4pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Maguire ‘charged with assault and bribery’, Douglas Costa £27m switch, Sancho UPDATE – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED captain Harry Maguire is set for a hearing in Greek court on Tuesday after being charged with aggravated assault and bribery, according to local reports.

Meanwhile the Red Devils are ploughing ahead with their transfer plans and have made an offer for Douglas Costa as the Jadon Sancho negotiations continue to drag on.

Get all the latest transfer updates and gossip from Old Trafford here…

  • BACK OF THE NET

    Jadon Sancho has scored in Borussia Dortmund's pre-season friendly against Duisburg.

    The Yellow and Blacks are currently 3-1 up.

    Former United target Jude Bellingham is also playing in the match.

  • PLAYER OF THE MONTH

    Bruno Fernandes has been awarded United's player of the month award for August.

    The Portuguese wizard is currently on holiday in Portugal, where he is enjoying putting his feet up.

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    Our #MUFC Player of the Month for August with 48% of your votes… 📊 ⭐ #BrunoFernandes 👏

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  • UNITED STATEMENT ON MAGUIRE

    The club said: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file.

    “Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    “It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course.”

  • SORRY HARRY

    Harry Maguire must apologise for brawling with Brits after his sister was reportedly stabbed in the arm before returning to the UK.

    The Man Utd captain had been held in a cell for two nights after being arrested following the fight outside a bar in Mykonos on Friday.

    The England star, 27, didn't comment as he left the court on the island of Syros today wearing a white shirt, baseball cap and face mask.

    When asked whether Maguire was still a free man, his lawyer told Sky News: “Right now, yes.”

    It is understood Maguire will now return to the UK ahead of a hearing on Tuesday, which he does not have to attend.

    But he must first make his way back to Mykonos on a 50-minute boat ride to apologise for the drama, local media reports.

    He has denied the charges against him.

  • ICYMI – WON'T COSTA LOT

    Manchester United have made a £27million bid for Douglas Costa, according to reports – but Juventus are holding out for £36m.

    The Brazilian winger, 29, is one of SEVEN stars set to for the axe at the Serie A champions.

    New boss Andrea Pirlo is preparing himself for an almighty overhaul after taking over from Maurizio Sarri, who was sacked after their Champions League exit.

    Costa has been rumoured as to being part of a swap deal with Wolves as Juve chase Raul Jimenez.

    Pirlo is claimed to have offered Costa, along with Aaron Ramsey and Alex Sandro, for the Mexican striker after balking at Wolves' £90m valuation.

    But Man Utd are keen to finally sign their long-term target, who they see as a cheaper alternative to £108m Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

  • BRU SKIES

    Bruno Fernandes shared an adorable photo of himself and young daughter on a post-season holiday in Portugal.

    The United midfielder posted the snap on his Instagram with the caption: “Vacation time.”

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    Vacation time ☀️👼🏻 @thelakesparesort

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  • HARRY ON HOME

    Harry Maguire is free to return to Britain after appearing in court accused of punching a cop following a drunken brawl in Mykonos.

    The Man Utd captain has been held in a cell for two nights after being arrested following the fight outside a bar on Friday.

    Maguire, 27, was taken from Mykonos where he is on holiday with his family and pals to the island of Syros to face prosecutors today.

    The England star didn't comment as he left the court today wearing a white shirt, baseball cap and face mask.

    When asked whether Maguire was still a free man, his lawyer told Sky News: “Right now, yes.”

    Maguire is now free to return to the UK ahead of a hearing on Tuesday, which he does not have to attend.

  • UNITED FIXTURES

    Here are the opening games of Manchester United's season, along with clashes against the top 6.

  • 'PROCESS IS ONGOING'

    Harry Maguire's lawyer has spoken out after the Manchester United captain after spending a second night in a cell in Mykonos.

    Constantine Darivas told Greek media, as reported by the Star: “The process is ongoing. Maguire is in great condition.

    “We'll be able to say more tomorrow morning.

    “He denies the allegations and I am fully convinced that tomorrow he will be released without any charges.”

  • BAY BAY

    Bayer Leverkusen's sporting director has insisted there will be no 'Corona discount' for Kai Havertz or Jadon Sancho this summer.

    Rudi Voller told Sportbuzzer: “In times of Corona it may actually be that the transfer fees have decreased for many players.

    “But Corona or Corona – this is not the case with exceptional players like Havertz or Jadon Sancho. There is no Corona discount for them.”

  • JA-DON'T SAY NEVER

    Jadon Sancho has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United despite the club missing the deadline set by Borussia Dortmund.

    When grilled about what the future holds, he told SoccerBible: “It would be easy to get carried away with [the transfer speculation].

    “It can affect players.

    “For me it’s about not looking at those things and just focusing on trying to do the best I can on the pitch… especially in training.

    “For me it’s about improving every single day.

    “It’s important for me to keep a smile on my face and keep happy.

    “I don’t really look at all the noise and all that stuff.

    “I’d rather keep my head down, keep focus and improve every day.”

  • IT'LL COST YA

    Manchester United have made a £27million bid for Douglas Costa, according to reports – but Juventus are holding out for £36m.

    The Brazilian winger, 29, is one of SEVEN stars set to for the axe at the Serie A champions.

    Andrea Pirlo is claimed to have offered Costa, along with Aaron Ramsey and Alex Sandro, for the Mexican striker after balking at Wolves' £90m valuation.

    But Man Utd are keen to finally sign their long-term target, who they see as a cheaper alternative to £108m Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

    In fact, Corriere dello Sport have claimed United have already submitted an official £27m bid.

    But Juventus – despite their desperation to get Costa off the books – are hoping to pocket an extra £9m to recoup the £36m they spent on him in 2018.

  • KALI DONE

    Manchester United have been dealt a blow following reports that rivals United have agreed a deal with Napoli for defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

    The Napoli defender, 29, is wanted by a number of clubs this summer as they look to bolster their back lines.

    But according to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, it is City who will sign the Senegal international.

  • GREEK TRAGEDY

    Harry Maguire is due in Greek court after spending a second night in a cell in Mykonos.

    Police state that Maguire and two other British men will appear in a chamber on the neighbouring island of Syros today.

    A statement released by the Hellenic Police's South Aegean region press office on Friday afternoon read: “Patrolling police officers in the area of Mykonos intervened and normalised a dispute between citizens.

    “However, three foreigners involved in the incident turned against them, insulting and hitting a police officer with fists.

    “The three foreigners were taken to the Mykonos Police Station, where upon their arrival they strongly resisted, pushing and beating three police officers.

    “One of the detainees then tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed. The arrested (men) were taken to the Syros Prosecutor's Office.”

  • MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United have been rocked by the news of Harry Maguire's altercation with police officers while on holiday in Mykonos.

    The 27-year-old has spent a second night in a police cell after allegedly attacking cops during an all-day bender on the party island.

    Maguire and two pals are claimed to have thrown the officers to the ground then punched and kicked them as they tried to break up a drunken brawl outside a bar.

    The Red Devils captain – who earns £190,000-a-week – has also been accused of attempted bribery after he allegedly offered the cops cash to drop the case.

    In a blow to United, Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes is believed to be closing in on a deal to join Arsenal.

    Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed that the player could even become a Gunners player this weekend.

    But this would only happen if United fail to raise their offer to the Brazilian centre-back.

    In other news, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are being linked with a surprise move for Chelsea star N'Golo Kante.

    A number of bets on the move have seen the odds on French World Cup winner Kante becoming a Red Devil slashed.

    According to Oddschecker, United are front runners in the race to sign Kante – who could be offloaded by Frank Lampard as part of his squad revamp.

    And finally, United are set to confirm the signing of teenage striker Isak Hansen-Aaroen – after Norwegian club Tromso confirmed the move on Instagram.

    The second-tier leaders hailed their youngest-ever first-teamer, who will turn 16 on Saturday, as a “wonderful person” and a “unique football talent”.

    Relegated Tromso said: “A wonderful person. A unique football talent who just loves to play football now.

    “He came from Floya to Tromso and joined the academy as a 10-year-old, studying at the Tromso school and made his debut in the first team as a 15-year-old. He had an assist in his last match for Tromso.

    “Thank you so much for the last 10 years and good luck in Manchester United and on in your career. We hope you have a great time, see you soon.”

  • NO LUK

    Romelu Lukaku went from hero to zero in the Europa League final after opening the scoring only to score an own goal in what proved to be the winner for Sevilla.

    The former Manchester United striker – who gave Inter Milan the lead – diverted into his own net after an audacious bicycle kick by Diego Carlos.

    Nothing can be taken away from Carlos' miraculous acrobatics but his eye-catching effort was going wide.

    Lukaku instinctively stuck a foot out only to guide the ball into the net, giving Sevilla a 3-2 lead on 74 minutes.

    The final in Cologne could not have started better for the Belgian, after he won a penalty just five minutes into the game.

    Afterwards the striker, who moved to Milan last summer, calmly tucked away from 12 yards.

  • LONDON CALLING

    Lille defender Gabriel is now believed to be close to joining Arsenal ahead of Manchester United.

    According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the 22-year-old could become a Gunners player by Saturday.

    But that is only if the Red Devils fail to raise their offer to the centre-back.

    It has been claimed that Lille prefer Gabriel to join Napoli, but the player is keen on a switch to the Premier League.

  • RED MIST

    England and Man Utd star Harry Maguire will spend a second night in a police cell after allegedly attacking cops during an all-day bender on the party island of Mykonos.

    The £85million England star and two pals threw the officers to the ground then punched and kicked them as they tried to break up a drunken brawl outside a bar, it’s claimed.

    Maguire, 27, who earns £190,000 a week, has also been accused of attempted bribery after he allegedly offered the cops – who said they suffered facial injuries – cash to drop the case.

    Sheffield-born Maguire spent Thursday night in a cell with the two other men.

    He will spend a second night in a police cell there before appearing before a state prosecutor on Saturday tomorrow. 

    The maximum sentence for bribery in Greece is three years in prison but Maguire's lawyer said he denies all wrongdoing.

    She said: “Maguire denies the allegations against him. Fortunately, we will get rid of it tomorrow.”

  • BARNES-TORMING

    Manchester United's glory years under Sir Alex Ferguson will be hard to top for Liverpool, according to John Barnes.

    Anfield legend Barnes told Sky Sports: “It's very difficult to defend a title but Liverpool aren't defending the title.

    “Liverpool are going to defend the games that they play, so Jurgen Klopp doesn't put pressure on them to win titles, he puts pressure on them to win football matches.

    “It's an old cliche, take every game as it comes.

    “It's difficult for any one team, Liverpool included, to dominate English football like Liverpool did in the 1980s or Manchester United did under Sir Alex Ferguson.

    “In any given year the top six teams can go and spend £200-300million to get better players to challenge or to win.”

  • BAR STAFF

    Former Man Utd striker Henrik Larrson has been named Barcelona's new assistant manager as he links up with Ronald Koeman.

    The former Barca striker has rekindled his relationship with the new Nou Camp chief – with whom he played at Feyenoord between 1995 and 1997 – to take on the role of coach.

    Larsson is joined by set-piece expert Alfred Schreuder in joining Koeman's new-look backroom staff.

    The pair have both signed two-year contracts, with Barca wasting no time in overhauling the team on and off the pitch following Quique Setien's sacking.

    A club statement read: “Barcelona have reached an agreement with Alfred Schreuder and Henrik Larsson.

    “They will join the coaching staff, headed by new coach Ronald Koeman.

    “Both have signed contracts through to June 30, 2022.”

  • REST-LESS RED DEVILS

    Manchester United have the second fewest number of days to prepare for the new season.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have 34 days from crashing out of the Europa League against Sevilla in the semi-final to their opening league fixture.

    But the Red Devils have a whole six days MORE than unlucky Arsenal.

    The Gunners will compete in the Charity Shield just 28 days after winning the FA Cup at Wembley.

  • HAV SOME OF THAT

    Gabrielle Marcotti has questioned why Manchester United and City have not went in for Chelsea target Kai Havertz.

    Speaking on the Gab and Juls podcast about the Bayer Leverkusen playmaker, Marcotti said: “Do you know what's really weird to me?

    “City, United both have a lot of money, both could use strengthening in that area – those names haven't been mentioned at all. They haven't been linked one bit.

    “Also, Bayern Munich, if Thiago goes all of a sudden you're going to have money and flexibility.

    “They were strongly linked with him a year ago. An odd story.”

  • MARTIAL LAW

    Troy Deeney said Anthony Martial is in the top three strikers in the Premier League but can't be relied upon to bag 25 goals in a season and fire the Red Devils to the title.

    The relegated Watford striker told talkSPORT: “I think people are missing the point.

    “If you had to bank on him scoring 25 goals and [United] winning the league, I don’t think that’s the player.

    “When you look at big teams, [Manchester] City have Aguero and they can bank on him getting 25 goals.

    “Leicester have [Jamie] Vardy, Tottenham have [Harry] Kane, [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane are going to chip in with that.”

  • GREECE LIGHTNING

    Harry Maguire has been snapped after being transferred to the island of Syros by police with the other men, aged 28 and 29.

    An official Syros police spokesperson said a case file has been opened against all three alleging violence against officials, bodily harm and attempted bribery.

    He is now due to be released on bail before appearing before a prosecutor tomorrow, according to unconfirmed reports.

    Maguire was pictured wearing the same shorts as he sported on the night out as well as a cap, face mask and dark shades when he arrived this afternoon.

    His lawyer told local media “he is fine” and is set to deny “all charges and allegations”.

  • RED ALERT

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