Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Old Trafford
By Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 31/07/20 7:36am
The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Manchester United – and those who could leave the club.
The latest players linked with a move to Manchester United…
Jadon Sancho – Manchester United are growing increasingly confident a deal can be done with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Sancho after cooling interest in Jack Grealish (Sky Sports News, July 30); United are working hard with Borussia Dortmund to find a solution for the transfer of the England international (Sky Sports News, July 28); United have had an opening bid of £89m rejected by Borussia Dortmund (Bild, July 28); United have yet to submit a bid for Sancho but, despite Dortmund’s £110m asking price, there is a belief a compromise can be reached (Daily Telegraph, July 28).
Borussia Dortmund are expecting a £109m transfer offer for the England international from Manchester United. (Daily Express, July 16); Manchester United are on the verge of agreeing a £100m deal with Borussia Dortmund for the England international (The Sun, July 18); Dortmund have slapped a £155m price tag on the England international, who has refused to rule out leaving the Bundesliga club (Sunday Express, July 19).
Gabriel Magalhaes – Manchester United are monitoring Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, with Everton, Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain embroiled in a race to sign the highly-rated centre-back (Sky Sports News, July 30).
Jack Grealish – United have cooled their interest in the Aston Villa captain (Sky Sports News, July 28); The Aston villa captain is a target for United but has been warned he may not be a regular starter every week (Independent, July 28); 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).
Pau Torres – Manchester United will have to pay Torres’ £45.5m release clause if they are to prise him away from Villarreal (Daily Star, July 30).
James Rodriguez – United are looking to bring the Real Madrid playmaker to Old Trafford on a cut-price £23m deal (Daily Express, July 27)
Jan Oblak – United are keeping an eye on Atletico Madrid’s £109m-rated Slovenia keeper as a possible replacement for Spain’s David de Gea, but Chelsea are also keen (Sun, July 26)
Ferran Torres – Valencia are playing hardball with Manchester City over a fee for winger Torres (Daily Telegraph, July 24).
Kalidou Koulibaly – Manchester United are interested in a summer move for Koulibaly, but could be priced out if his £65m asking price turns into a bidding war (Daily Express, July 22); Manchester United and Liverpool have “made contact” with Napoli over the availability of Koulibaly – but Manchester City could try and swoop in. (Daily Star, July 11); United will go head to head with rivals Manchester City for the 29-year-old Senegal international’s signature (Independent, July 7).
Idrissa Gueye – After a year of impressing at PSG since his summer move from Everton, Gueye has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United this summer (Daily Express, July 22).
Nuno Mendes – Manchester United are still interested in signing Sporting Lisbon teenager Mendes (Calciomercato, July 20).
Ismaila Sarr – The Watford winger, who has also been lined with Liverpool, has reportedly been identified as an alternative to Jadon Sancho (Sunday Mirror, July 19).
Victor Osimhen – Chelsea and Manchester United target Osimhen has reportedly passed a Napoli medical (RMC, July 20); United and Liverpool have held talks with the agent of the Lille striker, who wants to derail his proposed move to Napoli (Daily Express, July 18).
Mikel Oyarzabal – Manchester United have reportedly joined neighbours Manchester City in the race to sign the Real Sociedad winger (The Sun, July 15); United have identified the Real Sociedad winger as an alternative to Jadon Sancho (Daily Star, July 17).
Alvaro Fernandez Carreras – United have agreed a deal with Real Madrid for the 17-year-old left-back, who will sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford (AS, July 17).
Thiago Alcantara – Manchester United are reportedly close to signing the Bayern Munich star ahead of this summer’s transfer window. (Daily Express, July 16).
Jeff Hendrick – Manchester United are plotting a shock free move for the Republic of Ireland midfielder after he left Burnley upon the expiry of his contract at the end of June. (Daily Star, July 16).
Ben Chilwell – Manchester United will battle it out with Chelsea and Manchester City for the £60m-rated full-back and are moving into pole position to sign him. (The Sun, July 11); Luke Shaw could be sacrificed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United turn their focus towards Chilwell (Daily Mirror, July 12).
Moussa Dembele – Manchester United have ended their pursuit of Lyon striker Dembele due to wage demands and the emergence of Mason Greenwood (Daily Star, July 8).
Nathan Ake – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was spotted telling the Bournemouth defender that United “need a left-footed centre-back”, fuelling speculation linking the Dutchman with a move to Old Trafford (Daily Telegraph, July 7).
Ousmane Dembele – Manchester United are weighing up a move for Barcelona star Dembele if they fail in their chase for Jadon Sancho this summer (Daily Mail, July 12).
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).
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).
Other players linked with a move to Old Trafford…
- Milan Skriniar (Independent, July 7)
- David Alaba (Daily Telegraph, June 19)
- Raul Jimenez (Star, June 25; Daily Mirror, June 18)
- Matteo Guendouzi (Daily Express, July 1)
- Marc Jurado (Metro, June 30).
- Leon Bailey (Daily Mail, June 16)
- Wilfred Ndidi (Daily Express, June 15)
- Cengiz Under (Daily Express, June 18)
- Ansu Fati (Daily Express, June 11)
- Corentin Tolisso (Daily Express, June 11)
- Wissam Ben Yedder (The Sun, June 17; Manchester Evening News, June 10).
- Federico Bernardeschi (Daily Mail, June 10)
- Lautaro Martinez (Marca, June 8)
- Raul Jimenez (Daily Mirror, June 5)
- Benoit Badiashile (Sun, June 25)
- Marcus Edwards (Star, June 25)
- James Maddison (Leicester Mercury, June 26)
- Kai Havertz (The Sun, June 2)
- Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Le10Sport, June 2)
- 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)
- 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…
Sergio Romero – The goalkeeper wants to hold showdown talks with Manchester United over his future – with Dean Henderson heading back to Old Trafford (The Sun, July 31).
Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez – Manchester United will not be extending Sanchez and Smalling’s current loan deals with Inter Milan and Roma (Sky Sports News, July 24)
Marcos Rojo – United have no plans to reintegrate the 30-year-old defender following his unsuccessful loan at Estudiantes (Manchester Evening News, July 17)
Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard and Diogo Dalot – Manchester United will listen to offers for six first-team stars as they seek to raise transfer funds (Daily Telegraph, July 15)
Marcus Rashford – Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing the striker, who is ‘willing to listen’ to any offers, but Manchester United have set a £100m price tag on the striker (Daily Star, July 15)
Luke Shaw – Shaw could be sacrificed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United turn their focus towards Ben Chilwell (Daily Mirror, July 12)
Paul Pogba – The Frenchman is willing to make a dramatic U-turn by opening talks over a new contract at United (Daily Mail, July 9)
Real Madrid are lining up a summer move for Pogba as part of their priority transfer business ahead of next season (Get French Football News, July 7)
Chris Smalling – Manchester United are close to agreeing the permanent sale of Chris Smalling to Roma (Daily Express, July 12). Manchester United and Roma are in talks about extending Chris Smalling’s loan deal beyond this season (Daily Mirror, July 10)
Other players linked with a move away from Old Trafford…
- Dean Henderson (Daily Star, June 23; Sky Sports, June 16; Daily Telegraph, May 26)
- Eric Bailly (Evening Standard, June 4)
- Marcos Rojo (Evening Standard, June 4; FM Radio Late 93.1, June 4)
- Axel Tuanzebe (Daily Star, June 3)
- Jesse Lingard (Independent, June 2; Daily Star on Sunday, May 3; The Sun, March 22)
- 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)
- Alexis Sanchez (Daily Mail, May 4)
- Anthony Martial (Gazzetta dello Sport, April 18)
- Andreas Pereira (The Sun, March 22)
- Phil Jones (Daily Mirror, March 16)
The latest Manchester United contract talk…
Mason Greenwood – The 18-year-old’s form has earned a new £40,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford, just nine months after he signed his last (Sun on Sunday, July 19)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah – United will give the 22-year-old a chance to secure his long-term future at the club amid interest from clubs in Germany (Manchester Evening News, July 17)
Paul Pogba – The French midfielder is close to agreeing a new five-year Manchester United deal (The Sun, July 17)
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)
The summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5. A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports’ digital platforms.