2pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Harry Maguire trial LATEST, Kingsley Coman LOAN, Sancho deal STALLS, Fati move eyed – The Sun

2pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Harry Maguire trial LATEST, Kingsley Coman LOAN, Sancho deal STALLS, Fati move eyed – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are considering a loan for Bayern Munich's Champions League hero Kingsley Coman with Jadon Sancho's move appearing to stall.

Meanwhile Paul Pogba is now keen to stay with the Red Devils according to agent Mino Raiola.

Get all the latest transfer updates and gossip from Old Trafford here…


    Harry Maguire HAS been named in Gareth Southgate's England squad.

    The United captain has been included for England's Nations League matches against Denmark and Iceland.

    Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford have also been named in the squad.


    Dylan Levitt and Daniel James have been named in Ryan Giggs' latest Wales squad for their Nations League fixtures.

    They face Finland and Bulgaria in quick succession next month.


    Harry Maguire's sister was injected by two Albanians in Mykonos causing her to faint, a court heard today.

    The Man Utd captain, 27, was arrested along with brother Joe and pal Chris Sharman on Thursday morning after a fight then erupted in the street.

    His trial in Syros heard today how Maguire's younger sister Daisy was injected in the arm by Albanian men, which caused her to faint.

    Maguire and his group asked to be taken to hospital after the incident, but were driven to a police station instead – as the Albanian men fled.



    Arsenal will look to continue strengthening their squad with the addition of United target Boubakary Soumare, according to reports.

    Boss Mikel Arteta has already raided Lille once as he closes in on the £27million addition of defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Now the Spaniard wants his team-mate Soumare to address the weaknesses in midfield.

    According to the Daily Mail, the talented 21-year-old could be available for around £50m.

    But the Gunners face serious competition from Prem rivals Manchester United with Liverpool also linked.

    Soumare has become an integral figure in Lille's midfield since his breakthrough campaign in 2017.


    Manchester United target Donny van de Beek is expecting Premier League offers as he plots his Ajax exit, according to reports.

    The midfielder looks set to leave the Dutch champions this summer.

    But the 23-year-old is happy in Holland's capital and is not fazed by the prospect of staying.

    Dutch international Van de Beek was close to agreeing a £47million transfer to Real Madrid before lockdown.

    And Ajax director – and former Red Devils goalkeeper – Edwin van der Sar confirmed he could leave for the right price earlier this year.


    How awesome is it that Paul Pogba made this lad's day?


    Harry Maguire was kicked by a cop who told him “your career is over” after a brawl in Mykonos sparked when his sister was stabbed, a court heard today.

    The Utd captain was arrested along with brother Joe and pal Chris Sharman on Thursday morning after a fight erupted in the street.

    Maguire's top human rights lawyer Alexis Anagnostakis told the trial in Syros today how the defender was “attacked by an Albanian group”.

    The lawyer said Maguire's younger sister Daisy was stabbed in the arm – causing her to pass out.

    But their driver took the group to a police station, rather than a hospital where officers allegedly kicked Maguire on the leg and told him: “Your career is over”.

    He added: “My clients did not beat anyone, accost anyone, or injure anyone.”


  • OLE WHO?

    On this day 24 years ago, a baby-faced Norwegian unknown arrived at Old Trafford from a club called Molde.

    What happened next REALLY is the most wonderful history.

    Happy anniversary Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


    Roma are ready to come back in with an offer of £14.5million for Chris Smalling, according to reports.

    With the centre-back described as keen to extend his stay in the Italian capital, coach Paulo Fonseca and new Lupi owner Dan Friedkin want to match his ambition.

    And Roma will therefore “throw everything” they have at a permanent deal for Smalling, according to Italian newspaper Il Tempo via Sport Witness.

    SunSport understand that a £20m price tag has been set on the deal by United.

    With the gap in valuations, Roma are said to be heavily relying on the player's desire to push through a deal.

    A new agent has also been employed to negotiate with the Old Trafford giants.


    PES 2021 will feature Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi together on the cover for the very first time.

    Manchester United star Marcus Rashford and Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies have also been picked.

    The official cover design of eFootball PES 2021 Season Update has been revealed ahead of its release on September 15.

    And fans were stunned to see both of the Ballon d'Or rivals taking centre stage.

    One said: “Now this game is officially the GOAT.”

    Another added: “Looks like PES2021 couldn't quite decide on a cover star – but they didn't let that stop them.”


    Here are the Red Devils' opening games of the season… and those against their 'Big Six' rivals.


    The elderly woman who had her bag snatched before Victor Lindelof came to her rescue wants to but the Manchester United hero lunch.

    It comes as police thanked the quick-thinking defender, 26, who chased and caught a thief who robbed the woman in her 90s.

    The crime took place in Lindelof's home city of Vasteras, which is located to the west of Stockholm.

    Without naming Lindelof directly, it read: “A man who was in the vicinity is said to have run after the suspected perpetrator, caught up with him and held him until the police arrived at the scene.

    “The police want to take the opportunity and thank the witness for a quick and wise intervention.”

    And Lindelof’s heroics have also earned him a free meal, with Aftonbladet claiming that the woman who was the victim wants to buy the centre-half lunch as a thank you.


    Gareth Southgate has been told he is about to welcome into his England dressing room “a cold-hearted killer”.

    Rio Ferdinand reckons there are few deadlier strikers around at the moment than Mason Greenwood.

    And former Three Lions and Red Devils star Ferdinand said: “Mason is a cold-hearted killer, a great finisher.

    “Just look at his videos and watch him from when he was a kid — he’s not doing anything different now.

    “He’s just doing it on a different pitch and in a bigger stadium, with more people watching. He’s got all the same habits.

    “He’s a natural goalscorer who is going to score loads and loads of goals.”


    Jadon Sancho was flooded with messages begging him to join Manchester United during an Instagram live.

    The Borussia Dortmund star was chatting to a friend when posts urging him to leave the club started flooding in – forcing him to cut the clip short.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made England winger Sancho his No 1 target this summer.

    But he will need to fork out around £108million for the 20-year-old Bundesliga star.

    United owner Joel Glazer was reportedly “preventing” the club from paying that much for one player, particularly during the financial downturn that has come about as a result of coronavirus.

    While other reports claimed United had now “given up” on the move.


    Man Utd are willing to splurge £153MILLION on Ansu Fati before Barcelona hand him a new contract which includes a £360m buyout clause, according to reports.

    The Red Devils refused to meet Borussia Dortmund's £108m valuation of Jadon Sancho earlier this month.

    Instead, club chiefs offered around £60m to £70m up front, with the remainder paid in instalments, but United are rumoured to be willing to pay £45m MORE on Fati, claim Mundo Deportivo.

    Meanwhile, Harry Maguire was arrested after trying to help his sister who had been stabbed in the arm by a “gangster-style” Albanian businessman.

    Sources have said the Manchester United ace was with partner Fern Hawkins in a bar in Mykonos on Thursday when his sister Daisy was approached by a group of Albanian men.

    One of the men — described by sources as “gangster types” — started chatting up Daisy.

    And when she turned him down, she was jabbed in the arm with a sharp metal straw, drawing blood and causing her to faint. Harry then stepped in before a fight broke out.

    In other news, SunSport have exclusively revealed how United are ready to send Portuguese keeper Joel Pereira to Huddersfield Town on loan.

    Pereira had a season in Scotland with Hearts and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants him to go out again for games.

    The Terriers are keen to tie up a deal quickly as they are looking for two new shot stoppers for their squad.

    And finally, United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of James Maddison after he signed a bumper new contract at Leicester.

    The England playmaker, 23, finally put pen to paper on the deal which ties him down at the King Power until 2024.


    Gabriel Magalhaes' agent has revealed the Lille ace rejected other clubs as the player was sold by the Arsenal project after speaking with Edu.

    Manchester United, Everton, Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain were all said to be interested in the player.

    Speaking to journalist Freddie Paxton, Guilherme Miranda said: ““Arsenal was nowhere near the best proposal [money wise].

    “Gabriel chose them over more lucrative offers because Edu convinced us of the project. It’s 100% because of Edu Gaspar and Arteta.”



    EXCLUSIVE – Man Utd are ready to send Portuguese keeper Joel Pereira to Huddersfield Town on loan.

    Pereira had a season in Scotland with Hearts and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants him to go out again for games.

    The Terriers are keen to tie up a deal quickly as they are looking for two new shot stoppers for their squad.

    Meanwhile, at Old Trafford, it looks like Dean Henderson will challenge David De Gea for United's No 1 spot.


    Manchester United fan favourite Patrice Evra revealed Ed Woodward's “betrayal” forced him out of the club he loved.

    The Frenchman even admitted he would have played for United in the Championship despite reaching a Champions League final with Juventus.

    Speaking to the Guardian, Evra said: “I felt betrayed by Ed. I called Juventus to tell them I am coming.

    “Ed then said: ‘We offer you a two-year contract, more money, the captaincy, a testimonial.’ [It was] Too late.

    “My ex-wife said: ‘See? Manchester are nearly in the Championship and you’re in this final.’

    “I love Juventus but I said: ‘Even if they’re in the Championship, I prefer to be at United. Nothing can replace my love for them.’”


    Leeds are leading the race to sign £3million Arsenal youngster Sam Greenwood, according to reports.

    The 18-year-old striker will reportedly finalise his move to Elland Road later this week.

    Manchester United and AC Milan have also been linked with the young forward.

    But Marcelo Bielsa's side are front runners, according to the Telegraph.

    Football journalist Mike McGrath tweeted: “Deal for lufc Leeds to sign Sam Greenwood from arsenal starting at £1.5m rising to £3m with add-ons for England U18 striker.

    “They are leading race but others like him. manutd and acmilan have watched him.”


    Sky are reporting that Jadon Sancho wants to join Man Utd, but the Red Devils and Borussia Dortmund aren't close to an agreement.


    Paul Pogba reduced a young fan to the brink of tears as they talked about his Premier League dream.

    The Manchester United star, 27, met a young supporter while out at a restaurant – sharing the whole encounter on Instagram.

    Clearly overwhelmed by meeting his idol, youngster Luke is left on the brink of tears as he and Pogba discuss the idea of one day playing together.

    Pogba joked he was left on the verge of crying himself after meeting the budding right-back – who called their chat “so crazy”.

    During their chat, Pogba asks if he would play with him or against him.

    Despite saying he would “love” to play together, the lad did joke, “I would win” if they ever played on opposite sides, after regaining his composure.

    At the end of the sweet clip, Pogba gave Luke a fist-bump.


    James Maddison has signed a bumper new contract at Leicester to put to bed any rumours of a Manchester United transfer.

    The England playmaker, 23, finally put pen to paper on the deal which ties him down at the King Power until 2024.

    And that will come as a hammer blow to any remaining hopes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had of signing the former Coventry and Norwich star.

    Speaking to LCFC.com, Maddison said: “I’m so happy to sign a new contract for this football club.

    “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a Leicester City player with so many positive things happening on and off the pitch and I’m delighted to be part of that.

    “What we’ve achieved as a club this season is a huge step forward for us and I know there’s so much more to come from this team. I’ve enjoyed every moment since joining Leicester City.

    “The supporters have been incredible to me and we’ve a fantastic set of players in that dressing room who are determined to show what we’re capable of doing together in both Europe and the Premier League next season.”


    Man Utd star Victor Lindelof this morning chased down and apprehended an alleged bike thief who stole a handbag from a woman in her nineties in his home town of Vasteras

    Lindelof, 26, is believed to have been out with his wife Maja at around 10:30am, when he witnessed a man snatch a bag from an elderly woman's walker.

    According to Sportbladet, the Red Devils star took it upon himself to chase down the assailant, recovering the bag and holding on to the perpetrator until the police arrived.

    A statement read: “The police would like to thank the witness for a rapid and sensible intervention made to restore the plaintiff's property.”

    And a Manchester United spokesperson added: “He ran after the thief and got the bag back without using any violence.

    “Victor believes he was just doing what anybody would have done in that situation.”

    The alleged thief, a man in his thirties, was later released, although will face charges of “aggravated theft” and “minor drug offences”.


    Here is how the off season stacks up for the 'Big Six' clubs ahead of a busy Premier League season.

    United have the joint-shortest break along with Liverpool, with Manchester City a day more, while Arsenal have the shortest rest period.

    Chelsea and Spurs, by comparison, are laughing all the way to the beach bar.

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