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MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to make more additions with Sergio Reguilon a reported target.

Meanwhile, United wonderkid Mason Greenwood earned his first England cap in their win over Iceland – but broke coronavirus rules by 'inviting girls' back to his hotel room with Man City's Phil Foden.

The 18-year-old has now been dropped from the Three Lions squad along with Foden.

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  • KANTE BELIEVE IT

    Manchester United are plotting a shock transfer swoop for N'Golo Kante, according to sensational reports.

    The French midfielder's future is still unclear with the Blues thought to be open to the idea of moving him on to raise funds.

    Roman Abramovich has splashed out £230million this summer to bring in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell.

    And the sale of Kante would help reduce the deficit.

    Now according to Tuttosport in Italy, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to make an ambitious bid to land the star.

    United already have Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic and Fred at their disposal in midfield – plus summer-signing Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

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  • THEN AND NOW

    Marcus Rashford has shared a throwback snap of himself and a pal at his old school.

    The Manchester United star re-visited Button Lane Primary School in Wythenshawe.

    The picture shows Rashford and a friend having a free school meal, which he has been heavily campaigning to expand.

  • HIGH MARC FOR UNITED

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated how proud the club are of Marcus Rashford, in his quest to end child hunger in the UK.

    The United boss told Radio 5Live: “He’s an exceptional human being, we’re all proud at the club of what Marcus has done.

    “And when you use some of your own experience to change lives for the better for people — that’s what Marcus has done, he’s dug deep into his own memories of what others have done.

    “I’m sure his family are incredibly proud of what he’s done, as a club we are very proud of what he has done.

    “These sorts of players are fantastic to coach and manage, because you know they always want to improve.

    “Football is his job, but if there is something you feel so passionate about and if you can spend some time on it, why not when you can help so many people.”

  • A DEAL CAN BE ‘DON

    Jadon Sancho is the one who is pushing for a move to Manchester United, according to multiple reports.

    The England winger has reportedly adjusted his salary expectations, as well as those of intermediaries.

    United’s initial bid of £90million plus £18m in performance-related incentives has fallen short of Borussia Dortmund’s asking price.

    But according to FourFourTwo writer Sam Pilger, United have made “significant progress in the last few days.”

  • MORE OLE ON DONNY

    The United boss added: “Our forwards scored quite a few goals last season, Bruno came in and scored goals but we need goals throughout the squad because we didn't score enough to be challenging at the top.

    “He’ll add his creativity, his reading of the game, his understanding of the game.

    “He can see space and arrive at the right time. The timing of his movement is fantastic.”

  • DON'S THE RIGHT BLEND

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons Donny van de Beek is just what his midfield needs, after the addition of Bruno Fernandes.

    Solskjaer told Radio 5Live: “When we signed Bruno Fernandes, we knew we needed that kind of player, now we've signed Donny and he's a type of player I felt we needed in the squad.

    “He's the type of person that will fit the culture, fit the team and will improve us next season and for years to come.

    “Donny is a versatile player; a very intelligent, clever player.

    “He's got loads of energy, enthusiasm, [he’s] developing all the time.

    “He scores goals and we need to add goals from midfield.”

  • ROME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

    Chris Smalling is training on his own at Carrington as he tries to force through a return to AS Roma.

    The United centre-back has been told he can leave Old Trafford permanently if the Serie A club pay the asking price.

    But the transfer is uncertain, with Roma so far unwilling to match the Red Devils’ £18million asking price.

    According to BBC Sport, he has been working out solo as he keeps up his fitness with his fingers crossed for a transfer.

  • IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY

    Former Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater has reminded fans he is not a mercenary after an awful few years at Chelsea.

    The midfielder, 30, played just six first-team games on loan at Burnley and Aston Villa last season.

    He told the Telegraph: “Look, I know my Chelsea move hasn’t worked out how anybody would have wanted and I’ve made mistakes, but it’s not as simple as me just not playing football or picking up a wage. “Money doesn’t solve anything. The pay cheque doesn’t really help at all, you don’t even think about money.

    “There have been things that come above football that have not been as simple as I’d like. I’m not looking for sympathy, f— me “I don’t want that, but I suppose I’d just like people to understand it’s not all gravy when you earn so much money and that I do care.”

  • BALE PAY-OFF

    Real Madrid are reportedly willing to cover HALF of Gareth Bale’s £600k-a-week wages to ensure he leaves this summer.

    The wantaway Welshman publicly criticised Los Blancos for “making it very difficult” for him to leave earlier this month.

    But this latest news could pave the way for a summer exit putting long time admirers Manchester United on red alert.

    It emerged yesterday the Spanish giants are willing to accept just £22million for their out of favour winger.

    And now Real are willing to take another financial hit in order to get the ex-Tottenham man off their books, according to Spanish outlet AS.

    Both United and Spurs had their ears pricked when Bale lifted the lid on his Bernabeu turmoil while on Wales duty.

  • 'BRI-LLIANT

    Hannibal Mejbri stole the show as United's Under-21s beat Salford City 6-0 in the EFL Trophy last night.

    The club, owned by the Class of '92, were smashed for six as the French midfielder, 17, was on fire at Moor lane.

    He scored an early opener, finishing high into the roof of the net from a tight space, before providing one for Mark Helm.

    New signing Arnau Puigmal also got on the score sheet against the League Two club, while Helm also grabbed an assist.

  • FAN PLAN IN BALANCE

    Prem boss Richard Masters has admitted he is in the dark over when fans will be allowed back into grounds, reports MARTIN LIPTON.

    League chiefs had hoped to open all turnstiles from October 1 with a staged return of supporters for the first time since March.

    Clubs including Spurs and Manchester United were keen to run trials of selected fans at their opening home game of the campaign this month.

    But with the Government having banned “social” gatherings of more than six people and Doncaster races putting the final three days of the St Leger meeting behind closed doors, Masters was unable to say how it will affect Prem plans.

    He said: “We are always subject to a government decision and they haven't made that decision yet.

    “All I can say is that the Premier League and the Premier League clubs stand ready willing and able to continue with our test events and test proposals and open our turnstiles from October 1 if we are given permission to do so.”

  • TELL ME MORE

    Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Porto left-back Alex Telles for £22.7million, according to reports.

    According to Duncan Castles, Telles was one option – although Paris Saint-Germain are also interested.

    He told the Transfer Window Podcast: “[United] have been looking for a left-sided, left-footed centre-back and a left-back, or a full-back of some type, preferably a left-footed left-back.

    “I can tell you that they've been offered the Porto left-back Alex Telles.

    “Twenty-seven years old, relatively cheap wages, €2m [£1.8m] gross but out of contract in June 2021.

    “Porto, I'm told, want €25m [£22.7m] for the player who has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain, that deal hasn't been able to be concluded.”

  • REDS WILL RISE AGAIN

    Gary Neville expects Manchester United to come back stronger from the Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood incidents, just like Cantonal, Beckham and Ronaldo have in the past.

    The Sky Sports pundit said: “These moments can invigorate the squad and bring them together. They can create a spirit when you think everyone is against you and you think you are being criticised.

    “I think of the big moments at Manchester United — Eric Cantona’s return season or David Beckham coming back from a World Cup when there was high pressure.

    “The Wayne Rooney-Cristiano Ronaldo thing was a hugeincident, well beyond the Harry Maguire incident.

    “It was a national thing, two great players, but they went on to win the Champions League and Premier Leagues together.”

  • MASE'S NERVOUS WAIT

    Mason Greenwood will hold talks with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer — once he gets the all-clear from his Covid-19 test.

    The forward and England team-mate Phil Foden were sent home after breaking coronavirus restrictions by inviting women into their Icelandic hotel.

    But United are determined to protect their 18-year-old star from further fallout as they get ready for the new Premier League season, which starts against Crystal Palace at home on September 19.

    Solskjaer welcomed £40million signing Donny van de Beek for his first day at the club since his move from Ajax last week.

    The 23-year-old was pictured alongside Solskjaer and Harry Maguire at Carrington.

  • GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    The Red Devils have reportedly made a breakthrough over agent fees in their Jadon Sancho pursuit.

    SunSport told you on September 2 that Borussia Dortmund star Sancho has already reached an agreement with United over wages.

    And ESPN now claim the Red Devils have made some progress negotiating agent fees.

    However, United remain locked in talks with Dortmund over a transfer fee after having an initial bid of £70million – rising to £110m in bonuses – rejected.

    Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits United do not have “new millions” as Borussia Dortmund stand firm over Sancho's fee.

    After being quizzed by Radio Five Live whether he would be OK without any further additions, he appeared to warn the Bundesliga outfit his side will not be held to ransom over the 20-year-old.

    Solskjaer said: “I am very happy working with these players and the squad.

    “We always trying to improve and to see if there’s any way possible that we can improve this squad and bring players in that will have the right level of quality and the right personality and have all the right criteria.

    “We all know this summer and this year has been a very strange one and it’s important that everyone understands that this has an effect on football and not everyone can spend millions and millions, and new millions.”

    And finally, Napoli's expensive summer signing Victor Osimhen turned down a move to United – because he did not want to compete with fellow Nigerian Odion Ighalo.

    That is the claim of Oshimhen's brother who insisted the 21-year-old did not want to battle for a starting spot with countryman Ighalo out of respect.

    Hetold Complete Sports: “It is very true that Manchester United wanted Victor but he told me something like he had too much respect for Odion Ighalo to be competing for shirts with his senior colleague.

    “My brother holds Ighalo in high esteem and he just didn't see himself going to Old Trafford to battle for a striking role with the highest goalscorer at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.”

  • LEAGUES BEHIND

    Premier League clubs have been warned they are staring at a £1.25BILLION financial black hole.

    And League chief Richard Masters admitted things will get even worse if, as now expected, turnstiles cannot be opened at all next month.

    The Government is set to plunge cash-strapped EFL clubs into further chaos by cutting capacities at planned test events to 1,000.

    Hopes that Prem gates would be partially opened to allow up to 25 per cent of fans inside grounds next month also seem doomed as the battle to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 intensifies.

    And while the season will start as planned on Saturday, Masters admitted: “Our clubs lost £700million in 2019-20 and that creates significant difficulties.

    “If we can only get 25 per cent of fans in this season it would cost another £547m.

    “The longer that fans are outside the stadium in numbers, the more significant the financial impact on clubs.

    “There is perhaps a perception that the Premier League can perpetually stage financial difficulties – but that isn’t the case.”

  • RED WARNING

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United do not have “new millions” as Borussia Dortmund stand firm over Jadon Sancho's fee.

    After being quizzed by Radio Five Live whether he would be OK without any further additions, he appeared to warn the Bundesliga outfit his side will not be held to ransom over the 20-year-old.

    Solskjaer said: “I am very happy working with these players and the squad.

    “We always trying to improve and to see if there’s any way possible that we can improve this squad and bring players in that will have the right level of quality and the right personality and have all the right criteria.

    “We all know this summer and this year has been a very strange one and it’s important that everyone understands that this has an effect on football and not everyone can spend millions and millions, and new millions.”

  • YOUNG DEVILS

    Manchester United's youth side thrashed Salford City 6-0 tonight!

  • DEVIL MAY CARE

    Manchester United have reportedly been offered Porto full-back Alex Telles.

    Duncan Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast: “[United] have been looking for a left-sided, left-footed centre-back and a left-back, or a full-back of some type, preferably a left-footed left-back.

    “I can tell you that they've been offered the Porto left-back Alex Telles.

    “Twenty-seven year old, relatively cheap wages, €2m gross but out of contract in June 2021.

    “Porto, I'm told, want €25m for the player who has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain, that deal hasn't been able to be concluded.

    “The agent involved is Pini Zahavi, who does quite a lot of business out of Portugal and actually was involved in some stage in Neymar's deal [to PSG in 2017].”

  • CAN'T GO RON

    Ryan Giggs believes his former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo will play until he's 40.

    “I think Cristiano will break that record,” Giggs told the PA news agency.

    “He'll have to be at the right club obviously. I was at a top club and played until I was 40, and I can see him going on and playing until he's 40 as well.

    “He looks after himself – he eats right, rests right and lives for the game – and is the best professional I ever played with.”

  • JUDGEMENT DAY

    RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has conceded that defender Dayot Upamecano could leave the club next summer.

    The talented Frenchman made his debut for Les Bleus over the weekend, and has been linked with the likes of Manchester United.

    Nagelsmann, 33, refuted claims that Upamecano will depart in the coming weeks but he admitted that the deal could well happen next year.

    He told ESPN: “He [Upamecano] will be here for the season. I'm sure about that. As for the future, I'm not sure as he is very talented.

    “Lots of clubs will want to buy – next season it could be real that he leaves the club.

    “But this season he will stay.”

  • DOR OPEN

    Manchester United have reportedly made a breakthrough over agent fees in their Jadon Sancho pursuit.

    SunSport told you on September 2 that Borussia Dortmund star Sancho has already reached an agreement with United over wages.

    And ESPN now claim the Red Devils have made some progress negotiating agent fees.

    However, United remain locked in talks with Dortmund over a transfer fee after having an initial bid of £70million – rising to £110m in bonuses – rejected.

  • FER REAL

    Rio Ferdinand has joked that he is still Cristiano Ronaldo's “messiah” while congratulating his former Manchester United team-mate on reaching 100 international goals.

    The Portuguese legend notched strikes No100 and 101 during his team's 2-0 victory over Sweden last night.

  • NOT FAN-TASTIC

    Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow in their hope of allowing 12,000 fans into Old Trafford for their league game against Crystal Palace.

    According to The Athletic, United were due to meet authorities on Thursday to discuss the possibility of the trial run for the match on September 19.

    If the test run was successful and did not pose any security risks, United were going to aim to increase the capacity in the following matches.

    Clubs were due to let in a quarter of their stadium’s capacity from October 1 under plans to socially distance fans.

    But Downing Street has put the plans on hold after government scientists deemed the prevalence of the virus was too high to let fans back so soon.

    Some of the current sporting events that are carrying out pilots for the return of fans will still go ahead – such as horse racing, cricket and some football games.

    However crowds for the pilot games will be capped at 1,000, Boris Johnson announced today.

    The move delivers a major blow for millions of fans ahead of the start of the 2020/21 football season, which starts this weekend.

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