Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Camavinga transfer LATEST, Varane 'gives his word' to Red Devils, Shaw 'set for new deal'

Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Camavinga transfer LATEST, Varane 'gives his word' to Red Devils, Shaw 'set for new deal'

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly come to a pre-contract agreement with French defender Raphael Varane.

Jadon Sancho gave Man Utd fans a taste of what to expect next season as he enjoyed an excellent performance in England's 4-0 drubbing of Ukraine.

Meanwhile Luke Shaw is reportedly set to sign a new deal in the coming months.

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  • William Pugh

    CAGE WARRIOR

    Jadon Sancho is relishing the chance to bring his cage football skills to the Euros.

    The winger left Ukraine players for dead during England’s stunning 4-0 quarter-final win, bringing a little bit of South London to Rome.

    Sancho, born and raised in the tough suburb of Kennington, learned to play football as a kid on the streets and at the nearby Frederick’s Adventure Playground.

    And yesterday, after his dazzling display in the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night, Manchester United’s new £73million signing from Borussia Dortmund admitted: “I’ve never changed. In the cages it was about nutmegging and taking people on.

    “I’ve always tried, when I get in one-on-one situations on the pitch, to do the things I used to do in the cages.

    “There could be a situation with three men around you and you do one mad skill to beat all three. The cage skills are tight skills.”

  • Jack Figg

    Morning Man United fans,

    Manchester United are ready to reward Luke Shaw with a new contract, according to reports.

    The left-back enjoyed a fine season at Old Trafford and has continued his form into the Euros.

    Shaw’s current deal expires in 2023 with the option of an extra year.

    But transfer guru Fabrizio Romano believes a new and improved deal will soon be on the table.

    Jadon Sancho insists he is fully focused on England – despite his £73million transfer to Manchester United.

    After starting in the 4-0 demolition over Ukraine, he said: "To be fair, I don’t want to talk about Manchester United.

    “Right now I just want to focus on England."

    Meanwhile, Real Madrid star Raphael Varane has ‘given his word’ that he wants to join Manchester United this summer.

    The Frenchman, 28, has played for the Spanish giants for a decade.

    But with just one year remaining on his contract, the towering defender wants to try something new.

    SunSport exclusively revealed how Graham Potter aims to nab his former players Dan James and Joe Rodon.

    The Brighton manager hopes to get the nod to land speedy winger James this summer.

  • Richard Forrester

    LOAN RANGER

    Old Trafford outcast Donny van de Beek could have a pivotal role in Manchester United’s bid to land Raphael Varane, writes PHIL THOMAS.

    United have held initial talks with Real Madrid about signing the French centre-back, who would cost around £50million.

    But Real are also keen on taking Van de Beek, 24, to the Bernabeu on a year-long loan, with a commitment to buy 12 months down the line.

    And United believe that gives them a key bargaining tool in their pursuit of Varane, who tops their list of centre-back targets.

    Varane, 28, has one more season left on his deal and can sign a pre-contract agreement in January.

    As much as the Spanish giants would love to keep him, they also do not  want to lose him on a free — especially as they are in such a cash-strapped state at the moment. 

  • Richard Forrester

    RON MORE YEAR

    Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo's agent has asked his current employers to extend his contract, according to reports.

    The 36-year-old has been linked with a move after the Italian giants failed to retain their Serie A crown last term.

    According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo's representative Jorge Mendes has asked Juve to extend his existing deal to 2023.

    Premier League giants United are believed to have been exploring the possibility of bringing the club legend back to Old Trafford.

  • Richard Forrester

    ARE YOU SHAW?

    Luke Shaw laughed off comparisons with Zinedine Zidane after continuing his stunning assists record.

    The England left-back delivered two assists for England in the space of three minutes and 51 seconds at Euro 2020.

    And that was more than French legend Zidane managed in 14 appearances at the European Championships.

    Shaw set up the second goal for Harry Maguire before crossing for Harry Kane to make it 3-0 in the 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-finals.

    Told about his achievement of overtaking Zidane’s contributions at a Euro, Shaw said: “A very strange stat! A nice one, I think.

    “Obviously, Zidane was one of the best midfielders ever and I can’t compare to him.

    “But the most important thing for me was reaching the semi-final, getting another game at Wembley in front of our own crowd and hopefully making them happy again.”

  • Richard Forrester

    VAN DE PEAK FITNESS

    Donny van de Beek has returned to pre-season training at Manchester United amid speculation surrounding his future.

    The Dutchman, 24, endured a nightmare first season at Old Trafford that culminated in him missing Euro 2020 through injury.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes in the midfielder, however, and has been impressed by his dedicated attitude.

    Having got over his injury, Van de Beek is now back at Carrington to begin gearing up for next season.

    Man United posted a number of pictures of last summer's £35million signing working out in the gym.

     

  • Richard Forrester

    RAPH AND READY

    Real Madrid star Raphael Varane has ‘given his word’ that he wants to join Manchester United this summer, according to reports.

    The Frenchman, 28, has played for the Spanish giants for a decade.

    But with just one year remaining on his contract, the towering defender wants to try something new.

    The Red Devils finally wrapped up the £73million signing of Jadon Sancho this week.

    And club chiefs want to follow up the statement purchase by recruiting Varane.

    According to Spanish paper Sport, the feeling is mutual, with Varane eager to join Man United and telling them as much.

  • Richard Forrester

    MATA OF FACT

    Juan Mata’s emotional message of support in 2019 to Manchester United team-mate Luke Shaw has been revealed.

    Shaw has lived up to Mata’s expectations with a series of outstanding displays during England’s run to the semi-finals of Euro 2020.

    Left-back Shaw produced a sensational performance as England crushed Ukraine in Rome to reach the last-four.

    Shaw provided two assists in the space of less than four minutes as he helped lead England within one game of reaching the European Championship final.

    And United team-mate Mata never doubted Shaw’s talent as he backed him to become a star for club and country.

    Credit: Social media

     

  • Richard Forrester

    YAR HAVING A LAUGH

    This is the bizarre moment Ukraine captain Andriy Yarmolenko refused to let team-mate Roman Yaremchuk shake hands with Harry Maguire.

    The West Ham ace intervened as Yaremchuk offered Maguire his hand and made it impossible for him to help the England ace back to his feet.

    Maguire was sat on the floor as Yaremchuk offered to help him up.

    The Manchester United centre-back moved his hand away as the pair exchanged words.

    Yaremchuk tried again but as Maguire went to take the hand on offer, Yarmolenko stepped in.

     

  • Richard Forrester

    POTT'S STARS

    Exclusive: Graham Potter aims to nab his former players Dan James and Joe Rodon.

    The Brighton manager hopes to get the nod to land speedy winger James this summer.

    The Welsh midfielder, 23, has seen his chances of a game at Manchester United hit hard by the £73million arrival of Jadon Sancho.

    As well as James, Potter is on alert for his fellow Welshman, Rodon.

    The Tottenham centre-half, also 23, could be available with the North Londoners closing in on Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.

    James came to prominence at Swansea under Potter, who used his blistering pace to lethal effect.

    The winger would be given the games he needs at this stage of his career on the south coast.

  • Richard Forrester

    GOR, BLIMEY

    Sven Goran Eriksson believes Manchester United have landed a real gem in England star Jadon Sancho.

    The former Three Lions boss insists United will have looked at Sancho a hundred times since he joined Borussia Dortmund.

    And Eriksson is certain Sancho has a bright future ahead of him, despite admitting he does not watch much of the Bundesliga.

    Eriksson told Stats Perform, via Metro: “He’s 21-years-old and he should have a great future.

    “The scouts and the coaches of Manchester United, they have will have looked at him 100 times.

    “They are sure that this player will be the future, important in the future otherwise they wouldn’t pay all that money. So when he’s coming back to England then there are no doubts about it.

    “I don’t see many games from German league but what I can understand is that he’s a great talent and it is interesting to see him join United.

    “There you have it with how important the Premier League is. They can take all the best players in the world and that is good for England.”

  • Richard Forrester

    SHAW THING

    Manchester United are ready to reward Luke Shaw with a new contract, according to reports.

    The left-back enjoyed a fine season at Old Trafford and has continued his form into the Euros.

    Shaw's current deal expires in 2023 with the option of an extra year.

    But transfer guru Fabrizio Romano believes a new and improved deal will soon be on the table.

  • Richard Forrester

    SANCH-NO DISTRACTIONS

    Jadon Sancho insists he is fully focused on England – despite his £73million transfer to Manchester United.

    The winger, 21, was handed a shock start as the Three Lions crushed Ukraine 4-0 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020 barely 48 hours after his Old Trafford switch was announced.

    Sancho was one of the stars of the show with a strong performance, despite only featuring for six minutes in the tournament prior to his Rome display.

    And speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live afterwards, he confirmed his sole attention is on all matters Three Lions with a semi-final against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.

    The ex-Manchester City youngster said: “To be fair, I don’t want to talk about Manchester United.

    “Right now I just want to focus on England.

    “I’ve just been focusing on myself while I’ve been at England. I’ve always been ready if I needed to come on.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    SAK BACK, NO JACK

    Gary Neville has picked his England XI for the Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark – with Jack Grealish yet again missing out, writes DAVE FRASER.

    The Three Lions demolished Ukraine 4-0 in their quarter-final clash in Rome with Jadon Sancho given his first start of the tournament.

    The new Manchester United star, 21, looked lively throughout the game and gave England a new dimension in attack – despite being given a bizarrely low 4/10 match rating by L’Equipe.

    Fans have been crying out for Gareth Southgate to utilise Grealish more having played just 115 minutes across England’s five games.

    But Neville reckons the Three Lions boss should turn back to Bukayo Saka over Grealish or Sancho for the semi-final showdown against Denmark.

    The Arsenal whiz, 19, starred in wins over Czech Republic and Germany but missed the Ukraine demolition job with a minor knock.

    And Neville wants him back on the right-wing for the last-four clash at Wembley on Wednesday night.

  • Joshua Mbu

    POG TOP

    Man Utd want to tie midfielder Paul Pogba down to a new deal.

    The France international is entering the final year of his contract and will be able to make pre-agreements with clubs from January.

    But if Pogba does sign a new deal keeping him at Old Trafford, he would most likely become the top earner at the club – leapfrogging De Gea.

    The wages of Manchester United's current players
  • Joshua Mbu

    SANTASTIC

    Rio Ferdinand has made a bold prediction for Jadon Sancho's first season at Man Utd.

    Sancho started his first game a major international tournament for England last night in a 4-0 win.

    And his dazzling footwork left United fans in awe.

    Club legend Ferdinand spoke highly of Sancho on the BBC's coverage of the game.

    He said: "I’ll tell you one thing, next season at Man United, he’ll have people off their seats.

    "There’s moments in this game where he draws your breath and you think, ‘Oh, wow, that’s different’ — and he’s a fabulous talent, we know that, but mentally he’s very strong and he’s got a desire to be as good as he can be.

    "Players that can up the potential of the game are different and they bring something different to your team in the way that he does. 

    "This is his first game, by the way, in the tournament, and he comes in and plays the way he did and creates moments, it shows you the talent that is there.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    LAMPARD ON SHAW

    England and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has praised Man Utd left-back Luke Shaw for his fantastic form.

    Shaw registered two more assists last night against Ukraine in England’s 4-0 win.

    Speaking after the game, Lampard said: “Something has clicked with him in the last 18 months.

    “Sometimes you can’t control injury stuff, he wasn’t in the best of shape. Now he can do what you want from him.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    IMPOSING FIGURE

    Man Utd's Harry Maguire bullied his marker to get on the end of Shaw's free-kick!

  • Joshua Mbu

    LOAN RANGER

    Old Trafford outcast Donny van de Beek could have a pivotal role in Manchester United’s bid to land Raphael Varane, writes PHIL THOMAS.

    United have held initial talks with Real Madrid about signing the French centre-back, who would cost around £50million.

    But Real are also keen on taking Van de Beek, 24, to the Bernabeu on a year-long loan, with a commitment to buy 12 months down the line.

    And United believe that gives them a key bargaining tool in their pursuit of Varane, who tops their list of centre-back targets.

    Varane, 28, has one more season left on his deal and can sign a pre-contract agreement in January.

    As much as the Spanish giants would love to keep him, they also do not  want to lose him on a free — especially as they are in such a cash-strapped state at the moment. 

    So United are more likely to play ball over Van de Beek, if it gives them a little wriggle room in signing Varane, who is also on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RED REDEMPTION

    Man Utd start the 2021-22 Premier League season against Fierce rivals Leeds!

  • Joshua Mbu

    BRIGHTON EYE JAMES

    Brighton are exploring the possibility of signing Dan James from Man Utd. 

    James had a tough season for the Red Devils, struggling to break into the first team.

    And with game time limited, James could be temped to move down south. 

    According to SunSport’s Alan Nixon, Brighton boss Graham Potter wants to nab James – who he’s managed before – and Joe Rodon from Tottenham.

  • Joshua Mbu

    UR OUT

    Uruguay lost to Colombia in the quarter-finals of Copa America.

  • Joshua Mbu

    KANTE THE KEY TO UNLOCKING POGBA

    Man Utd and England legend Wayne Rooney believes that Paul Pogba having N'Golo Kante next to him, allowed him to express himself.

    Pogba played in a slightly deeper role for France at Euro 2020 and played some wonderful balls into Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema.

    Speaking in his Times column, Rooney said: "Like a lot of people, I fancied the French to be champions and as a team they were a massive disappointment.

    "That was a particular shame for Paul Pogba. He had been the player of the tournament until they went out.

    “Some of the passes Paul played for Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe were incredible.

    "It helped him to have N’Golo Kante as his midfield partner but I think the biggest reason that Paul’s performances were so good was his positioning.

    “In all France’s games, he was playing deeper than we normally see him for Manchester United and this meant that he was able to pick the ball up in areas of the pitch where he had the time and room to pick a pass.”

    Wayne Rooney is now boss of Derby CountyCredit: Getty
  • Joshua Mbu

    ‘MAN MOUNTAIN’

    England and Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on Man Utd club captain Harry Maguire. 

    Speaking after the game, he said: “He (Maguire) brings composure and sometimes the team looks different when someone wants the ball. 

    “He wants to get on the ball and take pressure off the other players. The team breathes more when he’s in the team. 

    “They are a stronger team and a better when he’s there. He’s so comfortable in international football, some players prefer club level or playing for their country.

    “In an England shirt he looks like a man mountain. He comes out and just picks the right passes. 

    “You saw in his first game back he was threading balls in the lines. He brings someone in and then plays it through. 

    “That’s the difference between him and other centre-backs.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    SEAL OF APPROVAL

    Legendary left-back Roberto Carlos commented on Luke Shaw's Instagram post after his Man of the Match performance!

    Shaw picked up two assists last night, adding to the one he picked up against Germany.

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