Manchester United transfer news and rumours

The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Manchester United – and those who could leave the club.

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The latest players linked with a move to Manchester United…

Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund are on the verge of agreeing a five-year deal to sign Birmingham City’s Bellingham (Sky Sports News, July 3)

The Bundesliga club have courted the midfielder, who turned 17 last week, for more than two years, amid stiff competition from most of Europe’s top teams, including Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and most notably Manchester United.

Matteo Guendouzi – Manchester United have been linked with a shock swoop for Arsenal’s Guendouzi this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward could offer up to three players for the 21-year-old (Daily Express, July 1)

Marc Jurado – Barcelona youngster Marc Jurado is set to join Manchester United after announcing his exit from the Nou Camp. The 16-year-old defender would cost £200,000 in compensation (Metro, June 30).

Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachmin Watzke admits the club are willing to discuss selling Sancho, but doubts anyone could match their asking price – “I don’t think a club will pay the fee we want.” (June 29); United have emerged as Sancho’s only option this summer after Borussia Dortmund set their asking fee at a staggering £117m (Sun, June 25); United have been handed a transfer boost with Dortmund “concerned” over the future of their wonderkid (Sun, June 20); Sancho’s future at Dortmund remains uncertain after head coach Lucien Favre admitted the forward was among players that could leave this summer (Sky Sports, June 16); Sancho looks set to stay with Dortmund for next season (Mail on Sunday, June 14).

Jack Grealish – Manchester United will face stiff competition from Borussia Dortmund for Grealish in the upcoming transfer window (Daily Express, July 2); Manchester United have moved closer to signing Grealish with the Aston Villa captain choosing to buy a new house in the north west (Daily Express, June 28); Aston Villa will demand at least £80m for Grealish during the transfer window and have not given up hope of keeping their captain if they avoid the drop (Daily Mail, June 17); Aston Villa’s Grealish wants to move to Manchester United and has his heart set on a move to Old Trafford (Daily Star, June 15)

Matteo Guendouzi – Manchester United are interested in signing Guendouzi from Arsenal. Guendouzi was removed from the Arsenal squad to face Southampton on Thursday due to “squad management”, with reports of a bust-up between the midfielder and Mikel Arteta (L’Equipe, June 27)

David Alaba – Bayern Munich are open to selling the Austria international this summer, with United among his suitors (Daily Telegraph, June 19)

Raul Jimenez – Wolves are to set to fend off United by placing a mammoth £90m transfer valuation on the Mexico striker (Star, June 25); The Wolves forward says rumours linking him with United and Liverpool are inspiring him to keep getting better as he targets a move to a top club. (Daily Mirror, June 18)

Cengiz Under – Manchester United are interested in signing the Roma winger. (Daily Express, June 18)

Moussa Dembele – Manchester United may face pressure from Leicester in the battle to land Lyon striker Dembele. (Daily Star, June 17)

Willian – Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to sign winger Willian on a free transfer with his Chelsea career coming to an end (Daily Star, June 24); Manchester United have made contact with Willian’s agent ahead of a potential free transfer from Chelsea this summer, according to reports. (The Sun, June 17)

Leon Bailey – Manchester United are giving serious consideration to a summer swoop for the Bayer Leverkusen winger (Daily Mail, June 16)

Wilfred Ndidi – United are the latest big European club to add Leicester City midfielder Ndidi to their summer shopping list (Daily Express, June 15)

Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli will not let Koulibaly go cheaply as Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG are all told they will have to pay £90m. (Daily Mail, June 16); The defender has been told to snub Manchester United for their Premier League rivals, Liverpool or Chelsea, this summer (Daily Mirror, June 9); Napoli are unwilling to budge on their £100m valuation of the Senegal international, who has been linked with United (Daily Mirror, June 8)

Donny van de Beek – Manchester United have become the favourites to sign the Ajax midfielder this summer after Real Madrid backtracked in their move to sign him, according to reports in Holland. (Daily Mail, June 17); United have decided to focus their attention on signing Van de Beek rather than Kai Havertz this summer (Manchester Evening News, June 15)

United will sacrifice Andreas Pereira to land Ajax midfield target Van de Beek (Sunday Mirror, June 14); Ajax have reportedly lined up former Everton midfielder Davy Klaasen as a replacement for Donny van de Beek amid speculation of a move to Manchester United (Manchester Evening News, June 10)

Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar has confirmed Manchester United and Real Madrid are interested in the Netherlands international (Daily Mirror, June 8); Manchester United are ready to hijack Real Madrid’s plans to sign Van de Beek with a £49m bid (The Sunday Times, June 7)

Ansu Fati – Manchester United may opt to pursue the Barcelona ace instead of Jadon Sancho because the deal would be cheaper overall (Daily Express, June 11)

Corentin Tolisso – Manchester United have opened talks to sign the Bayern Munich midfielder (Daily Express, June 11)

Wissam Ben Yedder – The striker is said to have told Monaco he wants to leave the club – putting Arsenal and Manchester United on red alert. (The Sun, June 17); Manchester United have held a series of talks with the agent of Monaco forward Ben Yedder ahead of a potential summer move, according to reports (Manchester Evening News, June 10).

Federico Bernardeschi – Manchester United have made enquiries about the Juventus midfielder Federico Bernardeschi with officials ready to make an offer should they fail to sign Jadon Sancho (Daily Mail, June 10)

James Rodriguez – Manchester United have been sounded out over a cut-price deal for the Colombia international, who is a long-term target (The Sun, June 9).

Lautaro Martinez – United and Real Madrid are monitoring the Inter Milan forward’s situation after talks over a move to Barcelona stalled (Marca, June 8)

Timo Werner – Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool and Manchester United to convince the forward to move to Stamford Bridge (Daily Telegraph, June 6)

Raul Jimenez – United have been put on alert after Wolves reportedly lowered the asking price for striker Jimenez (Daily Mirror, June 5)

Benoit Badiashile – United are reportedly eyeing the Monaco wonderkid (Sun, June 25)

Marcus Edwards – United have registered an interest in the Vitoria de Guimaraes ace (Star, June 25)

James Maddison – Brendan Rodgers has told James Maddison that Leicester City is the “perfect place” for him after the England midfielder, 23, was linked with Manchester United (Leicester Mercury, June 26)

Other players linked with a move to Old Trafford…

  • Kai Havertz (The Sun, June 2)
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Le10Sport, June 2)
  • Moussa Dembele (L’Equipe, May 30)
  • Josh King (Sky Sports, May 25)
  • Pietro Pellegri (The Sun, May 30; Gianluca Di Marzio, May 29)
  • Riccardo Calafiori (Daily Star, May 29)
  • Adrien Rabiot (Sunday Mirror, May 24)
  • Samuel Umtiti (Daily Star, May 21)
  • Adama Traore (Daily Star, May 20)
  • Fode Ballo-Toure (Daily Mail, May 19)
  • Nuno Mendes (Daily Mirror, May 22)
  • Corentin Tolisso (Sunday Express, May 17; Daily Express, May 18)
  • Milan Skriniar (Daily Mirror, May 18)
  • Federico Chiesa (Gazzetta dello Sport, May 14)
  • Erling Haaland (Daily Star, May 14)
  • Saul Niguez (Daily Star, May 13)

The latest on players linked with a Manchester United exit…

Angel Gomes – Manchester United have confirmed Gomes has not taken up the offer of a new contract and has left the club.

Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling – The Manchester United duo will play out the 2019-20 Serie A season after extending their loan deals at Roma and Inter Milan respectively.

Sanchez looks set to join Inter Milan on a permanent transfer this summer (Goal, July 4)

    Dean Henderson – The goalkeeper is willing to accept United’s offer of a new contract – but only if he is given the number one spot at Old Trafford (Daily Star, June 23)

    Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has confirmed initial talks have taken place over bringing goalkeeper Manchester United goalkeeper Henderson back on loan next season (Sky Sports, June 16).

    Eric Bailly – Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has high hopes for Bailly despite the defender’s constant injury problems (Evening Standard, June 4)

    Marcos Rojo – Solskjaer’s hopes of boosting transfer funds through the sales of Rojo, Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez are set to be hit by the financial impact of coronavirus (Evening Standard, June 4)

    Rojo is set to return to United as the club go for a Champions League spot with Estudiantes coach Leandro Desabato admitting the defender is “unlikely” to see out his loan spell (FM Radio Late 93.1, June 4)

    Axel Tuanzebe – The Manchester United defender is set to reject a move abroad to fight for his place (Daily Star, June 3)

    Jesse Lingard – Having fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford, Lingard could move on from United to find a new club (Independent, June 2)

    Paul Pogba – Real Madrid remain pessimistic about their chances of signing Pogba this summer because the player’s wages would create huge discontent in a dressing room that has already accepted one pay cut and is braced for another (Daily Mail, May 30).

    Juventus have effectively pulled themselves out of the race to sign the Frenchman after becoming the first Serie A club to introduce a salary cap (Daily Mail, May 13); Pogba is on the verge of rejoining Juventus for £72m (L’Equipe, May 17); United’s hoes of offloading the Frenchman have been dashed after Juventus duo Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala rejected the club (RAI Sports, May 26); Real Madrid have reportedly offered four players, including James Rodriguez and Martin Odegaard, to Manchester United in an attempt to sign Pogba (The Sun, May 28)

    Other players linked with a move away from Old Trafford…

    • Dean Henderson (Daily Telegraph, May 26)
    • Marcos Rojo (Sunday Mirror, May 24)
    • Diogo Dalot (Daily Express, May 21)
    • James Garner (Daily Star, May 20)
    • David de Gea (Sunday Mirror, May 10)
    • Jesse Lingard (Daily Star on Sunday, May 3)
    • Alexis Sanchez (Daily Mail, May 4)
    • Anthony Martial (Gazzetta dello Sport, April 18)
    • Jesse Lingard (The Sun, March 22)
    • Andreas Pereira (The Sun, March 22)
    • Phil Jones (Daily Mirror, March 16)

    The latest Manchester United contract talk…

    Fred – The Brazil midfielder is open for talks over a new long-term United deal after a stunning turnaround in form (Sun, June 25)

    Brandon Williams – The full-back is set to be awarded a new deal by Manchester United just eight months after signing his last (Daily Mirror, June 5)

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