Man Utd news LIVE: £75m Player-plus-cash January transfer, Solskjaer requests FOUR deals | Football | Sport
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Thursday, September 12
- Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign four players
- Manchester United are prepared to finally sell Paul Pogba to Real Madrid
- However, the Red Devils want midfielder Toni Kroos plus £75m in return
- Manchester United are monitoring Leicester playmaker James Maddison
New target acquired
Manchester United are reportedly chasing Reading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke and could make a move in January.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to make plans for the January transfer window after making three signings during the summer.
And 16-year-old goalkeeper Boyce-Clarke is believed to be on Solskjaer’s radar after scouts were sent to watch him this week.
The Mirror claim that United representatives saw Boyce-Clarke be the hero for England’s under-17s in a penalty shoot-out in the Syrenka Cup Final with Poland.
It’s claimed that the Red Devils are not put off by the fact that Boyce-Clarke recently agreed a new contract with Reading.
Paul Pogba £429k agreement
Paul Pogba wanted to join PSG during the summer.
According to Italian website Calciomercato, the 26-year-old agreed a whopping £429,000 per week contract with the Parisian champions.
But the deal fell through because of Neymar.
PSG had hoped to free up wages by selling Neymar back to Barcelona or Real Madrid – but he stayed and the World Cup winner was forced to stay at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer wants four
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign four players to turn his team around, reports say.
The Red Devils had a fruitful summer transfer window, securing the signatures of Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.
But Solskjaer believes Manchester United need more and the Evening Standard say Woodward has decided the Red Devils manager will be given time to turn his side around.
It is claimed that United have interest in James Maddison, Jadon Sancho, Declan Rice and Sean Longstaff.
Paul Pogba swap deal
Manchester United are prepared to finally sell Paul Pogba to Real Madrid.
According to Spanish media outlet Diario Madridista, United will do business BUT only providing Toni Kroos plus cash is sent in return.
Zinedine Zidane’s side were trying to engineer a move for the French international but United’s £150million valuation prevent a summer transfer.
“Zidane has an obsession, which is still Pogba,” said Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda. “The French coach is a person of fixed ideas and insists on Paul.
“They will try in January and there have already been the first contacts with United. In the conversations that still exist between emissaries from Madrid and United, a name has been put – Toni Kroos.
“United tried to sign Kroos this summer and it is the one that United would ask for as a condition. For him they offered this summer £75m and that caused him to sign a new contract with Real.”
Wanted: James Maddison
Manchester United are monitoring Leicester playmaker James Maddison.
That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who claim Leicester are likely to demand a similar price to that of Harry Maguire – who signed for £80million in August.
The report claims Ed Woodward and Co are hopeful that Maddison’s popular England colleagues Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard can persuade the 22-year-old to join next summer.
Maddison is also reportedly being targeted by Liverpool and Premier League champions Manchester City.
Real Madrid have been interested in Robert Lewandowski “for several years” but have been unsuccessful in their efforts to bring him to the Bernabeu.
That’s according to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who confirmed his sides attempts to sign the Poland international.
“There are players who don’t get sold,” Perez told Marca.
“We went for Lewandowski for several years and nothing happened because he has no clause and they won’t sell him. There’s no way”.