plan

Arsenal are happy to pay Manchester United’s £25million asking price for centre-back Chris Smalling, who is currently on loan to Serie A side Roma.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho was weighing up a move for his former ace, who he managed while in charge of the Old Trafford outfit.

Smalling, 30, is expected to leave United this summer after they splashed out heavily at the start of the season.

According to Italian publication Gazette dello Sport, Roma are keen to make the move permanent.

But they are struggling to match the £25m price tag and are hoping to negotiate a lower fee.

However, Arsenal are apparently happy to spend that amount as Mikel Arteta looks to stamp his mark on the team this summer.

Mourinho has been linked with being reunited with Smalling in north London – but Gazzette dello Sport suggest Arsenal are waiting in the wings.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sack backed

Manchester United should still sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer and replace him with Mauricio Pochettino, claims former Chelsea and France defender Frank Leboeuf.

“Pochettino, Pochettino, let’s go for it,” he said on ESPN FC.

“If Solskjaer’s confirmed [as manager next season] then we don’t have to talk about it.

“But I think they’re going to change, they want to go to another level, and I think they’re going to go for Pochettino.”

Ed Woodward’s Harry Kane plan

Manchester United executive-vice chairman Ed Woodward will not shy away from talks with the notoriously difficult negotiator Daniel Levy in an attempt to sign Harry Kane this summer.

United have been linked with making a move for Kane as it was claimed the England international wanted to be a part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rebuilding project at Old Trafford.

Injuries to key men Kane and Heung-min Son have left Spurs with a major striker crisis.

And they could be in a worse position this summer if United follow up their interest in Kane.

The Evening Standard report that Woodward is preparing to go into a boardroom battle with Levy.

It is said former United chief David Gill refused to deal with Levy during his pursuit of Luka Modric, who was sold to Real Madrid.

But Woodward will not be shying away from any talks, regardless of how tough it is to deal with his opposite number.

The Evening Standard adds that Woodward was confident of taking on his Spurs counterpart for Gareth Bale in 2013 and Pochettino last summer.


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