Cavani recommends Man Utd sign De La Cruz, Varane 'wants £400k in wages', Jadon Sancho 'tells team-mates he's joining'

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly keeping tabs on Uruguayan international Nicolas De La Cruz – after a recommendation from Edinson Cavani.

We've also got the very latest on Raphael Varane, with the Red Devils reportedly unable to match his £400k-a-week demands.

And Jadon Sancho has told team-mates in the England camp he's heading to Old Trafford this summer.


Stay up to date with every twist from Old Trafford in our live rolling blog…

  • Joshua Mbu


    Man Utd are interested in signing River Plate star Nicolas De La Cruz, according to reports.

    The tricky winger has just 18 months left on his current deal and is attracting interest from a host of European clubs.

    River Plate are believed to want between £13.75m-£17m for De La Cruz, according to TNT Sports Argentina.

    The 24-year-old has received recognition for this fine form, which has seen him score 19 goals and 28 assists in 128 games for River Plate – earning himself eight caps for Uruguay.

    De La Cruz – if he was to join United – would link up with fellow-countryman Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri.

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    Man Utd are interested in signing French teenage wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga, according to reports.

    According to the Daily Mail, United plan to make contact with the Frenchman's representatives this week.

    Camavinga only has one year left on his current deal.

    And the midfielder could be tempted to leave Rennes for a new challenge abroad.

    However, Man Utd aren't the only team interested in Camavinga.

    French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Camavinga, and offer a good alternative to moving abroad.

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    Man Utd will start the 2021-22 Premier League season against rivals Leeds at Old Trafford!

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    Jadon Sancho has reportedly told his Borussia Dortmund team-mates he will definitely join Manchester United this summer.

    It's also claimed United could offload striker Anthony Martial and midfielder Donny van de Beek after the Euros.

    SunSport revealed earlier this month that England Sancho has agreed a five-year, £350,000-a-week deal.

    But there is still wrangling over the fee of around £80million plus add-ons.

    Meanwhile, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to have been unhappy with Martial's attitude, while Van de Beek had a timid first season after arriving from Ajax.

    West Ham loan star Jesse Lingard is tipped for a new three-year United contract.

    The England midfielder, 28, just missed out on Gareth Southgate’s 26-man Euros squad after nine goals in 16 games for the Hammers.

    And United target Marcos Llorente admits ‘anything can happen' over his future but insists he is happy at the Spanish champions

    The Spain midfielder told AS: “I have many years left (on my contract). My idea is to stay, I’m fine, I’m happy at Atletico Madrid."

    United are also being linked with a move for Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18.

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    Luke Shaw has accused his ex-Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho of being obsessed with him.

    The England defender, preparing for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 last-16 clash with Germany, is stunned he is still being criticised by his former boss at Manchester United.

    Mourinho criticised Shaw for his “dramatically bad” and “poor” set-pieces in the 1-0 win over Czech Republic.

    Shaw, 25, said: “There is no hiding that we didn’t get on. It is time to move on. I am trying to move on but, obviously, he can’t.

    “Hopefully he can find his peace with that and finally move and stop worrying about me. Clearly I am in his head a lot and he clearly thinks about me a lot.

    “I don’t really understand it, to be honest. I don’t know why he is still going on and wanting to point at me. I don’t feel like the set pieces were as bad as he was saying.

    “Look, he has got to do his job. He has got his opinion. I am used to him saying negative stuff about me now, so I just pass it by.

    "I leave it be, I ignore it. I just focus on what the coaching staff say here, what Gareth says and that’s that, really.”

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    Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly on Manchester United's summer wishlist.

    That is according to the Daily Mail, who claim United will battle Premier League rivals Arsenal for Camavinga.

    The Red Devils are closing in on top target Jadon Sancho and are already thinking ahead.

    However, the talented French midfielder has also attracted interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

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    France striker Anthony Martial and Holland midfielder Donny van de Beek are reportedly at risk of summer exits from Manchester United.

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    But Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not offload frontline players unless he gets a decent price.

    That's the claim from the Mail On Sunday as United prepare for a major summer shake-up.

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    West Ham loan star Jesse Lingard is tipped for a new three-year Manchester United contract.

    The England midfielder, 28, just missed out on Gareth Southgate's 26-man Euros squad after nine goals in 16 games for the Hammers.

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    Roy Keane heaped praise on Bukayo Saka but also aimed criticism at Arsenal while doing so.

    The ITV pundit was discussing Saka, 19, alongside Ian Wright, who applauded Saka's "glorious pace".

    And former Manchester United star Keane was equally as complimentary towards the youngster.

    But he could ignore old rivalries, bashing Arsenal in his assessment of Saka.

    In ITV's pre-match coverage of Belgium vs Portgual, Keane said: "He's been playing well in a poor Arsenal team."

    But Keane is accurate in his view, as the Gunners underperformed last season, finishing the campaign without a trophy.

    Mikel Arteta's side finished eighth in the Premier League and perhaps the most disappointing moment came in the Europa League semi-final exit to Villareal.

    And despite their problems Saka still shone, scoring seven and assisting ten goals in all competitions.

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    Old Trafford legend Gary Neville says Jadon Sancho (apparently) joining United is the most boring transfer saga he's ever known – and many on social media agree.

    The latest news seems to be Borussia Dortmund's England attacker edging near an £80million move on a five-year deal, perhaps next month.

    But it's been more than a year since the move first appeared likely.

    And it's even been suggested United fans will have sprouted beards akin to some of football's most famous hairy faces, like ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

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    Manchester United target Marcos Llorente has opened up over his future and admitted 'anything can happen'.

    The Red Devils are known to be huge admirers of the Atletico Madrid star, having first targeted the Spain midfielder in January 2020.

    The 26-year-old scored 12 goals and provided 11 assists as Diego Simeone's side won the LaLiga title last season.

    His fine form hasn't gone unnoticed, and United were reportedly set to turn their interest into a formal offer in March.

    United were previously linked with launching a £68million bid ahead of Euro 2020.

    Llorente, who has three years left on his deal at the Wanda Metropolitano, has hinted that he is prepared to stay in Spain.

    But in an interview with AS, the Spanish international added that 'anything' can happen in football'.

    He said: "I have many years left (on my contract). My idea is to stay, I'm fine, I'm happy at Atletico Madrid.

    "We have had a great season winning La Liga. Anything can happen in football, but I don't think about that kind of thing. I am happy and now I am with the national team.

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    Manchester United target has told boss Gareth Southgate he DOES have the major tournament experience to be let off the leash for England.

    Southgate suggested Sancho was only on the fringes of his plans because he was playing in his first international tournament.

    But the 21-year-old claims three years of Champions League football with Borussia Dortmund shows he can be trusted at the top level – and says he is desperate to be let loose on a Germany side he knows well.

    Sancho said: “To be fair, I feel like because I’ve been playing Champions League in the last three years, I feel like that’s a major tournament. I know what it takes.

    “Game by game it’s always going to be tough, especially when you proceed to the next rounds, and that experience alone has helped me.

    “Coming to another tournament I just see it as just like another Champions League.”

    England’s Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is hoping for a bigger role against Germany
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    Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho has told his England team-mates that he’s ‘heading to Old Trafford’, according to reports.

    SunSport revealed earlier this month that Sancho has agreed a five-year, £350,000-a-week deal to join Manchester United.

    According to Tom McDermott, Sancho has confirmed to his Three Lions mates that he’s definitely off to United.

    He adds that the deal is ‘practically done’ and that issues over add-ons have been ‘ironed out’

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    Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana has emerged as a target for Real Madrid to replace Raphael Varane should Manchester United sign the Frenchman.

    The 20-year-old starred in his debut season in England after joining the Foxes in a £36.5million deal from Saint-Etienne last year.

    Fofana featured 38 times under Brendan Rodgers as he helped Leicester finish fifth in the Premier League while also proving instrumental in their FA Cup-winning run.

    And according to Fichajes, he could be on his way out of the King Power Stadium with Carlo Ancelotti said to be eyeing a swoop for the youngster.

    However they state the potential move depends on whether Los Blancos sell Varane, with the World Cup winner heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford.

    It has been claimed that the four-time Champions League winner, 28, is keen on linking up with the Red Devils.

    Varane has just one year left on his contract in Spain and it remains to be seen whether he will follow Sergio Ramos out the door this summer.

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    Manchester United have been linked with a move for Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.

    That is according to the Daily Mail, who claim United will battle Premier League rivals Arsenal for Camavinga.

    The Red Devils are closing in on top target Jadon Sancho and are already thinking ahead.

    However, the talented French midfielder has also attracted interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain

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    England and Manchester United record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has shared some advice for Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Germany.

    Rooney wrote in his column at The Times: “After all my championing of Jack Grealish, I wouldn’t play him from the start against Germany.

    “‘He was one of England’s better players against the Czech Republic and it is not that my opinion of him has changed. My thinking is entirely down to how the Germans play. Different opponents demand different approaches and Tuesday’s game is tailor-made for Marcus Rashford — but not Jack.

    “Germany play three at the back with a high line and what they try to do is almost suffocate you. They pass side to side, get the ball in wide areas, come back and go all the way out to the other flank, then get balls into the penalty area. And when you win it, they want you to play a pass to feet because that means — with their line pushed right up — they can go and press you high up the pitch.

    “The more players you have who want to take the ball to feet, the more they can press, so instead of Jack I’d be looking to have runners either side of Harry Kane. My instruction would be to attack the spaces behind their wing backs when they go forward and make runs down the channels to the sides of their centre backs — especially given Mats Hummels’s problems against pace”

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    Rennes ace Eduardo Camavinga’s agent Jonathan Barnett has hinted that the star midfielder could be among his clients set for a big move amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.

    Barnett told The Athletic: “It is going to be harder. I’m expecting three or four very big deals of my own that will break a lot of records.

    “Hopefully, they’ll come about. For the smaller clubs, I think there won’t be as many transfers. We have some very good players.

    “We have probably the best young player in the world in Camavinga. We’ve got [Jack] Grealish. We’ve got [Ibrahima] Konate at Leipzig. But then I’ve got over 100 players”

  • Kostas Lianos


    Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga's agent has hinted that his client could be on the move during this summer transfer window.

    Camavinga enjoyed a tremendous campaign in Ligue 1 and has thus attracted interest from some of Europe's top bidders, such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

    Reports suggest the star midfielder will be United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's transfer priority after Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho signs with the club.

    According to The Athletic, the France international's representative, Jonathan Barnett, who also represents Luke Shaw and other elite players, has hinted that the 18-year-old could be on the move this summer

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    Fabrizio Romano claims Arsenal haven't made an official bid for Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga.

    In fact, there has been absolutely no contact between the player and the Gunners.

    That works as a boost for Manchester United, who are set to meet up with the midfielder's reps next week.

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    Portugal manager Fernando Santos has hinted that Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes could return to the starting line-up against Belgium despite his disappointing performances against Germany and Hungary.

    Santos said: "We will play according to our principles. We may change some players. Last match, we changed some things but because we felt that thinking of the opponent, but not just that, and about ourselves.

    "We wanted to establish our own pattern. I wanted to bring in new blood to the midfield section. Tomorrow, I don't think that will be an issue because we have had plenty of rest over the past four days.

    "Today [Saturday], we have the last training session, we never know what is going to happen. We don't know if everyone will be fit"

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    Gary Neville has had enough of the Jadon Sancho transfer saga…

    Neville tweeted: "Manchester United closing in on Sancho. Again!

    "A transfer should be a joy and a moment of excitement.

    "I’ve never been more bored by a transfer in my life to the point I feel like he’s already signed and I want to know who is next already. Not the lads [sic] fault at all I should say!"

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    England face bitter rivals Germany on Tuesday in Euro 2020’s Last 16.

    This encounter brings back plenty of bad memories for the Three Lions, who will look to exorcise the demons of the past against Joachim Low’s men.

    If Gareth Southgate’s side emerges victorious then the quarter-finals are next.

    And that is where various Manchester United stars and their English team-mates will face either Ukraine or Sweden

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    Manchester United are going to meet with Rennes player Eduardo Camavinga’s reps next week.

    That is according to RMC, who claim United are stepping up their interest for Camavinga after an impressive season in Ligue 1.

    That poses as a blow for Arsenal, who have also been keeping tabs on the France international who has been hailed as the “new Patrick Vieira”.

    Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta is determined to sign a top midfielder to team up with Thomas Partey in the middle of the park

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    Sevilla have reportedly turned down a €45million (£37m) bid for Jules Kounde.

    That is according to the Transfer Window Podcast, who claim Kounde is keen on a move this summer.

    However, the star centre-back would prefer to join Real Madrid over any other suitor, such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.

    United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to sign a top centre-back in the summer to partner up with Harry Maguire at the back

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    Manchester United have been linked with a move for Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.

    That is according to the Daily Mail, who claim United will battle Premier League rivals Arsenal for Camavinga.

    The Red Devils are closing in on top target Jadon Sancho and are already thinking ahead.

    However, the talented French midfielder has also attracted interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain

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