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RED DEVILS NEWS 12:06, 1 Aug 2021Updated: 12:06, 1 Aug 2021MANCHESTER UNITED handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new deal could put the Red Devils in pole position to land Erling Haaland, SunSport can reveal.

Meanwhile Man Utd are looking at a number of midfield targets should Paul Pogba choose to leave, with Saul Niguez believed to be among the most likely to join, but Eduardo Camavinga and Ruben Neves are also being eyed.

And Kieran Trippier could yet join the Red Devils towards the end of the transfer window, with Atletico Madrid £1bn in debt.

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“IT’S SAD HE’S GONE”

Manchester United and Chelsea target Erling Haaland has spoken on his former teammate Jadon Sancho.

Haaland and Sancho struck up a formidable partnership at Borussia Dortmund, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly keen to reunite the pair at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for just £68million next year, with Europe’s top clubs set to battle for his signature.

Haaland said: “Jadon and I had a really good understanding, he’s a top player and it’s sad he’s gone, but that’s football,

“There are a number of other players I work well with.

“It can even be better. We’ll just have to see who I work best with.”

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Leon Goretzka is one of five who could replace Paul Pogba should the Frenchman choose to leave Man Utd.

Here’s how the midfielders linked with a move to Man Utd shape up against Pogba.

POLE POSITION

Man Utd are in leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, according to reports.

According to the Express, Saul’s representatives plan to fly into London for talks with potential suitors

The Spaniard has a HUGE release clause, but is available for just £40million.

Liverpool and Barcelona also remain interested in signing the 26-year-old.

ARE YOU SHAW?

Man Utd are set to open talks with Luke Shaw over a new deal, according to reports.

The Daily Mail are reporting that United want to negotiate new terms with the left-back after his fantastic 12 months for club and country.

Shaw is believed to be on £150,00-a-week, with his current deal due to expire in 2023.

Credit: GETTY IMAGES BIRTHDAY BOY

Happy birthday to Man Utd midfielder Nemanja Matic!

HAA & SOL

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new deal could put Manchester United in pole position to land Erling Haaland next year, writes PHIL THOMAS.

United narrowly missed out on the Norwegian hitman when he left Red Bull Salzburg for Borussia Dortmund 18 months ago.

Haaland turned his back on the chance to move to Old Trafford then with so much uncertainty over whether Solskjaer would stay in charge.

The 21-year-old has a close relationship with his fellow countryman and was unwilling to take the chance on moving to Manchester if the manager was about to be sacked.

Both the striker and his father, former City star Alf-Inge, admitted they did not want to risk working under a boss they had no vibe for if Solskjaer was axed.

The United chief gave Haaland his debut as a teenager at Molde when he was managing the Norwegian outfit.

SANC-SHOW

Jadon Sancho had a fine season in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund last season.

The England winger scored eight and provided 11 assists.

BLADES EYE GARNER

Sheffield United are plotting a loan move for impressive Man Utd youngster James Garner, according to reports.

The 20-year-old is set to leave on loan this summer, and a move to Sheffield United could see them help in their bid to get promoted back to the Premier League.

Nottingham Forrest – where he had a loan spell – are also interested.

‘SPURS CAN MATCH KANE’S AMBITION’ 

Former Tottenham player Ledley King believes Spurs can match star man Harry Kane’s ambition. 

He told PA News: “We know he is one of the best strikers in the world. Harry is ambitious and I know the club is very ambitious.

“That is as far as it goes, I wouldn’t like to say what is going to happen next, all I know is the club is very ambitious and Harry is himself, so that’s it.”

Man City are reportedly leading the race to sign the England captain.

But Man Utd also remain interested.

SOL SEARCHING

Man Utd have spent a lot of money under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But is it enough to catch city rivals Man City?

GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

Manchester United star Andreas Pereira has become a shock target for Fenerbahce, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new contract has put the club in pole position to land Erling Haaland.

The 21-year-old has a close relationship with his fellow countryman and was unwilling to take the chance on moving to Manchester if the manager was about to be sacked.

But now Solskjaer’s future has been secured, United top brass hope that will leave them favourites to sign Haaland next summer.

Paul Pogba can see a future at Old Trafford but may wait until after the transfer window to make his mind up, according to reports. 

Rumours suggest the 28-year-old, who has one year left on his existing deal, is excited by the direction the club is going in following the signing of Jadon Sancho.

Pogba is also thought to be impressed by the imminent arrival of Raphael Varane after United agreed a deal with Real Madrid to sign the player.

Varane reportedly hopes to travel to Manchester this weekend, although he will need to quarantine following his landing before undergoing a medical.

The defender has confirmed he is leaving the Spanish capital ahead of his imminent transfer with a farewell message to the Real fans.

Varane posted on Instagram: “These last few days have been charged with many emotions, feelings that I now want to share with all of you.“

After 10 incredible and wonderful years at Real Madrid, a club that I will always carry in my heart, the day has come to say goodbye.”

GARNERING MOVE – EXCLUSIVE

Manchester United midfield ace James Garner is a target for Sheffield United.

Garner returned from a spell at Nottingham Forest, who would like him back, but the Blades have joined the race and are very keen on landing a loan deal.

Championship Blades have a strong relationship with Old Trafford having taken England keeper Dean Henderson in the past and are also willing to fund the move.

Garner, 20, would play a big part in boss Slavisa Jokanovic’s plans and could cover the Bramall Lane club in case of late bids for stars like Sander Berge.

Norwegian midfielder Berge, 23, is back on Arsenal’s radar – though not  first choice – and will cost £30million after arriving from Genk 18 months ago for a fee of £22m.

GOT TU GO – EXCLUSIVE

Manchester United want £5m for sending centre-half Axel Tuanzebe on loan.

The powerful defender, 23, is wanted by Newcastle and Aston Villa among others and could be allowed out of Old Trafford to get game time.

But United are after £5m – to cover wages over the season and a loan fee – for Tuanzebe and do not plan to budge from that.

Tuanzebe had a previous spell at Villa in the Championship but United are asking for a premium rate to send him to a Premier League home.

United will not give up on the academy product but a year in the Prem would help – the cost also encourages Toon and Villa to weigh up his likely playing time to justify the expense.

Credit: AFP or licensors SIXTEEN YEARS OF CARRA

It’s 16 years since Michael Carrick joined Manchester United from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 40-year-old won five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League, two League Cups and the Europa League before retiring in 2018.

Carrick has since joined the coaching staff at Old Trafford, working under current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

BEDLOCK – EXCLUSIVE

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney banished two party girls from a room in their apartment to stop them filming him during his drunken night out.

New video footage shows the women – stuck on a bed – laughing into camera as they tell how the England legend banned them from entering the room with their phones.

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HAA & SOL – EXCLUSIVE

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new deal could put Manchester United in pole position to land Erling Haaland next year.

United narrowly missed out on the Norwegian hitman when he left Red Bull Salzburg for Borussia Dortmund 18 months ago.

Haaland turned his back on the chance to move to Old Trafford then with so much uncertainty over whether Solskjaer would stay in charge.

The 21-year-old has a close relationship with his fellow countryman and was unwilling to take the chance on moving to Manchester if the manager was about to be sacked.

Both the striker and his father, former City star Alf-Inge, admitted they did not want to risk working under a boss they had no vibe for if Solskjaer was axed.

The United chief gave Haaland his debut as a teenager at Molde when he was managing the Norwegian outfit.

Solskjaer has constantly received regular updates on the player since he replaced Jose Mourinho three years ago.

And now his own long-term future has been secured after signing a new three-year contract last week, United top brass hope that will leave them as favourites to sign Haaland next summer.

DUTCH OF CLASS

Ex-Manchester United winger Memphis Depay produced a moment of magic for new club Barcelona with a stunning goal.

The Dutch star’s individual brilliance in their friendly against Stuttgart stole the show.

POGBA ‘MAY’ STAY AT UNITED

Paul Pogba can see a future at Manchester United, according to Sky Sports News.

Rumours suggest the 28-year-old is excited by the direction the club is going in following the signing of Jadon Sancho.

Pogba is also thought to be impressed by the imminent arrival of Raphael Varane after United agreed a deal with Real Madrid to sign the player.

But the midfielder may wait until after the transfer window to make his mind up, giving him the chance to leave on a free next summer.

VARANE LATEST

Raphael Varane has confirmed he is leaving Real Madrid after penning an emotional tribute to the Spanish club’s fans.

United have reached an agreement with the LaLiga side to sign the French defender, 28.

Varane posted on his Instagram: “These last few days have been charged with many emotions, feelings that I now want to share with all of you.

“After 10 incredible and wonderful years at Real Madrid, a club that I will always carry in my heart, the day has come to say goodbye…

“A new chapter begins.”

FER-GET PRESTON

Manchester United stars Bruno Fernandes and David De Gea were spotted enjoying a fancy Italian lunch on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils were meant to play Preston in a pre-season friendly but it was cancelled after a coronavirus outbreak in the United camp.

The club did not disclose which players – if any – have contracted the virus, but both parties preferred to take the safer option with the start of the season not far away.

But a gathering of the squad at Cibo restaurant on Saturday at least gives an indication into which players have not been forced to isolate.

De Gea and Fernandes were snapped leaving the restaurant alongside Spanish team-mate Juan Mata.

One photo also shows Tom Heaton greeting Fernandes on his way out, with several United players in attendance.

CAR BLIMEY

What a player current first team coach Michael Carrick was at Manchester United.

Sit back and enjoy, Red Devils fans.

TURKISH DELIGHT

Manchester United star Andreas Pereira has become a shock target for Fenerbahce, following his wonder strike in a pre-season friendly.

The 25-year-old Belgian-born midfielder struck a sumptuous right-foot volley in a 2-2 draw with Brentford reminiscent of Tony Yeboah’s goal for Leeds against Liverpool back in 1995.

Pereira moved to the Red Devils in 2015, but has struggled to cement a place in United’s first team.

During his time at the club, he has been loaned out to three different clubs, including Granada, Valencia and Lazio.

At the end of the last campaign, the Serie A giants enquired about signing Pereira on a permanent deal – but were told to stump up around £21million.

Instead, Lazio turned their attentions to Felipe Anderson, who they snapped up from West Ham in a £3m deal.

Now Fenerbahce have thrown their hat in the ring, along with an unnamed Premier League club, for Pereira’s services.

The Turkish giants have enquired about his transfer valuation, but are said to be reluctant to pay his £21m fee.

TELL YOU WHAT

Man United star Alex Telles is looking forward to the new season, despite sustaining an ankle injury against QPR last weekend.

The Brazilian had an underwhelming rookie season at Old Trafford, as a victim of fellow left-back Luke Shaw’s incredible form.

But he is upbeat, writing on Twitter: “Minor Setback for a major come back! Working hard to get Back Soon @ManUtd.”

DEVIL IN DISGUISE

Jack Grealish has fuelled speculation that he is about to join Manchester City… by deleting an old tweet about Man United.

It is well known that the attacking midfielder is a Villa fan through and through, having grown up supporting the team he now captains.

But eagle-eyed observers online noticed that he once tweeted about United back in 2012.

The England star, 16 at the time, wrote: “Love listening to Drake while going sleep. Off to sleep for a bit then up for the United game tonight #RedDevils!!”

A City fan found it and replied: “Delete.”

And to his amazement, within half an hour Grealish, or at least a member of his media team, did.

The 25-year-old is widely tipped to sign for City in the coming days, after the Premier League champions had an extraordinary bid of £100million accepted.

If completed, Grealish would overtake £89m star Paul Pogba as the most expensive Premier League signing ever.

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