Wrapping up the Manchester United transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.
Who have Man Utd been linked with?Erling Haaland – United are hoping that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new contract will give them an edge in the race to land the Borussia Dortmund striker (Mirror, Aug 1).
Jerome Boateng – Free agent Boateng wants to sign for ‘dream’ club Man Utd after leaving Bayern Munich (Calciomercato, July 31)
Raphael Varane – United have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign the defender (Sky Sports, July 27); United have agreed a fee with Real Madrid for the defender (Sky Sports, July 26).
Ruben Neves – Manchester United are in the mix to sign the Portugal international from Wolves (Daily Express, July 30).
Kieran Trippier – Trippier is being patient over the prospect of a “dream” move to Manchester United, knowing it could go down to the closing days of the summer window as his potential new club need to make sales to finance a possible £30m fee (Daily Telegraph, July 30); Trippier is still hopeful of joining Manchester United before the end of the summer transfer window (Daily Express, July 27); Atletico are playing hardball with United over England defender Trippier (The Sun, July 20); The England defender is desperate for a return to the Premier League and is waiting eagerly for United to make a move (Daily Telegraph, July 15); Atletico want almost £43m for Trippier (Sky Sports, June 17).
More Man Utd deals depend on Paul Pogba | Club still want midfielder 2:38 Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth provides an update on Manchester United’s recruitment plans, interest from Paris Saint-Germain in Paul Pogba and details of when Raphael Varane will undergo a medical Ruben Neves – United have a transfer deal for the Wolves star ‘reasonably far down the line’ (Daily Express, July 28).
Jules Kounde – United are preparing a move for Sevilla defender Kounde, in addition to their pursuit of Varane (Daily Mail, July 26).
Saul Niguez – United have already started putting plans in place to replace Paul Pogba if he leaves Old Trafford this summer with Saul at the top of a three-man list of possibilities (Mirror, Aug 1); United will open talks with Atletico about signing Saul if Pogba decides to quit Old Trafford (Daily Star, July 28); United are exploring a move for Atletico midfielder Saul (Mail, July 25).
Leon Goretzka – United are lining up Germany midfielder Goretzka amid mounting fears they will be forced to sell Paul Pogba (The Sun, July 22)
Vinicius Jr – United were offered Vinicius Jr in their negotiations with Madrid over the signing of Varane (Daily Star, July 18).
Giovanni Di Lorenzo – Italy and Napoli right-back Di Lorenzo has been linked with a move to United on the back of his Euro 2020 heroics with his country (Daily Mail, July 14); United scouts had one eye on Italy’s squad at Wembley on Sunday as the club reportedly chase Di Lorenzo (Daily Star, July 12).
Eduardo Camavinga – United are one of a number of clubs interested in signing the 18-year-old Rennes midfielder (Sky Sports, July 7).
Cristian Romero, Sven Botman and Jules Kounde – The trio are among names on United’s list of potential new centre-backs as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to strengthen to compete with Man City for 2021/22 Premier League title (Sky Sports, May 12).
The latest players linked with a Man Utd exit 1:50 Jesse Lingard, Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones and Facundo Pellistri are among players who could leave Manchester United this summer either on a permanent deal or on loan, says Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth Paul Pogba – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba can see a long term future at the club – but may not commit to a contract extension in this transfer window (Sky Sports, July 30); PSG are expected to make their interest in Pogba formal in the near future, with the United midfielder seemingly unlikely to sign a new contract at Old Trafford (Sky Sports, July 26); United are anticipating an approach from PSG for Pogba before the close of the transfer window next month (Daily Telegraph, July 24); Pogba is “increasingly unlikely” to sign a new contract extension at United amid interest from PSG (Sky Sports, July 23); Pogba has turned down a £50m contract offer presented to his agent Mino Raiola by United; Pogba could pocket £500,000-per-week at PSG if the Parisians and the Red Devils can strike a deal to take the midfielder back to France (Daily Star, July 23).
Jesse Lingard – Lingard is likely to be among players to leave Manchester United if they need to raise any significant funds to bring in further players, Kieran Trippier being their No 1 target (Daily Telegraph, July 28); Everton have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Lingard’s situation at United (The Sun, July 21); Lingard is part of United’s plans going into the new season, says Solskjaer: “He’s still in my plans. I expect him at Man Utd at the start of the season” (July 18).
Andreas Pereira – Manchester United have set a £22m asking price for the midfielder (Daily Express, July 30).
Charlie McCann – Rangers have handed Charlie McCann a three-year contract to get him to quit Manchester United (Daily Record, July 30); the midfielder could be the next addition to Rangers’ squad, with a permanent deal in the works for the 19-year-old Irishman (Daily Record, July 29).
Anthony Martial – The France international’s Manchester United days are all but over after Jadon Sancho’s move to Old Trafford was finally sealed (Daily Star, July 26).
Phil Jones – David Moyes hopes to bring the defender to West Ham on a free transfer should Manchester United decide to let him leave and get his wage off their bill (Daily Mail, July 28).
Axel Tuanzebe – Newcastle United are hoping to sign the centre-back as Steve Bruce pushes the club’s hierarchy to finally make a breakthrough in the transfer market after more delays in their attempt to re-sign Joe Willock from Arsenal (Daily Telegraph, July 27).
Diogo Dalot – AC Milan plan to resume talks over a new loan deal for defender Dalot (Sky Sports, July 21); Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is interested in a move for Portugal right-back Dalot (Daily Mail, July 19).
Facundo Pellistri – Pellistri wants to stay and fight for his place at United – despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealing that he plans to loan out the 19-year-old Uruguayan winger (The Sun, July 19).
Alex Telles – United will block Jose Mourinho signing Telles for Roma on a loan deal because they want to sell the defender on a permanent deal (Daily Star, July 18); Roma are in talks to sign United left-back Alex Telles (Sky in Italy, July 14).
Brandon Williams – The 20-year-old full-back’s proposed loan to Southampton could be scuppered by United’s financial demands (talkSPORT, July 15).
James Garner – The United midfield ace is a target for Sheffield United (Sun, Aug 3).
Premier League ins and outsPaper TalkConfirmed Man Utd signingsTom Heaton – Aston Villa, free
Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund, £73m
Ethan Ennis – Liverpool, free
Confirmed Man Utd departuresTahith Chong – Birmingham, loan
Joel Pereira – contract expired
Sergio Romero – contract expired
Nathan Bishop – Mansfield, loan
Reece Devine – St Johnstone, loan
Man Utd contract newsLuke Shaw – United are to open talks over a new contract for the left back. The 26-year-old’s deal runs out in 2023 and United want to reward his upturn in form which saw him star for England at Euro 2020 (Mail, Aug 1).