9.45pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Sancho ‘to join THIS WEEK’, kit released TOMORROW, Sanchez ‘£15m Inter deal AGREED’ – The Sun

JADON SANCHO expects to join Man Utd this week after agreeing a five-year deal in principle, according to reports.

And in more good news, Alexis Sanchez is reportedly set to join Inter for £15m after a successful season on loan at the San Siro.

Follow all the latest United transfer gossip and news below…

  • EUR IN TOP SHAPE

    Manchester United's superstars revved up for their LASK chance of silverware this season with a real variety pack in training.

    Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial produced all sorts of acrobatics, while under-pressure keeper David De Gea saw the funny side of it when he practiced with a giant ball as he tries to redeem his reputation.

  • GET IT DON

    Manchester United's move for Jadon Sancho will reportedly be completed by the end of week.

    The Red Devils are prepared to meet Borussia Dortmund's £108million asking price for the 20-year-old.

    According to The Independent, Sancho is confident he will be a United player “by the end of the week”.

    Talks between the two clubs have reportedly accelerated in the last 24 hours.

    It is understood that personal terms have been agreed with Sancho and his representatives.

  • FAT CHANCE

    Barcelona's president has explained they won't be accepting bids for wonderkid Ansu Fati following interest from Manchester United.

    Josep Maria Bartomeu told SPORT: “We haven’t had any formal offers but there has been interest from some clubs.

    “Barça can’t sell Ansu, even if it might feel like an option to balance the books during a pandemic.

    “We never considered letting him go. The opposite, in fact, what we want is to aid his development and extend his time here so that he plays at Barça for the rest of his life.”

  • TOUGH GIG

    Ryan Giggs has blamed Manchester United's recruitment policy for their struggles after Sir Alex Ferguson left.

    He told the Mail: “Moyes didn't last a season and the club recruitment was all over the place.

    “You had Sir Alex players, Moyes players, then Van Gaal, with a different philosophy and different players. Then you've got Mourinho coming in with his group

    “So, you've got this mix of cultures but are they really United players? To get rid of that takes a long time. That's why the owners – and stability – is really important.”

  • AL BE GOING THEN

    Alexis Sanchez has reportedly agreed personal terms with Inter Milan ahead of a permanent transfer.

    The Manchester United forward has been on loan with the Serie A club this season and all parties are said to be keen to get a deal done.

  • TOP MARCS

    Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has shared his delight at featuring on the front cover of September's Vogue magazine.

  • DEVIL MAY CARE

    Manchester United could reportedly sign both Jadon Sancho and Gabriel Magalhaes in the 'coming days.'

    The Lille defender will command a fee of around €27m () up front and €2m (£1.8m), which United have apparently offered in recent days.

    Italian journalist Emanuele Cammaroto claims that United's £24.3million bid for Lille defender Gabriel is higher than both Everton and Napoli's respectively.

    He adds in Napoli Magazine that United could reach an agreement by the end of the week.

  • COUNTDOWN IS ON

    Jadon Sancho expects to be a Manchester United player by the end of the week, according to The Independent's Miguel Delaney.

    He claims that negotiations have accelerated in the last 24 hours after Dortmund informed the Red Devils of the fee they would accept.

    United are also reportedly conscious of Dortmund having set an August 10 deadline, after which they are said not to be willing to sell Sancho as they will be undergoing pre-season.

    Delaney adds that United have agreed to pay £60m up front for Sancho but the sticking point remains the structure of the payments after that.

    Both parties are said to be in agreement that the deal should come to a potential £120m but the question is how much of that fee should be fixed as opposed to incentivised.

  • TOTAL 90

    Jadon Sancho's move to Manchester United would likely cost a club record fee of around £90m, according to reports.

    The Guardian state that Dortmund would be open to having that fee paid in instalments over the next two or three seasons, so long as they are guaranteed to get the money.

    They are then also said to want a further £18m in performance bonuses.

    Sancho would also become the most expensive ever English player if he moved to Old Trafford for £90m.

  • DOR'S OPEN

    Should Manchester United verbally agree a contract with Jadon Sancho, they would then have to work out a fee with Borussia Dortmund.

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims the sticking point would then come down to how incentivised the deal is.

    Ed Woodward is said to be keen to pay in instalments while Dortmund are likely to want the bulk of the fee paid up front.

  • SANCH-GO

    Manchester United are reportedly close to agreeing personal terms in principle on a five-year contract with Jadon Sancho.

    Sky Sports claim that discussions over the England star are continuing at an advanced stage with Borussia Dortmund over the structure of the transfer fee.

    The Bundesliga club have not moved from their £108million valuation of Sancho, 20, but seem to be open to accepting less money up front.

  • KOUL IDEA

    Manchester United are set to battle it out with rivals Manchester City for Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.

    The Etihad club have already agreed a £41million deal with Bournemouth to land Nathan Ake.

    But according to ESPN, they are still in the hunt for another centre-back and are eyeing Koulibaly, 29.

    The report, though, states Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also remains interested in the long-term target.

    Napoli put many clubs off with their huge asking price last summer, as United signed Harry Maguire instead.

    But they are thought to be willing to accept £81m for their Senegal international.

  • AL BE OFF THEN

    Inter Milan have included Alexis Sanchez in their Europa League squad – in a fresh sign they are nearing a permanent deal for the Manchester United flop.

    A strong end to the campaign in Italy has helped persuade Antonio Conte's side to take a punt on the Chilean.

    Three goals and seven assists helped Inter claim second place in the Serie A standings with Sanchez coming off the bench in Saturday's win at Atalanta.

    Inter will hope the 31-year-old can maintain his form in the Europa League knockouts set for later this month.

    On Monday, the Nerazzurri included him in their 25-man selection for the shortened showdown.

  • SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT

    Manchester United's stars have been spotted smiling at training ahead of Wednesday's Europa League clash.

    The Red Devils play LASK in the second leg of their Last 16 tie.

    And the players were clearly in a relaxed mood – and with good reason, they have a 5-0 lead after the first game.

  • GOD FER HIM

    Manchester United have reportedly asked club legend Rio Ferdinand for advice over Norwich's Ben Godfrey.

    TV pundit Ferdinand and Canaries centre-back Godfrey are part of the same New Era Global Sports agency.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to lean on his old team-mate for some advice ahead of a potential swoop.

    Calciomercato.it reports the Old Trafford side are in for Godfrey along with AC Milan and Napoli.

    The report suggests United have asked Ferdinand for information on the player.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Manchester United have reportedly jumped to the head of the queue in the pursuit of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

    The 22-year-old Brazilian looks set to leave the Ligue 1 side and has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs including Everton and Arsenal.

    Italian journalist Emanuele Cammaroto reckon United have outbid their rivals, including Napoli, with a fee in the region of £25million.

    He writes in the Napoli Magazine that an agreement could be reached with United in the next few days.

  • DROP A MIL

    Manchester United have reportedly dropped the asking price for Alexis Sanchez.

    The Chilean's resurgence at Inter Milan has seen Antonio Conte's side make enquiries about taking the former Arsenal man on board permanently.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to want to get the 31-year-old and his £400,000 plus wages off the bill.

    Gazzetta dello Sport reports United have lowered their price from £18million and will now accept £13.4m.

  • STRIP TEASE

    Manchester United's new home kit for next season will reportedly be available to buy on Tuesday.

    Claims have emerged suggesting the new strip will be released before the Europa League Last 16 second leg against LASK on Wednesday.

    Footy Headlines have obtained a snap of the new top already on sale in stores.

    Fans were relieved as the new top bared no resemblance to a previous leaked imaged that was compared to “bus seats” by worried Red Devils fans.

  • BRU KNEW?

    Manchester United's talismanic midfielder Bruno Fernandes has picked up yet another gong.

    The Portuguese star has been named the PFA Player of the Month for July.

    The super January signing revolutionised the Red Devils' season.

    He bagged eight goals in 14 games after making the move from Sporting Lisbon.

  • MONDAY MOTIVATION

    Ex-Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has taken to Instagram to share his latest motivational post on a Monday.

    The Red Devils' former left-back showed off his “new Jackson 5 hairstyle” while filming in the shower.

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    🎶 I have them back 🎶 do you wanna sing with my new mic 🎤 @dominique.evra 😹 @hassonandwong #ilovethisgame #positive4evra #mondaymotivation #jackson5

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  • MING WHEN YOU'RE WINNING

    Manchester United transfer target Tyrone Mings has been sunning it up.

    The England defender celebrated keeping Aston Villa in the Prem by hopping on a jet ski in Barbados.

    ESPN recently claimed Mings is on Manchester United's transfer shortlist.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly on the hunt for a new centre-back.

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    I don’t know how either big man 🤣🤷🏽‍♂️ there were times when it seemed unlikely, now is time to build on this and be better next season 💜

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  • RAUL DEAL

    Manchester United have reportedly been given the green light to sign Wolves striker Raul Jimenez.

    The 29-year-old has bagged 27 goals in all comps this season.

    And transfer guru Duncan Castles explained why he will be allowed to leave the Midlands.

    He told the Transfer Window podcast: “I think Wolves have been quite open about this with Jimenez for some time now.

    “They are ready to let the player leave if their transfer demands can be satisfied.”

  • JA-DON DEAL?

    Borussia Dortmund expect Manchester United to cough up £107million in instalments for Jadon Sancho.

    According to Bild Sport's Christian Falk, if the Red Devils stump up that cash it would be acceptable for Dortmund to let their prized asset go.

    But only on one condition.

    An offer must be formally submitted by August 10.

  • SEVEN HEAVEN

    Jadon Sancho could wear the No7 shirt at Manchester United.

    If the England star signs from Borussia Dortmund.

    The transfer saga rumbles on, as the Manchester Evening News reports some fans would like to see him in the shirt worn by Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham at Old Trafford.

    Rumours have emerged suggesting Dortmund are courting interest from other clubs to speed up the move.

  • MORNING UNITED FANS

    Yesterday was a busy day.

    Scott McTominay and captain Harry Maguire were spotted returning to Manchester United training at Carrington.

    Neither were seen reporting for training Saturday, when the majority of the squad returned following five days off.

    But the pair were under the watchful eye of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Sunday morning, as the Norwegian plots United's return to European action next week against LASK.

    Mason Greenwood was awarded the club’s player-of-the-month award.

    And in transfers, Memphis Depay could be key to his old club Manchester United landing top target Jadon Sancho this summer.

    The Dutch winger – who currently plays for Lyon – has emerged as a possible summer target for Borussia Dortmund.

    And if they can land the 26-year-old wide man it may make them more willing to do a deal on Sancho.

    United are currently unlikely to meet the asking price of more than £100 million for the former City trainee and are looking to drive it down.

    However, the England international, 20, remains Solskjaer’s top target for the summer transfer window.

    Depay endured a miserable 18 months at Old Trafford after being signed by Louis van Gaal in June 2015. But he has flourished since moving to France in 2017 and Dortmund are closely monitoring his situation.

    And United legend Wayne Rooney dubbed Sir Alex Feguson suicidal for his approach to the 2008 Champions League final vs Barcelona.

    Wazza told The Times: “It’s always hard for a club like Real to go into a game saying ‘we’ll surrender the ball’. It is the same for United.

    “But we lost two Champions League finals going toe-to-toe with Guardiola's Barcelona, by trying to press high and get round them, which was suicidal.

    “I remember Alex Ferguson saying 'we're Man United and we're going to attack, it's in the culture of this football club' and thinking 'I'm not too sure about this'…

    “I think all the players knew, deep down, it was the wrong approach, that we were abandoning the way that had brought us success in that 2008 semi-final — and sure enough both times we got outplayed.”

    Elsewhere, United are rumoured to be rivalling Real Madrid for the signature of 6ft 4in Monaco ace Benoit Badiashile.

    Gabriel Magalhaes' representatives have reportedly met with the Red Devils.

    And Roma have reportedly “given up” on keeping centre-back Chris Smalling.

    The clubs have been haggling over a deal for the on-loan defender.

    But according to Sky Sports Italia, the Red Devils will not budge on their £18million asking price.

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