Man Utd close in on Sancho, Premier League fixtures TODAY, Keylor Navas tracked, £10m Trippier 'close', Henderson injury

MANCHESTER UNITED are hopeful of completing their big-money transfer for Jadon Sancho NEXT WEEK, according to reports.

The Red Devils have been after Sancho since 2019 and could finally be on the verge of landing their man.

Paris-Saint German goalkeeper Keylor Navas is also said to be on United's transfer radar, while England star Kieran Trippier is 'close' to an Old Trafford move.

And United will find out who they face on the opening day of the season when the Premier League fixtures are announced this morning.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    KEY DATES

    The Premier League fixtures are due to be released today at 9am and Man Utd will find out who they kick off the 2021-22 Premier League season against!

    Make sure you stick around and we'll bring you all of United's league fixtures as soon as they're out.

  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING

    England have been dealt with a significant blow as Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been ruled out for the rest of Euro 2020 due to a hip injury.

    Sheffield United keeper Aaron Ramsdale has been called-up as Henderson’s replacement.

    The Red Devils’ shot-stopper has returned to Manchester after picking up the knock during training.

    The 24-year-old was on the bench for the 1-0 win over Croatia.

    Meanwhile, United could seal the transfer of Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho by the end of the week.

    That is according to The Times, as ‘Dortmund believe that a deal could be finalised next week’.

    And transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that ‘United’s camp have been in contact with Sancho over the weekend’.

    Talks with Dortmund over a potential €95m (£81m) price, bonus details and payment structure will continue in the next days.

    But the Red Devils' initial £60m won’t be enough to complete the transfer.

    And Paris Saint-Germain star Keylor Navas is reportedly being monitored by United after his future was thrown into doubt.

    Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to sign for PSG when his contract at AC Milan expires, potentially leaving Navas on the bench.

    According to Marca, the Costa Rica international could be set for a move with Milan, Juventus and the Red Devils all keen to sign him.

    The Manchester giants are set for a busy summer and a decision will need to be made on the futures of both goalkeepers Henderson and David de Gea.

    Finally, United are close to signing Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier.

    According to Football Insider, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Trippier will be a good defensive addition.

    The 30-year-old – currently with England’s 26-man Euros squad- helped Atletico to win LaLiga this season.

    And he would also provide some much-needed competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

  • Kostas Lianos

    NAV SAID

    Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been linked with a move to Manchester United once more.

    Navas came close to joining United a while back but a move from Real Madrid, with David de Gea going the other way, broke down due to an administrative error.

    The Costa Rica international said: "This was one of the worst days of my life. I didn't cry that day, but I did after all was said and done when I was with my wife.

    "I was waiting in the airport even without suitcases. I was not on the plane, but I was near.

    "In the end, after everything that happened, many complicated moments, we're human and eventually the time comes when you burst"

  • Kostas Lianos

    RETIREMENT PLANS

    Manchester United star Edinson Cavani said he is going to retire after the 2022 World Cup.

    Cavani said: "Honestly, that's what I'm thinking. I believe every human being's life is based on objectives, on desires you want to achieve, on arriving at certain goals.

    "From a football perspective my aim at the national team level, and in general, is to go to the World Cup in Qatar and from there to step aside and dedicate myself to my family, my people, my things.

    "I think this is the last dance"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    TRIPPIER CLOSE

    Manchester United are close to signing Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier.

    According to the Football Insider, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Trippier will be a good defensive addition.

    The 30-year-old – currently with England’s Euro 2020 squad- helped Atletico to win LaLiga this season.

    And he would also provide some much-needed competition for fellow right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka

  • Kostas Lianos

    MAGUIRE UPDATE

    Manchester United star defender Harry Maguire has stepped up his training for England but is still likely to miss Friday’s clash with Scotland.

    Maguire is still recovering from an ankle ligament injury he has been dealing with for a while, but was put through his paces by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

    The centre-back’s ongoing injury prevented him from playing in the Europa League Final against Villarreal.

    The 28-year-old ace also had to sit out of England’s Euro 2020 kick-off match against Croatia

  • Kostas Lianos

    WHITE BLOW

    Brighton ace Ben White wants to move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to the Daily Mail as White appears to be among the Gunners’ top targets.

    The Seagulls, however, are going to demand around £50m to let the England international go.

    Nevertheless, the defender could look to force a move away from the Amex Stadium

  • Kostas Lianos

    THAT'S E-NAV

    Paris Saint-Germain star Keylor Navas is reportedly being monitored by Manchester United after his future was thrown into doubt.

    Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to sign for PSG when his contract at AC Milanexpires, potentially leaving Navas on the bench.

    According to Marca, the Costa Rica international could be set for a move with Milan, Juventus and United all keen to sign him.

    The Red Devils are set for a busy summer and a decision will need to be made on the futures of both goalkeepers Dean Henderson and David de Gea

  • Kostas Lianos

    RONALDO HISTORY

    Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has made history in Euro 2020.

    Ronaldo scored a brace against Hungary at the Puskas Arena and sealed a 3-0 win for Portugal.

    The star forward's first goal of the night made him the competition's all-time leading goalscorer.

    The 36-year-old broke Michel Platini's record and became the first ever player to net 10 goals in the Euros.

    After his second goal, the Portuguese superstar took his tally to 11

  • Kostas Lianos

    PORTUGAL WIN

    Portugal emerged victorious against Hungary 3-0 at the Puskas Arena in their Euro 2020 opener.

    The reigning European champions struggled with a tough opposition who had a goal disallowed as Szabolcs Schon was caught offside.

    But Fernando Santos’ men broke the deadlock in the last 10 minutes of the game when Raphael Guerreiro beat Peter Gulacsi on 84 minutes.

    Rafa Silva was then brought down by Willi Orban inside the area and Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot just three minutes later.

    Ronaldo sealed the important victory with a fine effort in the second minute of stoppage time

  • Kostas Lianos

    RON A ROLL

    Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have sealed victory for Portugal against Hungary.

    Fernando Santos' men have been struggling against the hosts, who had a goal disallowed as Szabolcs Schon was caught offside.

    But Raphael Guerreiro broke the deadlock on 84 minutes and finally gave the reigning European champions the lead.

    Rafa Silva was then brought down by Willi Orban inside the box and Ronaldo scored from the spot just three minutes later

  • Kostas Lianos

    GOLDEN BOY

    Manchester United aces Mason Greenwood and Amad Diallo have made the shortlist for the 2021 Golden Boy Award.

    Greenwood has been nominated for the second year in a row, having finished 12th in the running last year.

    Fans will get to vote the winner from a list that also includes Borussia Dortmund ace Jude Bellingham and Chelsea's Billy Gilmour.

    United players – past and present – are among the award's former winners, such as Paul Pogba, Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial

  • Kostas Lianos

    FOR PETE’S SAKE

    Legendary Manchester United star Peter Schmeichel revealed that UEFA threatened Denmark with a 3-0 defeat if they failed to complete their match against Finland after Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest.

    Schmeichel told GMB: “They said the players insisted on playing. I know that not to be the truth. Or that’s how you see the truth.

    “They were left with three options. One was to play immediately and get the last 50 minutes played. The next one was to come in yesterday at 12 noon and finish the 50 minutes.

    “And the third option was to forfeit the game and lose 3-0. So, you know, work it out for yourself. Is it the players’ wish to play? Did they have any choice really? I don’t think they had.

    “And as you can hear from [Sunday’s] press conference, the coach seriously regrets putting the players back on the pitch”

  • Kostas Lianos

    SANCHO UPDATE

    Manchester United could seal the transfer of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho by the end of the week.

    That is according to The Times, as 'Dortmund believe that a deal could be finalised next week'.

    And transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has reported that 'United's camp have been in contact with Sancho over the weekend'.

    Negotiations with Dortmund on a potential €95m (£81m) price, bonus details and payment structure will continue in the next days.

    But United's initial £60m won’t be enough to complete the transfer

  • Kostas Lianos

    NIC OF TIME

    Tottenham have joined the bidding war for Sassuolo star, and Manchester United target, Domenico Berardi.

    According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the north Londoners are keeping tabs on Berardi who is highly rated by the newly-appointed managing director Fabio Paratici.

    The Gunners and United have also shown interest in the winger recently.

    Serie A giants AC Milan and Juventus are eyeing the Italy international as well

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  • Kostas Lianos

    VAN DE BEEK CONTACT

    Arsenal have made contact with Manchester United ace Donny van de Beek’s people.

    That is according to 90Min, who claim that the Gunners have touched base with Van de Beek’s reps as they are interested in bringing him to the Emirates.

    United could be willing to let the attacking midfielder leave after a hapless season at Old Trafford that saw him spending most of his time on the bench.

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is on the lookout for a No10 as Martin Odegaard appears set to rejoin Real Madrid after his loan spell in north London

  • Kostas Lianos

    JACK ATTACK

    Just a quick reminder, Chelsea are favourites to sign Aston Villa star Jack Grealish in the summer.

    The Blues face strong competition from the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City for Grealish, who has joined England for Euro 2020.

    According to Fichajes, however, the west Londoners are in pole position to wrap up a £100million move for the talented forward.

    That would smash the current British transfer record of £89m paid by United for star midfielder Paul Pogba back in 2016.

    However, Chelsea supremo Roman Abramovich is willing to back manager Thomas Tuchel in the transfer market following his Champions League triumph

  • Joshua Mbu

    DAK THAT

    Liverpool have made an approach for Man Utd and Arsenal target Patson Daka, according to reports. 

    And the Zambian international is believed to be very keen on joining the Reds.

    Daka has an impressive goal-scoring record, scoring 61 goals in his last 85 games for the club in all competitions.

    According to Football Insider, Liverpool have made contact and will look to sign the 22-year-old.

  • Joshua Mbu

    'FREEDOM'

    Paul Pogba says he has more 'freedom' with France than he does at Man Utd.

    Speaking to L’Equipe, he said: "It’s true that at Juve it was different from Manchester United.

    "We were already playing with three midfielders [at Juve], in 5-3-2. I had the freedom, I had to be in the box, to attack.

    "It was an obligation. In Manchester, I have the freedom to go into the box, but the priority is to play and defend.

    "We [France] play in 4-2-3-1, also a diamond. I am a little more in the transmission, in the construction.

    "But I have more freedom than in Manchester to enter the box, to make runs forwards.

    "At the same time, when you have Griezmann, Kylian, you don’t want to enter their spaces, you don’t need to.

    "I would like [at Manchester United[ to play more offensive [laughs]. To score fifteen goals per season is what I would like.

    "But Patrick [Vieira] said it, we must put ourselves at the service of the collective.

    "In Manchester, as in blue, the collective will always come before the player."

  • Joshua Mbu

    FERGIE VOID

    Here's the players Man Utd have signed after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.

    Here's who Manchester United have signed since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down
  • Joshua Mbu

    ONE FER ME

    Rio Ferdinand has urged Manchester United to sign Declan Rice this summer.

    And the West Ham ace has also been compared to iconic ex-Hammer Michael Carrick.

    Rice, 22, shone for Ferdinand's old club West Ham last season, captaining them in most games as they finished sixth – their highest league finish this millennium – and secured Europa League football.

    The holding midfielder has also cemented himself in the England starting XI – playing 90 minutes in the Three Lions' Euro 2020 opener win against Croatia on Sunday.

    And Ferdinand – who came through West Ham's academy – risked the wrath of the Irons' faithful by imploring the Red Devils to sign him this summer.

    The 42-year-old held a Twitter Q&A on Monday and was asked: "What No 6 should Man Utd buy this summer?"

    And the former England ace simply wrote: "Welcome @_DeclanRice."

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  • Joshua Mbu

    FAMILY FIRST

    Rio Ferdinand believes Christian Eriksen is unlikely to play football again after his cardiac arrest. 

    The 29-year-old was resuscitated on the field during Denmark’s Euro 2020 defeat to Finland on Saturday.

    Medics confirmed that he ‘was gone’ before being given CPR and shocked with a defibrillator.

    Eriksen is now recovering in hospital and provided a positive update reassuring fans that he ‘is fine under the circumstances.’

    His collapse left the footballing world in shock including BBC pundit Rio Ferdinand who spoke of his emotions seeing Eriksen fighting for his life. 

    Speaking on his Vibe With Five Youtube show, he said: “I don’t think he plays again, I’ve got to be honest.

    “If I’m him I’m not thinking about that probably, I’d just want to be healthy for the sake of my family really.”

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  • Joshua Mbu

    NEW DEAL

    Man Utd and Chelsea have been dealt a blow in the pursuit for wonderkid Jude Bellingham.

    Borussia Dortmund are preparing to offer the 17-year-old sensation a bumper contract. 

    According to Bild, Dortmund are gearing up to offer the midfielder a two-year extension that would see him tied down until 2025.

    Which would inevitably cool both Premier League giants’ interest.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BREAKING: HEND OF THE ROAD

    Dean Henderson has been forced to WITHDRAW from England’s Euro 2020 squad with a hip injury.

    Sheffield United stopper Aaron Ramsdale has been called-up as his replacement.

    Henderson, 24, has returned to Manchester United after picking up a hip injury in training, with his Euros campaign over.

    The Old Trafford stopper had been on the bench for the 1-0 win over Croatia.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TRIPPIER CLOSE

    Man Utd are close to signing Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier. 

    According to the Football Insider, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Trippier will be a good defensive addition. 

    The 30-year-old – currently with England’s 26-man Euros squad- helped Atletico to win LaLiga this season.

    And he would also provide some much-needed competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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