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FRENKIE DE JONG'S transfer remains in the balance, with Manchester United and Barcelona unable to agree add-on payments.

The Nou Camp president Joan Laporta said: "Frenkie de Jong is a Barcelona player – we don't want to sell him unless we have no other choice."

United could see their Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo head for the exit door this summer.

And his representatives have reportedly approached new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly on a deal which would see Ronaldo make the switch to Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, a video of Erik Ten Hag slamming United's first training session has emerged with the Dutchman not happy with what he is wtinessing.

And it has been claimed that Ajax ace Lisandro Martinez is pushing for a move to the Premier League which is a huge boost for Man United but Arsenal are also waiting in the wings.

  • IN: Tyrell Malacia
  • OUT: Paul Pogba (released), Juan Mata (released), Jesse Lingard (released), Nemanja Matic (Roma), Edinson Cavani (released), Lee Grant (released), D'Mani Mellor (released), Reece Devine (released), Paul McShane (released), Connor Stanley (released), Paul Woolston (released)


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  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag's management skills praised

    Erik ten Hag has been quick to make his mark in Manchester United training.

    The Dutchman has earned rave reviews after being spotted pulling James Garner aside for a one-on-one chat at Carrington.

    United posted a clip to their Twitter account of Ten Hag chatting to Garner, 21, who also returned yesterday after being called up for England U21 duty last month.

    Ten Hag put his hand on Garner's arm and spent some time talking to him directly while the rest of the squad walked past.

    United fans on social media have been left impressed by Ten Hag's man management after seeing the clip.

  • Justin Lawrence

    De Jong set for Barca stay

    Frenkie de Jong is not for sale, Barcelona chief Joan Laporta has revealed.

    De Jong has been heavily linked with a move to Man United, but now the transfer seems to dead in the water following Laporta’s latest comments.

    Whilst unveiling new signing Franck Kessie, Laporta said: “Frenkie is not for sale. He is a Barcelona player.

    “We don’t want to transfer him.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Di Maria to Juventus confirmed

    Angel Di Maria is set to complete his free transfer to Juventus.

    The former Manchester United winger has left Paris Saint-Germain after an epic seven-year stint in the French capital.

    In their initial attempt, Juventus offered a two-year contract when Di Maria only wanted a one-year contract.

    Now it seems that the veteran attacker has got his wish and is about to make his switch to the Serie A club official, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Maguire likes Ronaldo fury post

    Harry Maguire has 'LIKED' a post on social media about Cristiano Ronaldo being "upset" with the 25 per cent wage cut at Manchester United.

    Reports claim the salary slash, which came as a result of United failing to qualify for the Champions League, contributed to Ronaldo sensationally asking to leave the club.

    The suggestions, according to Manchester Evening News, were posted on Instagram by SPORTbible this morning.

    And Maguire's official Instagram account 'liked' the post.

    His profile – @harrymaguire93 – double tapped the post about Ronaldo along with thousands of others social media users.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo exit could be 'beneficial'

    But McManaman reckons Ronaldo's exit could benefit Man United and new boss Erik ten Hag.

    The ex-Real Madrid ace added to "He's a superstar but if Manchester United could recoup their money, a new manager coming in might be better to say ‘OK, a new start. Get rid of everybody who doesn’t want to be here. Let’s start afresh’.

    "That’s cool and might be beneficial to Ten Hag. Secretly he might be thinking, ‘this is amazing’.

    "But how this deal is going to materialise when you look at the bigger picture, I just can’t see how it’s going to turn out.

    "You can see Ronny wanting to play in the Champions League but, sometimes, you can’t get what you want."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo faces new club challenge

    Cristiano Ronaldo could struggle to find a new club amid reports he wants to leave Man United.

    That's according to Liverpool legend Steve McManaman who told "Ronny’s 37. I completely understand that he wants to carry on playing in the Champions League but firstly I wouldn’t know who would take him.

    "The deal would be big. Manchester United have given him a lot of money in wages. I have no idea who would pay half-a-million a week, for one more year."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Gnabry set for crunch talks

    Serge Gnabry is reportedly set to hold crunch talks with Bayern Munich as he enters the final 12 months of his contract.

    The 26-year-old winger has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal AND Manchester City.

    Bayern though are keen to keep hold of the former Arsenal man – who scored 17 goals and provided 10 assists in all competitions last season.

    The Bundesliga champions are planning a meeting with Gnabry and his representatives, according to German outlet Bild.

    They are keen for Gnabry to extend his contract in order to fight off interest from elsewhere.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lingard to West Ham discussed

    West Ham should should end their interest in Jesse Lingard if he's not committed to joining the club.

    That's according to Hammers legend Frank McAvennie.

    He told West Ham Zone: "I don’t know what’s happening with Lingard, I think that’s a funny one. Me personally, I don’t know if I’d pursue that.

    “I just think he’s, it’s as if he’s waiting on other clubs coming in for him and it’s not happening. So I don’t want us to be a club which is ‘the only ones that wanted me,’ sort of thing.

    “West Ham have gone by that now. If you don’t want to come to West Ham then go elsewhere.

    “They shouldn’t pursue somebody that doesn’t want to go, but you never know what’s been said between David Moyes and Lingard. I don’t know whether he’s on holiday again, or what the situation is.

    “I’d like to think if he’s stalling, then West Ham should pull the plug on him.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fans joke on Pogba return

    Fans are convinced Paul Pogba's return to Juventus means one thing… a record move back to Manchester United.

    The Red Devils forked out £89million to sign Pogba from Juve back in 2016 after letting him join the Italians for free four years earlier.

    Football fans though have been unable to resist poking fun at United for losing the Frenchman yet again.

    In response to the news Pogba had agreed to join Juve, one wrote on social media: "We will see him back at Man Utd in 2025 for £120m."

    Another added: "Then Utd will pay £200mil to buy him back."

    And a third joked: "How many years til he's back at Utd?"

  • Justin Lawrence

    Doubts cast over Ronaldo transfer

    Cristiano Ronaldo may not get minutes he wants on the pitch with potential suitors Chelsea, Lee Sharpe believes.

    He told “I’m not sure. If he goes to Chelsea, I don’t think he’ll play every game.

    “I’m not sure he’ll be too happy about that. We saw the disappointment last season where he was brought off last season as a substitute.

    “If that’s his only option and he fancies a year or two in London, then who knows. But I would say that he is keeping his options open at the moment to find out what’s on the table.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Positives from possible Ronaldo exit

    However, Ronaldo's exit from United could work out in the club's favour, Sharpe believes.

    He added to "As far as the team goes, they will struggle because of the number of goals he brings to the team.

    "But because of the age of him, I think they will be able to bring in someone a bit younger that possibly could play on that front foot and get the ball back and play the high pressing game, which Ronaldo is a little bit old to play.

    “Disappointing in one way, but could possibly work out for the better in the end for the team.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo's exit decision questioned

    Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to leave Man United seems "funny and weird" to club legend Lee Sharpe.

    Sharpe told "I think it’s a funny thing to come out with right now. Ronaldo has come out and said he wanted to play Champions League football for the rest of his career.

    "He knew, even before the end of last season, that Manchester United weren’t going to be playing Champions League and didn’t ask for a transfer.

    “The manager has just come in, and he hasn’t even been in training yet. It seems a bit of a weird one.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    De Jong speculation runs rife

    Man United fans have joked that Frenkie de Jong has confirmed on social media he is heading to Old Trafford.

    Eagle-eyed supporters noticed De Jong liked Tyrell Malacia's Instagram post confirming he had signed for United.

    Thousands of fans, including De Jong, liked the 22-year-old's post after his move was made official.

    The move has left some supporters believing De Jong might not be far behind Malacia.

    One Man Utd fan account wrote on social media: "We see you @DeJongFrenkie21."

    Another said: "He is joining."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Paqueta 'snubs several Prem clubs'

    Lucas Paqueta has reportedly snubbed the chance to join Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City.

    North London rivals Arsenal and Spurs were both keen, while Man City also allegedly made contact with the player’s camp over a potential move.

    Now ESPN Brazil claims that Paqueta is set to remain at Lyon.

    They state that none of the English trio were able to advance talks with the South American’s representatives over a deal.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag rips into squad

    Erik ten Hag might have just realised the size of the job he's got on his hands at Manchester United.

    Footage has emerged of the new manager already getting frustrated with his stars in training.

    All of United's stars, except from Cristiano Ronaldo whose return has been delayed for family reasons, are back at Carrington for pre-season.

    And it hasn't taken long for Ten Hag to get stuck into his squad.

    The Dutchman put the players through their paces in a one-touch passing drill and already it seems as though some are struggling with his demands.

    In a clip posted to Twitter of the session there is a shout from the sideline of: "Making too many mistakes!"

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag eyes swift Ronaldo solution

    Erik ten Hag wants Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United future to be resolved quickly — before it turns into a full-blown saga.

    But United are determined not to let him leave for a Prem rival, despite interest from Chelsea.

    The Red Devils continue to insist their legendary star is not for sale and they expect him to see out the final 12 months of his contract.

    But Ten Hag is concerned the noise surrounding Ronaldo will affect his preparations for the new season – with all his other players now back.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fulham close in on Pereira

    Fulham are reportedly closing in on the signing of Andreas Pereira after Manchester United accepted a £10million offer.

    After a loan stint with Flamengo, he now looks set to return to England, with the one-cap international poised to link up with the Cottagers.

    SunSport recently revealed how the West London outfit had made an approach to bring the former Valencia loanee to Craven Cottage.

    And now according to BBC Sport, United have accepted a £10m proposal.

    It is understood that Fulham will fork out an initial £8m, with a further £2m to be paid in add-ons.

    A three-year deal is claimed to have been agreed, with an official announcement expected soon.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pogba set for Juventus medical

    Paul Pogba will have a Juventus medical at the weekend after agreeing terms with the Italians.

    The 29-year-old left Manchester United when his contract ran out at the end of June.

    And a return to Turin has always seemed his most likely destination.

    Now, respected Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla reports that Pogba will visit Juve's training base on "Saturday and Sunday" to seal the deal.

    It is said he will pen a four-year deal with a sizeable signing-on fee.

    The World Cup winner is set to earn a basic salary of around £150,000 a week.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ibrahimovic plays on

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly agreed a paycut to shun retirement and sign a new one-year extension at AC Milan.

    The Swedish striker is currently battling back from injury but has agreed a new deal to continue playing until he is at least 41.

    Ibrahimovic, 40, became a free agent last week following the expiry of his contract at AC Milan.

    The star was almost forced into retirement recently due to a severe knee injury.

    He played without an ACL for six months and now faces a gruelling period of recovery after undergoing surgery.

    However, the Serie A champions were eager to retain the services of the former Manchester United, Inter and Barcelona maverick.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    Manchester United completed the signing of Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord after he put pen to paper on a contract until 2026.

    And an option to extend the deal for another 12 months upon completion was also embedded in Malacia’s deal.

    United say the fee is £12.9million with a further £1.75m in add ons for the highly-rated left-back.

    Meanwhile, Former Tottenham star Christian Eriksen's transfer to United has been reportedly confirmed.

    The Manchester giants have drawn up a contract that Erkisen needs to sign before the switch is complete, Fabrizio Romano reported on Twitter.

    And the attacking midfielder will sign on the dotted line once he completes his upcoming medical.

    The Denmark international's contract will see him remain at Old Trafford for a minimum of three years.

    And Juventus have reached an agreement to re-sign ex- United superstar Paul Pogba, according to Sky Sports.

    Pogba rejoins Juve on a free transfer after running down his contract with the Red Devils in June.

    The midfielder spent six years at Old Trafford after his record-breaking move in 2016 but struggled to meet expectations.

    The France international played the best football of his career during his four-year tenure in Turin.

    Finally, Chelsea are having internal differences regarding a potential swoop for United’s wantaway superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

    According to SunSport’s Andy Dillon, new Blues owner Todd Boehly is a huge fan of Ronaldo but must convince manager Thomas Tuchel to go for him.

    Tuchel and Boehly are set to hold talks on whether to follow up with a firm bid for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner or focus other positions.

    The German boss thinks Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and defenders are the priority after losing key centre-backs.

    But the American chairman wants a marquee signing to launch his regime after taking over last month

  • Kostas Lianos

    Juventus reach Pogba agreement

    Juventus have reached an agreement to re-sign ex-Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba, according to Sky Sports.

    Pogba rejoins Juve on a free transfer after running down his United contract in June.

    The midfielder spent six years at Old Trafford after his record-breaking transfer in 2016 but struggled to meet expectations.

    The France international played the best football of his career during his four-year tenure with the Bianconeri

  • Kostas Lianos

    Man United 'lack ambition'

    Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the clubbecause it lacks ambition.

    That's according to United Stand host Mark Goldbridge, who said on talkSPORT: "This is what Cristiano Ronaldo is doing. It is not good enough for Manchester United.

    "The ambition needs to be from the top and it is not there.

    “Fans can dress it up as they like, but Ronaldo is leaving because there is a lack of ambition at Manchester United, and I agree with that”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Ronaldo given ‘indefinite leave’

    Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has “effectively been given indefinite leave” after his transfer bombshell.

    Ronaldo wasn’t part of the returning crop of players for pre-season training on Monday as he was given extra time off due to family reasons.

    United are insisting that the Portugal captain's absence is genuinely due to personal issues and that he is not for sale.

    However, The Telegraph states that it is “unclear” when he will return and that there is doubt over whether he will fly to Asia and Australia on Friday with the rest of the squad for pre-season.

    And they also add that it all “effectively amounts to a case of indefinite leave” for the star forward

  • Kostas Lianos

    Pereira to Fulham

    Manchester United outcast Andreas Pereira is set to join Fulham, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

    Romano tweeted: "Andreas Pereira to Fulham, here we go!

    "Full agreement in place on player side, three year deal with option for further season.

    "Manchester United will receive £10m plus £3m add ons, deal was already agreed between clubs last week. Now it’s all set to be done"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Cristiano Ronaldo stats

    Manchester United could actually be better off without Cristiano Ronaldo this coming season.

    Ronaldo led the line for most of last season, and despite him topping the individual charts, United only managed to find the net 57 times in the Premier League.

    However, the season before the star forward's arrival last September proved to be much more fruitful as they scored 73 goals in 38 top-flight matches.

    You may think that is clutching at straws, but even the Portugal captain's former club Juventus’ goal output dried up after he moved there.

    Juve fired 86 goals in their 2017/2018 Serie A title-winning campaign but in the three years that followed after he joined from Real Madrid that tally dropped to 70, 76 and then 77

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