Manchester United transfer news and rumours
Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Old Trafford
By Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 23/09/20 8:16am
The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Manchester United - and those who could leave the club.
Time is running out for Manchester United to make an official move for Jadon Sancho," Sky Sports' Dharmesh Sheth told Tuesday night's Transfer Show. "And even if they do, Borussia Dortmund are simply not budging. I'm told today that United knew well in advance of an August 1 deadline to come to the table with regards to Jadon Sancho.
"That was extended to August 10 but United hadn't made any contact before that date. Instead, they focused on perceived issues surrounding agents fees and personal terms. Dortmund have consistently said that Sancho will play for them in the coming season.
"United may yet go in for Sancho in the final 13 days of this transfer window, and then hope - as we've been reporting - that Sancho then agitates for a transfer. The issue associated with that is that Dortmund would need to bring in a replacement, and that takes time as they may have been planning the forthcoming season with Sancho.
"United have seen their rivals go out and do their business, and as a result, any player that they go in for now, the selling club will think 'we can smell desperation... perhaps we can increase the price'. The 'United Tax' we've spoken about before when it comes to transfers will only be reinforced the later we go in this window."
The latest players linked with a move to Manchester United...
Ousmane Dembele - United have ended their pursuit of the winger after being priced out by Barcelona (Daily Star, September 23)
Nicolas Tagliafico - United are monitoring the Ajax full-back as a possible alternative to Alex Telles (The Sun, September 23)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin - Everton have slapped an £80m price tag on the United target (Sun, September 22).
Alex Telles - United might be nearing a deal for Telles - but it won't include Diogo Dalot (Star, September 22); Telles is hopeful of sealing a move to United from Porto this week and becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjær's second signing of the window. Negotiations for the 27-year-old Brazil left back, who has a release clause of €40m (£36.7m), are advanced (The Guardian, September 21).
Ismaila Sarr - United are reportedly keen on Sarr and could land the Watford winger on a season-long loan (Express, September 22); United are reportedly turning their attentions to Watford's Sarr after Liverpool opted against signing the forward (Mirror, September 20).
Jadon Sancho - United are set to launch a last-minute bid for Sancho - and are confident Borussia Dortmund will be forced to accept a cut-price fee (Sun on Sunday, September 20); Erling Haaland is confident that Jadon Sancho will stay at Borussia Dortmund despite interest from Manchester United (Daily Mail, September 18); Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly spoken to Sancho to assure him that a deal is close to being agreed (The Sun, September 17); 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).
Sami Khedira - United could land the Juventus midfielder on a free transfer (Goal, September 17)
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 - 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)
Josh King - United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign Bournemouth striker Josh King but the club are yet to green light the move (Daily Star, September 10); Bournemouth striker King has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (The Sun, September 4).
N'Golo Kante - United are plotting a summer swoop for the Chelsea and France midfielder (Tuttosport, September 10).
Reda Khadra - United are giving a trial to former Borussia Dortmund winger Khadra (Daily Mail, September 4)
Dayot Upamecano - 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).
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 - 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 - 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).
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Donny van de Beek - Manchester United have signed Donny van de Beek from Ajax on a five-year deal for a fee rising to £39m (September 2)
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The latest on players linked with a Man United exit...
Jesse Lingard - The 27-year-old will not be leaving Old Trafford for Tottenham this summer (The Athletic, September 23); Instead, United are considering activating the one-year option to extend Lingard's contract to preserve his £25m valuation (The Sun, September 23); Lingard was surprised by his omission from the United squad on Saturday as speculation about his future continues (Times, September 22); The United midfielder is reportedly attracting interest from Zenit St Petersburg (Star, September 21); 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).
Sergio Romero - The 33-year-old Argentina goalkeeper wants to leave Old Trafford (The Sun, September 23); Sergio Romero could be on the way out of Old Trafford - with Valencia pushing to end his stay at Manchester United (Sunday Mirror, September 20); 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).
Chris Smalling - United have placed an £18m price tag on defender Chris Smalling (The Sun, September 23); Manchester United defender Smalling is wanted by Inter Milan (The Sun, September 19); 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).
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).
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...
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).
Brandon Williams - The full-back is set to be awarded a new deal by United just eight months after signing his last (Daily Mirror, June 5).
Confirmed Man United departures
Alexis Sanchez - The United forward has left the club on a free transfer to join Inter Milan on a three-year deal (Aug 6).
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 summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5. A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports' digital platforms.