Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Casemiro medical THIS WEEKEND, Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed by Dortmund, Jim Ratcliffe latest | The Sun

Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Casemiro medical THIS WEEKEND, Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed by Dortmund, Jim Ratcliffe latest | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED have made Real Madrid ace Casemiro their top target with talks rapidly advancing, according to reports.

It is claimed that the Brazilian will have a medical THIS WEEKEND, ahead of a £50m move to Old Trafford.

Meanwhile SunSport can reveal that Britain's richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is ready to plough his £15bn fortune into buying the club from the Glazers.

And Cristiano Ronaldo's start to the season has gone from bad to worse as he is reportedly being forced to run punishment laps for his behaviour during training.

It is also claimed that Ronaldo does not want to join Sporting and a move to Atletico Madrid is off the table.

Borussia Dortmund were thought to be the Portugal captain's last hope, but they have also now spurned the chance to snap him up.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    A "collective failure"

    Manchester United hero Mikael Silvestre believes his former club is currently a "collective failure".

    Silvestre told bettingexpert: “There are many, many elements that are missing, and we can’t blame one department of the club rather than another.

    "It is a collective failure at the end of the day.

    "And even if it is early in the season, there is a pattern that comes from the end of the last season that is repeating itself again”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Glazers' Silves lining

    Manchester United hero Mikael Silvestre suggested the Glazers are not to blame for everything that's wrong with the club.

    Silvestre told bettingexpert: “The owners are not on the pitch.”

    “We have a lot of people criticising the way the club is being run, but I think all managers have been backed financially, and they were given resources to buy players. Their wage bill is huge now.”

    “The question now is, how is it being handled? With the recruitment process and also the Manchester United spirit, that’s what was missing."

    "The spirit against Brentford was non-existent. Only one team was fighting as a team. Manchester United, individually and as a team, was nowhere near what Premier League commitment requires”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Casemiro deal close

    Manchester United are looking to seal a deal for Real Madrid star Casemiro "in the next hours" with a medical expected in two days.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "Manchester United are working to get Casemiro deal approved in the next hours – medical expected within 48 hours, once Real Madrid will approve the proposal.

    "Four year deal for Casemiro, option for further season also confirmed.

    "€60m & €10m add-ons bid on the table"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Casemiro contract reminder

    Real Madrid star Casemiro will become one of Manchester United’s all-time top earners in a £60million switch from Real Madrid, according to SunSport's Neil Custis.

    The 30-year-old will double his salary by signing a four-year deal worth a staggering £350,000 a week.

    Only wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo, on £480,000 a week, and David de Gea, on £375,000 a week, will earn more at Old Trafford.

    United’s football director John Murtough has made progress in the last couple of days in completing the deal for the Brazil international and former Real team-mate of Ronaldo.

    The club hope to confirm a deal before Monday’s Premier League derby with Liverpool

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  • Chisanga Malata

    Good morning United fans

    Casemiro will become one of Manchester United’s all-time top earners in a £60million switch from Real Madrid, NEIL CUSTIS WRITES.

    The 30-year-old defensive midfielder will double his salary by signing a four-year deal worth a staggering £350,000 a week.

    Only Cristiano Ronaldo on £480,000 a week and goalkeeper David de Gea on £375,000 a week will earn more at Old Trafford.

    United’s football director John Murtough has made progress in the last couple of days in completing the deal for the Brazilian international and former Real team-mate of Ronaldo.

    The club hope to confirm a deal before Monday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool.

    Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe has confirmed he wants to buy Manchester United.

    A spokesperson for Ratcliffe said: “If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer.

    “If something like this was possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership.

    “This is not about the money that has been spent or not spent.

    “Jim is looking at what can be done now and, knowing how important the club is to the city, it feels like the time is right for a reset.”

    The Glazer family have entered into exclusive talks with US private equity firm Apollo to sell a minority stake in Manchester United.

    The Daily Mail report that although the Glazers are not prepared to give up control of the club, some family members are understood to want out.

    Brothers Avram and Joel are still expected to keep their shares and oversee the day-to-day running of Old Trafford.

    Reports claim any deal to sell a minority stake to Apollo is not expected to be concluded until next month at the earliest.

    Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund could offer Cristiano Ronaldo a new way out of Manchester United, according to reports.

    Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon, Chelsea, Inter Milan and AC Milan have all been linked with a potential swoop, but a move has failed to materialise.

    However, Borussia Dortmund have now expressed an interest in signing the superstar.

    Finally, United have suffered a huge setback in their pursuit of Ajax ace Anthony.

    The Red Devils submitted an €80m offer for the winger on Wednesday night, The Athletic reported.

    But the proposal was swiftly rejected by the Dutch outfit, it was added.

    At this stage, it remains to be seen if the Red Devils will place another bid for Anthony or turn their attention to PSV star Gakpo, the report also stated.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Casemiro contract details revealed

    Casemiro will become one of Manchester United’s all-time top earners in a £60million switch from Real Madrid, NEIL CUSTIS WRITES.

    The 30-year-old defensive midfielder will double his salary by signing a four-year deal worth a staggering £350,000 a week.

    Only Cristiano Ronaldo on £480,000 a week and goalkeeper David de Gea on £375,000 a week will earn more at Old Trafford.

    United’s football director John Murtough has made progress in the last couple of days in completing the deal for the Brazilian international and former Real team-mate of Ronaldo.

    The club hope to confirm a deal before Monday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool.

  • Justin Lawrence

    United eye Everton veteran

    Man United are reportedly lining up a shock swoop for Everton stopper Asmir Begovic.

    United need to find a back up for David de Gea following the departure of Dean Henderson.

    And they reckon Begovic could be the man to provide De Gea cover, according to The Telegraph.

    Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Everton goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as they search for a No. 2 for David de Gea.

  • Justin Lawrence

    United bid for Anthony rejected

    Man United have suffered a huge setback in their pursuit of Ajax ace Anthony.

    The Red Devils submitted an €80m offer for the winger on Wednesday night, The Athletic reported.

    But the proposal was swiftly rejected by the Dutch outfit, it was added.

    At this stage, it remains to be seen if the Red Devils will place another bid for Anthony or turn their attention to PSV star Gakpo, the report also stated.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Neville slams United

    Gary Neville has blasted the "unforgivable" manner in which Manchester United have been allowed to fall behind rivals City and Liverpool "on and off the pitch".

    Appearing on Steven Bartlett's The Diary of a CEO podcast, Neville blasted the Glazer family for allowing United to "rot" over the last two decades.

    He said: "I used to laugh when I went to Anfield and compared it to Old Trafford.

    "I'd always think 'they can never catch up, they're too far behind'.

    "They're building that second stand now behind the goal where the away fans sit. The main stand now is towering up.

    "Anfield will be a more modern ground than Manchester United and Old Trafford in 12 months. That is unforgivable."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bailly linked to Villa

    Man United flop Eric Bailly has been tipped to be a success if he joins Aston Villa.

    That's the view of football reporter Alex Crook, he said: "You’d probably think if you were Eric Bailly that Aston Villa would be a better move.

    “I just wonder if Gerrard will be willing to take that big a risk on a player who’s had injury problems himself.

    “But, if you’re looking internally, then he is probably the best and most accessible option.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    McKennie transfer discussed internally

    Man United's interest in Juventus star Weston McKennie has been confirmed by Fabrizio Romano.

    He said: "Another option that internally Manchester United are considering is Weston McKennie of Juventus, one of the players that they’ve been following.

    "Not a priority right now, but one of the names they know could be available on the market in the next days."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Casemiro transfer set for completion

    Casemiro's proposed move to Man United will be sorted out on Friday, according to reports.

    United, Real Madrid and the Brazilian's representatives are in talks to finalise the deal, Fabrizio Romano claims.

    And the Red Devils have offered the midfielder a longer and more lucrative contract compared to the one he receives at Madrid, Romano added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United in Timber blow

    Man United have suffered yet another blow in their pursuit of a summer transfer target.

    Manager Erik ten Hag has been chasing central defender Jurrien Timber – who he coached during his time at Ajax.

    But that move now seems to be completely off the table after the 21-year-old Dutchman signed a contract extension with the Eredivisie champions.

    Timber's original deal with Ajax ran until the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

    Now he has penned a one-year extension which will keep him at the club until 2025.

  • Justin Lawrence

    De Jong competition lies ahead

    Man United face competition in their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong, according to reports.

    However, De Jong is focused on staying with Barcelona for now, Fabrizio Romano claims.

    But the Dutch ace may change his mind over a move in the next few months, it was added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Neville reveals Ronaldo criticism

    Gary Neville has revealed his gripe with Cristiano Ronaldo amid reports he wants to leave Manchester United.

    He said on the Diary Of A CEO: "That's why I'm a little bit critical of Cristiano.

    "You're the man, you're the star, you're the best player in the world. Come on, now is not the time to be throwing your arms around. Now is not the time for you to be walking off the pitch.

    "Now is the time to make sure you lead those people, but he wants to leave, he wants to go play somewhere else and that might happen, and who can blame him? He wants to finish his career at a club that is achieving great things."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Juventus chase Weston McKennie

    Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie is reportedly "interested" in a move to Manchester United.

    According to Sky Sports Deutschland, McKennie is a target for Man Utd amid a crisis time at Old Trafford.

    Erik ten Hag is scrambling around for players who will improve his squad and McKennie would bolster his options in the middle of the park.

    However, the report states that the most likely outcome is McKennie remains at Juventus as he has a strong relationship with manager Max Allegri.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Liverpool star on United clash

    Man United will be a tough place for Liverpool to go and win, according to Reds defender Virgil van Dijk.

    He said, ahead of Liverpool's trip to Old Trafford: “It’s massive but it’s not about making a statement, we want to win and do everything that’s possible to win there.

    “Over the years it has proven tough for us to win there, obviously last year was a great result, we can’t deny it.

    “This year they’ve had a difficult start and we’ve not had the best start that we wanted either, so it will be interesting."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Casemiro agrees contract

    Man United have agreed a four-year contract with Casemiro, according to reports.

    And the Red Devils will splash out a whopping £290,000 per week on the midfielder.

    Casemiro, 30, looks set to complete the move away from Real Madrid where he has won every trophy available including five Champions Leagues.

    It is understood United will pay around £60million for the Brazilian who is keen to explore a new adventure.

    And respected Italian football journalist Nicolo Schira says the two parties have sorted out his contract.

    Casemiro will earn around £15.2m per year until 2026 – which works out as just north of £290,000 a week.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ratcliffe questions Fred purchase

    Sir Jim Ratcliffe labelled Manchester United's purchase of Fred as "dumb" following reports he now wants to buy the club.

    In a resurfaced interview from 2019, the boyhood Man United fan was critical of the club's approach to spending money.

    "Ineos never wants to be the dumb money in town, never, never.

    "They (The Glazers and Manchester United) are in quite a big pickle as a business. They haven’t got the manager selection right, haven’t bought well.

    "They have been the dumb money, which you see with players like Fred."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Dortmund off Ronaldo an escape

    Borussia Dortmund could offer Cristiano Ronaldo a new way out of Manchester United, according to reports.

    Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon, Chelsea, Inter Milan and AC Milan have all been linked with a potential swoop, but a move has failed to materialise.

    However, Borussia Dortmund have now expressed an interest in signing the superstar.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Meun of the moment

    Man United are considering making a move for Borussia Dortmund right-back Thomas Meunier, according to reports.

    The Belgian is reportedly seen as ideal competition for Diogo Dalot in the right-back position, claim Manchester Evening News.

    The Telegraph claim that it could take a bid in the region of £12.5million to bring him to Old Trafford.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Owner interest sparks share spike

    Man United's share prices on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) have skyrocketed amid Jim Ratcliffe's interest in buying the club.

    The British billionaire's potential involvement has hugely affected United's share price on the NYSE, seeing it rise to $13.77 (£11.47) – a 15 per cent higher sum than last week.

    According to the Times' Martyn Ziegler, this rise has seen shares become worth £200million more than at this time last week.

    Shares in United on the NYSE cost $11.35 (£9.46) on August 9 – 21 per cent less than they cost today.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Time not on Ron's side

    Cristiano Ronaldo may leave Man United because he doesn't have time to waste in his pursuit of trophies.

    That's according to his former United pal Nani, who said on FIVE: "He’s in a team where the managers are trying to build a strong team and it’s not easy, it takes time.

    “For Cristiano, he doesn’t have time to lose on building teams or waiting for the next season.

    "He wants to continue to be at the top, scoring goals, being the man."

  • Alex Cole

    Ratcliffe among Prem's richest

    Jim Ratcliffe will be among the Premier League's richest owners if he manages to buy Manchester United and it could be just the right time to swoop.

    The British billionaire is eager to purchase the struggling Red Devils amid the news that the Glazer family are open to selling a minority stake.

    Ratcliffe, 69, would be thrilled to buy a portion of United and ideally would like to eventually purchase the club outright.

    His £10.8bn fortune would instantly put him among the Prem's richest owners.

    And it could be just the right time to buy the club, according to Anaam Raza, of Saxo Markets.

    He said: "Last month, the club's share price hit an all-time low since being added to the New York Stock Exchange in 2012.

    "This month, the team sits rock bottom of the Premier League after two games bringing much criticism from pundits and fans alike.

    "The current situation may build concern among potential suitors around acquiring the club, however with plenty of upside potential, there may be no better time to purchase Manchester United."

  • Alex Cole

    Man Utd players 'need support', says Silvestre

    Former Man Utd defender Mikael Silvestre is cautious of boycott's at Old Trafford this gameweek.

    There are planned fan protests during United's clash with Liverpool on Monday night.

    The 45-year-old told bettingexpert: "You can demonstrate as much as possible, but right now, what the team needs is support.”

    “That is why English fans, and generally United fans are really good. They always back the team, given that the boys are giving a 100%."

    "But if you give 80, or 90 per cent, it is not enough. The other team is giving 100 per cent, every single player. It is easy to be the underdog and to go after United.”

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