Jadon Sancho can leave – Dortmund confirm, Hazard-Pogba swap deal mooted by Raiola, Pau Torres 'advanced transfer talks'

BORUSSIA DORTMUND have confirmed they have a gentleman's agreement allowing Jadon Sancho to leave for the right price.

However, the German side's sporting director added that no such agreement exists with Erling Haaland.

Meanwhile Mino Raiola has pitched a hypothetical swap deal between Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard in an interview with the Spanish press.

And Man Utd appear to have finally found the centre-back they want to partner Harry Maguire.

The Red Devils are reportedly in advanced talks over the £43.4m signing of Villarreal's Pau Torres, according to reports from Spain.

Get all the latest Man Utd news, updates and transfer gossip here…

  • Thomas Blow

    CAV IT ALL

    For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the equation is simple – a smile on the face of his dynamic duo over the next few weeks means a beaming grin on his own for months.

    With an added bonus of convincing Manchester United’s third musketeer that the Theatre of Dreams is indeed the place to turn them into reality.

    Solskjaer said: “Edi and Paul are winners but are also human beings. So it’s important they enjoy playing for this team.

    “If we can play like we did against Roma, if we go again against Liverpool and they can feel our progress, our chances are bigger to keep them.

    “I have always said with Paul I enjoy managing him, I enjoy coaching him, I enjoy talking to him and I also enjoy challenging him.

    “You can see he’s enjoying himself here, he has a smile on his face.”

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  • Thomas Blow

    REMEMBER NANI?

    The ex-Manchester United winger scored a superb goal for current side Orlando City in last night’s match against Cincinnati.

    Since leaving the Red Devils in 2015, Nani has played for Fenerbahce, Valencia, Lazio, Sporting and the MLS team.

    Here’s the goal…

  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Paul Pogba will be sold this summer if he refuses to commit to signing a new deal at Manchester United.

    Yet United are still confident they can keep him at Old Trafford — even though it will cost a fortune to do so.

    And that is likely to lead to an exit for David De Gea, as the money saved on the keeper’s wages would help cover the hefty pay hike Pogba would demand.

    The French midfielder, 28, could leave on a free when his contract ends in just over a year, with ex-club Juventus leading the chase. United chiefs are getting twitchy and want talks with his agent Mino Raiola.

    They lost him for nothing when he joined Juve as a teen in 2012 — and paid out £89million to re-sign him in 2016.

    Old Trafford bosses are keen to keep him, despite the fact he will want at least £500,000 a week.

    United will also will reject any approaches for Donny van de Beek this summer despite a flop first season.

    SunSport understands his former club Ajax are keen on bringing the Dutch midfielder back on loan.

    But Old Trafford chiefs will reject that and issue a hands-off warning to any other interested teams.

    United have big plans for the 24-year-old — who cost £40million last summer and has played just 330 minutes in the Premier League.

    The Red Devils have told him to sit tight and he will get his chance — even though he has struggled to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting 11.

  • Jack Figg

    POG OFF

    Paul Pogba will be sold this summer if he refuses to commit to signing a new deal at Manchester United.

    Yet United are still confident they can keep him at Old Trafford — even though it will cost a fortune to do so.

    And that is likely to lead to an exit for David De Gea, as the money saved on the keeper’s wages would help cover the hefty pay hike Pogba would demand.

    The French midfielder, 28, could leave on a free when his contract ends in just over a year, with ex-club Juventus leading the chase. United chiefs are getting twitchy and want talks with his agent Mino Raiola.

    They lost him for nothing when he joined Juve as a teen in 2012 — and paid out £89million to re-sign him in 2016.

    Old Trafford bosses are keen to keep him, despite the fact he will want at least £500,000 a week.

  • Jack Figg

    RIGHT VAN MAN

    Man Utd will reject any approaches for Donny van de Beek this summer despite a flop first season.

    SunSport understands his former club Ajax are keen on bringing the Dutch midfielder back on loan.

    But Old Trafford chiefs will reject that and issue a hands-off warning to any other interested teams.

    United have big plans for the 24-year-old — who cost £40million last summer and has played just 330 minutes in the Premier League.

    The Red Devils have told him to sit tight and he will get his chance — even though he has struggled to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting 11.

    Van de Beek and Solskjaer have held talks recently about his future and the United boss made his stance clear.

    The Holland international has become a big fan favourite at the club despite his lack of first-team action.

  • Jack Figg

    FAN-DEMONIUM

    Every Premier League team will be allowed fans in their stadium before the end of the season after an entire round of fixtures were moved.

    Prem chiefs today confirmed that match week 37 set for Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May will take place a few days later.

    The round will now be played on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 May – one day after the latest lockdown restrictions lift.

    From Monday 17 May sports teams can host up to 10,000 fans or 25 per cent of stadium capacity.

    That meant that teams scheduled at home on the final day of the season on Sunday 23 May could’ve potentially had an unfair advantage.

    But the Premier League today moved the penultimate set of fixtures – meaning the 10 away sides on the final day will now have a midweek home game with fans.

  • Jack Figg

    DRINK DRIVE RAP

    Ex-Man United player Chris Eagles was arrested for being drunk and asleep in his car outside his Hollyoaks star girlfriend’s home, a court heard.

    Cops say they discovered the winger, 35, slumped over the wheel of his luxury Audi and nearly three times the limit at Jennifer Metcalfe’s house at 3.15am.

    He split from fiancee Danielle Mitchinson, 30, last October before quickly moving on with her pal Jennifer, 37, who plays Mercedes McQueen in the soap.

    Eagles dozed off in his car after getting no answer at her address in Altrincham, Gtr Manchester, the court was told.

    Cops were called and prosecutor Nicole Bridgeman told Manchester JPs the engine was on, his seatbelt was buckled and it seemed he had been about to drive off.

    But Jeremy Spencer, defending, said: “The engine was on purely to get his phone charged.”

  • Jack Figg

    UNITED FRONT

    Here's how Man Utd could line up against Liverpool tomorrow.

  • Jack Figg

    MORE ON GIGGS

    The former Wales manager was arrested on November 1 last year at his £1.7million mansion in Worsley, Greater Manchester.

    Giggs won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League trophies, four FA Cups and three League Cups.

    Giggs, 47, appeared before magistrates in Manchester on Wednesday accused of headbutting his former partner Kate Greville, 36, and controlling her over a three-year period.

    He is also accused of common assault against her sister.

  • Jack Figg

    GIGG BREAKFAST

    Ryan Giggs has been spotted out in public for the first time since appearing in court charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

    The former Manchester United winger was all smiles as he tucked into a breakfast yesterday with new love Zara Charles.

    The couple were pictured as they walked his dog Atlas close to her home in upmarket Hale, Cheshire.

    An onlooker said: “Giggs has the weight of the world on his shoulders at the moment given the allegations he is facing.

    “But Zara is good company and always manages to help take his mind off the court case.”

    Giggs, 47, appeared before magistrates in Manchester on Wednesday accused of headbutting his former partner Kate Greville, 36, and controlling her over a three-year period.

    He is also accused of common assault against her sister.

  • Jack Figg

    SOL SEARCHER

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rated Paul Pogba as 'unstoppable' when he is on top form.

    He said: "I've managed him the same way all through. Paul knows my feelings about him, how important I think he is.

    "We want him fit and running. With his qualities, when he's fit he's unstoppable.

    "We create an environment here where players want to come and work every day.

    "The coaches have done that, we want players to enjoy it."

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  • Jack Figg

    KNOCKED BACK

    Manchester United have had a bid for Dejan Kulusevski rejected by Juventus, it’s been claimed.

    The Red Devils are still in the market for a winger following their failed pursuit of England international Jadon Sancho last summer.

    Sweden international Kulusevski is said to be one of the names on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s list of targets.

    And according to reports, the Red Devils have had an approach for the 21-year-old knocked back by the Old Lady.

    Italian outlet Calciomercato claim Juve said ‘no’ to the Premier League big boys as they’re eager to retain Kulusevski’s services.

  • Jack Figg

    ED ON BLOCK

    Ed Woodward was blasted at a fans' forum after Manchester United’s attempts to break away into a European Super League.

    In a lengthy speech read to him on behalf of nine of the eleven forum members, Ian Stirling of the Manchester United Supporters Trust did not hold back.

    Stirling said: “We are disgusted, embarrassed and angry at the owner’s actions in relation to the planning, formation and announcement of the European Super League.

    “Once again this clearly demonstrates that the club’s owners are only interested in maximising their own profits and do not care about or respect the views of Manchester United fans.

    “The complete lack of engagement with fans, our players and manager is a gross mishandling of club affairs and one which we cannot forgive.

    "It was an attack on fans and on clubs across the whole of football and we have simply had enough.

    “Joel Glazer’s subsequent apology is not accepted.

    "Actions speak louder than words and he and his family have shown time and again that their sole motivation is personal profit at the expense of our football club.

    “We should not need to explain to anyone involved in the ownership or running of Manchester United Football Club why the European Cup is an integral part of our club’s history and how this proposal has betrayed it. Yet we clearly need to.”

  • Jack Figg

    CAN’T GO RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo has become ‘nervous and irritable’ at Juventus – and has ‘given up’, according to reports.

    The 36-year-old has not enjoyed the best season of his career this time around, despite still managing 25 goals in 29 Serie A outings.

    And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, his entire demeanour around the club has changed.

    Ronaldo has failed to reach a single Champions League semi-final during his three years in Turin, the competition he was signed to win.

     

  • Jack Figg

    VAN DE CHEEK

    Manchester United star Jackie Groenen has teased Donny van de Beek over his lack of minutes this season.

    Van de Beek hasn’t started a league game in 2021 and has only played more than 20 minutes on one occasion since the start of December.

    However, his Dutch compatriot Groenen, who signed for United's Women team in 2019, revealed the 24-year-old is enjoying himself in England.

    But the midfielder, 26, couldn't resist poking fun at Van de Beek after she made her debut at The Theatre of Dreams under Casey Stoney last month.

    Groenen told ESPN: "I joked the other day by telling him that I've played Old Trafford more times than he has.

    “I think he's having a good time, so it must be fine. I talk to him regularly.”

  • Jack Figg

    WHITE HOT BEN

    Dortmund have joined the race for Brighton defender Ben White.

    Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Arsenal remain interested in one of the Premier League’s most talented young central defenders.

    Brighton will demand about £35million for White, having turned down three bids from Leeds last summer – with the final offer totalling £25m.

    White spent a successful season on loan in the Championship with Leeds last term and has gone from strength to strength on the south coast this year.

    Dortmund already have an eye for English talent having signed both Jude Bellingham from Birmingham and Jadon Sancho from Manchester City.

    They also made a move for Ben Godfrey but instead, he left Norwich for Everton.

  • Jack Figg

    CROWN JULES

    Real Madrid are reportedly looking to fend off competition from Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Sevilla star Jules Kounde.

    The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move in the summer after two impressive years in Spain since joining from Bordeaux in 2019.

    SunSport exclusively revealed last month that United were weighing up a move for Kounde to pair him alongside Harry Maguire.

    But according to AS, Madrid are looking to keep Kounde in Spain as Zinedine Zidane eyes up a summer swoop.

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  • Jack Figg

    ON THE PAUL

    Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola admitted Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is the Manchester United star's idol.

    He said: "It is a question to ask Madrid. At one time Pogba felt a lot of love and trust from United, and there were several other clubs.

    "Later, it is very difficult for United and Madrid to understand each other for a great transfer, because strong clubs do not want to sell strong players to other strong clubs. 

    "And I’m not going to fool him, for Pogba playing for Madrid was always a very attractive thing, for Zidane too. He is his idol as a young man.

  • Jack Figg

    PAINFUL RASH

    Marcus Rashford has reportedly been playing through the pain-barrier for Manchester United and England for the last TWO YEARS.

    The 23-year-old has been a key player for United this season, where he has featured in an incredible 51 games in all competitions.

    And he has 33 goal contributions to his name this term for the Red Devils having scored 20 times as well as providing 13 assists.

    His stellar form is even more impressive considering his long-term injury battles, with ESPN stating he has not played a game pain-free in over two years.

    They claim that the striker is managing shoulder and foot problems, but is determined to keep playing as he looks to compete at the delayed Euro 2020.

    And the news outlets adds that Rashford will only consider having surgery after the conclusion of the European Championships in July.

  • Jack Figg

    EDIN FOR A NEW DEAL

    Edinson Cavani has reportedly decided to STAY at Manchester United.

    The Uruguayan was unplayable as he helped himself to two goals and THREE assists in United’s 6-2 thrashing of Roma in the Europa League semi on Thursday.

    And according to ESPN, the 34-year-old has made a U-turn and ‘decided to stay at United’.

    The decision will reportedly be ‘announced next week’.

    Uruguayan journalist Rodrigo Romano is even reporting the forward will agree a contract extension TODAY.

  • Josh Graham

    PAINFUL RASH

    Marcus Rashford has reportedly been playing through the pain-barrier for Manchester United and England for the last TWO YEARS.

    The 23-year-old has been a key player for United this season, where he has featured in an incredible 51 games in all competitions.

    And he has 33 goal contributions to his name this term for the Red Devils having scored 20 times as well as providing 13 assists.

    His stellar form is even more impressive considering his long-term injury battles, with ESPN stating he has not played a game pain-free in over two years.

    They claim that the striker is managing shoulder and foot problems, but is determined to keep playing as he looks to compete at the delayed Euro 2020.

    And the news outlets adds that Rashford will only consider having surgery after the conclusion of the European Championships in July.

    Rashford – who missed 14 games last campaign with a back injury – pulled out of the Three Lions squad in March due to his foot trouble.

    It is understood that his injury will be closely monitored until now and the end of the season with Gareth Southgate sweating over his fitness.

  • Josh Graham

    WIELD THE AXE

    Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe is reportedly wanted by Aston Villa.

    The centre-back has been starved of game time after falling behind Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly in the pecking order to partner skipper Harry Maguire.

    Tuanzebe spent two spells on loan at Villa Park between January 2018 and May 2019 but Football Insider suggests they are aiming to land a permanent deal for the 23-year-old this summer.

    The report states Dean Smith's side are hopeful a £7million bid could do the trick.

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  • Josh Graham

    ONE FOR THE FUTURE

    Manchester United youngster Charlie McNeill is causing quite a stir.

    The 17-year-old can't stop scoring for the Under-18s.

    He has bagged an incredible 22 goals in 23 academy games.

    His latest game saw him bag a double in a 4-2 win over Leeds.

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  • Josh Graham

    MAG OF THE MATCH

    Harry Maguire could make Manchester United history against Liverpool on Sunday.

    If the Red Devils skipper completes the 90 minutes he will become the first United player to ever play 72 consecutive full games in the Premier League.

    The current record is held by Gary Pallister who achieved the feat between 1993 and 1995.

    Maguire has been an ever-present under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he signed for £80million from Leicester in 2019.

  • Josh Graham

    HAA HAA LAND

    Mino Raiola has revealed the two things Erling Haaland is looking for in a potential transfer.

    Manchester United are believed to have earmarked the Norwegian hotshot as their No1 summer transfer target.

    And his agent told AS: "Haaland is interested in two things: scoring goals – because he is like a Cristiano or a Zlatan, he has that positive obsession – and winning titles.

    "He will choose, surely, where those two things together happen more. It is very difficult to lie.

    "When a club like Barcelona or Madrid arrives, with so much history and so great, it is difficult to say no. PSG is entering this group of greats, City is trying to get there, Juve has always been there.

    "The championship they play also matters. PSG plays the worst league of the greats. Bayern are already in an attractive league, but we know that they always win it. In Spain there are three with options."

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