Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Solskjaer wants FIVE new contracts, Varane first Carrington training session, Haaland UPDATE

RAPHAEL VARANE has shared a video of himself training at Carrington for the first time after completing his move to United before the win over Leeds.

Paul Pogba is also willing to stay at United after his incredible FOUR assists in the 5-1 victory on Saturday.

We've also got all the latest on Man Utd's pursuit of Erling Haaland and Eduardo Camavinga.

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  • Thomas Blow

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants new contracts for FIVE of his Manchester United stars.

    Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw are all in line for bumper new deals to bring them in line with the club’s top earners.

    And boss Solskjaer is also confident of tying Paul Pogba down to a long-term deal after his stunning start to the new season.

    Fernandes has five years to run on his contract but is on £100,000-a-week and is already in talks for a new deal which could be worth between £250,000 and £300,000.

    Englishmen Rashford, Maguire and Shaw all earn between £180,000 and £200,000-a-week and will also be offered similar terms to Fernandes.

    Rashford and Shaw see their deals end in two years’ time but the club have options of further years, while Maguire’s contract ends in 2025.

    Meanwhile, Raphael Varane trained with Manchester United for the first time on Monday.

    The centre-back also revealed he plans on bringing his 'winning mentality' to Solskjaer's squad after his £42million move from Real Madrid.

    Varane, 28, took part in Monday's session at Carrington, where he was pictured doing running and passing drills.

    He also took time out to chat to fellow newbie Jadon Sancho.

  • Dylan Terry

    OLE’S AT THE WHEEL

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants new contracts for FIVE of his Manchester United stars.

    Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw are all in line for bumper new deals to bring them in line with the club’s top earners.

    And boss Solskjaer is also confident of tying Paul Pogba down to a long-term deal after his stunning start to the new season.

    Fernandes has five years to run on his contract but is on £100,000-a-week and is already in talks for a new deal which could be worth between £250,000 and £300,000.

    Englishmen Rashford, Maguire and Shaw all earn between £180,000 and £200,000-a-week and will also be offered similar terms to Fernandes.

    Rashford and Shaw see their deals end in two years’ time but the club have options of further years, while Maguire’s contract ends in 2025.

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  • Dylan Terry

    LINGARD SET FOR WEST HAM?

    Jesse Lingard has been named as a West Ham player on the Premier League’s official website.

    But he very much still belongs to Manchester United.

    Lingard, who has been isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, enjoyed a stunning loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

    The Hammers are eager to bring him back to East London, but have so far been left frustrated in their attempts to get a deal over the line.

    On his profile on the Prem’s official website, however, he has been listed a West Ham player for the 2021-22 campaign.

     

  • Dylan Terry

    LUK AND LEARN

    Didier Drogba has helped Romelu Lukaku settle into life at Chelsea once again.

    And the Belgian is certain that he has improved since his last spell in the Premier League.

    Lukaku detailed how he and Drogba have been in constant communication ahead of his second debut for the club.

    He told the club website: “Our relationship means the world to me. It’s not like we talk once a month, I talk to the guy every few days!

    “We have a group chat so we’re constantly communicating and I’ve been on the phone with him a bit more in the past two weeks.

    “I had a lot of questions to ask and he still knows a lot of people here so he really prepared me well with the last details.

    “Now I just need to get to know the players and the manager a bit better and just be available as quickly as possible for the team.”

  • Dylan Terry

    ‘WEST HAM WILL TRY AGAIN’

    Manchester United may need to sell West Ham target Jesse Lingard, if they are to sign a big-name midfielder, claims Fabrizio Romano.

    Despite the England international enjoying a decent pre-season for the Manchester outfit, he was left out of the matchday squad for their opener against Leeds United.

    West Ham still retain an interest in signing him and have reportedly waited this long to table a formal offer is because they expect his price to drop closer to deadline day.

    Speaking on The United Stand, the journalist said, “I would keep an eye on United’s midfield situation. If United sell him (Lingard) then they will have an opportunity to do something in the market”

    “West Ham will try again for Lingard. My understanding is that they will try in the final days for Jesse Lingard.

    “Many clubs wait until the end of the window as they expect prices for players to change and I’m expecting them to go back for him.

    “They are still waiting to decide on this position but they are still keen on Jesse Lingard as it’s always been either West Ham or Manchester United for him.”

  • Dylan Terry

    HE'S A KEEPER

    WEST HAM's Darren Randolph has cast doubt over Jesse Lingard's Manchester United future after telling the star 'I'll be seeing you soon'.

    The West Ham goalkeeper spent six months with Lingard last season, after the midfielder joined on loan in January.

    And Hammers keeper Randolph appeared to do his best publicly to tempt Lingard back to the London Stadium.

    He posted on Instagram: "@JesseLingard I'll be seeing you soon at Rush Green for training! You know you want to!"

    Lingard was forced to watch from home as United opened their Premier League account by thumping Leeds 5-1 at home.

    But afterwards, Solskjaer all-but confirmed the player would be returning to United's side after recovering from Covid-19.

    He said: “Don’t forget Jesse Lingard who has re-invented himself and has come back the man that we know he is with the quality. He is going to play a big part as well."

  • Dylan Terry

    CLUBBING TOGETHER

    Nine members of the failed Super League breakaway have been readmitted into the European Club Association.

    But Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus remain bullishly committed to the hated and failed project.

    All six English teams; Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have been allowed to return to Europe's decision-making organisation.

    And they have been joined back in the fold by Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

    All 12 teams had initially withdrawn from the ECA back in April when they announced their commitment to forming the Super League.

    But after what the ECA describe as an 'exhaustive process of re-engagement', the repentant nine have been allowed back with fines and the promise of heavy punishments if they try and pull a similar stunt in future.

    The governing body, chaired by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, said in a statement: "The ECA executive board took into consideration the clubs’ acknowledgement that the so-called European Super League project was not in the interests of the wider football community and their publicly communicated decisions to abandon said ESL project completely.

    "The ECA board also acknowledged the clubs’ stated willingness to engage actively with ECA in its collective mission to develop European club football — in the open and transparent interests of all, not the few."

  • Dylan Terry

    RAPHA READY

    Raphael Varane trained with Manchester United for the first time on Monday.

    The centre-back also revealed he plans on bringing his ‘winning mentality’ to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad after his £42million move from Real Madrid.

    Varane, 28, took part in Monday’s session at Carrington. He was pictured doing running and passing drills.

    And he also took time out to chat to fellow newbie Jadon Sancho.

    The Red Devils announced the arrival of the France international just moments ahead of their season opener against Leeds in front of a packed out Old Trafford.

    A deal was agreed last month which is said to be worth an initial £34m – with a further £8m in potential add-ons.

    But with Varane enjoying a post-Euro 2020 break, he’s only just passed his medical and put pen to paper on his contract.

    However, having been seen training with his new team-mates, the former Lens man is keen to get up to speed as quick as possible.

  • Dylan Terry

    THAT'S A RAPH

    Raphael Varane shows off the various Manchester United kits as he prepares to make his debut for the club.

    The former Real Madrid centre-back was unveiled ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side's 5-1 victory over Leeds on Saturday afternoon.

    Now all eyes will be on Varane as the fans await his first game in a Man Utd shirt.

  • Dylan Terry

    SARR IN MAKING

    Manchester United have been joined by Chelsea and Manchester City in a transfer race to land teenage sensation Pape Matar Sarr.

    The 18-year-old Metz midfielder could be heading for a move to the Premier League with United leading the clubs chasing his signature.

    The 18-year-old burst on the scene with a series of impressive performances after breaking in to the Metz team.

    The Senegalese talent won his first cap for his country in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in March.

    Sarr made 22 appearances in Ligue 1 last season for Metz, scoring three goals as his all-action displays alerted several European heavyweights.

    United have been tracking the rising star and the Red Devils are set to face competition from Chelsea and champions Man City.

  • Dylan Terry

    THE CLUB FER ME

    Raphael Varane has dreamed of playing for Manchester United for 10 years since Sir Alex Ferguson visited his mum.

    The Red Devils announced the arrival of the France international just moments ahead of their season opener against Leeds in front of a packed out Old Trafford.

    United have paid Real Madrid £42million for his services and are known to have been interested in him for years.

    And the 28-year-old confirmed as much in his first interview since the transfer was officially confirmed.

    Varane told United's website: "There had been a lot of rumours and a lot of people speaking about me and Manchester United since 2011, when Sir Alex Ferguson came to my mother’s house.

    "When it was real, that was when I spoke with my club, and I felt it was a real opportunity to play in the Premier League for Manchester United.”

  • Dylan Terry

    SUMMER STEAL

    Paul Merson thinks Manchester United have done the best bit of business this summer by signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

    The Arsenal legend thinks it was a shrewd move by United to snap up the French defender, he told the sportreview.

    And the ex-Gunner reckons Varane could help the Red Devils mount an assault for the Premier League title.

    The 53-year-old said: "Raphael Varane will turn Manchester United into title contenders – he’s the signing of the summer in the Premier League.

    "With all the class and experience he brings with him from Real Madrid, I think he’s going to have a massive impact."

  • Dylan Terry

    LIN BUSINESS?

    Jesse Lingard has been named as a West Ham player on the Premier League's official website.

    But he very much still belongs to Manchester United.

    Lingard, who has been isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, enjoyed a stunning loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

    The Hammers are eager to bring him back to East London, but have so far been left frustrated in their attempts to get a deal over the line.

    On his profile on the Prem's official website, however, he has been listed a West Ham player for the 2021-22 campaign.

  • Dylan Terry

    MAD ABOUT HIM

    Manchester United winger Amad Diallo is reportedly wanted by Sheffield United.

    The Red Devils could be willing to loan out the winger to gain experience in English football.

    The Blades want to bolster their attack as they bid to secure an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation.

    Diallo has reportedly been one of their targets dating back to last season and would fit into Slavisa Jokanovic's attacking gameplan.

    United are considering sending the winger out on loan before the transfer window shuts at the end of this month.

  • Kealan Hughes

    'WEST HAM WILL TRY AGAIN'

    Manchester United may need to sell West Ham target Jesse Lingard, if they are to sign a big-name midfielder, claims Fabrizio Romano.

    Despite the England international enjoying a decent pre-season for the Manchester outfit, he was left out of the matchday squad for their opener against Leeds United.

    West Ham still retain an interest in signing him and have reportedly waited this long to table a formal offer is because they expect his price to drop closer to deadline day.

    Speaking on The United Stand, the journalist said, “I would keep an eye on United’s midfield situation. If United sell him (Lingard) then they will have an opportunity to do something in the market”

    “West Ham will try again for Lingard. My understanding is that they will try in the final days for Jesse Lingard.

    “Many clubs wait until the end of the window as they expect prices for players to change and I’m expecting them to go back for him.

    “They are still waiting to decide on this position but they are still keen on Jesse Lingard as it’s always been either West Ham or Manchester United for him.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    ALL IS FORGIVEN

    The Premier League's 'big six' are among nine Super League founder members who have officially rejoined the European Club Association.

    The six – along with AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid – are now back in the ECA fold after resigning to form the breakaway Super League in April.

    The news follows on from the announcement of a 'peace agreement' between UEFA and those nine clubs back in May.

    The ECA said in a statement: "The ECA executive board took into consideration the clubs' acknowledgement that the so-called European Super League project was not in the interests of the wider football community and their publicly communicated decisions to abandon said ESL project completely.

    "The ECA board also acknowledged the clubs' stated willingness to engage actively with ECA in its collective mission to develop European club football in the open and transparent interests of all, not the few."

  • Kealan Hughes

    SUMMER STEAL

    Paul Merson thinks Manchester United have done the best bit of business this summer by signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

    The Arsenal legend thinks it was a shrewd move by United to snap up the French defender, he told the sportreview.

    And the ex-Gunner reckons Varane could help the Red Devils mount an assault for the Premier League title.

    The 53-year-old said: "Raphael Varane will turn Manchester United into title contenders – he’s the signing of the summer in the Premier League.

    "With all the class and experience he brings with him from Real Madrid, I think he’s going to have a massive impact."

  • Kealan Hughes

    HE'S PERFECT

    Swansea have completed the season-long loan signing of Ethan Laird from Manchester United.

    The versatile defender, 20, already knows boss Russell Martin well from his previous stint out from Old Trafford at MK Dons.

    Now after watching his new team draw at home to Sheffield United on Saturday and undergoing a medical on Sunday, the Championship side have confirmed his arrival today.

    And they did it in hilarious fashion, quoting a famous tweet from Kim Kardashian that read: “He’s here and he’s perfect!”

    Laird said: “I am buzzing, I cannot wait to get started and get out on the pitch.

    “This is a big club, a very big club, and the type of club I want to play for.

    “I played here once before at the stadium when I was 16 (for Manchester United U23s) and I really enjoyed it.

    “It was exciting to watch the game against Sheffield United, the fans here are intense and I cannot wait to play in front of them. I just want to get out there and experience it.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    TRANSFER BATTLE

    Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in signing Metz midfielder Pape Sarr according to Football Insider.

    His progress has caught the eye of several European clubs. It is claimed that United and Chelsea could battle it out for his services.

    Sarr, who is also being monitored by Manchester City, has the ability to play anywhere in midfield but has excelled from the holding role.

    Metz value him at around £28 million. It is claimed that United and Blues will attempt to sign him with the assurance of loaning him back.

  • Kealan Hughes

    VARANE SPEAKS

    Raphael Varane has given his first official Manchester United interview since being unveiled on Saturday.

    The Frenchman announced his delight at finally putting pen to paper as well as sharing his desire to speak English.

    He said: "I’m very happy and very excited to start this new journey for me. It was a very good adventure with my old club, but now it’s a new start for me and I’m very happy to be here.

    "It’s difficult for me to do this interview in English, but I have to try!

    "I think it’s very important to be close to the fans because we have the same objective; we have to fight together and it’s important for me to be comfortable with my team-mates and with the coach. It’s important for me, for my life and for my professional life as well.

    "(This is) a new challenge and it’s a big motivation to start in a new league in a big club like Manchester United. This opportunity was amazing for me, so I chose this change for me and my family. They have come with me. You feel when things are a good moment and this was the right moment.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    MAD ABOUT DIALLO

    Sheffield United are keen on signing Manchester United winger Amad Diallo on loan and have been interested in him since last season, according to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook.

    Sheffield United are keen on signing Manchester United winger Amad Diallo on loan and have been interested in him since last season, according to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook.

    Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano revealed last week that the winger is expected to leave Old Trafford in the current window but that the North West club are yet to make a decision over his future.

    Crystal Palace and FC Basel, as well as other teams in the Bundesliga and Premier League, are said to be keen to take him on loan for the upcoming season but it seems there is Championship interest as well.

    Crook has reported that the Blades want Diallo, who is someone that has been on their list of transfer targets since last term.

  • Kealan Hughes

    TOP OF THE POGS

    Paris St Germain are reportedly willing to pay Paul Pogba over £500,000-a-week to sign him.

    The France international has been linked with a move away from the Manchester giants for months after failing to agree a new contract.

    He has entered the final 12 months of his current deal and has so far failed to agree an extension.

    Now The Telegraph claims that PSG are willing to offer him a mega package to get him on a free transfer at the end of the season.

    The report states the French giants are willing to pay him £510,000-a-week to get his signature.

    Many believed that Pogba could depart United this summer so that they could secure a transfer fee.

  • Kealan Hughes

    MOR SIGNINGS?

    Manchester United have made contact with to sign Ilaix Moriba as Barcelona’s problems mount up, according to 90Min.

    The highly rated 18-year-old has been banished to the reserves this year after refusing to extend his contract at Camp Nou, leaving Barcelona fearing they may need to find a buyer before he leaves for free next summer.

    There is no shortage of interest in Ilaix, who has long been monitored by the likes of United, Chelsea, and Manchester City and sources have confirmed to 90min that they are three of several English sides who have held talks over signing the talented teenager.

    Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have all spoken to Ilaix's representatives, and it is understood that West Ham, Leicester, Wolves and Everton have all been offered the 18-year-old in recent weeks.

  • Kealan Hughes

    ‘A SPECIAL LAD’

    West Ham coach Stuart Pearce says the Hammers are still hoping to see Jesse Lingard return to the club before the close of the transfer window.

    The England international scored nine goals and made five assists in 16 games on loan for West Ham last season but has returned to Manchester United keen to make a mark this season.

    Lingard was absent from the United squad for their opening day win over Leeds United after contracting coronavirus but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the midfielder has a big part to play this season.

    Pearce told talkSPORT: “We would like him to come and join us. That has been an open secret. He was wonderful last year.

    “The ball is in Manchester United’s court. He is contracted to them. We would like him with us, there is no doubt about that.

    “He’s a special lad and was very good around the players, the players really like him. His ability shone out last year and gave us a great option in our squad.

    “You never know, but at this moment in time it looks like he is fighting for a place in the United line-up.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    RIP

    Ex-Manchester United director and chairman of British Swimming Maurice Watkins CBE has died aged 79.

    British Swimming confirmed the news this morning, saying: “British Swimming is saddened to hear of the death of our chairman, Maurice Watkins CBE, aged 79.

    “All of our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.”

    Former United chairman Martin Edwards invited Watkins to become a director of the Red Devils back in 1984 at the same time as Sir Bobby Charlton and he was influential in the appointment of Sir Alex Ferguson in 1986.

    Seven years later he joined the PLC board after the club was floated on the stock market.

    Malcolm Glazer then opposed Watkins' re-election to the PLC board at an AGM in 2005 and had him de-listed once he had completed his takeover of United and made it a private company again.

    He has also represented clubs and players before Fifa, Uefa, the Football Association and Premier League disciplinary bodies.

     

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