The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Manchester United and those who could leave the club.
The latest players linked with a move to Manchester United…
Gareth Bale – Manchester United may turn to Bale should they be unsuccessful in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho, and the likelihood of the 31-year-old returning to play in England is now looking much more realistic. Bale’s advisors are also talking to Tottenham. (Sky Sports, September 15).
Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre expects Sancho to increase his value by improving his game this season before Manchester United return to the market for the England forward (Daily Telegraph, September 15); United are ready to walk away from a summer deal for the Borussia Dortmund forward and have made enquiries over alternative forwards such as Gareth Bale, Douglas Costa and Ivan Perisic (Telegraph, September 14); United are considering pulling out of talks to sign the forward after growing increasingly frustrated with Dortmund (Express, September 12); United have made a breakthrough in their attempt to sign Sancho, with agent fees and personal terms no longer a problem (Sky Sports, September 10); Sancho remains United’s number-one target to sign this summer (Sky Sports, September 8).
Sergio Reguilon – Tottenham are in talks with Real Madrid over a deal to sign left-back Reguilon (Sky Sports, September 15); Manchester United are preparing an opening offer for Reguilon but are unwilling to match Real Madrid’s £27.2m valuation of the Spain defender (The Guardian, September 15).
Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli have set a strict deadline for clubs who are interested in signing Koulibaly, which means Manchester United and Manchester City will have to act fast to land the defender (Daily Star, September 15)
Uros Racic – Manchester United are weighing up a move for Valencia’s Racic and are set to add Spanish wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho to their ranks (The Sun, September 15)
Alex Telles – United will be offered an alternative to Sergio Reguilon in the form of the Porto left back (Star, September, 13).
Thiago Alcantara – Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness believes United are ‘blackmailing’ the Champions League winners over the signing of Alcantara (Mail, September 13); United have held talks with the Bayern Munich midfielder, who has been linked with Liverpool, but have been put off by his wage demands (Dagbladet, September 1).
N’Golo Kante – United are plotting a summer swoop for the Chelsea and France midfielder (Tuttosport, September 10).
Reda Khadra – Manchester United are giving a trial to former Borussia Dortmund winger Khadra (Daily Mail, September 4)
Dayot Upamecano – Manchester United are preparing to sign Upamecano from RB Leipzig next year with a £38m release clause becoming active in June 2021 (Star on Sunday, September 6); Although the club are continuing to monitor the player, Manchester Utd are not expecting to sign that Upamecano is not someone Manchester Utd are expecting to sign in this window, according to Sky Sports News (Sky Sports, August 31); Man United are considering a move for RB Leipzig defender Upamecano (Daily Telegraph, September 1).
Lionel Messi – Manchester United are in position to make a move for the Argentine after he submitted a transfer request at Barcelona (Sport, August 26).
Philippe Coutinho – The Brazilian prefers a return to the Premier League and United are among a trio of clubs interested in the 28-year-old Champions League winner (Marca, August 26)
Ansu Fati – Manchester United are willing to pay a whopping £153m to sign the Barcelona wonderkid, according to reports in Spain. (Daily Mail, August 25); Manchester United have made a fresh approach for Barcelona’s Fati, according to reports in Spain (Mirror, August 13)
Isak Hansen-Aaroen – Manchester United are signing the young striker – confirmed by a glowing Instagram post from his Norwegian club Tromso (The Sun, August 22)
David Brooks – The Bournemouth playmaker has been a long-term target for United and they are considering making an approach this summer (Manchester Evening News, August 20).
Jack Grealish – United have held talks with Aston Villa over a deal for Grealish (Mail on Sunday, August 30); United may off goalkeeper Sergio Romero in part exchange for Grealish (Daily Mail, August 20); The Aston Villa captain would welcome a move to United this summer (Express, August 13); Grealish is expected back at Aston Villa for pre-season training at the end of the month as United refuse to be pressured into meeting his £80m price tag (Daily Mirror, August 5); United are prepared to wait until late in the window before considering a move for Grealish as they push to sign Sancho (Daily Mail, August 4); United have cooled their interest in the Villa captain (Sky Sports News, July 28).
Issa Diop – West Ham are ready to sell Diop to Manchester United for a £45m transfer fee (The Sun, August 19).
Douglas Costa – Manchester United are looking at a double raid on Juventus for Costa and Alex Sandro (Daily Express, August 19); Manchester United are keeping tabs on Juventus winger Costa as they embark on their summer transfer business. While Jadon Sancho remains their No 1 target for that position, should that deal not come off, Costa is among the alternatives being considered by the club (Sky Sports, August 17).
Ben White – United have made contact with Brighton about their £50m-rated defender (The Sun, August 17).
Saul Niguez – United are set to make the Atletico Madrid midfielder their top transfer target this summer (Daily Mail, August 16); United are hoping to tempt the Spaniard into a switch to Old Trafford by offering him a contract worth £150,000 per week (Daily Star, August 15).
Alexis Sanchez – The United forward has left the club on a free transfer to join Inter Milan on a three-year deal (Aug 6).
What went wrong for Sanchez at United?
Angel Gomes – United have confirmed Gomes has not taken up the offer of a new contract and has left the club. The youngster has joined Lille but will l immediately go out on loan to Boavista after joining the Ligue 1 side (Aug 6).
The latest on players linked with a Man United exit…
Chris Smalling – The defender is close to an exit from United with Roma desperate for a move (Star, September 13); The defender has continued training away from the first team squad after asking United to resolve his future with Roma (Mail, September 13); The defender’s move back to Roma is edging closer after he was forced to train away from United’s first-team squad (Sept 10, Sky Sports); Inter Milan are keen on the United defender and may pay the £20m asking price for the 30-year-old, who has spent the season on loan at Roma (Metro, August 17): The defender still has a future at United – despite a year out on loan at Roma in Serie A (Mirror, Aug 16); Smalling leads Bruce’s wanted list this transfer window, having enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Roma last season, where he played 37 times to help them to a fifth-placed finish in Serie A (Sky Sports, August 15).
Jesse Lingard – Lingard is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford (Daily Mail, September 1); United will listen to offers for the 27-year-old England midfielder (Guardian, Aug 7).
Andreas Pereira – Pereira is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford (Daily Mail, September 1); Benfica and Valencia are interested in the 24-year-old United midfielder (ESPN, August 20).
Paul Pogba – Juventus are reportedly planning to offer Paulo Dybala to United in a bid to sign the midfielder (Mirror, August 15); Pogba is expecting United to open contract talks once their Europa League campaign concludes (Sky Sports, Aug 13); The Frenchman is willing to make a dramatic U-turn by opening talks over a new contract at United (Daily Mail, July 9); Real Madrid are lining up a summer move for Pogba as part of their priority transfer business ahead of next season (Get French Football News, July 7).
Tahith Chong – The United winger is close to agreeing a deal to join Werder Bremen on a season-long loan (Sky Sports, August 15); United are open to allowing Chong out on loan amid reported interest from Bremen (Aug 6); Bremen have stated their interest in taking the United winger on loan (The Sun, Aug 6).
Odion Ighalo – PSG have emerged as surprise contenders to sign United loanee Odion Ighalo (Daily Express, August 14).
Diogo Dalot – Carlo Ancelotti is targeting the United defender to bolster his defensive options this summer (Mirror, Aug 7).
Eric Bailly – The United and Ivory Coast defender has been offered to AC Milan, but the Italian side are not interested in a deal (Gazzetta dello Sport, Aug 7).
Sergio Romero – The goalkeeper could leave Manchester United for Chelsea, Leeds or Everton this summer (Daily Star, August 19); Romero wants to hold showdown talks with Manchester United over his future – with Dean Henderson heading back to Old Trafford (The Sun, July 31).
Marcos Rojo – United have no plans to reintegrate the 30-year-old defender following his unsuccessful loan at Estudiantes (Manchester Evening News, July 17)
The latest Manchester United contract talk…
Dean Henderson – Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has signed a new six-year contract with the club.
Mason Greenwood – The 18-year-old’s form has earned a new £40,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford, just nine months after he signed his last (Sun on Sunday, July 19).
Timothy Fosu-Mensah – United will give the 22-year-old a chance to secure his long-term future at the club amid interest from clubs in Germany (Manchester Evening News, July 17).
Paul Pogba – The French midfielder is close to agreeing a new five-year United deal (The Sun, July 17).
Fred – The Brazil midfielder is open for talks over a new long-term United deal after a stunning turnaround in form (Sun, June 25).