7.30pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Kingsley Coman LOAN interest, Sancho STALLS, Pogba TO STAY, Fati 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…
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.
MADD TO GO
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”.
FEET UP CHALLENGE
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.
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.
Still aged just 17, Fati's stock will only continue to rise after his breakout season at the Nou Camp.
The young winger was quickly placed on Barcelona's “untouchables” list, along with fellow youngster Riqui Puig.
PALLY’S HEART AKE
Gary Pallister reckons United missed out on a top potential centre-back in Nathan Ake.
Pallister told Compare.bet: “I quite like the look of Ake but obviously City have signed him, because he looked like a real athletic centre-half who was comfortable on the ball and always looking to break out of the back four and get forward, I would like to see someone like him come into the squad.
“But I think it’s a position that Ole will be looking at, you know, we’ve got a few people coming back.
“Chris Smalling is coming back, Rojo’s coming back, Phil Jones is there, Bailly, Lindelof, you can’t keep all them happy so there’ll be some of them leaving and Ole’s just got to decide which.
“On top of that, I think he will try and bring in another centre-half.”
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID
Random United fans really do pop up anywhere.
Julia Roberts, Tyson Fury and Rory McIlroy count themselves as Red Devils supporters.
But nobody saw Pam from the US Office coming.
Jenna Fischer shared a lego sculpture on her Instagram stories of Old Trafford being built.
Harry Maguire’s footballer brother is also expected go on trial for allegedly brawling on Mykonos, The Sun can reveal.
Joe Maguire, 28, was arrested with his famous sibling and it is understood he will be named as a co-defendant along with another British pal this afternoon.
Local officials confirmed he had been detained for the fight but stopped short of announcing his court appearance officially due to strict data protection rules.
But it is understood his name will be appear on a court list later today.
All three will be represented by the same high-flying lawyer flown in from Athens for the case.
The trio spent two nights in a cell before appearing before a court on Saturday in Syros.
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GET A MOVE ON
United have been told to be more proactive in the transfer market.
And here is why.
These are the number of days into each transfer window that have elapsed before Ed Woodward and Matt Judge have managed to get a signing over the line.
2013: 27 days
2014: 46 days
2015: 19 days
2016: 20 days
2017: 23 days
2018: 24 days
2019: 31 days
2020: 28 days and ticking…
Bruno Fernandes has been enjoying the sunshine in Portugal while on holiday in his home country.
The Portuguese, 25, was in stellar form for United as he helped fire the Red Devils into the Champions League last season.
He was pictured giving his former Sporting Lisbon team-mates a high five as he showed up at a pre-season training session with his former club.
He shared these pictures on his Instagram with the caption, in Portuguese: “A special morning”
Chris Smalling is going to push for a permanent Manchester United exit, according to reports.
The 30-year-old centre back does not want to have to fight for first-team football again after enjoying a loan stint at AS Roma, where he was a first-choice defender.
Newcastle, Everton, West Ham and Fulham are all interested in taking on the former England centre-half, either on loan or permanently.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to think carefully about the injury records of his current defenders, not least Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
ANY DAY NOW
United fans watching Arsenal and Chelsea make exciting transfers.
And waiting for some similar news from their club…
James Maddison is set to be offered a new Leicester City contract.
According to the Telegraph, the England international, 23, who has been tracked by Manchester United, in line for fresh terms.
The Foxes want to tie him down to a long-term, big-money deal after Maddison impressed last season in the Premier League.
Leicester are desperate not to portray themselves as a selling club, but face a battle to keep Ben Chilwell, who is wanted by Chelsea.
Maddison scored nine goals with three assists last season as Brendan Rodgers' side narrowly missed out on Champions League football.
STILL FANCY JACK?
If United decide they are still interested in Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, they should act soon.
Although, acting does not appear to be high on Ed Woodward's list of priorities after a complete stalemate in the Jadon Sancho deal.
Grealish has been valued by Aston Villa at around £80m and here are his stats compared to United's midfielders in the Premier League.
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.’”
Here are the Red Devils' first handful of Premier League matches, along with their battles against the other 'Big Six' sides.
Wayne Rooney recalled how United almost signed Thiago Alcantara during the infamous summer of David Moyes' takeover at the club.
He said: “He almost came to United in 2013 and now Liverpool are linked with him. He's one of the best midfielders around – I just hope he doesn't go there!
“He can take the ball, be composed on it, keep things ticking over – and he'll put his foot in.
“He's an all-round midfielder, really, with a bit of everything.
“He backs up that Bayern press and he drops in between the centre halves to take the ball yet can also join in when they're playing around the other box too.
“He's a great player. It would be great to see him in the Premier League, actually.”
ROO ON DI MARIA
Rooney added in his Sunday Times column: “At the time we were going through a bit of a transition and it was tough for him to settle.
“He had young kids and lived a couple of houses down from me and someone tried to burgle him.
“I remember that really shook him and his family.
“From then on, really, you knew it was going to be tough for him and it was probably better for him to leave.”
ROBBED OF HIS TALENT
Wayne Rooney has blamed Angel Di Maria's home being burgled for his woeful spell at Manchester United – and begged Thiago Alcantara to snub Liverpool
The Argentine star, now one of the world's best at Paris Saint-Germain, spent just one, sub-par season at Old Trafford.
In his column for the Sunday Times, Rooney wrote: “He’s a wonderful player.
“When he came to United I remember Louis van Gaal saying to the team: 'He is the only one who is allowed to dribble with the ball.'
“Angel works tirelessly on the pitch and his delivery, vision and awareness is brilliant.
“He could have been a major star at United.”
SUITED AND BOOZED
Rio Ferdinand has revealed his crazy celebrations after Manchester United's 2008 Champions League win.
After the final whistle, Ferdinand went on a magnificent bender that, as he revealed on BT Sport, left him showering in his SUIT.
The 41-year-old admitted: “I don't remember it, it was that good.
“After the Champions League final in Moscow, it was the most I've ever consumed.
“I went toe to toe with a fan who got into the party and I was worse for wear the next morning.
“I ended up showering in my full suit and almost missed the flight home. When you win, you get away with it.”
I'M NOT A FAN
Manchester United fans revealed their love for Ander Herrera after he swore live on air following Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich.
The Spaniard was terrific on the night but ultimately ended up on the losing side as Kingsley Coman grabbed the all-important winning goal in the second half.
And he couldn't hide his frustrations when asked on the experience playing inside an empty stadium.
The 31-year-old responded: “It's s***, horrible. For me, fans are the key in this sport, they're the most important thing in football.
“Football without fans is nothing.
“I hope all the people realise football is for fans. The business had to continue because it's a big business.”
LET'S GET LAUT
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been keeping an eye on Inter's Lautaro Martinez, according to reports.
The Mirror states that Man City are set to battle Barcelona and Real Madrid for the £100m Argentine.
But it adds that Man Utd boss Solskjaer remains a keen admirer of the Inter star who has had great success partnering Romelu Lukaku up front in Milan.
MORE ON MAGUIRE
Maguire, 27, and his pals had also been furious a day earlier after bar staff refused to tackle Brits who taunted him.
After his arrest, he spent the rest of the night in a detention room at Mykonos police station, where he charmed cops by chatting with them about footie.
They brought the United captain snacks until he was taken on a ferry to neighbouring Syros at 2pm on Friday. He spent the night in a cell there.
The £190,000-a-week footballer was then bailed and told he could leave the country after he denied a string of charges for assault, verbal abuse and bribery on Saturday.
He is thought to have returned to the UK on Sunday.
Maguire does not have to attend his trial in Syros on Tuesday where the maximum sentence could be three years in jail.
Harry Maguire was arrested after trying to help his sister who had been stabbed in the arm by a “gangster-style” Albanian businessman.
Sources last night 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.
A source said: “Harry saw what was happening and remonstrated with them and things got heated.
“He decided to try to get out of there and wanted to hail a taxi. But he ended up arguing with some undercover police officers and ended up at the local police station.”
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