Man Utd CONFIRM Jadon Sancho transfer in statement, Goretzka transfer link, Pogba contract LATEST, Varane UPDATE

MANCHESTER UNITED have confirmed the huge signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

A United statement read on the move, worth a reported £73m: "Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Jadon Sancho.

"The signing is subject to contractual terms and a medical, which will be completed after Jadon’s involvement in the UEFA European Championship.

We've also got the very latest on Raphael Varane, while reports suggest that Leon Goretzka is being eyed as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba.

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  • William Pugh

    CALL FOR CAL

    Manchester United want to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

    The Red Devils are on the hunt for a new striker as a long-term No9 replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

    And they have identified the Everton front man as the ideal candidate.

    Calvert-Lewin, 24, enjoyed the best season of his career in 2020-21 with 21 goals in 39 appearances to be the Toffees' crowned player of the year.

    That goal return tied him level with his England team-mate Marcus Rashford and four more than Edinson Cavani.

    Mason Greenwood grabbed 12 while Anthony Martial managed seven in a difficult campaign but Bruno Fernandes top scored with 28.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BREAKING: MAN UTD ANNOUNCE SANCHO

    Man Utd have announced that they have agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund for England international Jadon Sancho.

    The deal will be completed once the player has returned from international duty with England at Euro 2020.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RIO ON SANCHO

    Rio Ferdinand highlighted the strengths Sancho brings to Man Utd.

    Speaking on his official YouTube channel Ferdinand said: "On the right hand side, and the left hand side, we haven’t got a winger who goes on the outside.

    "Goes on the outside and crosses the ball. That’s what you need.

    “He can play right-wing, left-wing, he can go both ways, he plays with both feet. But on that right wing, as well as Mason [Greenwood] has done, and I’m a massive Mason Greenwood fan, out there having a winger.

    "This is Man United, always associated with wingers. Always have done over the years.

    "Any of our most successful times there’s been wide players who can go on the outside and cross the ball.

    “[Mason] wants goals, which is a good element, a good aspect, but Jadon gives you both options and for a full-back – terrible news.

    "The element of going on the outside, beating the full-back and crossing it and then the Mason Greenwood’s, the Cavani’s, the Rashford's coming in from the other side, we should be getting more goals from those scenarios this season.

    "He will add to the attacking variety we have in a red shirt.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    JAD ENOUGH

    Erling Haaland's dad has posted a tongue-in-cheek X-rated tweet after finding out about Jadon Sancho's £73million move to Manchester United, writes ETIENNE FERMIE.

    Alf-Inge, 48, watched his son Erling link up brilliantly with Sancho over the last 18 months.

    But the duo will be broken up, at least for now, with Sancho set to light it up Old Trafford.

    Replying to Fabrizio Romano's confirmation of the deal being done, Alf-Inge replied: "F***. 🐝 But all the best @Sanchooo10.

    "You will be missed."

  • Joshua Mbu

    OUT THE DOOR

    There isn't expected to be any big outgoings this summer.

  • Joshua Mbu

    SHAW'S FUTURE ASSURED

    Man Utd left-back Luke Shaw will be given a new contract, after his performances last season.

    Shaw has also played a key role in England's successful Euros campaign, setting up Raheem Sterling's opener against Germany on Tuesday.

    Fabrizio Romano replied to Jan Aage Fjortoft saying: "New contract will be offered… and he deserved it!"

    Credit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Joshua Mbu

    SANCHO DEAL CONFIRMED

    Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that a deal has been agreed with Man Utd for winger Jadon Sancho!

  • Joshua Mbu

    POG TOP

    Will Man Utd break the bank and blow Pogba's club record fee out of the water?

  • Joshua Mbu

    RICE TURNS DOWN CONTRACT EXTENSION 

    Declan Rice has turned down two contract offers made by West Ham. 

    According to the Telegraph, Rice is expected to wait for the Premier League’s big boys to make a move.

    Chelsea And Man Utd have been interested in Rice for some time, but no formal moves have been made. 

    The Hammers are demanding as manager Moyes says, “Bank of England” money, to part ways with the England star.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FRENCH CONNECTION

    Man Utd are closing in on a deal to sign Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane.

    According to ESPN, a deal is close to being finalised between the two clubs.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in a solid centre-back partner for club captain Harry Maguire.

    And the 28-year-old, four-time Champions League winner, appears to be the man Solskjaer wants.

    Varane is entering the last year of his contract at Real, and the Spanish giants risk losing him for free next summer if he doesn't sign a new deal.

    The Frenchman could be sold this summer, to avoid making a loss.

  • Joshua Mbu

    DONE DEAL

    Man Utd have agreed a deal to sign hot prospect Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

    Reputable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that a deal worth 90m Euros has been agreed, with add-ons.

    Personal terms have been agreed and he will be under contract until June 2026

    Medical left to do, and then it will be confirmed.

  • Joshua Mbu

    MAIN MAN

    Bruno Fernandes finished top of Man Utd's goals and assists chart last season.

    Will he do the same this season?

  • Joshua Mbu

    TOO RUUD

    Man Utd legend Ruud van Nistelrooy turns 45 today!

    Van Nistelrooy had a brilliant career at international level too, competing at both the Euros and World Cups.

  • Joshua Mbu

    PS-GEE WHIZ

    Paris Saint-Germain could have Europe's top defenders quaking in their boots next season, writes RICHARD FORRESTER.

    The French giants have already wasted little time in improving their squad this summer with some bargain additions.

    Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to improve their goalkeeping situation by signing on a free transfer from AC Milan. 

    The 22-year-old has already played 251 times for the Italian side and earned 30 caps for his country. 

    He will be joined by Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi who reportedly turned down Chelsea to join PSG.

    Mauricio Pochettino's side forked out a whopping £59.8million for his signature after missing out on the title last season.

    Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe are likely to remain the rocks at the back with Layvin Kurzawa filling the left-back spot. 

    PSG could also welcome a new-look midfield of Paul Pogba and Georginio Wijnaldum. 

    Dutch international Wijnaldum has already signed on a free transfer from Liverpool while PSG are eager to press ahead with plans to sign Pogba. 

    According to Foot Mercato, PSG have opened talks with the player's agent over his potential salary and will need to convince Manchester United to cash in.

  • Joshua Mbu

    POG TOP

    Man Utd want to tie Paul Pogba down to a new long-term deal.

    And if he was to sign a contract, he would most likely become the highest paid player at the club.

    The wages of Manchester United's current players
  • Joshua Jones

    MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United are finally close to completing the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

    It is understood that the Red Devils have agreed a £73m fee with the Bundesliga side plus add-ons.

    The England international is believed to have agreed on a contract until 2026 at Old Trafford.

    But in a blow for United, Chelsea have joined them in the race to sign Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane.

    According to Eurosport, the Blues could attempt to hijack a deal for France international Varane.

    In other news, United are claimed to be interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka.

    According to German outlet Bild, United see Goretzka as an ideal replacement for Paul Poba should the Frenchman decide to leave Old Trafford.

    Pogba can negotiate a free transfer with other clubs in January 2022.

    And finally, Axel Tuanzebe could be en-route to Aston Villa for a third time this summer.

    The defender has already had two loan spells at Villa and they’re reportedly keen to make it a treble, according to Football Insider.

    They claim a Villa source told them that Dean Smith’s side have concrete interest in the 23-year-old, and will make a formal approach for him if given the green light.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ROO YOUR BOAT

    EXCLUSIVE – Wayne and Coleen Rooney have grabbed another bargain holiday by taking their boys on a narrowboat trip.

    The ex-Manchester United and England captain and his wife treated their four children to the peaceful canal break.

    The pair, both 35, and Kai, 11, Cass, three, Klay, eight, and Kit, five, moored outside the Hartley Arms in Wheaton Aston, Staffs.

    Pete Hyde dashed to the pub, which sits on the Shropshire Union Canal, with his football-mad son Jaret, ten, after hearing Derby manager Wayne was there.

    He said: “It was amazing and he had his picture taken with Rooney and had a football signed by him.”

    But the Rooneys almost missed their lunch when they visited the Bridge Inn in nearby Brewood.

    Wayne and Coleen Rooney with Bridge Inn's landlady Helen Bannister
  • Jake Lambourne

    PRICEY PLAYERS

    Jadon Sancho is set to become the third most expensive Premier League player of all time.

    But who else makes the list?

    Look at the list below…

  • Jake Lambourne

    CHO CHO SLIDE

    It's clear to see why Man Utd have been desperate to sign Jadon Sancho.

    Since the 2018-19 season, only Lionel Messi has registered more assists than the English winger.

    Sancho has provided 41 assists, while also getting on the score sheet 37 times.

  • Jake Lambourne

    PS-GEE WHIZ

    PSG could have Europe's top defenders quaking in their boots next season.

    Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to improve their goalkeeping situation by signing on a free transfer from AC Milan.

    He will be joined by Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi who has reportedly turned down Chelsea to join PSG.

    Former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum could be partnered alongside Man Utd star Paul Pogba with the Frenchman facing an uncertain future.

    And Red Devils legend Cristiano Ronaldo has also been linked with the Juventus ace having just one year left on his deal.

    Here is how Les Parisiens could start next term.

  • Jake Lambourne

    STAND AND DELIVER

    Man Utd have started construction of their 1,500-capacity safe-standing section.

    The ‘rail seats’ will come into use once full crowds are allowed back into stadiums.

    United spent the lockdown period making renovations to Old Trafford, including a new area for disabled fans.

    Should the trial prove to be a success, it could be rolled out to different areas of the ground.

    Manchester United have began to build their safe-standing section
  • Jake Lambourne

    LEON LIGHTS

    Leon Goretzka is reportedly on Manchester United's radar in case Paul Pogba leaves.

    Bayern Munich are struggling to persuade Germany midfielder Goretzka – still reeling from England's Euro 2020 win – to sign a new contract.

    And France star Pogba has reportedly failed to agree an extension to his Old Trafford deal.

    If the 28-year-old heads for the exit door, German newspaper Sport Bild say United are ready to move for Goretza.

  • Jake Lambourne

    SAN STORM

    Man Utd have reportedly agreed a fee with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho!

    Having failed to sign the England international last year, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made landing the winger his priority this summer.

    And according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Sancho, a fee of £77million plus add-ons has been agreed.

    He tweeted: "Jadon Sancho to Manchester United… HERE WE GO! Done deal confirmed.

    "Agreement reached between Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund. €90m with add ons. Agents fee and personal terms agreed, contract until 2026. Medicals pending – then it’ll be official."

  • Jake Lambourne

    DEVIL DELIGHT

    With Jadon Sancho expected to join from Borussia Dortmund, take a look at Man Utd's most expensive signings.

    The England international may not be the only high-profile arrival at Old Trafford this summer with Raphael Varane also linked.

  • Jake Lambourne

    VARCICAL

    Premier League chiefs will not copy the way Euro 2020 has deployed VAR next term – because they simply haven’t got enough officials.

    Uefa’s system sees three VAR officials on duty for each match, with one delegated to only deal with offside decisions.

    That has sped up the process, with the average overturned decisions taking just 63 seconds in the group phase.

    But to mirror that set-up, the VAR hubs at Stockley Park would have to be reconfigured for extra seats, when there simply is not enough space at the moment.

    It would also require more officials to work at Stockley Park, taking them off EFL duty – as VAR teams can only be current recently-retired refs and assistants.

    And with up to six matches played simultaneously most weekends, with the return of the Saturday 3pm slot, it is felt to be impossible to replicate the Uefa process.

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