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MANCHESTER UNITED could finally be about to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The view from both the United and Lazio camps is said to be that this time around a deal could be done, with United said to be lining up a £57.5m bid.

Milinkovic-Savic has been a Red Devils target since the days of Jose Mourinho and United's poor performance in their 2-1 defeat to Brighton has led to renewed calls to strengthen the midfield.

Further down the line though is said to be a move for Adrien Rabiot, with some rumours from Italy suggesting Scott McTominay could go in the opposite direction.

But a move for hot-headed Austrian Marko Arnautovic is OFF.

Meanwhile the Red Devils have released a video which shows wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo getting BOOED by home fans.

And it is claimed that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner may yet end up at Chelsea by the end of the transfer window.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    United pull plug on Arnautovic

    Man United have ended their shock pursuit of Marko Arnautovic due to fan backlash.

    The Red Devils made a surprise swoop for the Bologna forward earlier this week – much to the surprise of the Old Trafford faithful.

    But fan backlash to the move has prompted the Premier League big boys to pull the plug on the deal.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rabiot 'not part of Juve's plans'

    Man United have been given a huge boost in their pursuit of Adrien Rabiot as he's no longer part of Juventus' plans, according to reports.

    Juve are currently restructuring their squad, and ther's no space for Rabiot, juvedipendenza.net reported.

    They're still keen to sell Rabiot even though Paul Pogba's out with an ankle injury.

    Juve's stance opens the door for United to scoop the midfielder who is desperate for game time to get into France' World Cup squad.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rabiot eyes World Cup spot

    Adrien Rabiot believes he is sure to start in Manchester United's "weak midfield" as he bids to make France's World Cup squad, according to reports.

    L'Equipe report that Rabiot sees United as giving him the opportunity to "muscle in" on Didier Deschamps' team selection.

    They claim that he sees his place in Ten Hag's team as "almost guaranteed" due to his "weak" competition.

    The claim comes following Rabiot's exclusion from the main World Cup squad in 2018, as his boss instead tried to place him on the reserve list.

    Rabiot controversially then refused to be on the reserve list and withdrew from it.

    The midfielder is believed to have since patched things up with Deschamps and is fighting to be included this time round.

  • Justin Lawrence

    United line up Rabiot alternative

    Man United have already lined up an alternative if their swoop for Adrien Rabiot fails.

    The Red Devils are edging closer to a deal with Rabiot who prefers a kove to the Prem.

    But if talks don't go to plan, United are lining up a move for Guido Rodriguez, acocrding to AS.

    And Erik ten Hag's side have been in contact with Real Betis over Rodriguez, it was added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Monaco eye Man United flop

    Monaco are the latest club being linked with Man United flop Eric Bailly.

    Bailly's been deemes surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and was recently linked with Sevilla.

    But now Monaco have emerged as potential suitors for Bailly, according to L'Equipe.

    Monaco reportedly want to loan the centre-back with an option to buy inserted in the deal.

    However, the move may hit a stumbling block as United would prefer to get rid of Bailly permanently.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arnautovic interest mocked by pundit

    Man United's interest in Marko Arnautovic can't be real, according to Chris Sutton.

    The footy pundit revealed he United's pursuit of the Bologna forward was a spoof.

    He said on BBC Radio 5: "That's madness, thinking about signing Arnautovic.

    "I thought it was a spoof, it's ridiculous.

    "It's a real wrong move in terms of the eyes of the supporters. There's a million other players out there United should have been linked with. I do no get that.

    "It's an absolute PR disaster. If Arnautovic comes in, that's going to put Ten Hag under so much pressure."

  • Justin Lawrence

    De Jong deals hammer blow

    Man United have been dealt a hammer blow in their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong, according to reports.

    The Red Devils ahve been chasing De Jong all summer although he's been reluctant to move.

    And now it's been revealed that the Dutch midfielder is refusing to consider a move away from the Nou Camp.

    De Jong's hardcore stance comes as he battles with Barcelona over wages.

    The Catalan giants want him to take a pay cut, which De Jong won't agree to.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo expands business venture

    Cristiano Ronaldo has opened a new hair transplant clinic in Marbella.

    Ronaldo already owns one Insparya branch in Madrid.

    The one in Marbella will employ 100 staff with 15 operating rooms.

    Each procedure takes around six hours and costs between £4,000 and £7,000.

    There's already 10 Insparya branches in Portugal, and the buisiness has been valued at £85million by Forbes.

    However, Ronaldo only owns half of the one in Madrid.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Maguire gets positioning wrong

    Harry Maguire lined his Manchester United team up on the wrong side of the Old Trafford tunnel against Brighton.

    Video footage from pre-match on Sunday shows Maguire and the rest of his Red Devils stars on the right looking down towards the pitch.

    However, David de Gea catches his captain's eye and points to the left.

    After a brief chat Maguire then steps across and politely asks Seagulls skipper Lewis Dunk to switch his side across.

    And after the brief confusion before the opening day of the season, Maguire led his team out on the left before the two teams took their positions on the pitch.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Milinkovic-Savic price offer revealed

    Man United will launch a £57m transfer bid for Lazio ace Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, reports claim.

    United are keen to bolster their midfield following the exit of Paul Pogba.

    And have identified Milinkovic-Savic as the ideal man to do just that.

    News of United's interest broke this morning, and now they seem set to follow that up with a concrete offer, according to Actu Football.

  • Justin Lawrence

    New United kit blasted

    Man United's new kit has been vilified by fans after the club's loss to Brighton.

    The Red Devils unveiled the canary green third outfit after being thumped by the Seagulls, and fans compared the club's perfomance to the kit.

    One quipped: "Same colour as Ten Hag's face after first 45 minutes of the season opener."

    Another wrote: "Manchester United's new third kit is just as vile as the team's performance."

    A third ridiculed the club's lack of transfer activity, adding: "How’s about they sign some new players to wear it."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lindelof's wife sizzles on holiday

    Man United ace Victor Lindelof's wife Maja Nilsson set Instagram on fire with a string of sizzling swimsuit shots.

    The Swedish beauty stunned her legion of followers in a blue bikini with shades to match as she relaxed on holiday in Greece.

    The blogger and mother of two issued the following caption in Swedish: "A minute for myself and then nuuuuuts. I will have to ask to talk about it."

  • Justin Lawrence

    United offer Arnautovic millions

    Man United are prepared to offer Marko Arnautovic a contract worth £10m, according to reports.

    United boss Ten Hag is keen on the Bologna forward who he reckons can add some much-needed belief to the squad.

    And the Red Devils have presented the striker with a deal that includes £2.5m every season, plus £7.5m in bonuses across three years, the Express reported.

    But United's cash may not be enough to tempt Bologna into selling as they've stated that he's a priceless member of the team.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United eye Milinkovic-Savic

    Man United are reportedly making a move to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic Savic.

    According to The Telegraph, the club have now renewed their interest in Serbian international Milinkovic-Savic – who they have been linked with for a number of years.

    An official price tag has not been set for the 27-year-old whose contract expires in 2024.

    However, the report states that Man Utd would be expected to pay in the region of £60m.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag loses rag

    Erik ten Hag is reportedly growing increasingly frustrated with Man United for failing to land Ajax star Anthony.

    Ten Hag's placed Anthony high on his list of targets but to no avail thus far.

    And he's patience is wearing thin with the United board, according to the Telegraph.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Martinez gets debut praise

    New Man United signing Lisandro Martinez had a good debut despite the club losing to Brighton, according to Wes Brown.

    He said on The Debate: " I was still looking at the size of him, but I like him. He's sharp, he's in your face, he's not scared of getting involved and he passed the ball out well.

    "He took up some good positions and for him home Premier League debut, it was not a bad one for him personally, even if it was the team.

    “I think he is quick, he reads the game well and he doesn't look like he panics when people are running at him with the ball. He was good. I know we got beat, but personally he was good.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rabiot 'wants Prem transfer'

    Adrien Rabiot is reportedly keen to make a move to the Premier League from Juventus.

    And Juventus won't stand in his way of a move, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    So Man United should have no issues landing Rabiot if they can meet his wage demands and appease his mother and agent Veronique.

    Romano told CaughtOffside: "He (Rabiot) has been one of the options on Manchester United’s list for weeks. Contacts were then accelerated over the weekend.

    “The player would like a Premier League move but now negotiations are starting with his mother and agent Veronique, so it will be a financial discussion on salary and more.

    “Juventus are open to selling him, the agreement between clubs is not a problem.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rabiot makes wage demand

    Man United will have to fork out £5.9million in wages to land Adrien Rabiot from Juventus.

    SunSport revelaed that the Red Devils have agreed a £15m fee for the defender.

    But Rabiot is demanding just under £6m annually to complete the move to Manchester, according to Gazzetta.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arnautovic 'not for sale'

    Man United target Marko Arnautovic isn't for sale and Bologna's director Marco Di Vaio has revealed why.

    He said: "It’s not easy to play in the transfer window, there’s a lot of talk, we want to keep Marko.

    "Sartori, the president and Fenucci said as much. He’s at the centre of our project.

    The interest in him makes us proud, especially because he was an idea by Sabatini and carried forward by the club to realise a dream, which was to bring him here after two or three years in China. 

    “It was a bet that we won, he responded on the pitch and we want to move forward with him.

    "We don’t want to sell him, but to strengthen the team to have an important season.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    Good morning Manchester United fans

    Bologna director Marco di Vaio has revealed the club are “not planning” on selling Marko Arnautovic after reportedly rejecting a bid worth around £7million from the Red Devils for the 33-year-old.

    He said, via Fabrizio Romano: “Man United on Arnautovic? We’re proud of Man Utd interest for Marko but we are not planning to sell him.”

    Di Vaio added: “We want to keep him at Bologna as president said, he’s key part of our project – there’s not even price tag.”

    While Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic said: "I would be happy for Marko [in case he joins United] but I don’t think he will leave.

    "I spoke to Arnautovic about Man Utd proposal – in case he leaves we will see… but I think he will stay."

    Reports yesterday suggested the Red Devils have agreed a £15m deal with Juventus to sign Adrien Rabiot.

    Christian Eriksen has already been recruited in midfield, but Erik ten Hag remains keen to bolster his options further.

    But the Red Devils will have to go through Rabiot's tough negotiating mother Veronique, who is also his agent, to get a deal over the line.

    And finally, Jose Mourinho is reportedly eyeing a swoop for Victor Lindelof. 

    After bringing the Swedish skipper to Old Trafford in 2017, the Portuguese gaffer is keen on a reunion with the defender.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    More on Marko Arnautovic

    Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic is the latest person from the club to suggest Marko Arnautovic is going nowhere.

    The Red Devils are claimed to have had a £7million bid rejected for the 33-year-old striker.

    And the Bologna boss has said he doesn't think the Austrian forward will join United this summer.

    Mihajlovic said, via Fabrizio Romano: "I would be happy for Marko [in case he joins United] but I don’t think he will leave.

    "I spoke to Arnautovic about Man Utd proposal – in case he leaves we will see… but I think he will stay."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Mum's the word

    Manchester United will have to negotiate directly with Adrien Rabiot's mum and agent, Veronique, to seal a deal for the midfielder.

    The Red Devils have agreed a £15million deal with Juventus for the Frenchman.

    But personal terms are yet to be discussed.

    And the tough part will be thrashing out terms with the fiery Veronique.

    Previously, she has clashed with sporting directors, demanded to meet managers and attend training sessions.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Ferdinand would "no doubt" take Welbeck

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has said he would take Danny Welbeck back at Old Trafford.

    The Brighton ace played a starring role as the Seagulls beat United yesterday, setting up Pascal Gross for the opener.

    When asked if he would have Welbeck at United this season, Ferdinand said on his YouTube channel: "On today's performance, no doubt. 

    "If you wanted a back-up striker you wouldn't go wrong with Danny Welbeck.

    "You tell him he'll play 15-20 games across the season, fill in for Cristiano [Ronaldo], give us the legs and give us the movement.

    "He can get in behind and creates the space for the likes of Bruno [Fernandes]."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Naut on his watch

    Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Marko Arnautovic.

    Bologna director Marco di Vaio has insisted the club are "not planning" on letting the 33-year-old leave.

    The Red Devils are believed to have had a bid worth around £7million rejected for the ex-Stoke and West Ham man.

    Di Vaio said, via Fabrizio Romano: "Man United on Arnautovic? We’re proud of Man Utd interest for Marko but we are not planning to sell him."

    He added: "We want to keep him at Bologna as president said, he’s key part of our project – there’s not even price tag."

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Soundess – Rabiot not an "upgrade"

    Graeme Souness doesn't reckon the signing of Adrien Rabiot is an "upgrade" to Manchester United's current midfield options.

    The Red Devils are believed to have agreed a deal worth £15million to sign the Frenchman.

    But Souness told talkSPORT: “He was at PSG and ran down his contract and went to Juve. He’s not done it there.

    “I’m not sure that’s much of an upgrade on what they’ve got there already.

    “What it stinks of is if you are signing him at this time, he’s not your first choice. Maybe your second. It is 24 days to go until the window closes, one game gone, I think you are reacting to things now.

    “That’s when you make mistakes.”

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