3.20pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Ousmane Dembele interest, Sancho remains ‘No1 target’, £75m Grealish talks – The Sun

3.20pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Ousmane Dembele interest, Sancho remains ‘No1 target’, £75m Grealish talks – The Sun

MAN UTD have not given up on Jadon Sancho who reportedly remained their 'No1 target' this summer.

If the Red Devils miss out on the Dortmund star though, reports suggest that they could make a shock move for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.

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  • ‘FANTASY’

    Prosecution lawyer Ioannis Paradissis has branded Harry Maguire’s account of his Mykonos ordeal “a fantasy” while slamming the £85million defender for his lack of apology.

    He told the Sun: “I am appalled and saddened that Maguire should continue to deny the truth and make up stories.

    “I've seen what Maguire said and it's ridiculous and only adds further insult to the harm he caused the policemen he attacked and the Greek justice system as a whole.

    “There were six witnesses who gave exactly the same account of the events that evening. The bus was never stopped on the side of the road, as he claims.

    “After the altercation when the police arrived and intervened to stop the fight they instructed the driver to go straight to the station.”

    READ THE WHOLE STORY ON ACCUSATIONS AGAINST MAGUIRE HERE

  • FRED MOVE

    Turkish club Galatasary have reportedly expressed their interest in Manchester United midfielder Fred.

    The Brazilian midfielder has fallen down the pecking order in recent times behind the likes of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

    According to Fotomac, Galatasary are keen on taking the star on a permanent basis but won't rule out the possibility of a loan move.

  • UNITED FIXTURES

    Here's a reminder of the games the Red Devils have coming up.

    Not forgetting those against their Big Six rivals.

  • GREALISH SOLUTION

    Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the past weeks.

    There seems to be a solution to make the deal work for both clubs, Villa are looking to strengthen their defensive department, and would like to see Sergio Romero and full-back Diogo Dalot as new recruits this summer in a player-plus-cash deal.

    According to the Daily Star, the deal would see Grealish head to United in a £75million move.

  • SERB BREAK

    Nemanja Matic has been pictured in Serbia following the announcement of his imminent retirement from international.

    Matic hasn't spoke on his departure yet, but seems to be taking it in his stride as he's pictured with pals at a cafe in the city.

    The Serbian FA (FSS) said that Matic wanted to 'make way for the younger players in the squad' as his reason for retiring.

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  • REGUILON ALERT

    Manchester United have reportedly set their sights on Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.

    According to The Mirror,Chelsea’s swoop for Ben Chilwell has convinced United to ramp up their interest in Reguilon.

    The 23-year-old defender spent last season on loan at Sevilla and played in the Europa League semi-final against the Red Devils.

  • GARNER INTEREST

    Coventry City have joined Huddersfield Town in the hunt to sign Manchester United midfielder James Garner on loan this summer, according to Football Insider.

    Garner is one of United's hottest prospects, and already has several first team appearances under his belt.

    United will want the 19 year-old to be playing regular first-team football and the Championship team will be willing to provide Garner with that opportunity.

  • RED RAMSEY

    Bookmakers have cut the odds on Manchester United signing Aaron Ramsey from Juventus.

    Yesterday morning, the odds of Ramsey joining United were 6/1, but today they're 11/4 favourites to sign him.

    Ramsey's looking for a new club after reports suggest that he's not a-part of new manager Andrea Pirlo's vision for Juventus.

  • THAT'S IT FOR MATIC

    Manchester United and Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic has called time on his national career, citing 'he would like to make way for younger players' as his reason, according to the Serbian FA (FSS).

    FSSsports director Vladimir Matijasevic, was quoted by Belgrade media saying: “We respect his decision. He is 32 years old and he’s had an exerting club season. “

    Matic himself has not yet commented on his departure from the national team.

  • PEREIRA'S OFF

    Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira has agreed a season-long loan to Huddersfield Town.

    Pereira has only played for United twice in competitive games, so will be happy to finally get some regular playing time at Huddersfield.

    Although the move isn't permanent, it is likely that 24 year-old has played his last game for United as his contract expires in June 2021, and it is unlikely that United will be offering him an extension.

  • MAGUIRE MISERY

    Harry Maguire has shared his disappointment at being dropped from the England squad.

    Maguire was dropped from the squad after his guilty verdict in a Greek court earlier this week.

    The Manchester United captain was convicted of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after arrest for his part in a brawl in Mykonos, but has since launched an appeal.

    Speaking on being dropped from the England squad, Maguire said: ” I understand, obviously I am disappointed, I love playing for my country and I am physically good and mentally strong.”

  • AWARD TIME

    Manchester United are giving supporters the chance to vote on who their Player of the Season for 2019/20 should be.

    The team's official Instagram account says: ” Voting for the 2019/20 Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award is now open, head to our Story to get involved.”

    United have announced they will present the prestigious annual awards in early September, but with no physical ceremony due to coronavirus concerns.

  • RASHFORD DOUBT

    Marcus Rashford is a doubt for England's Nations League double-header against Iceland and Denmark next month.

    The Manchester United striker is still struggling with an ankle injury sustained during United's Europa League encounter with Sevilla last season.

    United will want their star to get as much rest as possible ahead of the start of the new Premier League season.

  • ROONEY APPROVAL

    Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is all for Lionel Messi making a move to the Old Trafford.

    In an interview with talkSPORT Rooney said: 'If he surrounds himself with players like Bruno Fernandes, he could win a seventh Ballon d'Or.'

    Despite Rooney's aspirations for Messi, United will have to fight off stiff competition from rivals Manchester City, who seem to be favourites for the Barcelona ace's signature.

  • VILLA DOUBLE-SWOOP

    Aston Villa are reportedly looking at Manchester United pair, defender Diego Dalot and Goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

    According to the Daily Star, Villa want the pair to bolster up their squad as they aim to improve on their premier league survival last season.

    The only team to concede more goals than Villa last season was Norwich, so you can see why their focus is on their defence.

  • RED DEVIL DEMBELE

    Manchester United have enquired about Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele reports say.

    According to Stretty News, United are holding off on advancing their interest in Dembele as they pursue their number-one target, Jordan Sancho.

    A move to Old Trafford will suit Dembele who only made nine appearances in all competitions for Barca last season.

  • RED DEVON

    Manchester United could snap up Devon Arnold after he scored the winner against Stoke during his trial.

    The 18-year-old is a free agent this summer after he left Yeovil Town at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

    United have given Arnold a trial at the club ahead of a possible permanent move.

    He proved his potential on his debut for Manchester United's Under-23 side.

    The teenager scored the winner in the club's 1-0 win over Stoke on Tuesday night.

    After the match, he shared the good news with his Instagram followers, writing: “1-0 win today. Played 90 mins. Scored the goal.”

  • EXCLUSIVE

    Premier League clubs are at war over a NEW plan to bring in more subs next season.

    Manchester United and Manchester City along with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are part of a group to table a request to allow FIVE replacements.

    The International Football Association board (IFAB) gave leagues the choice to extend the five subs rule for another season, with the Scottish Premier League opting to keep it.

    But the Premier League was against the proposal as clubs – including newly promoted West Brom, Leeds and Fulham – voted 13-7 last month to stick with the normal numbers.

    Many believed the five sub rule was unfair as it only benefited wealthier clubs with bigger squads.

    However it is back on the agenda for a Premier League zoom conference today after the unhappy leading clubs found enough support to raise it again.

    Now Rule 27 could be amended despite the majority being against it just a couple of weeks ago as some of them have changed sides.

  • NEVER ENDING STORY

    Former United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly agreed a new one-year deal to remain at AC Milan.

    The Swedish striker re-joined the Serie A side midway through the 2019/20 season, where he banged in 11 goals in 20 games.

    Ibrahimovic and Milan have been locked in contract negotiations for weeks, with his agent Mino Raiola stating he is “optimistic” a deal could be reached.

    He told Sky Sports Italia: “He won’t be there tomorrow, for the moment.

    “We are still talking, but there is no agreement yet. It’s not about money, but of conviction and style.

    “It takes two to make a marriage work and if Ibrahimovic didn’t want to remain with the Rossoneri, then there wouldn’t be a negotiation.”

  • GROWING SPAINS

    Manchester United are set to confirm the signings of defenders Marc Jurado and Alvaro Fernandez.

    The Spanish teens will go into the United youth set-up once final clearance is sealed.

    Jurado, 16, is joining from Barcelona while Fernandez, 17, arrives from Real Madrid.

    The pair are understood to be isolating with a local family after moving from Spain as the country is currently on the UK’s two-week quarantine list under Covid-19 guidelines.

    The young duo were snapped in Adidas United training gear on Jurado's Instagram and the outgoing Barca kid has already changed his Instagram bio to say “Manchester United player”.

  • THANKS A TON

    Manchester United have reportedly contacted Brescia over signing £31million-rated star Sandro Tonali.

    The midfielder, 20, is regarded as one of the hottest young talents in Europe after his displays last term in Serie A.

    Now Corriere dello Sport claims those performances have attracted the Red Devils to make a move.

    And they state United have already held talks with Brescia regarding a potential deal for Tonali this summer.

    But the Italian international is close to finalising a transfer to Antonio Conte’s Inter.

    Today’s report states they have reached an agreement with Brescia to sign the ace on loan with an obligation to buy him for £31.3m next summer.

  • GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Yesterday was another busy day as England's preparations for their Nations League double header next month were plunged into chaos after FIVE players tested positive for Covid-19.

    Five members of Gareth Southgate’s side have tested positive for coronavirus in recent days.

    And they now face an anxious wait over whether they will have to withdraw from the squad ahead of the clashes against Iceland and Denmark.

    Elsewhere, in an emotional interview with the BBC, Harry Maguire said he was “scared for his life” and refused to apologise as he spoke out for the first time on the Mykonos bar brawl.

    The Man United captain feared he was being kidnapped and claimed Greek cops handcuffed him before bashing his legs with a baton.

    Breaking his silence, a defiant and emotional Harry told the BBC: “I did nothing wrong.”

    Maguire said plain clothes whacked him repeatedly and taunted him “your career is over, no more football, you won't play again”.

    “My initial thought, I thought we were getting kidnapped. We got down on our knees, we put our hands in the air, they just started hitting us,” the 27-year-old said.

    He went on: “They were hitting my leg saying my career's over, 'No more football. You won't play again'.

    “And at this point I thought there is no chance these are police or I don't know who they are so I tried to run away, I was in that much of a panic, fear, scared for my life. All the way through it.”

    Elsewhere, United star Paul Pogba also tested positive for coronavirus after joining up with the France squad, boss Didier Deschamps confirmed.

    In transfers, Utd reportedly held talks over a Jack Grealish move with the £75m-rated Aston Villa midfielder open to Old Trafford switch.

    And Wayne Rooney leaped to Harry Maguire's defence over the Greek brawl and insisted the Red Devils’ captain is “not that type of person”.

    Rooney told talkSPORT: “Knowing Harry the way I know him, it’s completely not his character.

    “It’s out of character, everything that was reported to have happened.

    “I couldn’t get my head around how it went to court.

    “He was found guilty and sentenced all within the space of about two hours… how has that happened?

    “Harry’s not that type of person at all.

    “He was out there with his girlfriend, his family and friends and their girlfriends…

    “So it’s not a group of lads, where sometimes things happen.”

    And finally, fans are set to once again be able to watch EVERY Premier League game live on TV.

    First reported by The Times, The FA confirmed the Saturday 3pm TV blackout will be lifted for the start of the new season on September 12.

    Meaning it is almost guaranteed that all games in the English top flight will be available to watch for British viewers until fans return to stadiums.

    And Premier League clubs are at war over a NEW plan to bring in more subs next season.

    Manchester United and Manchester City along with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are part of a group to table a request to allow FIVE replacements.

  • COVID CHAOS – UPDATE

    England have been plunged further into crisis after FIVE of Gareth Southgate’s squad tested positive for Covid-19.

    Southgate’s 23-man squad are due to start training on Monday for the Nations Leaguedouble header with Iceland and Denmark.

    But the Three Lions boss faces an anxious wait to discover how many will turn up.

    All five of the England players with coronavirus are in quarantine, but some may be available to join the camp next week.

    It is a huge headache for Southgate, who has already endured a nightmare week with defender Harry Maguire’s arrest in Greece.

    Players will be tested prior to their arrival at St George’s Park and will be re-tested as soon as they report for duty.

  • MISERABLE MAG

    Harry Maguire looked downcast during his interview with the BBC's Dan Roan.

  • The footie star went on: “I don't wish it on anybody. Obviously the situation has made it difficult for one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I regret putting the fans and the club through this.”

    He added: “I found myself in a situation where it could have happened to anybody and anywhere.”

    Speaking in the interview, Maguire denied throwing any punches and rubbished claims he tried to bribe the police saying “do you know who I am?”.

    When asked about that, he replied: “No, for sure. As soon as I saw that statement, it's just ridiculous.”

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