DEAL CLOSE: Manchester United star player has agreed £46.6m transfer to Chelsea amid Manchester United refusal to SACK Eric Ten Hag – DONE DEAL 

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SUMMER PLANS Man Utd transfer news LIVE: French giants ‘want Greenwood’, Utd prepared to SELL Rashford, Ten Hag contract extension

Man Utd keen to sell Rashford

Ten Hag signs new deal

De Ligt ‘AGREES’ to join United

Joshua Zirkzee ‘advanced interest’

Kostas Lianos, Digital Sports Reporter

Updated: 7:49, 5 Jul 2024

MANCHESTER UNITED will listen to offers for Marcus Rashford after the breakdown of his relationship with Erik ten Hag.


Meanwhile, French giants Marseille are confident of beating Lazio in the race to sign Mason Greenwood, according to reports.



Elsewhere, the club have announced that boss Erik ten Hag has signed a NEW contract extension.


The Dutch coach, who has won two trophies in two seasons at Old Trafford, has signed a new United deal that lasts until 2026.




Follow all the latest news, moves and completed deals below



27 minutes ago

By Kealan Hughes

Man Utd close to youngster

Manchester United are closing on the signing of Slovakian wonderkid Samuel Lusale.


Lusale is currently on the books of Crystal Palace, having joined the Eagles three years ago. The 16-year-old impressed enough for Palace’s Under-18s side to earn a call-up to the Under-17s Euros in May.


He played in all three group games at the tournament, though Slovakia finished bottom of their group. Lusale mainly played in the Under-18s Premier League, helping Palace to finish sixth in the South Division.


55 minutes ago

By Kealan Hughes

Todibo transfer unlikely to happen

Man Utd are doomed to fail in their appeal against Uefa over the Jean-Clair Todibo transfer.


Uefa have prohibited Nice’s sale of the defender to United as both clubs are owned by Ineos.


Former CEO Keith Wyness had his say on the affair, telling Football Insider: “It’s strange to see them go legal against Uefa so quickly on this.


“I don’t think they’re going to see much success. It’s obvious that Ratcliffe is upset with the dual ownership issue.


“He seems to be fighting a lot of different issues on a lot of different fronts, and I’m surprised he’s added to that by picking a fight with Uefa.


“I’d have thought there would be bigger things to fight Uefa on, but he’s not likely to have much success here – unless there is some extenuating circumstance that goes beyond the rules.


“But I don’t see it – they’re in a losing position here.”


Today, 10:58

By Kealan Hughes

Alex Ferguson’s teacher’s pet revealed

Gary Neville and Roy Keane have revealed who was the biggest “teacher’s pet” under Sir Alex Ferguson – despite the ace once refusing to play for Manchester United.


When asked the question by a fan on the Stick to Football podcast, Neville immediately responded: “Who’s the biggest teacher’s pet in the squad?


“I’m definitely saying Paul Scholes for Sir Alex.”


Unfortunately for Neville, Keane pounced on the answer to instead declare the former right-back as the true winner.


He pointed at Neville while shouting: “You! You!”


Neville fired back: “Oh my God, Scholesy was his [teacher’s pet]. Scholesy could never put a foot wrong. It was not me.”


Keane then appeared to finally agree by revealing Scholes once refused to play against Arsenal – and was not punished by Sir Alex for it.


He added: “Remember Scholesy refused to play at Arsenal in the League Cup? He got away with it.”


Today, 10:30

By Kealan Hughes

Man Utd lead forward race

Man Utd are leading AC Milan in the race for Joshua Zirkzee, according to Caught Offside.


The Red Devils are understood to have agreed personal terms with the forward.


And they are now in talks with Bologna over a potential transfer worth £34million.


Today, 10:00

By Kealan Hughes

Garnacho praises Martinez after win

Alejandro Garnacho sent the perfect message to Manchester United teammate Lisandro Martinez after Argentina’s penalty shootout win against Ecuador at the 2024 Copa America.


Martinez took to social media and sent out a rallying call to Argentina fans after the 2022 World Cup champions reached the semi-finals of the Copa America.


He wrote: “On to the semis dammit! Huge work from everyone to take one more step.


“Very happy for my first goal with the national team Now, to follow for more!!”


Garnacho responded saying: “Best in the world.”


Today, 09:31

By Kealan Hughes

Greenwood attracting suitors

Marseille are growing increasingly confident they can land Mason Greenwood from Manchester United this summer, report The Mirror.


The Red Devils are looking to offload the forward, who spent last season away on loan at Getafe, and there are a host of clubs lining up to sign Greenwood. United are looking to recoup a decent fee for their academy graduate – which has put off certain buyers.


Lazio, who are among those in the race to sign the player, have tabled a £17million offer, which falls short of United’s valuation. Marseille are therefore confident they can see off the Italian side in the transfer race, according to reports.


Today, 08:59

By Kealan Hughes

Jadon Sancho set to return

Manchester United expect Jadon Sancho to report for pre-season training on Monday.


Sancho, 24, has not trained with the first team since he was banished from the squad by manager Erik ten Hag in September and it is unclear if he will participate in the senior squad’s sessions next week.


United sources say Sancho is available for transfer and valued at around £40million. United bought Sancho for £72.9m in 2021.


Today, 08:41

By Kealan Hughes

McTominay attracting transfer attention

Scott McTominay is attracting attention from several clubs including Galatasaray, according to TEAMtalk.


The Turkish champions are preparing a new an improved bid for the midfielder.


While Fulham view him as a potential replacement for Bayern Munich bound Joao Palhinha.


Newcastle, West Ham and Southampton are also keen.


Today, 08:12

By Kealan Hughes

Man Utd handed transfer boost

Man Utd have been handed a huge transfer boost with Juventus ready to sell Federico Chiesa, according to Fabrizio Romano.


And it’s reckoned Chiesa could be available for as little as £20million.


Newcastle and Tottenham are long-term admirers of the 26-year-old, who joined Juve from Fiorentina in 2020 for £50m.


But United could be in the driving seat for Chiesa as they hunt for a new wide forward.


Today, 06:00

By Kostas Lianos

Man Utd Prem fixtures

Here’s Manchester United’s full Premier League fixtures list:



Today, 05:00

By Kostas Lianos

Joshua Zirkzee latest

Bologna star Joshua Zirkzee is currently not talking to his club amid transfer links with Manchester United.


According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Zirkzee has yet to inform the Serie A outfit of his intentions this summer as he concentrates on Euro 2024 with the Netherlands.


The striker is said to have cut off communications as he focuses on the tournament.


According to Manchester Evening News, United may have to pay around £46m for the 23-year-old once agent fees are taken into account.


Today, 04:00

By Kostas Lianos

Man Utd redundancies

Manchester United are set to make almost a quarter of their staff redundant in a massive money-saving scheme by Ineos.


Staff were informed by United’s leadership team, including Sir Dave Brailsford and Jean-Claude Blanc, early on Wednesday that up to 250 of the club’s employees would be let go.


A wide-scale cost review into the club was launched after shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos completed their 27.7 per cent purchase of the club in January.


And according to the Daily Mail, this review has recommended cuts across the board in an effort to make the club ‘s staffing operation more lean and agile.


There is also said to be a desire to be “best in class” with an increased accountability among the workforce.


A report from The Athletic adds that the aim is to make the cuts – recommended by consultancy firm Interpath Advisory – before the start of the coming season.



Divided Utd Man Utd set to make quarter of staff redundant as Ineos continue to slash costs


Credit: Alamy

Today, 03:00

By Kostas Lianos

Marc Guehi transfer war

Real Madrid head a list of European giants targeting England star Marc Guehi during the summer transfer window.


Barcelona and Juventus are also keeping tabs on £50million-rated Guehi.


And North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are long-term admirers as well.


The 23-year-old is expected to be sold this summer but Crystal Palace want a similar fee to the £50m they are receiving from Bayern Munich for Michael Olise.


The Chelsea academy graduate has just two years left on his Selhurst Park contract and Palace could be tempted to cash in for fear of him running it down.


Manchester United have tracked the defender’s progress but are currently exploring a move for Bayern Munich star Matthijs De Ligt.



MADE HIS MARC Guehi wanted by Euro giants including Real & Barca after England heroics

4th Jul 2024, 22:11

By Kostas Lianos

Ferguson’s Ronaldo prediction

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has written off Cristiano Ronaldo starring for Portugal at the 2026 World Cup – when he will be 41 years old.


I can’t imagine that. Football will become even faster and more athletic in the coming years.


In addition, the space for central strikers will become increasingly smaller.


In contrast to defenders, it is more difficult for strikers to play at the highest level when they are older.


Cristiano RonaldoSportbible

4th Jul 2024, 21:24

By Kostas Lianos

Marcus Rashford’s next club

SunSport present five serious contenders that could sign Manchester United star Marcus Rashford this summer:





Bayern Munich

Paris Saint-Germain


RASH MOVES Five clubs Rashford could join with Ten Hag open to selling £80m-rated Utd star

4th Jul 2024, 20:46

By Kostas Lianos

Rooney’s Neville jab

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney mocked Gary Neville and made a cheeky confession about his own wife as he enjoyed his first press conference as Plymouth Argyle manager.


Asked why he was returning to management, Rooney joked: “Because I don’t want to be the next Gary Neville!”


Neville tried his luck in management back in 2015 when he took over at Valencia but endured a miserable four-month stint.


The star pundit racked up just three wins in 16 LaLiga games before he was sacked in March 2016.


In contrast, Man Utd record goalscorer Rooney has been a manager for four years.


Beginning with a much-respected reign at troubled Derby, the England legend then had a mediocre 15 months with MLS side DC United and a dire three-month spell at Birmingham last season.


Brutal Wayne Rooney reveals he became Plymouth manager because he ‘doesn’t want to be the next Gary Neville’

4th Jul 2024, 19:57

By Martin Lipton

Daley Blind message

Dutch veteran Daley Blind has told Ronald Koeman’s side: We have to take advantage of our lucky draw.


Former Manchester United stopper Blind, 34, is having to accept a squad role in the Euros.


It means he has had a front row seat to the Netherlands’ group stage struggles and also their impressive thumping of Romania in the last 16.


The Dutch now face Turkey in Berlin on Saturday ahead of a potential semi-final with England.


After the group stage, we’ve been lucky in terms of opponents.


If you see what kind of opponents the other countries face, you can’t deny that and we don’t have to lie about it.


On the other hand, we’ve seen how small countries make it difficult for the top countries. Now it’s down to us from here. We have to do it ourselves.


Daley Blind

4th Jul 2024, 19:14

By Kostas Lianos

Marcus Rashford take

Manchester United legend Teddy Sheringham admits Marcus Rashford needs to pick himself back up, but insists manager Erik ten Hag must help him regain top form next season.


Sheringham told Poker Sites:


“I think the issue with Marcus Rashford lies with Erik ten Hag getting the best out of him on a regular basis.


He’s obviously not in the England squad because his form hasn’t been good enough.


We all know he can do it, but when you’re playing for a top club or national side, you need to produce every time you put the shirt on.


At the moment, he’s not been performing well enough and his body language looks completely different to how it did 12 months ago.


He needs to get back to those levels and start dragging his team forward like he was doing last season. He’s still only 26 and has a lot of time to turn things round.


Teddy Sheringham

4th Jul 2024, 18:43

By Kostas Lianos

Matthijs de Ligt advice

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson advised Manchester United to snub Bayern Munich star Matthijs de Ligt and instead go for Everton ace Jarrad Branthwaite as he has more Premier League experience.


Thompson told Paddy Power:


Matthijs de Ligt is a good player, but when I look at Manchester United, I feel like they need a player who knows the Premier League.


They had Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, and he didn’t work out, so if you have de Ligt coming into the side, he might take a little bit of time to settle, which is something that United can’t afford to do.


Jarrad Branthwaite is a top class player and he’s going to be a future England international.


I think he’s a top player and if I was in Manchester United’s position, he would be someone I would go for.


Phil Thompson

4th Jul 2024, 18:18

By Kostas Lianos

Parker’s Southgate advice

Manchester United legend Paul Parker insists England boss Gareth Southgate should replace Bukayo Saka with Cole Palmer.


Parker told


Palmer has had a great season. People talk about [Phil] Foden but you have to look at what Cole Palmer did. He’s done more than Foden because he was carrying a team. That was the difference. Foden was playing in a well-oiled machine. And fitting in that, fitting in that system brilliantly and doing a great job.


“But Cole Palmer dragged the team along by himself and he’s done everything. He was instrumental in everything. People say he scored a few penalties, but he still scored, still scored some incredible individual goals from nothing when Chelsea were on their knees and he dragged them out. Everyone witnessed that.


The problem again we’ve got is that you leave out Saka and all the sudden all the Arsenal fans will get upset and Gareth Southgate will be getting a neck because he left out one of their players.


And that’s the problem that we’ve got here in England is It becomes a club vs country kind of thing, that you leave someone out and you put somebody from another club. Those two start having a go at each other because of social media.


Paul Parker


Credit: AFP

4th Jul 2024, 17:48

By Kostas Lianos

Van de Beek leaving

Manchester United are working to offload Donny van de Beek this summer after he fell out of favour at Old Trafford and is no longer wanted by manager Erik ten Hag.


And now Van de Beek is set to be sold by United for a fraction of the £35m he originally cost in 2020 when he joined from Ajax.


According to Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils are pushing to sell the playmaker before the 2024-25 season kicks off.


The Netherlands international has just one year remaining on his current deal, so another loan move after his stints at Everton and Eintracht Frankfurt has been ruled out.


The Manchester giants want to recoup some of the fee they paid Ajax for him and will not let him leave on a free transfer this summer, but his contract situation is putting off potential suitors.



VAN DE BLEAK Man Utd’s forgotten man closing in on transfer with club set to take huge hit

4th Jul 2024, 17:18

De Ligt latest

Manchester United have lined up Bayern Munich star Matthijs de Ligt as their first summer signing.


De Ligt is set to complete his £40million move once the Netherlands’ Euro 2024 campaign is over.


United boss Erik ten Hag is set to reunite with the 24-year-old with whom he worked at Ajax.


Ten Hag handed the Netherlands international his first-team opportunity as a teen and the player is a big fan of the Red Devils’ manager.


The centre-back has fallen down the pecking order at Bayern and could form a solid partnership with another former Ajax ace in Lisandro Martinez.


4th Jul 2024, 16:28

Marcus Rashford situation

Manchester United will listen to offers for Marcus Rashford after the breakdown of his relationship with manager Erik ten Hag.


United will demand £80million for Rashford but may have to accept nearer £60m following his drop in form last season.


The forward and Ten Hag were barely on speaking terms by the end of last term after he defied the Dutch tactician by partying until the early hours in Belfast when he was due to train at Carrington later that day.


The ex-Ajax boss had already warned him about his off-field conduct after he partied at a city centre nightspot following a derby hammering at home to Manchester City on October 29.



GOLD RASH Man Utd prepared to sell Marcus Rashford… and could drop £80m asking price

4th Jul 2024, 15:57

By Kostas Lianos

Ten Hag’s new deal details

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been handed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until 2026.


Ten Hag was in danger of being sacked towards the end of last season after United finished eighth in the Premier League but they ended the campaign by triumphing in the FA Cup final against rivals Manchester City.


However, the Dutch tactician’s existing contract was running until 2025, so an additional 12 months is not considered to be a huge sign of faith.


It is understood the Red Devils held talks with Thomas Tuchel following his departure from Bayern Munich, but the German rejected a move to Old Trafford.


England manager Gareth Southgate and ex-Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino were also touted for the role as were Kieran McKenna, Ruben Amorim, Roberto De Zerbi, Thomas Frank, Marco Silva and Roberto Martinez.



Credit: Reuters

4th Jul 2024, 14:44

By Tony Robertson

Man Utd legend ‘unconvinced’ by De Ligt

Man Utd legend Teddy Sherringham has admitted he unsure about signing Matthijs de Ligt the right move for the club amid rumours he will sign in a £42m deal.


Speaking to Poker Sites he said: “I don’t know if Matthijs de Ligt would be a good addition to the United defence.


“I think United need some experience in their back line, ideally someone with Premier League experience.


“He’s obviously a very good player and we all remember him from his time at Ajax, but I don’t think he should be the number one priority at the moment for the club.


“United need strengthening all over the pitch. They need leaders on the field – I can’t believe they weren’t in for either Harry Kane or Declan Rice last year.


“They don’t need tricky wingers or bit-part players in the club, they need leaders who are going to change the whole ethos of the club and how they approach their games.



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