Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old TraffordFriday, May 31Antoine Griezmann reportedly signed a contract with Barcelona in MarchAtletico Madrid are reportedly furious with the situationManchester United are plotting a bid to sign right-back sensation Reece JamesManchester United are ready to move for two players after signing Daniel JamesMatthijs de Ligt has optionsMatthijs de Ligt has confirmed has ‘several options’ on the table and says he will make a decision on his future soon.The Ajax sensation is one of the most highly-rated centre-backs in world football and has been strongly linked with a summer move to Manchester United and Barcelona.“I am very excited about what the nearest future may bring me,” he said. “But I am also calm, I see it as a challenge, that is the most important thing“There are several options, what I do is to see which is the best option, it seems logical that one option is better than the other.” Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Bruno Fernandes deadlineEd Woodward is hoping to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon by the end of the week, according to reports.The midfielder hit over 30 goals for the Portuguese giants this season and, as a result, is expected to leave the club.City have supposedly tabled an offer of £48million in order to land the 24-year-old.That, despite Fernandes having a huge £89m release clause.However, Sporting have rejected their bid and, though United are yet to make an offer, they are planning to go big.A Bola say the Red Devils will gazump City with an offer in the region of £62m-£72m.Cristiano Ronaldo’s footstepsDiogo Dalot says he is hoping to follow in the footsteps of idol Cristiano Ronaldo by becoming a hit at Old Trafford.Asked who he looks up to, Dalot replied: “My answer will be a little bit shocking for everyone!“Ronaldo, for me, was the main one. He was my idol from day one.“Not because he’s Portuguese or his style of playing, but for his hard work. When you think of an athlete, a complete athlete, a complete footballer, you need to choose Cristiano.“For me, he was the main inspiration to start playing football. Not because I want to be like him, I want to take my own path, but to get to know him and see how he works is unbelievable.” Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Joao Felix talksManchester United fans won’t be too pleased with this.It’s being reported that Manchester City have opened talks with Benfica over the signing of Joao Felix.Felix, 19, is considered one of the hottest properties in world football has a bumper £105million release clause.But that doesn’t look to have deterred Pep Guardiola’s side.The Sun claim City chief executive Ferran Soriano met with Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira and agent Jorge Mendes yesterday to discuss the Portugal ace.Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have been linked with Felix. Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Hirving Lozano hintHirving Lozano hinted he is ready to leave PSV in the summer, claiming ‘I want to play with the best’.United are reported to be interested in the Mexican who is expected to move to one of Europe’s top five leagues.He has also been linked with the likes of Napoli in Serie A and Spanish giants Barcelona.And while United might be interested, they could face a big problem as he insists he wants to play in the Champions League and they failed to qualify after finishing sixth in the Premier League.”I think I’m ready to take a step forward,” he said. “But it makes no sense to talk about things that could happen, my heart is with PSV and I’m not sure what will happen tomorrow.”On the Champions League, he added: ”It’s the stage that I aspire to be on, it’s also necessary to become a better footballer.” Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)City > UnitedPhil Neville has admitted Manchester City are “miles better” than Manchester United and that it could take them “a long time” to close the gap.Neville said: “I think it will take a long time – it’s not a quick fix – but hopefully with those guys in charge and the financial muscle United have still got, they can get back challenging soon because it’s difficult watching Man City win everything.”It’s difficult because you think they’re miles better than United at this moment in time.” Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Matthijs de Ligt pursuitEd Woodward is chasing a deal for Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt because of one person, it has been claimed.Barcelona are also keen to sign the 19-year-old but United are willing to give De Ligt more money than their Catalan counterparts.And The Sun say Woodward is chasing a transfer because of the player’s agent, Mino Raiola.Raiola has given United a sniff at signing the teenager from under the noses of Barcelona and Juventus. Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Adrien Rabiot transferManchester United are hoping to win the race to sign PSG star Adrien Rabiot.The midfielder is out of contract this summer and will be available on a free transfer.And according to French website Paris United, the Premier League big boys are chasing the 24-year-old.They say Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham want Rabiot.Paris United add that United see Rabiot as the ideal replacement for Ander Herrera, who will leave Old Trafford this summer – and possibly head to PSG.However, Rabiot is keen to join Liverpool and is a fan of the club. Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)James staying awayColombian international James Rodriguez has NO intentions of joining a Premier League club.The Real Madrid midfielder has just finished a two-year loan spell with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, who have reportedly decided not to make the deal permanent.He’s set to return to the Bernabeu where his future under Zinedine Zidane remains unclear.The uncertainty has led to speculation that Premier League trio Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are interested.However, Marca say Rodriguez isn’t interested in England leaving Napoli and Juventus the front-runners. Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Antoine Griezmann signed in March!Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann reportedly signed a contract with Barcelona in March!Griezmann, 28, sent shockwaves through Europe when announcing his decision to leave the Wanda Metropolitano less than 12 months after signing a contract extension.However, reports in Spain suggest Griezmann struck a deal with Barcelona months before his announcement.Radio station Cadena SER claim to have access to documents that prove the Frenchman agreed personal terms with Barcelona two months ago.Atletico Madrid are reportedly furious with the situation and will consider reporting their rivals to FIFA for an illegal approach as they did in 2017. Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Reece James bidManchester United are plotting a shock summer raid on Chelsea in a bid to sign right-back sensation Reece James, according to reports.James is one of the most highly-rated young defenders in the country and has caught the attention of a number of clubs after a stunning loan spell with Wigan in 2018-19.Leicester are also said to be interested in the 19-year-old but The Sun claim United hold the edge as younger sister Lauren plays for United’s women’s team.The report says Chelsea would be willing to listen to offers in the region of £15m and United are desperate for a new right-back. Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Ronaldo to Man Utd? Pirlo speculatesItaly legend Pirlo has given his thoughts on what the future holds for Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.The Portuguese superstar helped Juve become Serie A champions on his debut season but he’s being linked with an early departure – despite having three years left on his contract.“I don’t know,” Pirlo said when asked if Ronaldo could head back to Old Trafford.“He has two or three years on his contract with Juventus and after then it’s possible that he comes to the USA or to another country.”Manchester United double swoopManchester United are ready to move for two players after signing Daniel James.Reports this week claimed Manchester United are closing in on Swansea’s James.Personal terms are agreed and the deal should be confirmed next month.And according to the Manchester Evening News, United are already planning their next signings.They reckon United will chase Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest transfer news, gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Philippe Coutinho preferencePhilippe Coutinho would prefer to leave Barcelona for Chelsea rather than Manchester United, according to reports.Mundo Deportivo claim United’s lack of Champions League football means the Brazilian is reluctant to move to Old Trafford.Coutinho is said to be waiting to know if the Blues have their transfer ban overturned by The Arbitration of Sport.If they are granted license to spend this summer, then Coutinho could move to Chelsea to replace Eden Hazard.