Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Saul Niguez may join if Pogba leaves, Griezmann-Lindelof 'swap' move mooted, Trippier LATEST

MANCHESTER UNITED have confirmed that a deal to sign Raphael Varane has been agreed with Real Madrid.

The Real Madrid star is set to undergo a medical at Old Trafford ahead of a move.

Meanwhile Man Utd are looking at a number of midfield targets should Paul Pogba choose to leave, with Saul Niguez believed to be among the most likely to join.

And Kieran Trippier could yet join the Red Devils towards the end of the transfer window, with Atletico Madrid £1bn in debt.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    RASHFORD COULD BE OUT FOR 3 MONTHS

    Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford faces shoulder surgery next week after persuading boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer an operation would be the best solution.

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    The England star, 23, could then be out until the end of October.

    Rashford, 23, decided after the Euros he wanted an op as his shoulder problem has persisted since November.

    It's thought boss Solskjaer was keen to see if rest would resolve the problem.

    A United statement said: “Following consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury.

    “He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as  possible.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    BARCA, REAL AND JUVE GET SUPER LEAGUE BOOST

    Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus will renew their European Super League plans after a court threw out disciplinary action against the 12 founding clubs.

    A Madrid court decided Uefa must scrap proceedings – until the European Court of Justice makes a ruling.

    Nine clubs were penalised – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan.

    Uefa fined them each about £7m and five per cent of their prize money.

    The Super League plans collapsed within days after a huge outcry from fans, other clubs, politicians and football bodies.

    Now, though, the nine clubs have had their penalties removed – at least for now.

    And action against the ESL's remaining supporters – Barca, Juve and Madrid – must also be halted.

  • Ian Tuckey

    POG COULD STAY – EVEN WITH NO SUMMER DEAL

    Paul Pogba could still sign a long-term Manchester United contract – even if he waits until next year.

    That's the claim from Sky Sports tonight, despite PSG hovering for the France midfielder.

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    The 28-year-old reportedly gets on well with Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – and has been buoyed by the major summer signings of Jadon Sancho and Rapahel Varane.

    But Pogba also knows there's no reason for him to rush as he approaches what could be the last deal of his career – wherever it might be.

  • Ian Tuckey

    EMOTIONAL END TO RANE IN SPAIN

    Raphael Varane gave and received an emotional goodbye to his Real Madrid team-mates after the France defender finally completed his Manchester United move.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    DONNING UTD'S CRAZY NEW KIT

    Manchester United's newest signing has hailed their bluest kit.

    Jadon Sancho suggested United have gone a bit crazy with their brash new outfit as he posted: "Away kit brazy."

  • Ian Tuckey

    ALABA’S £98m REAL CONTRACT LEAKED

    David Alaba’s Real Madrid contract has been leaked.

    And the latest Blancos defender is raking in £376,000-a-week at the Bernabeu while his agent and family are also said to have pocketed nearly £10million between them off the back of the move.

    Reputable German outlet Der Spiegel have revealed alleged details of the transfer and his subsequent contract.

    The deal is said to be worth £98m to ex-Bayern Munich star Alaba over a five-year period. with a weekly wage of £376,000.

    The Austrian international reportedly picked up a £15.1m signing on fee. And the 29-year-old’s agent Pini Zahavi is also said to have earned £4.4m in commission.

    An unspecified £5.4m payment is said to have gone to ‘Alaba’s family’.

    It is worth noting that a lot of these negotiations were taking place at the same time Real president Florentino Perez was imploring the football world to green light the Super League as the big clubs were struggling so much.

  • Ian Tuckey

    McCANN JOINS RANGERS

    Manchester United academy midfielder Charlie McCann has officially completed a permanent transfer to Rangers.

    The 19-year-old has never made his senior debut for the Red Devils but was a regular in their under-23 side before sealing a switch to Scotland.

    The Manchester Evening News claim the deal is reportedly worth around £750,000 and will see the player link up with Rangers' B team first.

    Speaking to Rangers' official website, McCann admitted he made the decision to leave Old Trafford in search of first-team football.

    He said: "I’m delighted to get the move over the line, I was obviously really excited when I heard the news and I knew that it was a no brainer.

    "It’s just unreal [Ibrox] it’s such a great experience and I can’t wait to see what it will be like when there is a full house of fans!

    “I feel like I’ve gotten to the point where I need the next step and this is the best option for me to make that and hopefully push myself to get nearer the first team."

  • Ian Tuckey

    HEAVEN SANT TO THE RED DEVILS

    Jadon Sancho has sent Manchester United fans into meltdown and continues to break Borussia Dortmund fans hearts with his new post on Instagram.

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    A post shared by Jadon Sancho (@sanchooo10)

    The England international has posted himself getting fit and ready for his the new Premier League appearance as he looks to be the Red Devil’s missing piece to their puzzle.

    Manchester United fan and rapper Notes commented: “Strength no weaknesses!” with two angry emoji’s

    Whilst Femjay commented an emoji before stating: “WE MOVE”.

    However a Dortmund fan said: “Still miss you in Dortmund, Jadon” with sad emoji’s and a black and yellow love heart.

    The whole world is interested to see how the £70 million man is going to do come the start of the new PL campaign.

  • Kostas Lianos

    POG-BACK

    Manchester United star Paul Pogba has returned to the UK after Euro 2020.

    According to Manchester Evening News, Pogba flew to Miami after France's shock elimination in the Last 16.

    Reports suggest the star midfielder came back to Manchester on Thursday amid intense speculation regarding his future.

    Pogba is entering the last year of his deal and has reportedly turned down an extension

  • Kostas Lianos

    RASHFORD STATEMENT

    Manchester United have confirmed that star striker Marcus Rashford will undergo should surgery.

    Rashford is now set to miss at least the first two months of the season.

    United announced: "Following consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury.

    “He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as possible"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    TRIPPIER RECAP

    Manchester United still have a chance to sign Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier, who is keen to return to the Premier League.

    But the Manchester Evening News claim a deal may not be completed before the end of the transfer window.

    United are willing to let Brandon Williams leave on loan and Diogo Dalot go permanently, opening up a spot for the England international.

    However, there are concerns Atleticomay yet price him out of a move.

    The Spanish champions are £1billion in debt though, meaning they may well look to sell for a price the Manchester giants are willing to pay

  • Kostas Lianos

    TOP MANN

    Manchester United have been offered Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann in a stunning exchange for Victor Lindelof.

    That is according to Gol Digital, who report that Barca have turned to United after a recent swap deal with Atletico Madrid fell through.

    The Blaugrana wanted to send Griezmann back to Atletico and sign star midfielder Saul Niguez in exchange but negotiations collapsed.

    The Catalan giants are now reportedly talking with the Red Devils as they know Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side is looking for a striker despite Edinson Cavani's new deal.

    Barcelona are willing to sell Griezmann to United in exchange for Lindelof, who has fallen down the pecking order amid Raphael Varane's imminent arrival, as manager Ronald Koeman needs a defender

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAUL-POGBA SWITCH

    Manchester United are eyeing Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba.

    According to the Daily Star, Pogba is going to hold talks with United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about his future when he reunites with the rest of the team for pre-season.

    Reports suggest the star midfielder has turned down a new deal as he enters the final year of his contract with the Red Devils.

    The Manchester giants are looking to act quickly and that is why they are preparing a bid for Saul

  • Joshua Mbu

    VAR VA VOOM

    Varane thanked Real Madrid on Instagram.

    He said: “These last few days have been charged with many emotions, feelings that I now want to share with all of you. 

    “After 10 incredible and wonderful years at Real Madrid, a club that I will always carry in my heart, the day has come to say goodbye.

    “Since I arrived in 2011, together we have exceeded all expectations and achieved things that I could never have dreamed of. 

    “I would like to thank all the coaches and all the people who work or have worked at the club for everything they have done for me.

    “Many thanks also to all the Madridistas who always gave me a lot of affection and with their great demand they pushed me to give my best and fight for every success.

    “I have had the honor of sharing a dressing room with the best players in the world. 

    “Countless victories that I will never forget, especially ‘La Décima’. 

    “I realize that it has been a great privilege to have been able to experience such special moments.

    “Finally, I want to thank all Spaniards and especially to the city of Madrid, where my two children were born. This country will always be special to me.

    “It has been an incredible journey in every way. I leave with the feeling of having given everything and I will not change a single thing in this story of ours.

    “A new chapter begins …”

  • Joshua Mbu

    SWAP DEAL

    Barc Elon's efforts to offload star Antoine Griezmann could see them propose a swap deal with Man Utd for Victor Lindelof.

    According to Spanish outlet El Gol Digital, Barca are exploring the possibility of a swap deal.

    Barca are desperate to solve their financial issues, and offloading Griezmann could help.

    The Frenchman is one of Barca's top earners.

    The potential swap deal could see United send Lindelof to Barca with cash.

  • Joshua Mbu

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    RAPHA'S READY

    French international Raphael Varane has took to social media to respectfully thank Real Madrid for his incredible years at the club.

    However he is now ready for a new chapter under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

    This is some team the Norwegian is building.

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    PUTTING ON A CHO

    Jadon Sancho has sent Manchester United fans into meltdown and continues to break Borussia Dortmund fans hearts with his new post on Instagram.

    The England international has posted himself getting fit and ready for his the new Premier League appearance as he looks to be the Red Devil's missing piece to their puzzle.

    Manchester United fan and rapper Notes commented: "Strength no weaknesses!" with two angry emoji's

    Whilst Femjay commented an emoji before stating: "WE MOVE".

    However a Dortmund fan said: "Still miss you in Dortmund, Jadon" with sad emoji's and a black and yellow love heart.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CR7Beo9K3tn/

    A post shared by Jadon Sancho (@sanchooo10)

    The whole world is interested to see how the £70 million man is going to do come the start of the new PL campaign.

    NEW THREADS

    Here is the unveiling of Manchester United's 2021/22 away kit.

    As reported earlier, Pogba is front and center of the launch which puts his transfer situation up in the air.

    SAY CHEESE

    Despite all the speculation surrounding Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United this summer, something that will bode well with the Red Devil supporters is the Frenchman being picture in the away kit ahead of it's official release.

    PSG are said to be hot on the pursuit to bring Pogba to the capital of his home country and reports suggest that the 28-year-old is unwilling to renew his contract.

    It doesn't confirm that the midfield maestro is staying at the club but it does restore some hope on many who may have believed that his career at Old Trafford is up for a second time.

    TU INFINITY AND BEYOND

    With serial winner Raphael Varane virtually through the door, it seems as if Ole Gunnar-Solskjaer is looking to offload some centre-backs of his own to make way for the new signing.

    And Axel Tuanzebe could potentially be the sacrifice as reports suggest that Aston Villa want to land the defenders signature.

    However, Football Insider have reported that there has been a twist in the tale because according to the publication Newcastle have gone ahead of Aston Villa in the chase.

    Let's see how this one unfolds.

    • sstreet

      LONG TRIP

      Manchester United are still in with a chance of signing Kieran Trippier, who is keen on joining his boyhood club according to reports.

      But the MEN claim if a deal is there to be done it will happen towards the end of the transfer window.

      The Red Devils are willing to let Brandon Williams leave on loan and Diogo Dalot go permanently, opening up a spot for Trippier.

      However, there are concerns Atletico Madrid may yet price him out of a move.

      The Spanish club are £1bn in debt though, meaning they may well look to sell for a price United are willing to pay.

    • Craig Mahood

      UNFAIR-DRYER

      Sir Alex doubled up with laughter after giving one of his famous hairdryer blasts to the WRONG Manchester United twin.

      Fabio has revealed how Fergie ended up crying out "Oh, f***ing hell!" after finally realising he had confused the Brazilian with his brother Rafael.

      And they claim United players and staff mixed them up as much as did rivals, match officials and fans.

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    • Craig Mahood

      BREAKING: FRIENDLY OFF!

      Manchester United's weekend friendly with Preston on Saturday is OFF.

      United revealed a 'small, suspected group' of Covid cases at the club led to the difficult decision.

      Those people are now self-isolating as per guidance.

      A club statement tonight reads:

      Maintaining COVID security is a priority for Manchester United.

      Following routine testing of the first-team training group today (Thursday), we have identified a small number of suspected positive cases.
      This has led to those people isolating, pending further tests.

      As a precautionary measure based on COVID protocols, we have taken the difficult decision that we will not now be able to play the friendly match against Preston North End this Saturday (31 July).

      We regret the disruption to Preston North End and disappointment caused to fans.

      Any Manchester United supporters who have purchased tickets for the game will be automatically refunded.

      At this stage, we do not expect further disruption around our forthcoming matches, but we will continue to follow Premier League protocols in this regard.

      Manchester UnitedClub website

    • Craig Mahood

      RED NEV

      Ruben Neves could be set to join compatriot Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford.

      That's because Sky Bet have slashed the price of the Wolves man making the move to United.

      As high as 16/1, United are now 2/1 favourites to land the midfielder.

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