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MANCHESTER UNITED have been dealt a big blow with Spurs set to sign Real Madrid pair Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn't given up home of signing Jadon Sancho this summer , while we've the very latest on a potential £28m swoop for Uros Racic.

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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly spoken to Jadon Sancho to assure him that a deal is close to being agreed.

    Borussia Dortmund have been adamant they will not be selling the 20-year-old, who they have slapped a £108million asking price on.

    Personal terms are already said to have been agreed with Sancho, but as of yet, the Red Devils have been reluctant to fork out the huge sum of money.

    But Ivan Perisic as an alternative to Sancho if the move cannot be agreed.

    The Croatian was a target for the club when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

    And he has impressed during the last year spent on loan at Bayern Munich.

    Mourinho is also about to pip old club United to the signing of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale – who is edging closer to a Tottenham return on loan.


    Real Madrid pair Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon have reportedly both passed medicals ahead of moves to Tottenham.

    Bale is in talks to return to Spurs – where he left for Madrid in 2013 – on loan.

    It would see the Londoners pip Man Utd to the signing.

    And left-back Reguilon is close to signing on a £27m permeant deal.


    Katie Zelem has withdrawn from England’s training camp after testing positive for Covid-19.

    The Red Devils midfielder will now self-isolate for a ten-day period in line with FA and government protocols. The United captain, 24, had received her first England senior call-up earlier this month.

    The FA say they have no plans to bring in another player to replace Zelem at this stage.

    Training had been arranged as part of the Lionesses' preparations for the Women's World Cup in 2023.


    Edwin van der Sar has likened Donny van de Beek to club legend Paul Scholes.

    The 23-year-old joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at the start of the month in a £39million switch from Ajax.

    Van der Sar said: “He can play in different positions in midfield.

    “He can be a six or an eight or a 10, he has a great eye for goal. His technique is brilliant, he can go box to box.

    “I'd compare him a little bit to Scholesy, although Scholesy had a cracker of a shot from 30/40 yards out and that's not Donny's strength, but he likes to come into the box and chip in with goals.

    “Maybe it's unfair to compare him to Scholesy actually, but he;'s a good lad and I'm sure he'll be a great addition to the team that Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] is creating for United.

    “I presume he's had a talk with Ole and they've talked about different positions [he can play].

    “He's multi-functional, he can play a little bit deeper which I think is his preferred role.”


    Manchester United have reportedly identified Ivan Perisic as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.

    The Croatian was a target for the club when Jose Mourinho was in charge and has impressed during the year spent on loan at Bayern Munich.

    The Express claim that 31-year-old Perisic is back on United’s shortlist for a potential loan deal.


    Donny van der Beek opens up on how he is settling in having signed from Ajax.

    United play Crystal Palace on the weekend in their Premier League opener.


    Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow with target Arkadiusz Milik reportedly on the verge of a £23million move to Roma.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the Poland international, 26, is heading to Italy’s capital as a replacement for Edin Dzeko.

    Manchester City’s former striker, 34, is apparently set to join champions Juventus.

    And that means United will miss out on Milik after identifying him as a possible option up front.


    Juan Mata has been forced to shut his Manchester tapas restaurant after racking up almost £1million in debt.

    Tapeo and Wine is closing its doors, just four years after it was opened by the Manchester United midfielder.

    A statement posted online read: “Adios y gracias!

    “Unfortunately, and after five years of trying our best to bring Spain to you, through our food, drinks and service, our restaurant Tapeo and Wine will not be opening its doors anymore.

    “We had to take this decision as a result of a number of factors and we thank every single one of you who over the years came and enjoyed with us!

    “It's been a great ride and we will always be grateful for your love and support!”


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly spoken to Jadon Sancho to assure him that a deal is close to being agreed.

    Borussia Dortmund have been adamant they will not be selling the 20-year-old, who they have slapped a £108million asking price on.

    Personal terms are already said to have been agreed with Sancho, but as of yet, the Red Devils have been reluctant to fork out the huge sum of money.

    This has led to the club to fear missing out on him next year, with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona known to be interested.

    But according to Norwegian news outlet Dagbladet via the Metro, Solskjaer has been in constant contact with Sancho this summer.

    They state that the ex-Cardiff gaffer recently told the England international that he will be a United player by the end of the window.

    And it has even been claimed that Solskjaer said to Sancho that despite difficult negotiations with BVB, a deal will soon be concluded.


    Sergio Reguilon is closing in on signing for Spurs with the Real Madrid defender reportedly at the club's training ground.

    They look to have beaten Manchester United in the race to prise the left-back away from the Bernabeu, having agreed a deal to bring him to North London.

    And, according to the Evening Standard, Reguilon is already at Hotspur Way having arrived at the complex on Wednesday.

    They claim that he is set to have his medical on Thursday ahead of finalising his switch from Spain.

    It has been suggested that the club could announce his signing on Thursday ahead of their Europa League second qualifying round clash against Bulgarian outfit Lokomotiv Plovdiv.


    Spurs are leading the race to sign winger Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid.

    And a deal is nearing completion, amid rival interest from Manchester United.

    Bale's agent admitted there are still details to be ironed out but remained optimistic a move could be done.

    He told Sky Sports News: “Gareth has spoken to Jose and explained how Spurs have a special place in his heart.

    “There's a long way to go on some issues, but without doubt Gareth is closer to leaving Madrid than at any time in last seven years.

    “The deal is complicated, but there's reason to believe a deal is close and things could move very quickly if discussions continue to go well.”


    Jose Mourinhohas held talks with Gareth Bale about a move to Tottenham but has reportedly been warned the Welshman may stuggle.

    Spurs are leading the race to sign the winger on loan from Real Madrid.

    And a deal is nearing completion, amid rival interest from Manchester United.

    And his former colleagues at Real Madrid have warned him against signing the 31-year-old, according to ESPN.

    The Spurs boss was reportedly told Bale would struggle to meet the demands of the Premier League.


    David Brooks is set to stay at Bournemouth this summer.

    The Welshman had been linked to Leicester and Manchester United.

    But the Cherries value the midfielder at more than £50million and do not want to sell.

    Brooks, 23, was on United’s radar last summer but missed most of the season with an ankle injury that required TWO surgeries.

    That long-term problem is likely to scare off any potential suitors from making a massive offer that Jason Tindall’s recently-relegated side could not turn down.


    Atalanta winger Amad Traore is being eyed as a shock alternative to Jadon Sancho by Manchester United, reports claim.

    A deal for the Dortmund winger has stalled and has left the Premier League club looking elsewhere.

    18-year-old Traore is seen as a big prospect and was a part of the Champions League squad for Atalanta's quarter-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Manchester Evening News report that the Red Devils have contacted the Italians as other clubs become interested in the teen.

    But MEN suggest he is not seen by club sources as an immediate Sancho substitute.


    Sami Khedira could land join United on a free transfer, according to reports.

    The midfielder, 33, is set to have his contract terminated at Juventus a year early.

    According to Goal, he is not part of new boss Andrea Pirlo's plans at the Allianz Stadium this season.

    Khedira endured an injury-hit season last term with knee surgery in December and a torn abductor later on.

    That limited him to just 18 appearances across all competitions.

    United have been linked in the past and did make a deadline-day attempt to land him during his Bernabeu days before Carlo Ancelotti convinced the German to stay.


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a serious selection headache with ELEVEN doubts ahead of Manchester United's season opener.

    Crystal Palace come to Old Trafford for a 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday after the Red Devils' start was delayed due to last season's Europa League run.

    Here's how they could line-up…


    Manchester City's new signing Ferran Torres reportedly rejected the advances of Manchester United this summer.

    The 20-year-old joined Pep Guardiola's side for a cut-price fee after entering the final year of his contract with Valencia.

    Yet Spanish outlet AS claim United viewed Torres as an alternative to signing Jadon Sancho.

    The report claims talks had started with the Spaniard but he decided on rivals City.


    British players heading abroad tend to produce mixed results, as Mark Hughes can attest.

    Sparky's trip to Spain was far less fruitful than Bale's would prove to be, spending just a season with Barcelona before being loaned to Bayern Munich.

    New Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wanted the striker back in England and handed over £1.8m to sign him, £200,000 less than Barcelona had paid the Red Devils two years previous.

    Hughes quickly became a staple as Fergie began to build his first imperious side.

    Two Premier League titles and two FA Cups were among his achievements in a seven-year second spell, as well as a pair of PFA Player of the Year gongs.


    They say never go back… but don't tell Gareth Bale.

    The Real Madrid star is nearing a stunning loan deal to return to Tottenham after seven years away.

    After a somewhat tepid time under Jose Mourinho, Spurs fans will be desperate for their former hero to bang in the goals like the good old days.

    Bale notched 56 goals and 58 assists in over 200 appearances before his £85million exit in 2013.

    But, with a dodgy injury record and a poor relationship with Zinedine Zidane leading to plenty of time spent on the sidelines, there will be plenty of doubters ahead of his return.

    Here, SunSport details four comeback kids Bale can look to for inspiration including Manchester United legend Mark Hughes – and three he dare not emulate HERE.


    Gareth Bale's move back to Tottenham has been described as “close” – with bookies suspending betting on the stunning switch.

    The Welshman is in talks with his old side over a loan move that would see him link up with Jose Mourinho.

    Jonathan Barnett, the player's agent, insists there are vital details still to be hammered out in talks between the three parties.

    But a deal is nearing completion, amid rival interest from Manchester United.

    Barnett told AFP: “It's close but not done.

    “It's a complicated deal.”

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    Ronald Koeman wanted Romelu Lukaku to be Barcelona's new No9 but the club reportedly blocked the move.

    Mundo Deportivo reports the Catalan giants' new boss fancied reuniting with the 27-year-old after a spell at Everton together.

    But the Barca hierarchy pulled the plug on a move for the Inter Milan striker due to a lack of funds.


    EFL clubs will welcome up to 10,000 fans across the country this weekend as the League steps up its Covid-19 pilot programme.

    League chiefs have agreed with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that matches with up to 1,000 supporters will be staged at 10 venues across the three divisions.

    In the Championship, Luton’s game with Derby, Preston’s visit to Norwich and the clash between Middlesbrough and Bournemouth will see the turnstiles partially opened for the first time since March.

    The League One games featuring Charlton against Doncaster, Blackpool versus Swindon, Northampton’s trip to Shrewsbury and Hull’s match with Crewe are on the approved list.

    And in League Two, three games – at Forest Green, Carlisle and Morecambe – will have fans inside.

    Carlisle’s Brunton Park, ironically, saw the last League Two game with supporters, a crowd of 2,822 for their win over Newport on March 10, 48 hours before English football went into lockdown.

    There is still no clarity about whether the Government is willing to extend the numbers allowed in from October 1, amid recent clampdowns and fears of a resurgence of the virus.


    Jose Mourinho hinted Gareth Bale could be the missing piece of the puzzle at Tottenham – as he went all cryptic at the prospect of the Welshman’s return.

    The Spurs boss refused to comment directly on his club’s bid to re-sign the Real Madrid superstar on a season-long loan.

    He said: “A squad is a puzzle and when a new signing completes the puzzle it’s a great feeling for the team.”

    SunSport revealed yesterday that Tottenham are in talks to land Bale – who left for the Bernabeu in 2013 for a then-world record fee of £86million.

    But when asked about his return, Mourinho said: “Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player and I don’t comment on players from other clubs.”


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly interested in Atalanta right-winger Amad Traore.

    The MEN claims the 18-year-o,d is not seen as an alternative to Jadon Sancho and Manchester United have contacted the Serie A side to fend off competition from other clubs.

    Traore became the youngest player, at 17 years and 109 days old, to score on his debut in the Italian top-flight during Atalanta's 7-1 thrashing of Udinese last season.


    SunSport's Duncan Wright has revealed that Manchester United fans are unlikely to see Gareth Bale in their shirt for a month – even if he completes a move to the club in the next 48 hours.

    There are complicated issues to thrash out in a contract that would see Real stump up a large chunk of his £650,000-a-week salary just to get him off their wage bill.

    Until they are ironed out, Bale will remain in Madrid reporting for pre-season training with Zinedine Zidane’s squad.

    Even if they are sorted by the weekend and Bale returns to the UK, he would then have to go into quarantine for 14 days under government rules to control Covid-19.

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