7.30am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho deadline TODAY, De Gea or Henderson could leave, Pogba new deal boost – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED will reportedly need to make an imminent decision on Jadon Sancho, with Dortmund's deadline for accepting a bid coming up today.

The Germans have set a firm asking price of £108m ahead of their return to pre-season training this week, but United have been clear they will not spend that much.

Follow all the latest transfer updates and gossip from Old Trafford below…

  • GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS,

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to let one of his keepers go — with Dean Henderson demanding the No 1 spot.

    David De Gea is under pressure after a series of blunders, while Henderson has had two successful seasons on loan at Sheffield United.

    Neither he nor De Gea want to be the understudy and Sergio Romero will not sit around as third choice.

    Ahead of United’s Europa League quarter-final against Copenhagen tomorrow night, Solskjaer said: “It’ll be difficult to keep three of them, so we’ll see what the decision will be there.

    “I must be the most privileged manager in the world with our goalkeeping department.

    “Sergio, David and, with Dean Henderson coming back, there are three top keepers.

    “The Europa League has also shown how important Sergio has been for us — and David has always been performing.

    “We’ll see what we’ll do going forward.”

    Solskjaer also shared his optimism that Paul Pogba will sign a new contract at United.

    Pogba's current deal at Old Trafford expires next summer but SunSport reported last month he was close to agreeing a new five-year extension.

    And Solskjaer added: “Since coming back from injury he has been a delight.

    “He has worked really hard, he is happy and he is playing well.

    “We are going to see the best of Paul in the next couple of seasons, I’m sure.

    “And I’m looking forward to seeing him grow with this team.

    “He will have to be one of the leaders, one of the main figures, because he is just coming to his peak time as a footballer at 27.

    “I am really looking forward to working with him.”

    Lastly, Tahith Chong could be heading to the Bundesliga with the Man Utd willing to let the winger join Werder Bremen on loan.

    Chong, 20, is reported to have had talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday, following his appearance in United’s Europa League game against LASK.

    According to the Daily Mail Bremen are eager to sign Chong on a two-year loan deal.

  • PAUL IN

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic Paul Pogba will sign a new contract at Manchester United.

    Pogba's current deal at Old Trafford expires next summer but SunSport reported last month he was close to agreeing a new five-year extension.

    Speaking ahead of Monday's Europa League quarter-final clash with Copenhagen, United boss Solskjaer hinted Pogba's future lies in Manchester.

    “Since coming back from injury he has been a delight,” said Solskjaer.

    “He has worked really hard, he is happy and he is playing well.

    “We are going to see the best of Paul in the next couple of seasons, I’m sure.

    “And I’m looking forward to seeing him grow with this team.

    “He will have to be one of the leaders, one of the main figures, because he is just coming to his peak time as a footballer at 27.

    “I am really looking forward to working with him.”

  • JEEPERS KEEPERS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested Manchester United are unlikely to go into next season with all three of David de Gea, Sergio Romero, and Dean Henderson.

    He said: “Competition for places is good. We have Sergio, David and Dean there with David backing them up.

    “It'll be difficult to keep three of them at the club. So we'll see what the decision will be there.”

  • ITALIAN JOB

    Inter Milan legend Andreas Brehme believes his former side and Bayer Leverkusen are both bigger favourties than United for the Europa League this season.

    “I have no doubt, for me it’s Inter,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

    “The Nerazzurri are a great team, although Bayer Leverkusen are strong and have an excellent forward like Havertz, but Conte’s squad takes the lead.

    “I’d say, whoever wins this game has a great chance of raising the Europa League. The semi-final against either Shakhtar Donetsk or Basel is winnable.

    “On the other side of the bracket I think Manchester United will qualify for the finals. But both Inter and Bayer are stronger than the English club.”

  • SOL SEARCHING

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that winning the Europa League would be among his greatest career achievements.

    He said: “I am ambitious — and one of my dreams is to lift the trophy as a manager for this club.

    “That would be the proudest moment of my life.”

  • DEVIL MAY CARE

    Borussia Dortmund have moved to quash rumours that Jadon Sancho is set to complete a move to Manchester United after he was spotted in the UK.

    The Bundesliga side travel to Switzerland next week for a pre-season training camp and the club's director of media and communication claimed it was normal for the England star to be back home.

    Sascha Fligge said: “It's common and fine for players to go home before a training camp if they're not risky.

    “The same goes for Jadon [Sancho]. From our point of view, the pictures that have been shown to us so far do not violate.”

  • SQUAD GOALS

    Manchester United arrived in Germany ahead of their Europa League quarter final.

    They face Copenhagen after breezing past LASK with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now faced with major squad decisions.

    He has used the competition to so far offer game time to fringe players.

    But with a United favourites to lift the trophy, Solskjaer could be expected to start with his strongest team.

    Here's höw they are expected to line-up…

  • RON HIS WAY TO HISTORY

    Cristiano Ronaldo lives for history, and after another record-breaking season is just 30 goals short of the all-time milestone he most craves – Pele's 767 strikes.

    Ron went to 737 when his double in Friday's 2-1 win over Lyon failed to save Juventus from a shock away goals exit in the Champions League.

    Pele famously netted 1286 times in 1363 matches, making him the stand-out man in the Guinness Book of Records.

    But 519 of those goals were in friendlies so do not count for the official crown.

    That means Portugal superstar Ronaldo, 35, will surely soar to the top within two years – although his 33-year-old great rival Lionel Messi is a menacing fifth on the list with 717.

    Former Real Madrid and Manchester United attacker Ron has suggested he could play until he is 40.

  • NOT SO KOUL

    Micah Richards has claimed United target Kalidou Koulibaly will be worth £20million less following his horror showing in Napoli's Champions League defeat to Barcelona.

    He told the Manchester Evening News: “I think his price-tag is £20m less.

    “Everyone talks about how he is supposed to be composed on the ball, he’s aggressive but I see similarities to Mangala – and he went to City and it didn’t really work out for him there so I’m not totally convinced after that performance.”

  • TA TA TAHITH

    Tahith Chong could be heading to the Bundesliga with the Man Utd willing to let the winger join Werder Bremen on loan.

    Chong, 20, is reported to have had talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday, following his appearance in United’s Europa League game against LASK.

    The Netherlands-born winger made a 25-minute appearance as a substitute during United’s 2-1 win against the Austrian club on Thursday.

    And the Dutch Under-21 international, who’s made just nine appearances in the Europa and Premier Leagues, is keen to get more minutes under his belt.

    According to the Daily Mail Bremen are eager to sign Chong on a two-year loan deal.

    However a loan fee and salary are reportedly yet to be finalised.

    Werder sports director Frank Baumann said: “That we are in exchange is the case. We are in good talks.

    “Several parties are involved. Some things still have to be clarified and we have to agree. As of now, this is not the case.”

  • HERR MAJESTY

    Ander Herrera scored an absolute stunner in Paris Saint-Germain training after being set up in incredible fashion by Neymar.

    And the pair will no doubt be hoping they can replicate the sensational goal when they take on Atalanta this week.

    As preparations continue for the Ligue 1 giants' Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday, Herrera staked a claim for a starting spot with his beauty of a strike with his so-called weaker left foot.

    Herrera, 30, took to Instagram to share the clip with his 3.8million followers.

    He wrote: “When you realise you are left footed but you are already 30 years old…” followed by head-in-hands and tongue-out emojis.

    Neymar stood over the dead ball in the D, rubbing his hands in excitement, but rather than take the shot himself, he produced a sublime piece of skill to flick it up and then back over his head.

    And Herrera latched on to it with perfect timing to unleash an unstoppable drive, giving the goalkeeper absolutely no chance.

  • GARD OF HONOUR

  • MAN U ON BOARD

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his Manchester United team have taken off for Cologne in their pursuit of Europa League glory.

    The squad posed for a group photo in their masks on the steps to the aeroplane before boarding at Manchester Airport on Sunday.

    Then plenty of the players were snapped once they had taken their seats on board.

    The next stop for the Red Devils is Germany.

    And they hope to be returning in a fortnight with the Europa League trophy for the second time in four seasons.

    United saw off LASK in the last round and face Copenhagen on Monday night in their one-leg quarter-final tie in the restructured knockout stages.

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  • CRIS TO PARIS?

    Cristiano Ronaldo's agent is set to meet with Paris Saint-Germain over a potential stunning transfer, according to sensational reports in France.

    Despite the impact of coronavirus, the French giants are thought to be desperate to strengthen across the pitch.

    That has reportedly led to plenty of conversations between agent Jorge Mendes and PSG sporting director Leonardo.

    Mendes – who also represents PSG-target James Rodriguez – would of course be keen to make a deal happen.

    And Le10 Sport believe the pair are in talks to discuss a mammoth transfer of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner from Juventus.

    The report adds that they will take advantage of the Champions League festival in Lisbon to meet up with Ronaldo on the agenda.

  • LIL ANGEL

    Lille have wrapped up the signing of Manchester United reject Angel Gomes.

    The England teenager has been sent out on loan to Portuguese side Boavista.

    Gomes quit Old Trafford after 14 years at the club, but he made just six Premier League appearances during that time.

    The 19-year-old left Old Trafford last month after talks over a new contract broke down.

    Lille moved quickly after selling Victor Omishen to Napoli for £60million.

    But they want him to get game time in Portugal before becoming part of their first-team plans.

  • GOAL OF THE DAY

  • RUSSIAN RULE LET

    Man Utd transfer target Sergey Pinyaev wowed coaches after inviting the Russian prodigy over for a trial at Carrington.

    Fifteen-year-old Pinyaev made a stunning assist in a match in Russia.

    But it is not thought that the Red Devils can sign the youngster yet as Russian laws will not allow him to leave the country until he is 18.

    Pinyaev plays for Russian second-tier side Chertanovo Moscow.

    His amazing assist came in the 95th minute of their match with Tomsk.

    Despite his age, he came on as substitute on 58 minutes, and right at the death he set up A. Konev for Chertanovo's second goal in a 2-0 victory.

    He sensationally beat two defenders on the left side of the box before crossing for Konev to tap home.

  • FOUR GOODNESS SAKE

    Manchester United will have to use a German fourth division club's facilities if to train if they beat FC Copenhagen, reports the Daily Mail.

    The Red Devils will train for that game at Cologne's RheinEnergie Stadium.

    However, after that, those facilities will be used to prepare for the new Bundesliga season.

    And United were stunned to find out that Uefa had allocated them to tiny Fortuna Koln's stadium to train instead.

  • FRED ALERT

    Brazilian midfielder Fred has spoken of how the fast-paced Premier League schedule will benefit Man Utd in the Europa League mini-tournament.

    He said: “We’ve got used to these games coming one after an another during the intense fixture calendar in June and July.

    “So we’re kind of used to it and I think it could be an advantage when playing games that are a few days apart, like they will be in Germany.

    “I think it will be an advantage for us in the Europa League tournament format – I’m certain we’ll be ready.”

  • PARTY TIME

    Jadon Sancho is back in the UK – and was spotted at a house party as he edges closer to celebrating his £108million transfer to Manchester United.

    The Borussia Dortmund winger, 20, appeared at the party hosted by rap duo Krept and Konan on Saturday night.

    And unsurprisingly the videos doing the rounds on social media got United fans excited a move is imminent.

    Borussia Dortmund set a deadline of August 10 to get the transfer done before they ramp up their pre-season training ahead of the new campaign.

    The club have their first friendly on Wednesday in Austria against SC Rheindorf Altach.

    But just four days before the match, Sancho appeared to be back in his home country – a move that has previously landed him in trouble with Dortmund chiefs when done so without permission.

  • ON THIS DAY

  • CAR STILL GOING

    Ex-Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has signed a new contract – at the ripe old age of 36.

    The Argentinian forward has completed the deal with his boyhood favourites Boca Juniors.

    Tevez helped Boca seal their 34th Argentinian title in March.

  • NO ONE-SAN SHOW

    Phil Thomas on how United completing Jadon Sancho transfer for £100m could totally strip them of cash to spend on other signings:

    It is hard to name a single club inworld football that wouldn’t be better for having Jadon Sancho on the books.

    And if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets his wish, Manchester United will land the most-wanted young man on the planet.

    There is no doubting Sancho’s ability.

    There is no doubt he has the talent to become one of the great modern-day English players.

    But make no mistake, blowing the entire transfer kitty on one forward and not injecting fresh blood into midfield could mean trouble ahead.

    Right now, Project Paul Pogba is ticking along very smoothly . . . yet if there are no new faces alongside him in the engine room, that could all change.

    There is no doubt Sancho, 20, would cut it at United. This kid is so talented, he will deliver wherever he ends up. He’ll thrill the fans and score important goals for years.

    Crucially, his arrival would let young Mason Greenwood, 18, develop at his own pace, free of expectation to deliver week-in, week-out.

    But for all the talent, Sancho would be a signing that came with very definite risks, becauseof the £110million fee Borussia Dortmund are demanding.

    The murmurs from inside Old Trafford are that if United get him, he would be the only arrival.

    The kitty would be blown on one man

  • GOOD MORNING, UNITED FANS,

    SunSport can reveal that the Red Devils want Sheffield United to pay all of Dean Henderson’s wages next season.

    And as the England hopeful closes in on a new £100,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford — despite interest from Chelsea — that is causing problems for Chris Wilder’s side.

    Blades have paid a chunk of the goalkeeper’s contract over the past two seasons  — but that was a lot less than his new terms.

    The Red Devils may be willing to send Henderson out on loan again next season but want his bumper salary covered.

    Old Trafford chiefs are comfortable offering 23-year-old Henderson a lucrative, long-term deal to keep him happy.

    But they are now talking tough when it comes to loan deals for him.

    United could keep blunder-prone David De Gea, 29, for one more season to allow Henderson further time to develop.

    And Alexis Sanchez has shared his delight following his free transfer from Manchester United to Inter Milan.

    He said: “I'm really happy to be staying here with you, Inter fans. I’ve found a family here and the staff are great.

    “It's a group where there's a real desire to win something big.

    “People here want to fight together as a team to give the club the success it deserves.”

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