Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old TraffordWednesday, June 26Manchester United are inching closer to the signing of Aaron Wan-BissakaUnited could break the transfer record for a British defenderReal Zaragoza have denied claims United are close to signing Mateo MejiaManchester United are weighing up a move for Sevilla striker Wissam Ben YedderGlazer family could QUIT Old TraffordManchester United’s owners – the Glazer family – could be tempted to walk away from the club. That’s the opinion of ESPN FC pundit Mark Ogden, who believes the owners could reconsider their ownership due to an unwillingness to invest.”It seems that the ambition they showed in those first few years post-Fergie of spending big money has disappeared,” he said.“So you have to question whether the owners are looking at the asset and thinking ‘we’re going to have to spend more money now, it is worth it?’ Are they preparing to sell? A lot of people in Manchester think [they are].”The ground hasn’t been touched for ten years, they haven’t spent any money on Old Trafford, they’ve now stopped spending big money on players, £75million last summer, nothing in January, they sold [Marouine] Fellani for ten million, are they looking at it and thinking is it going to take too much money to get United back to where they need to be?” Avram Glazer and his family could be tempted to sell Man Utd according to Ogden (Image: GETTY)Solskjaer could be fired this yearManchester United have to focus on getting through the season without sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, because a challenge for the Premier League title is a “non-starter”,  according to ESPN pundit Mark Ogden.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing for his first pre-season as Manchester United manager, after a disappointing end to last season.But Ogden believes that Solskjaer is not an “elite” manager, and therefore United will have to set their targets low this season and just try to get through the year without sacking the Norwegian.”Like Craig [Burley] says, he’s not an elite manager. He knows the club and he’s a club legend, but when you’re a top class player, you want to be improved by your coach.“When you look at Liverpool, they’ve got [Jurgen] Klopp, City have got [Pep] Guardiola, Tottenham have got [Mauricio] Pochettino, they make players better.“I don’t see how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or his coaching staff – with all respect to Michael Carrick, Mike Phelan – I don’t know how they’re going to make Marcus Rashford into a world-beater or make Luke Shaw the best left-back in the world.“The problem here is, is he the best Man United could get? No, he isn’t.” Romelu Lukaku looks set to leave Manchester United (Image: GETTY)Lukaku wants outRomelu Lukaku has expressed his desire to leave Manchester United, according to his agent. The Belgian forward has been linked with a move to Inter Milan this summer, given his affection for new boss Antonio Conte. And according to Federico Pastorello, Lukaku has told the club he wants to go.”Yes, he’s [Lukaku] publicly expressed his plans and desires. We’ll see what happens,” he told reporters.”Lukaku is a dream (for Inter) and is not an easy deal to realise.”For me nothing is impossible.”Gary Neville speaksGary Neville has insisted that any transfer targets who are focussed solely on playing Champions League football are ‘not right’ for the club.“I’d like to think players would see beyond that in terms of what this club can do and how big it is and what it will do in the future,” he told Sky Sports.“If a player is going to choose a club based on the fact they’re not in the Champions League for one season, I would say they’re not the right player for the club.“You want players to come to United to put the club back where it belongs, which is at the very top.” Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Mathis Rayan CherkiManchester United are interested in signing Lyon teenager Mathis Rayan Cherki.The 15-year-old is tipped for stardom and and has already attracted attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.Rayan Cherki is an attacking midfielder and became the youngest goalscorer in the Uefa Youth League when netting against Manchester City Under-19 squad.The Telegraph claim United would have to offer their largest contract to a scholarship-age player to fend off competition for his signature.The report adds that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain interested in Lyon striker Moussa Dembele – who also fits United’s new approach of investing in youth. Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Antoine Griezmann to BarcelonaBarcelona will wrap up the signing of Antoine Griezmann when a release clause in his contract activates on July 1.That’s according to the Telegraph, who claim the Catalan giants have a £107million deal in place to sign the French international.It’s said both parties agreed terms on a contract over two months ago that’ll see Griezmann partner Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp.It’s believed the arrival of Griezmann could see Barca look to offload Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele. Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Matthijs de Ligt destroyedMatthijs de Ligt has become “money hungry” and that is evident by him choosing to join Juventus.That is the brutal verdict of Dutch football expert Hugo Borst.”If you can choose anywhere in the world you choose the Premier League, Barca or Real Madrid,” Borst told Sport. “England and Spain have the two strongest leagues in the world.“In those countries, you can see the best players and watch them improve.”Juve? Ha! That club is guaranteed to win the league and they couldn’t lift the Champions League even with Cristiano [Ronaldo].“Why would de Ligt want to go to Italy? Raiola appears to be demanding a yearly salary of €14m. In what moment did de Ligt become so money hungry?” Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Jose responds…Jose Mourinho has distanced himself from a shock move to Newcastle.It was announced on Monday that Rafa Benitez will leave St James’ Park following a failure to reach an agreement with owner Mike Ashley over a new contract, with the Spaniard’s existing deal set to end on June 30.”The only thing that I know is what I don’t want: I am quite pathological in the sense of I have to play to win,” Mourinho told The Coaches’ Voice.”Then, if I don’t win, then that’s my problem and the players and the club and the structure but I need a project where the feeling is I play to win.”If somebody gives me a wonderful 10-year contract and the objective of the team is to stay in the first half of the table and if you finish seventh, eighth or ninth, it’s perfect, then that’s not for me. That’s my nature.”My next [position] is to fight to win”. Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: EPA)OGS talks to BaillyOle Gunnar Solskjaer has contacted Eric Bailly amid interest from Arsenal, it has been claimed.Manchester United boss Solskjaer is facing a fight to keep Bailly, with Arsenal keen on signing the Ivory Coast international this transfer window.“I know that [Arsenal] have a longstanding interest in Eric Bailly and have approached him to find out if he’d be interested in moving to Arsenal,” he said on The Transfer Window podcast.“But the question mark in that deal has been: would they have the money to give Manchester United back what they paid to sign him three seasons ago?“That essentially came down to whether they qualified for the Champions League or not, and when they didn’t, it doesn’t look like they’re gonna have the resources to get Bailly out. And Bailly himself has been told that Solskjaer doesn’t want to sell him.” Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Bruno Fernandes top targetManchester United reportedly have Bruno Fernandes on a four-man transfer wishlist of midfield targets.United, as well as Premier League rivals Liverpool and Tottenham, have all been linked with a move for Fernandes this transfer window.The Portugal international is the club’s priority target, with the midfielder keen to strut his stuff in the Premier League.But, with their rivals circling, United are already looking at other stars with the potential to shine at Old Trafford.Saul Niguez, of Atletico Madrid, is in their sights along with Longstaff and Youri Tielemans. Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Romulu Lukaku agent spottedRomelu Lukaku’s agent has been spotted at Inter Milan’s head offices.Lukaku, 26, has been linked with a move to Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan after falling behind Marcus Rashford in the pecking order.Lukaku’s representative Federico Pastorello travelled to Inter’s HQ to discuss transfers with club bosses.But according to PS, the meeting was focused on Pastorello’s other clients such as Under-19s striker Edoardo Vergani.Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello today had a meeting with #Inter sport director in Milano: “Lukaku is a dream and is not easy to realize it… but yes, Inter are trying to get uom. Romelu has expressed his wishes (to leave Man United)” ������ #MUFC #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 25, 2019DDG’s replacement…Manchester United have settled on a replacement for David De Gea – but it reportedly isn’t Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak.De Gea, 28, is understood to be on the radar of Ligue 1 giants PSG, while Serie A titans Juventus have also emerged as potential suitors.Many United fans would like Oblak, who has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in world football.But the Daily Mail claim that, if De Gea goes, United want Lille’s Mike Maignan. Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Declan Rice hintIt looks like Declan Rice will be playing his football at the London Stadium again this season.Rice, 20, has been the subject of interest from Manchester United and Manchester City after numerous top displays last year.But the midfielder appears to have committed himself to West Ham for another season.Asked if he planned to keep his current squad number, Rice responded: “Had loads of people asking this. I WILL be keeping 41 for this season.”Neymar latestPSG have offered Neymar to Manchester United in a proposed swap deal with Paul Pogba, claims talkSPORT presenter Andy Goldstein.“My understanding is that PSG said ‘we’ll take Pogba and give you Neymar’,” Goldstein said.“But United, if this is true, United backed out because Neymar’s wage demands were so preposterous.“Neymar to United, I would rather have Neymar than Pogba. Neymar at United! Do the deal, get it done. That’s the one, isn’t it?“Wouldn’t it be great to see him in the Premier League. Get the deal done. You’d make the money back in shirt sales in the first hour.” Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Talks ongoing…Manchester United are holding talks with Stuttgart over the signing of Ozan Kabak.According to German magazine Kicker, the two parties have spoken about a potential deal for the centre-back, who has a £13million release clause.Kabak, 19, arrived at Stuttgart from Galatasaray in January but quickly cemented himself as a first-team regular.The Metro add that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised the signing of a defender and views Kabak as a cheaper alternative to Harry Maguire or Kalidou Koulibaly.West Ham United, AC Milan, Schalke and Monaco are also claimed to have held discussions with Kabak’s representatives. Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)AWB’s record feeManchester United are inching closer to the signing of Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.The Red Devils are in advanced talks with the Eagles, who want at least £50million up front before performance-related add-ons.The Evening Standard claim Crystal Palace representatives are growing frustrated with chief executive Ed Woodward, who is still refusing to meet their valuation.Should the deal reach £60m, United would break the transfer record for a British defender – currently held by Kyle Walker for his move from Spurs to Manchester City. Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)No deal agreed…Real Zaragoza have denied claims that Manchester United are close to signing teenager Mateo Mejia.Reports claimed the Red Devils were on the verge of wrapping up a deal for the 16-year-old talent for £135k.But Real Zaragoza have responded with an official statement – refuting any suggestion that they have an agreement in place with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.“Given the information in the United Kingdom about the Real Zaragoza cadet footballer Mateo Mejía and the interest of Manchester United for his signing, Real Zaragoza wants to clarify the following,” the statement read.”Mateo Mejía is a footballer who belongs to the discipline of Real Zaragoza in the Cadet (academy) category, linked to the Club with a federative card until June 30, 2020. Real Zaragoza has not reached any agreement for the transfer of this player to Manchester United.”Wanted – Wissam Ben YedderManchester United are weighing up a move for Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder.That’s according to France Football, who claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an admirer of the 28-year-old forward.It’s believed an offer in the region of £36million would be enough for new Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui to sanction the sale.However, any approach for Ben Yedder depends on whether Romelu Lukaku decides to leave Old Trafford. Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)Mauro Icardi transferManchester United have turned down the chance to sign Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi as part of a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku, reports say.The Belgium international is Antonio Conte’s top transfer target for the summer, with his Old Trafford future uncertain.The United manager has made it clear to Lukaku that he will be deputy to Marcus Rashford next season should he stay.And Inter, confident that Lukaku wants to join them, have reportedly tried offering Icardi as bait.ESPN say, however, that United have rejected the proposal despite Icardi’s reputation as one of the most prolific forwards in the world.



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