6.25pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho LATEST, Pogba back in training, Kante interest, Alex Telles UPDATE – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED continue to pursue Jadon Sancho ahead of their friendly clash with Aston Villa tomorrow.

Meanwhile, reports suggest the Red Devils are also keeping an eye on Chelsea star N'Golo Kante as Frank Lampard looks to raise funds for his squad.

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  • FIFA FURY

    This is the Fifa 21 card Romelu Lukaku is so unhappy about…

    The Belgian striker has dropped from an 86 overall to an 85 following his first season at Inter Milan since leaving Manchester United.

  • PSY-KICK

    Football fans have predicted Liverpool to win a Premier League and FA Cup double… with Harry Kane top scorer.

    A poll of 1,000 followers of the sport found seven in ten have had a hunch about a match that turned out to be spot-on.

    Although the same amount confessed their pre-game predictions often turn out to be well wide of the mark.

    The survey also asked so-called ‘football psychics’ to predict the outcome of the 2020-21 football season – with Liverpool tipped to retain their title – but only just.

    Precisely 24.9 per cent of those polled selected Jurgen Klopp’s Reds to win the league again, compared to 24.2 per cent who think Manchester City will wrestle the crown back.

    As a result of the survey findings, pub company and brewer Greene King has hired an official ‘PSY-KICK’ to help sports fans predict the outcome of the games at one of its London pubs.

    England hero Harry Kane has been tipped to finish the season as the top scorer in the league, according to the OnePoll results.

  • BREAKING THE ICE

    Icelandic stunner Lara Clausen has lifted the lid on exactly what went on during her infamous night with shamed England footballer Phil Foden.

    The 19-year-old and her model cousin met with Three Lions debutants Foden and Mason Greenwood in Reykjavik's £55-a-night Radisson Blu Saga Hotel on Saturday night after England's 1-0 win over Iceland.

    She revealed to the Mail: “I told him Nadia's probably bigger than you. Then he just kissed me. He didn't reply, I didn't think. I just kissed him back. He was a good kisser.”

    After having sex, they were joined again by Nadia and Greenwood, with the complimentary footballers taking videos of the girls.

    Lara continued: “We had a lot of fun. Mason was talking about how good my ass was. I felt okay about it. I was fully dressed. He was telling Phil that. I told them I could hear them, and he said yeah, that's okay.

    “Phil said I was hot and beautiful and agreed that I had a good ass. I really think he had a good time with me. He talked nicely about me, telling me how beautiful I was. All sorts of things. Then he hugged me and told Mason I was a 'keeper'.”

  • LUK OF THE DRAW

    Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has hit out at his Fifa 21 rating…

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  • UNITED STATS

    Here is all you need to know about Manchester United's upcoming season… not long to go now.

  • POGBACK SOON

    Paul Pogba will get fit quickly again for Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised.

    The Frenchman has been quarantining for two weeks after contracting Covid-19.

    But Solskjaer hopes the 27-year-old will be ready for United's first game of the season against Crystal Palace next Saturday.

    The Norwegian said: “Paul’s had a couple of training sessions so he’s lost out on a few sessions because of the virus, of course.

    “But Paul is quick to get fit…. hopefully, he’ll be ready for next weekend. I am not 100 per cent sure though.”

  • SHAW THING

    Luke Shaw is looking happy ahead of United's friendly against Aston Villa tomorrow.

  • BACK SEAT DRIVING

    The Premier League has slammed the government for restricting the number of fans allowed to watch matches, with a statement saying:

    With test events now capped at 1,000 supporters, we believe they will not provide any opportunity to properly test and evaluate measures designed to maximise fan safety.

    Therefore, Premier League clubs will defer holding test events until a sufficient number of fans are allowed back to enable thorough trials to take place.

    At 1,000 supporters, not only would there be little to learn from a test event, but each match would be heavily loss-making.

    For each month of the season without fans, more than £100 million is lost to football across the leagues, with consequent damage to the local and national economy.

    It also harms the employment prospects of more than 100,000 people whose jobs depend on matchday activities.

  • GET YOUR FIX

    Missed Premier League football?

    It's been the shortest wait in top flight history between seasons… unless you're a Leeds fan, in which case it's been 16 years!

    Time to schedule your weekend around these fixtures.

  • SHAW TO RETURN

    Luke Shaw is set to return for Manchester United's pre-season friendly against Aston Villa tomorrow.

    The left-back has been out of action since picking up an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw against Southampton in July.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Luke is looking really good in training.

    “He's come back and looking strong & will play in the friendly against Villa.”

  • HENDS ON THE WHEEL

    Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has splashed out on a new £133,000 Bentley Bentayga to celebrate his new deal.

    The former Sheffield United loan star has returned to Old Trafford after penning a bumper £120,000-a-week contract.

    That will see him directly challenge David De Gea for the No1 spot between the posts.

    And Henderson, 23, looked every inch the main man as he drove into Utd's Carrington training ground this morning.

    He was behind the wheel of the stunning new motor, kept classy in an all black finish.

    The Bentayga can reach a top speed of 190mph and do 0-62mph in just 3.90 seconds.

    READ THE FULL STORY HERE

  • POGBACK

    Paul Pogba has returned to Manchester United training after recovering from Coronavirus.

    The Frenchman, 27, had to miss France's two internationals in the Nations League last week after quarantining.

    And he is now back at Carrington, where he can begin preparing for the new season.

    Luckily for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United have an extra week off before resuming their Premier League season against Crystal Palace on September 19.

    The Frenchman, wife Zulay and their young son at a rooftop flat in London.

    Pogba shared some adorable snaps as he spent family time with his nearest and dearest.

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    Matching up with my little crazy one 🤪

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  • FIGHT, SAID FRED

    Fred has reminded United fans he is NOT leaving in a rush, despite the signing Donny van de Beek.

    The Brazilian told FourFourTwo: “I want to stay here – that's my desire,” he told FourFourTwo.

    “I don't want to leave. As I've always said, I want to be an important player and win trophies for this club.

    “[Van de Beek's arrival] means we're getting stronger and that's good for everyone at United.

    “We need more players for this season because it will be even more demanding: the calendar is crammed and we need a strong squad to compete for every title.

    “When you play at a big club, there will always be competition – I'm used to it. It's been like that from day one at United.”

  • UNITED FIXTURES

    It's still a week away for the Red Devils, but the Premier League returns this weekend after the shortest post-season break in living memory.

    Here are the Red Devils' opening fixtures as well as their clashes against their 'Big Six' opponents.

  • FACE FOR TV

    Sky Sports have revealed that Patrice Evra, Roy Keane and Micah Richards will be regular pundits on the sofa this year.

    They will join Gary Neville, Graeme Souness, Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher during matches throughout the season.

    Soccer Saturday will retain regular faces Paul Merson, Chris Kamara, Sue Smith, Clinton Morrison, Alan McInally and Glen Johnson.

    They have also announced studio guests will include Adebayo Akinfenwa, Tim Sherwood, Robbie Fowler and Joleon Lescott.

  • USE YOUR HEAD SON

    David Beckham absolutely savaged his son Romeo after modelling the new Manchester United third strip.

    Old Trafford legend Becks, 45, shared a snap of the new 'zebra stripe' United kit and his Arsenal-supporting son had a pop at his old man.

    Romeo, 18, said: “Nice pose dad.”

    And with a laughing emoji, Beckham senior replied: “Better than your Arsenal pose.”

  • ICYMI – GREENWOOD UPDATE

    Mason Greenwood has been told to train on his own at Manchester United for the next few days.

    The forward, 18, returned to Carrington on Thursday for the first time since his England dream turned into a nightmare.

    But he was told he must only arrive after boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his first-team squad had gone home.

    Greenwood and Phil Foden were sent home from England duty after breaking the squad bubble in Iceland by inviting two girls to their hotel.

    United insisted Greenwood should be given a coronavirus test earlier this week before coming back into the fold.

    He will not be involved in a friendly against Aston Villa this weekend.

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  • MCLOVIN'

    Manchester United are set to raid rivals City for wonderkid Charlie McNeill for £750,000.

    The 17-year-old England international has been a superstar at youth level, scoring more than 600 goals.

    He has rejected a professional contract at the Etihad, and is now set to make the cross-city move to Old Trafford.

    SunSports understands the talented teenager will cost around just under £1m, to stop going to a tribunal.

    City are looking to add a number of clauses in the move, to stop Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from benefiting too much in the future.

    McNeill is a United supporter, and spent his early years at Old Trafford before a switch over to the blue half of Manchester.

  • BADGE SCRAPPED

    Prem players have agreed to dump the Black Lives Matter slogan in favour of a new anti-racism message.

    The 20 clubs’ skippers confirmed SunSport’s report that the Black Lives Matters logo worn during last season’s restarted campaign will be replaced by the sleeve badge declaring “No Room For Racism”.

    The badge will feature on all players’ and officials’ shirts throughout the season to “act as a constant reminder of the commitment by the Premier League, its clubs, players and PGMOL to eradicate racism”.

    Players will continue to “take a knee” in support of the anti-racism movement, a gesture inspired by the death of American George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota earlier this summer.

    Prem bosses met with the club skippers on Thursday afternoon to get their full backing for the change.

    In a statement the League reported: “This initiative will build on the momentum created last season when, in consultation with the players, ‘Black Lives Matter’ appeared on kits for all the games following the restart.”

  • BRING ME IN

    Manchester United target Jadon Sancho has reportedly told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he wants to play for the club.

    Norwegian outlet Dagbladet has claimed that the Red Devils should feel confident of a deal for the England star despite Borussia Dortmund’s stance that he won’t be sold.

    The report adds that Solskjaer’s confidence has come from several conversations with Sancho, in which the winger expressed his desire to play at Old Trafford.

    SunSport told you on September 2 that the 20-year-old has already reached an agreement with United over wages.

    And the Premier League giants reportedly made a breakthrough over agent fees in their hunt for Sancho this week.

    Yet Solskaer’s side remain locked in talks with Dortmund over a transfer fee after having an initial bid of £70million – rising to £110m in bonuses – rejected.

  • GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Mason Greenwood has been told to train on his own at Manchester United for the next few days.

    The forward, 18, returned to Carrington on Thursday for the first time since his England dream turned into a nightmare.

    But he was told he must only arrive after boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his first-team squad had gone home.

    Greenwood will not be involved in a friendly against Aston Villa this weekend.

    And Solskjaer plans to hold talks with the youngster over his conduct, although he will not be disciplined.

    Greenwood could still feature when United open their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace on September 19.

    Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho has told Solskjaer he wants to play for United.

    Dagbladet claims the Borussia Dortmund star is eager to move to Old Trafford this summer.

    United are believed to have agreed personal terms with Sancho, while there has been a breakthrough in negotiations with his agent.

    But the Red Devils are yet to settle on a transfer fee with Dortmund, who have quoted upwards of £110million.

    Finally, United target Thiago Alcantara has reportedly agreed terms with Liverpool.

    Sport Bild claims the Bayern Munich star has struck a deal for a three-year Anfield contract.

    Liverpool finally look to have beaten United to Thiago’s coveted signature.

    But talks remain ongoing with Bayern over a transfer fee, with the Germans looking for £27.5m.

  • DEVIL’S ADVOCATE

    Mason Greenwood has been told to train on his own at Manchester United for the next few days.

    The forward, 18, returned to Carrington on Thursday for the first time since his England dream turned into a nightmare.

    But he was told he must only arrive after boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his first-team squad had gone home.

    Greenwood will not be involved in a friendly against Aston Villa this weekend.

    And Solskjaer plans to hold talks with the youngster over his conduct, although he will not be disciplined.

    Greenwood could still feature when United open their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace on September 19.

  • MOR PLEASE

    Ravel Morrison is reportedly in talks with Vitesse Arnhem and FC Utrecht after being released from Sheffield United.

    The former Man United youngster looks set for a move to the Netherlands following one season at Bramall Lane, which also saw him loaned out to Middlesbrough in January.

    The Mail claims Morrison is ready to move abroad once again for the sake of his career following spells in Italy, Mexico and Sweden.

  • SMALL FRY

    Chris Smalling is on the verge of a permanent move to Roma.

    The Telegraph claims he is training away from Man United’s squad at the moment.

    And Smalling is now close to returning to the Italian capital on a long-term contract after spending last season at Roma on loan.

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