5.15pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Haaland and Sancho still top targets, Van de Beek ‘wasn’t on Solskjaer’s list – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer is reeling after it was revealed he was forced to turn to players he didn't want after the club failed to sign any of his top targets.

But the Norwegian is still determined to snap up both Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

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    Paul Pogba's hopes of engineering a move to Real Madrid will end in disappointment as they eye three new Galacticos, according to reports.

    The La Liga giants are saving their cash ready to make big money moves for Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.

    Pogba, 27, has made it no secret of his admiration to join the Bernabeu club in the past.

    Only on Thursday did he reignite transfer talk by saying: “Yes, all footballers would like to play for Real Madrid. Maybe it is a dream. It is a dream for me, why not one day?”

    But AS write how Pogba will be left disappointed.

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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants to sign both Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland and believes the deals can happen, according to reports.

    ESPN claim the Haaland deal fell through because Ed Woodward failed to agree to Mino Raiola's demands of a £20m agent fee and a £75m release clause starting in 2022.

    However, the fact Dortmund did agree to that clause could give Man Utd extra hope of signing Solskjaer's fellow Norwegian in 18 months.

    The report adds that players who did sign such as Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani were never on the Red Devils' manager's list of potential targets.

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    Diego Forlan reportedly convinced Facundo Pellistri to snub Lyon in favour of Manchester United.

    Pellistri was one of four signings made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on transfer deadline day.

    ESPN claim that former Red Devils star Forlan played a key role in the 18-year-old's move.

    Lyon had prepared a £6.3m bid for Pellistri after their initial offer was rejected by Penarol.

    Reports claimed Pellestri was close to signing a five-year deal with the French side.

    But then Forlan – who was sacked by Penarol last month – stepped in to nudge his countryman in the direction of Old Trafford.

    It is understood that Forlan held talks with Solskjaer and United chief Ed Woodward.

    And he is said to have “convinced” the youngster to pick the Red Devils over Lyon.

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    Football fans are up in arms over the Premier League's decision to charge £14.95 to watch games.

    Gary Neville slammed the top flight for its 'really bad move' while others proclaimed 'football is dead' after the announcement.

    Another person wrote: “£14.95 to watch it on ‘box office’. Glad to see where the clubs priorities lie. They should be doing everything to get fans back in grounds. And doing everything to keep fans involved & engaged until they can. Football is dead.”

    A fellow user fumed: “If you’re a Newcastle United fan: season ticket already paid for. Pubs closed in the north east so can't watch football there. £14.95 per game on PL PPV.

    “Scandalous lack of consideration for fans already going through it.”

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    United fans will be some of the first guinea pigs as the league embarks on a new – and seemingly unpopular – pay-per-view system.

    Their game against Newcastle is one of three that will cost £14.95 this weekend:

    Newcastle vs Man Utd – Sat Oct 17 – 8pm

    Leicester vs Aston Villa – Sun Oct 18 – 7.15pm

    West Brom vs Burnley – Mon Oct 19 – 5.30pm

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    Anyone else think Nemanja Matic is looking like an experienced, battle-hardened manager about to take his team into a relegation six-pointer?

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    Gary Neville has given his reaction to the controversial news that broke this afternoon which confirmed the Premier League were shifting to a pay-per-view model when football returns.


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    Manchester United reportedly landed Amad Traore after an emotional and persuasive FaceTime call with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Red Devils agreed a deal with Atalanta to sign the winger in January in a move that infuriated Italian side Parma.

    Traore, 18, will move to Old Trafford subject to a work permit and the agreement of personal terms.

    The Ivorian reportedly had a medical in Bergamo yesterday ahead of the £37.7million move – which includes a 15 per cent sell on fee for Atalanta.

    And he was convinced to make the switch by the video call with Solskjaer, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly still hopeful about signing the likes of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland – despite Man United's previous bungled attempts.

    The two players remain top of his wishlist while he had to settle for second-choice signings in a disappointing transfer window.

    But ESPN report that, while Solskjaer has bene diplomatic in public, he has grown frustrated at the lack of action and still wants the club to prioritise Sancho and Haaland.

    The Red Devils boss met Haaland last December and United weren't too far away from getting the player in January, but withdrew due to agents fees.

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    Can you believe it's been a year since Coleen Rooney, Wayne's wife, sent Twitter into meltdown with her incredible accusations against … Rebekah Vardy?

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    PREM clubs are today poised to agree to non-televised matches being available to all fans, Martin Lipton writes.

    But supporters will have to pay to watch with the matches only available through a special subscription service.

    Ever since the Prem’s restart in June, all matches have been available through one of the Prem’s four broadcast partners – Sky, BT, Amazon prime and the BBC.

    With fans locked out, the clubs felt they had no option to ensure supporters were able to watch their teams in action.

    But there are concerns that the two main broadcasters’ patience over the loss of their prized exclusivity is not boundless and that there could be a knock-on impact with the companies demanding a further rebate.

    Prem clubs already face having to pay back £330m over the next two seasons as a result of the pandemic and a further cut in income would be a savage blow.

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    Penarol wanted to retain the services of Man United's new signing Facundo Pellistri, reports say.

    The Uruguayan club were keen to get their teen sensation back on loan until January but United weren't having it, according to Sports Mole

    The winger signed for around £9million on deadline day and Penarol vice-president Rodolfo Cantino had to back down when it became clear the 18-year-old could be spending some time in the United first team.

    He said: “We tried in every way but they argued that they wanted the player now. It's normal, when an European club buy a player, they travel immediately.

    “Pellistri goes straight to the first team. Going to play. In the negotiation they asked me if I could guarantee them if he was in the bubble because they need him. Then it will be a matter of the manager if he uses him.”

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    Dortmund were left “baffled” by Manchester United's negotiating techniques, reports say.

    The two clubs were locked in talks over Jadon Sancho for most of the summer, with the England international eventually staying put after much speculation.

    What really confused the Germans was United's last-ditch loan bid for wing-back Nico Schulz, according to ESPN.

    The player's last start for Dortmund was in December 2019, and the Red Devils random attempt to get him at the end of the window left BVB chiefs questioning the credentials of their transfer team.

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    United fans will get to see Alex Telles in the flesh for the first time since he signed – if they're willing to stay up.

    The new man's Brazil side take on Bolivia at 9.30pm in Sao Paulo, but that means it will be 1.30am UK time.

    So eager United fans are in for a late night if they want to watch their brand new left-back take to the field tonight.

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    Marcus Rashford has taken to twitter to once again share the stunning mural done up in his honour at Passmores Academy.

    The artwork carries his inspirational words of “just look at what we can do when we work together.”

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    Man United is not a happy place right now with reports of despair before the players went off for international duty.

    The 1-6 humiliation at the hands of Tottenham was the nadir, but the Athletic also report halftime dressing room rows, a dissatisfaction with transfers and fears Harry Maguire may not be mentally over events in Mykonos which wrecked his summer.

    On the bright side for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he still has the board's backing.

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    Roy Keane blasted Manchester United's flops for their dire Tottenham display.

    And the ex-Red Devils skipper reckons the players will cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job.

    Keane said: “The performance against Spurs was disgraceful.

    “We've all had bad days in football but I thought literally it was a disgrace to the badge some of the players' performances, too many bluffers.

    “And ultimately I think they will cost Ole his job.

    “They players he's got there, yeah they will.

    “They threw the previous manager [Jose Mourinho] under the bus, they'll do exactly the same to Ole.”

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    Paul Pogba has reiterated he 'dreams of playing for Real Madrid one day' as he cast further doubt over his United future.

    He said: “I am at Manchester. We know that this has been spoken about a lot and I have not [spoken about it].

    “I heard a lot of noise that I was going to leave and I was going to leave to clubs left and right.

    “Today, I am still at Manchester United and I am fighting to try to take the club even higher.

    “We have all heard these things that have been said. What to respond?

    “Yes, all footballers would like to play for Real Madrid. Maybe it is a dream. It is a dream for me, why not one day?”

    Meanwhile, United could be beaten to the transfer of Josh King by West Ham.

    The Hammers are interested in the versatile Norwegian forward and are mulling over making an offer.

    King, 28, is into the last year of his contract at the Vitality.

    He is a former United player – but seemingly West Ham are the new favourites to land him.

    And finally, Edinson Cavani has revealed that he was left worried that he would have to retire if football remained shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    He told ESPN Argentina: “At one point I thought, 'What if this continues, am I going to play again?'

    “Or if I could even keep the life that I like a lot, with my country, on the pitch.

    “It is very nice to come to this club. It is a wonderful place.”

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