Manchester United transfer news and rumours

The pursuit continues of Jadon Sancho while Leeds are interested in Dan James

Jadon Sancho during the pre-season friendly between Borussia Dortmund and FK Austria Wien
Image: The Jadon Sancho to Manchester United saga rumbles on

Will Manchester United sign Jadon Sancho before the transfer window closes next week?

Manchester United have had a bid for Jadon Sancho worth up to £91.3m (€100m) rejected by Borussia Dortmund.

The offer was for an initial £73m, rising to up to £91.3m, which fell short of Dortmund's £108m valuation.

Sancho has not flown with the rest of the Dortmund squad for the German Super Cup in Munich against Bayern due to a "respiratory infection". He has tested negative for Covid-19.

A bid was expected from the Premier League club this week, but all of the noises coming from Dortmund would suggest Sancho is staying in Germany.

Earlier on Tuesday, Dortmund captain Marco Reus told Sky in Germany Sancho is staying for one more year.

'Sancho still United's number one target'

"Sancho is still the number one target at United and there is still hope a deal can be struck despite Dortmund's insistence the player stays," Dharmesh Sheth told the Transfer Show.

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"United will hope Sancho's willingness to come to Old Trafford can still be a huge factor in negotiations.

"That said, our United reporter James Cooper is getting information that there is a lot more work going on to secure an alternative to Sancho - though it's all quiet on who those potential alternatives would be.

"One player who could be impacted by an arrival is Daniel James.

"He wants to stay and fight for his place - but knows he will be pushed down the pecking order if Sancho or another player was to arrive.

"Leeds United remain interested having made an offer to take him on loan."

The latest players linked with a move to Manchester United...

Jadon Sancho - Manchester United have had a bid for Sancho, worth up to £91.3m (€100m), rejected by Borussia Dortmund. The offer was for an initial £73m, rising to up to £91.3m, which fell short of Dortmund's £108m valuation. (Sky Sports, September 29);Sancho is willing to wait until next summer to secure his move to Old Trafford if Manchester United cannot strike an agreement with Borussia Dortmund before the transfer window closes on Monday (The Times, September 30); Dortmund have told Manchester United there is no point in bidding less than €120m (£109.6m) for Sancho after discussions between the clubs on Tuesday (The Guardian, September 30); Manchester United will table a £90m bid for Sancho next week in an attempt to prise the England star from Borussia Dortmund (Daily Mirror, September 25); 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).

Edinson Cavani - Manchester United are in talks over bringing in the Uruguayan striker on a free transfer (Daily Mail, September 30)

Ousmane Dembele - Manchester United are reportedly growing ever closer to pulling off a £55m move to sign Ousmane Dembele before the end of the transfer window (Daily Express, September 30); United have ended their pursuit of the winger after being priced out by Barcelona (Daily Star, September 23)

David Brooks - Manchester United are reportedly unlikely to make any attempt to sign Brooks from Bournemouth as the transfer window comes to a close (Daily Star, September 30); 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).

Manchester United are reportedly unlikely to make any attempt to sign David Brooks from Bournemouth as the transfer window comes to a close.

Ismaila Sarr - Manchester United have made an enquiry into Sarr's availability at Watford (Daily Telegraph, September 29); 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).

Alex Telles - Manchester United have made an initial bid for Porto's Telles, with the club valuing the left-back at around £12m as he can be signed without a fee on a pre-contract in January (The Guardian, September 29); United are confident a deal for the Porto left-back can be struck soon (Daily Star, September 27); Telles believes Porto's asking price to Manchester United of about €20m (£18.3m) for his transfer is unrealistic, with the left-back conscious he is in line to be a free agent next summer (The Guardian, September 25); Porto left-back Telles has signalled his determination to move to Manchester United, with the club still trying to drive down the €40m (£36.6m) release clause in his contract (Daily Telegraph, September 24).

Arkadiusz Milik - Manchester United are reportedly rivalling Tottenham for the transfer of Milik (Daily Mirror, September 28).

N'Golo Kante - Manchester United have made an enquiry to sign Chelsea star Kante, according to reports (Daily Express, September 28).

David Alaba - City are set to rival neighbours United for the Bayern Munich defender after talks over a new contract stalled (The Sun, September 27)

Alex Luna - United have joined AC Milan the race to sign the 16-year-old Argentine wonderkid from Atletico Rafaela (Daily Mirror, September 27)

Samuel Umtiti - Manchester United and Arsenal are involved in a five-club fight for Barcelona's Umtiti (The Sun, September 25).

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).

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)

Confirmed Manchester United signings

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)

The latest on players linked with a Man United exit...

Andreas Pereira - Lazio are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, according to Sky in Italy (September 27).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).

Chris Smalling - Inter Milan will make a move for the Manchester United defender if they lose Milan Skriniar to Spurs (Football Italia, September 26); Smalling is growing frustrated at Manchester United over the club's transfer wrangle with Roma that has left him in limbo (Daily Mail, September 25); 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).

Jesse Lingard - Jesse Lingard has yet to be persuaded to leave Manchester United despite his representatives holding initial talks with several clubs in England and Europe (Sky Sports, September 24); 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).

Sergio Romero - Romero is interested in joining Everton from Manchester United in a move that would put pressure on under-fire goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (The Times, September 25); 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).

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...

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).

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).

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