7pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Milinkovic-Savic back ON, Sancho bid ‘rejected’, Sanchez for Perisic, Grealish UPDATES – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED sealed third in the Premier League after a sensational run in their final games.

Off the field, it's set to be a frantic transfer window as the Red Devils are reportedly looking at FOUR high profile names, while we've got the very latest on their pursuit of Jack Grealish and Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

Follow all the latest United transfer gossip and news below…

  • SEA ME ROLLIN'

    Odion Ighalo toasted to his successful first season at Manchester United on a luxury yacht holiday as he enjoyed a week off.

    The Nigerian set sail with music playing in the background as he enjoys some downtime before the resumption of the Europa League.

    The striker joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side on loan in January and has proved a massive success, especially in the FA Cup and Europe

    And he cruised along in a black T-shirt bearing the word “King” in footage posted on Instagram.

    Ighalo could be heard singing along to his tunes while wearing shades and a bucket hat.

    One clip was captioned with the phrase: “Drinking water and minding my business.

    “Jollof on the boat.”

  • SEASON'S GREETINGS

    West Ham have become the first club to announce season ticket holders will enter a ballot for every game before knowing if they can watch the team in action.

    SunSport revealed last week how Premier League clubs were looking to stage lotteries on a regular basis to determine who would be allowed into grounds when fans are finally allowed back into stadiums.

    The government hopes to give the green light to people to watch sporting events from October 1, but at hugely reduced capacities to allow for social distancing measures to be enforced.

    The Hammers are the first top flight team to reveal details how it would all work after publishing their season ticket policy for the new campaign.

    Season tickets will be sold as per usual, but for every game staged at the London Stadium a ballot will be held to decide who gets to be there in person.

    Those who miss out will be given a cash refund for the value of that game which would be paid within 30 days of it being played.

  • JESS MESSING

    Jesse Lingard joked former player Cristiano Ronaldo has never given the Red Devils any trouble since leaving Old Trafford.

    Lingard first met the Portuguese superstar as one of the United kids involved in a skills DVD with Ronaldo over 15 years ago.

    The England star recalls filming with the Juventus ace who joined Sir Alex Ferguson's side in 2003 from Sporting Lisbon.

    Lingard was asked which footballer's achievements compared to Michael Jordan's and told Sky Sports: “I have to say Cristiano Ronaldo, everything he has achieved in his career.

    “He has been at plenty of clubs and won many trophies. I believe he is a real icon of football, the Michael Jordan of football. When [Ronaldo] first came to Manchester United, I was 11 or 12.

    “We did a skills DVD and it was him teaching us skills which was good. That was the first time I had seen him. He was young and skinny when he came [to the club]. I have played against him a few times.

    “Did he give me trouble? No, he wasn't too bad, to be fair! There was one game in pre-season where he came on and you could see the skills and the qualities that he brought.”

  • OB MAN OUT

    Jan Oblak will remain at Atletico Madrid despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea, Enrique Cerezo has maintained.

    The Atletico club president believes his No1 is the “best in the world” and a deal will not be discussed with either side.

    SunSport reported on United's interest in the Slovenian last week amid David De Gea's struggles in goal.

    However it is Chelsea who are more desperate for a new shot-stopper with Kepa Arrizabalaga expected to be replaced in the summer market.

    But Cerezo is adamant that Oblak will remain at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

    The Atleti chief told Marca: “For me, Oblak, and I speak as a fan, is the best goalkeeper in the world. [Thibaut] Courtois is another great goalkeeper and, fortunately, both have worn our badge and with both we won many trophies.

    “I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and is the best goalkeeper in the world. It is not strange that he has offers from great teams other than Atletico.”

  • BRUNO BACKS LINGARD

    Bruno Fernandes says Jesse Lingard's stoppage-time goal in the 2-0 win at Leicester was deserved payback on all his critics this season.

    It was England midfielder Lingard's only goal or assist this term amid inconsistent form.

    But January buy Fernandes, who scored eight goals in 14 Prem matches, told MUTV: “Of course it's a mistake from the keeper also but if Jesse doesn't go there the goal doesn't come so it's for this we work.

    “For me Jesse deserved this goal because for what he works all week, for all the comments everyone is saying about him and other players because they don't play too much or they don't play good enough.

    “I think this is the reason Jesse scored because we're training hard, training hard to help all the team.”

  • MAN (UTD) ABOUT TOWN

    Manchester United are officially the most-popular football team on the planet.

    After a DECADE-long study of Google trends, Footy.com have confirmed the Red Devils are the top-followed club on Earth.

  • AL BE STAYING

    Inter Milan are close to extending ex-Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez’s loan deal from Manchester United for next season, according to reports.

    Gazzetta dello Sport report Inter CEO Beppe Marotta is “on the verge” of closing out a deal to see the Chilean spend next year in Milan.

    A deal for next season is reportedly close to being finalised but Inter are also keen to reach an agreement for an extension to cover the end of the current European campaign.

    The existing deal with the Red Devils flop ends on August 5.

    But Inter do not restart their Europa League campaign against Getafe until that very day, so an extension is necessary if he is to feature.

    However, the Italian side faced some initial opposition from Old Trafford chiefs who rejected an extension with United still in the same competition.

  • OW, GREALLY?!

    Jack Grealish has his “heart set” on a move to Manchester United, according to former Red Devils striker Michael Owen.

    He said: “I think he’s after Manchester United as well.

    “I’m told he has his heart set on Manchester United. I’d be surprised if he went anywhere else.

    “People compare him to James Maddison and others like that but I think he’s head and shoulders above him.”

  • CAUGHT NAP-ING

    Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow with Arkadiusz Milik reportedly agreeing to team up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.

    The Napoli striker, 26, was linked with a move to Old Trafford to provide another option up front for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Naples club, who are seventh in the league but beat Juventus in the Coppa Italia final, are reportedly willing to accept offers of £45million for their frontman.

    And Juventus have seemingly beaten off the competition and are closing in on Milik, one of their primary transfer targets.

    According to Gianluca Di Marzio, a deal between the player and the Old Lady is in place.

    However, Juventus are yet to finalise anything with their Serie A rivals just yet – with Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis determined not to sell to the champions.

  • RUN OF THE MIL

    Manchester United have reportedly reignited their interest in Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the 25-year-old to team up with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the midfield.

    According to FootMercato, the Red Devils are plotting a summer swoop for the Serbian.

    United will face competition from the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Juventus and Real Madrid.

    Paris-Saint Germain are also interested, but their first bid of £54million was rejected.

    Last season Lazio demanded a fee in the region of £90m for the Serbia international but it is believed that £63m will be enough to secure his signature this summer.

  • OLE GUNNAR'S BLAZING

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Manchester United’s board: Let’s go for it.

    The ambitious Red Devils boss is convinced they can make a run at the title next season.

    And after qualifying for the Champions League, he knows they have a better chance of getting the best players to help them do that, too.

    Solskjaer had given executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward his wishlist based on Champions League qualification, which they secured with a 2-0 win at Leicester on the final day to finish third.

    Solskjaer said: “The club know what I feel we need and we will try and pursue it and see where we end up.

    “The Champions League means better opposition for this team next year, bigger games, and we need to step it up because every week in the Champions League you have to play your best team.”

  • FAMOUS FIVE

    Chelsea star Willian has FIVE offers on the table, his agent has revealed.

    The Brazilian's contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire after Saturday's FA Cup final.

    And amid links with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, the 31-year-old's representative Kia Joorabchian has revealed that there are so far five offers to choose from – including two from the Premier League.

    He told talkSPORT: “I don’t think he’s done a U-turn or any kind of turn, he’s always been very much the same mode.

    “We had big offers – one from MLS which required him to move on July 1 – but he’s always wanted to finish the season at Chelsea and the day after the season has finished he would decide.

    “He has two concrete offers from Premier League clubs on the table, an offer from an MLS club, and two other offers from Europe. He is going to make his decision after the last game of the season.”

  • BIG COU

    Philippe Coutinho wants a returns to the Premier League, according to his agent.

    Kia Joorabchian confirmed the news that the former Liverpool star is eyeing up a return to England.

    He told TalkSPORT: “It’s no secret he wants to come back to the Premier League.

    “It’s still very much open. There is a lot of genuine interest.”

    The Brazilian was previously linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.

  • RED RESISTANCE

    Manchester United are proud of their defensive record this season and tweeted their 22.4million followers to let them know.

  • NUMBER RON

    Brazilian legend Pele has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as ‘the modern athlete’ for his incredible worth ethic.

    The Portuguese five-time Ballon d’Or winner won his second Serie A title in just two seasons since joining Italian giants Juventus.

    The 35-year-old extended his tally to 31 league goals during the Old Lady’s 2-0 win over Sampdoria that confirmed top spot.

    And Ronaldo came in for particular praise from Pele, who has previously named the ex-Real Madrid superstar as the best in the world.

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    O @cristiano é o atleta moderno, que mostra para todos que o sucesso sempre chega para quem é dedicado e ama o que faz. Ao lado dele, quero homenagear os incríveis jogadores @douglascosta, @alxsndro12 e @daniluiz2. Parabéns pelo campeonato italiano, @juventus! ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ @Cristiano is the modern athlete, who shows everyone that success always comes to those who are dedicated and love what they do. Also, I would like to congratulate my fellow Brazilians @douglascosta, @alxsndro12 and @daniluiz2. Great work winning the @seriea title, @juventus.

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  • NAN-BELIEVABLE

    Man Utd posted a memorable throwback of Nani's excellent goal against Arsenal at Old Trafford.

  • UNITED WE SAND

    Manchester United are reportedly refusing to meet Dortmund’s £110million asking price for Jadon Sancho.

    The Red Devils had an £89m offer rejected for the 20-year-old England international yesterday.

    The Bundesliga side are holding out for £21m more – a figure that far exceeds United’s valuation.

    And The Telegraph report the Premier League club will refuse to pay that much but remain confident that an agreement will be reached.

    Dortmund return to pre-season training on August 10 and hope to have Sancho’s situation sorted by then.

    However, United “will not be forced into meeting some arbitrary deadline” by the German outfit.

  • AD THAT BONUS

    Manchester United will keep the full £75million of their kit sponsorship deal with Adidas after qualifying for the Champions League.

    Failure to secure a place at European football’s top table for a second season running would have allowed the German manufacturers to knock off a whopping £25m from their payment next season.

    But the Red Devils’ 2-0 win at Leicester on Sunday ensured they finished third and will play against the continent’s elite sides in the 2020/21.

    The club are still in the Europa League and winning the tournament could have provided an alternative route into the Champions League should they have finished outside the top four.

    Now that extra £25m is expected to bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer kitty for the summer.

  • HOJ ABOUT THAT

    Tottenham are close to signing Manchester United targer Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton, according to reports.

    The Dane has been the subject of interest from North London, as well as Everton, for a number of weeks – with the latter having even lodged a £19million bid for his services.

    But it has emerged that Hojbjerg, 24, wants to join Spurs.

    And according to Sky Sports, the Lilywhites have opened their bidding at £15m.

    The Saints, however, are thought to be holding out for £25m for their former captain – who has just one year remaining on his contract.

    Tottenham could sweeten the deal by including full-back Kyle Walker-Peters, with Southampton hoping to make the 23-year-old's loan move permanent “for the right price”.

  • CHIL OUT

    Leicester's failure to secure Champions League football is set to cost them the chance to persuade Ben Chilwell his future remains at the club.

    Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in the England star.

    The Foxes had hoped to be able to offer top-level European football as a carrot to convince him to stay at the King Power.

    But their late-season collapse saw a top-four finish slip through their fingers with 23-year-old Chilwell’s two suitors making the cut instead.

    There would be more money on offer if Chilwell did push for a move but that is not the only factor in making his mind up.

    He also wants to cement his place as England’s first-choice left-back with the Euros looming — and Champions League football helps his cause.

  • MORNING, UNITED FANS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has convinced United's board they can challenge for the title next season – even if he “only” has £140m to spend this summer

    United have denied bidding £89million for Jadon Sancho – but still want Borussia Dortmund's England attacker.

    Solskjaer is also after a midfielder and full-back, with Leicester’s Chelsea target Ben Chilwell on the radar.

    The Old Trafford boss said: “The club know what I feel we need and we will try and pursue it and see where we end up.

    “The Champions League means better opposition next year, bigger games, and we need to step it up because every week in the Champions League you have to play your best team.”

    But Aston Villa skipper Jack Greaish faces being priced out of a move.

    After staying up on the final day, Villa will demand £80m for their star man and England hopeful.

    And keeper Dean Henderson, such a loan hit with Sheffield United, is reportedly stalling on a new and improved contract at Old Trafford amid interest from Chelsea.

    The 23-year-old still fears he would be behind David De Gea in the pecking order next season.

  • FOXES FEAR CHIL OUT

    Leicester's failure to secure Champions League football is set to cost them the chance to persuade Ben Chilwell his future remains at the club.

    Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in the England star.

    The Foxes had hoped to be able to offer top-level European football as a carrot to convince him to stay at the King Power.

    But their late-season collapse saw a top-four finish slip through their fingers with 23-year-old Chilwell’s two suitors making the cut instead.

    There would be more money on offer if Chilwell did push for a move but that is not the only factor in making his mind up.

    He also wants to cement his place as England’s first-choice left-back with the Euros looming — and Champions League football helps his cause.

  • UTD BACK DE GEA

    Surely, with all the transfer speculation following David De Gea's erratic season, this post from United is no coincidence….

    A clear sign of rallying round the Spaniard after his shaky end to the Premier League term.

  • FERGIE 'FORGIVES' KLOPP'S 3.30AM TITLE CALL

    Sir Alex Ferguson says he forgives Jurgen Klopp for waking him up at 3.30am to tell him Liverpool had won the Premier League.

    Manchester United legend Fergie, 78, paid a glowing tribute to Klopp after the Anfield boss won the Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy for the LMA Manager of the Year.

    Fergie vowed to knock Liverpool “off their f***ing perch” when he took over at United – and 30 years later Klopp's heroes are back on top.

    Presenting the award tonight, Fergie said: “Jurgen, fantastic. I speak about Leeds United, 16 years in Championship.

    “Liverpool, 30 years since winning that league. Incredible.

    “You really thoroughly deserve it. The performance level of the team was outstanding.

    “Your personality went right through the whole club. A marvellous performance.

    “I'll forgive you for waking me up at half past 3 in the morning to tell you'd won the league! Thank you…”

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