12pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Maguire arrested, Gabriel LATE BID, Sancho £108m deal ‘tells team-mates he’s staying’ – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED will begin their Premier League campaign on September 19 at home to Crystal Palace, with their September 12 trip to Burnley postponed due to their exploits in the Europa League.

Meanwhile Joel Glazer is said to be the only thing standing in the way of the signing of Jadon Sancho as he is unwilling to pay the £108m fee demanded by Dortmund.

Get all the latest transfer updates and gossip from Old Trafford here…


    Manchester City have the most valuable squad in world football – worth nearly £1BILLION.

    Thanks to the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Man City's squad has a combined market value of £958MILLION, according to figures from Transfermarkt.

    Guardiola's crop sit ahead of Barcelona (£955m) and Premier League champions Liverpool (£917m) in total value.

    Incredibly, FIVE of the top ten are taken up by Premier League clubs.

    As well as City and Liverpool, Chelsea sit sixth (£727m).

    Manchester United are ninth with a squad value of £685m, one spot ahead of tenth-placed Tottenham (£637m).


    James Rodriguez Real Madrid exit could be scuppered by his £140k-a-week wage demands, reports claim.

    The Colombian appears set for the Bernabeu exit, having made only eight LaLiga appearances for the club in the last three years.

    Injuries have prevented the once-fourth most expensive player of all time to cement himself back in Zinedine Zidane's first-team this season, having returned from a two-year loan at Bayern Munich.

    And with the 29-year-old having just a year remaining on his contract, Los Blancos would be willing to accept £22million.

    And while interested suitors such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Lazio wouldn't be deterred by this fee, his salary is another matter.

    Marca claim that all interested parties that have contacted agent Jorge Mendes are only willing to pay around HALF of Rodriguez's £140k-a-week salary.


    Harry Maguire has been arrested in Mykonos after a row with English tourists, according to reports.

    The Man Utd captain was said to be led away in handcuffs after the clash outside a bar on the Greek island in the early hours of the morning.

    According to local media reports, the £85million centre-back resisted arrest when confronted by cops.

    The Brit holidaymakers involved in the confrontation were also taken to a local police station, protothema reports.

    He had been spending time with team-mate Brandon Williams on the Greek island and his partner Fern.



    Captain Harry Maguire has been arrested in Mykonos after an alleged altercation with tourists on the Greek island.

    United have released the following statement: “The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Maguire in Mykonos last night.

    “Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities. At this time we will be making no further comment.”


    Leeds United have made a third bid of £25million for Brighton centre-back Ben White, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old enjoyed a stunning loan spell at Elland Road last season, featuring in all 46 games as the Whites were promoted back to the Premier League.

    And boss Marcelo Bielsa is desperate to land him on a permanent basis as he prepares to take on the top flight.

    White is Leeds' No1 target this summer, with the Whites having already lodged bids of around £18.5m and £22m for his services.

    With Brighton having turned them down, however, Sky Sports claim that a third of around £25m plus add-ons has now been submitted.

    Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all shown interest in the Seagulls ace.


    Manchester United’s hopes of signing Jadon Sancho are dwindling with his Borussia Dortmund team-mates convinced he will stay another season, according to reports.

    Transfer interest in the England winger has cooled in recent weeks with the two clubs struggling to agree on a fee.

    Dortmund want £108million for the 20-year-old but United are not prepared to stump up the full amount.

    Sancho is eager for a move back to the Premier League but will not force his exit from the Bundesliga club.

    He has returned to pre-season training and boss Lucian Favre is including him in his first choice attack alongside Erling Haaland and Thorgan Hazard.

    According to the Telegraph, he has told his team-mates he is in no rush to move and a switch next summer is looking increasingly likely.


    New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is targeting Memphis Depay to replace Luis Suarez in a £36million deal.

    The LaLiga giants are set for an almighty overhaul this summer with more than a dozen players tipped to be sold.

    And Koeman is keen to bring Depay – with whom he worked with while Holland boss – in to replace Ajax-bound Suarez, according to Spanish radio station Rac1.

    Depay, 26, endured an horrendous spell at Manchester United between 2015 and 2017, scoring just twice in 33 Premier League games.

    However, since moving to Lyon, Depay has gone on to become one of the most-fearsome wingers in Europe.

    A host of top clubs are chasing his signature – with Lyon sporting director Juninho Pernambucano admitting he may have to sell his top stars, including Depay, Houssem Aouar and Moussa Dembele.


    Manchester United have reportedly made a last-gasp attempt to hijack Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes move.

    Gianluca Di Marzio claims the Red Devils have made an 11th hour bid despite the Lille star looking set for an Emirates switch.

    Gabriel, 22, is believed to have already agreed a five-year contract with Mikel Areta’s side.

    And reports even claimed he was ready to undergo a medical after Lille accepted Arsenal’s £22million bid.

    However, United have been keeping tabs on the situation this month.

    And it now looks like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a bid after making a new centre-back to partner Harry Maguire his priority.


    Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney will take his first step into management at Soccer Aid.

    England will play against a World XI with the Derby County star set to return to United's Old Trafford stadium in the manager’s dugout, having teased the possibility on Thursday morning.

    Rooney, 34, will take charge of England alongside Sam Allardyce, with David Seaman as goalkeeping coach.

    The game, which was originally meant to be held in June before coronavirus struck, will be live on ITV in September with an exact date yet to be confirmed.

    A host of former footballers will be involved, including Patrice Evra, David James, Yaya Toure, Wes Brown and Robbie Keane.

    Rooney has been given special permission by Derby to become involved in the event during the Championship season.


    Harry Maguire looks to be enjoying his summer holidays in Mykonos with partner Fern Hawkins.

    No footballer in the world played more minutes than Maguire during the last 12 months.

    And nobody would begrudge the United captain some sunshine and a well-earned break.

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    Yesterday, it was reported that Manchester United had made a late bid to hijack Arsenal’s attempt to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Gianluca Di Marzio reports United’s bid has caused Gabriel to ask for more time to weigh up his future despite the Gunners agreeing a £22.7million fee.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side emerged as surprise candidates to poach N’Golo Kante from Chelsea after the odds were slashed on the French World Cup winner arriving at Old Trafford.

    The Red Devils only have 34 days in between their Europa League semi-final defeat to Sevilla and their opening Premier League fixture. 

    United play Crystal Palace on September 19. 

    Keeper Dean Henderson confirmed he was not staying at loan club Sheffield United amid reports he is set to sign a bumper £100,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford.

    It could be holiday hell for Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard who are out in Greece. 

    The pair are due back for pre-season on September 1 but if the government impose quarantine measures on the country they may face a mad dash home.

    United youngster Di’Shon Bernard is wanted by Huddersfield and Coventry, according to The Telegraph.

    Diogo Dalot is reportedly heading for the exit too, with PSG and Everton linked. 

    Portuguese outlet O Jogo reports he is virtually certain to take his career elsewhere. 

    And Jadon Sancho has reportedly told team-mates he will wait a year to move to United.

    The Telegraph reports Borussia Dortmund stars expect him to remain in Germany for this campaign.


    Manchester United have reportedly hijacked Arsenal's bid to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Gianluca Di Marzio reports United made a bid on Friday and the player wants more time to weigh up a move.

    The Gunners had agreed a fee of £22.7million with Lille for the 22-year-old Brazilian centre-back.

    He reportedly wants two days to think things over – and Arsenal chiefs are sweating, having previously thought a deal would be sealed within 24 hours.

    Could the Red Devils have turned his head?


    Jadon Sancho has told team-mates he is willing to wait another year to join Manchester United.

    The Borussia Dortmund star has been linked with Manchester United for months on end.

    And a deal is seemingly still a way off with the Germans holding out for £108million.

    The Telegraph reports Dortmund stars are convinced he will remain in the Bundesliga at least for the upcoming season.


    Manchester United have the second fewest number of days to prepare for the new season.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have 34 days from crashing out of the Europa League against Sevilla in the semi-final to their opening league fixture.

    But the Red Devils have a whole six days MORE than unlucky Arsenal.

    The Gunners will compete in the Charity Shield just 28 days after winning the FA Cup at Wembley.


    Troy Deeney said Anthony Martial is in the top three strikers in the Premier League but can't be relied upon to bag 25 goals in a season and fire the Red Devils to the title.

    The relegated Watford striker told talkSPORT: “I think people are missing the point.

    “If you had to bank on him scoring 25 goals and [United] winning the league, I don’t think that’s the player.

    “When you look at big teams, [Manchester] City have Aguero and they can bank on him getting 25 goals.

    “Leicester have [Jamie] Vardy, Tottenham have [Harry] Kane, [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane are going to chip in with that.”


    Manchester United's Diogo Dalot is reportedly heading for the exit door at Old Trafford.

    The full-back is being looked at by Everton and PSG.

    Portuguese outlet O Jogo reports the 21-year-old is virtually certain to look for a move elsewhere.

    With Timothy Fosu-Mensah ahead of him in the pecking order, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can do without the former Porto man.


    Manchester United are being linked with a surprise move for Chelsea star N'Golo Kante.

    A number of bets on the move have seen the odds on French World Cup winner Kante becoming a Red Devil slashed.

    According to Oddschecker, United are front runners in the race to sign Kante – who could be offloaded by Frank Lampard as part of his squad revamp.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are priced at just 1/2 to poach Kante from West London.


    Manchester United's glory years under Sir Alex Ferguson will be hard to top for Liverpool, according to John Barnes.

    Anfield legend Barnes told Sky Sports: “It's very difficult to defend a title but Liverpool aren't defending the title.

    “Liverpool are going to defend the games that they play, so Jurgen Klopp doesn't put pressure on them to win titles, he puts pressure on them to win football matches.

    “It's an old cliche, take every game as it comes.

    “It's difficult for any one team, Liverpool included, to dominate English football like Liverpool did in the 1980s or Manchester United did under Sir Alex Ferguson.

    “In any given year the top six teams can go and spend £200-300million to get better players to challenge or to win.”


    Manchester United are still looking to introduce safe-standing – even with a reduced capacity in the upcoming season.

    The Red Devils got permission in April to become the first Premier League side to trial the new seating area.

    And SunSport understands the club are keen to persist with plans despite the coronavirus pandemic.

    Fans could be allowed back in limited numbers and United are still keen to trial standing in the north-east corner of Old Trafford.

    And are open to extending it to other parts of the stadium, if the trial is successful.


    Manchester United stars Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard might have to cut short their Greek holiday.

    The Red Devils jetted off on the trip together after United crashed out of the Europa League to Sevilla in the semi-final.

    The club sanctioned the vacation with the instructions to be back for pre-season training on September 1.

    But UK government quarantine regulations could hit Greece this weekend and the best-mates may have to dash home to avoid missing training through two weeks of isolation.


    Di'Shon Bernard could be leaving United, either on loan or permanently.

    According to the Telegraph's Mike McGrath, the defender, 19, is attracting interest from Huddersfield and Coventry.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a decision over whether he leaves permanently or on loan.


    Here are some key games for the Red Devils this season.


    Fans will reportedly be treated to an extra 20 live Premier League games in 2020/21 although NONE will be free.

    There was hope that, with fans not expected to return to stadiums for a couple of months at least, broadcasters will again allow for a handful of free-to-air games.

    However, Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime are said to have successfully banded together to keep matches on their subscription services.

    The Mail report that, with fans locked out for the start of the campaign at least, 20 more games will be shown.

    Sky's total has been bolstered by 12 to total a whopping 140 live games, with BT handed six more to make 58.

    Online streaming service Amazon Prime, which secured a number of games from the decision to show every game during the lockdown, ups its tally from 20 to 22.


    Chris Smalling is willing to “dig his heels in” to get his Old Trafford exit, according to reports in Italy, with Roma's CEO Guido Fienga flying to London to get a deal done.

    The centre-back is currently on course to return to duties with United next season.

    But he has settled well on loan at Roma, before the stint ended.

    He even posted a goodbye Instagram post to the AS Roma fans after his stay at the Stadio Olimpico ended.

    Roma hope to do a deal to sign the 30-year-old permanently, but United are determined to hold out for the right price.


    Dean Henderson has thanked Sheffield United in a heartfelt Instagram post after leaving the club, following his two-year spell on loan.

    The Englishman said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at @sheffieldunited for the last two years.

    “Winning promotion to the Premier League with my brothers and having the season we had this season is something I will never forget.

    “I would like to thank the manager, my team-mates, the backroom staff and of course, the fans, who have been unbelievable towards to me.

    “I will look back at the last two years as an important chapter in my career and more than anything, i’m grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and develop with such a class group of lads.

    “I can’t wait for the next chapter! Once again, thank you for everything! Once a blade, always a blade!”

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    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at @sheffieldunited for the last two years. Winning promotion to the Premier League with my brothers and having the season we had this season is something I will never forget. I would like to thank the manager, my teammates, the backroom staff and of course, the fans, who have been unbelievable towards to me. I will look back at the last two years as an important chapter in my career and more than anything, i’m grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and develop with such a class group of lads. I can’t wait for the next chapter! Once again, thank you for everything! Once a blade, always a blade! ❤️🔜🔛🔝

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