MANCHESTER UNITED TRANSFER NEWS UPDATES: Jadon Sancho in High Demand, Honing in on Raul Jimenez, Paul Pogba Bidding Farewell to Old Trafford?

Manchester United are getting busy this Summer window. 

 

1. Jadon Sancho

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Manchester United has eyes on 20 year old Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. When former Reds Defender Wes Brown was asked by MUTV what the young winger could bring to Old Trafford, he replied: “Talent and excitement.”

“We need someone exactly like that at the club. We’ve had them over the years and I’m sure if we were to sign him he would bring that excitement back to the club. We’ve had players like that in the past, like with Cristiano Ronaldo. They’re the type of players who draw three or four defenders out and make the game a lot easier for the other players.”

In the 2019-2020 season, Sancho scored a total of 17 goals in 28 appearances, which explains why he’s so highly sought after.

The suggestion around United is that Sancho has been their No.1 target heading into this summer transfer window. The Reds seemed ready to sign Jadon Sancho in the window but news surfaced that Barcelona reportedly rejected a £90million bid. 

However, Borussia Dortmund has made it clear that they’re not willing to budge from their
£100million valuation, which has led to United looking at potential alternatives, such as Kai Havertz.

 

2. Kai Havertz

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Report claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pushing the Red devils chiefs to sign Kai Havertz. The 20 year old Bayer Leverkusen starlet is considered to be one of the best young players with extreme potential in European football. Recently. He has been on the radar of a number of top clubs.

He’s currently valued at just over £90m. Manchester United claimed to have made contact with Leverkusen a while back and hinted a possible transfer. Of course, Havertz has not disappointed since the Bundesliga resumed play, having scored 4 times in 5 appearances, taking his superb tally to 15 goals in 37 games this season.

However, United are not alone in their admiration for the young starlet. Havertz has also been linked with other host clubs in Europe such as Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, but United are adamant in pushing ahead with an opening bid of £50m
(reported in Paper Talk) in attempts to win the race for Havertz.

3. Donny van de Beek

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Manchester United have been reported to be interested in Donny van de Beek, the highly-rated midfielder from Ajax. Van de Beek, 23, has garnered attention from many top tier clubs after helping Ajax reach the Champions League semi-finals last season, one of which is Manchester United. The Reds are keen on strengthening their midfield with at least one new addition in the summer window. 

Van de Beek had 10 goals from 37 appearances for Ajax this season before it ended prematurely. Throughout his time at Ajax, the 23 year old has scored 41 goals and created 34 more in his 175 appearances for Ajax. 

Former Man United goalkeeper and Ajax’s current CEO, Edwin Van der Sar, confirmed the interest telling NOS: “It’s clear that clubs like Real Madrid and United are showing interest in Donny van de Beek.”

 

4. Raul Jimenez

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Man United are reportedly closing in on the signing of Wolves Striker, Raul Jimenez. Despite the Wolves wanting to keep the Mexican, he is keen to land another big payday as his career steadily enters the next phase, playing for a club of United’s calibre. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his eyes on Jimenez, 29, hoping to bring him to Old trafford.

The striker has scored 22 goals  with 10 assists this season in 44 appearances, earning the title of being one of the deadliest marksman in England in his 3 seasons at Molineux.

After spending a year on loan from Benfica, he decided to make his move to Wolverhampton permanent last summer for around £34million. Since then, Jimenez has mustered 39 goals and 18 assists in 88 appearances. He has also been linked with Top Premier League Clubs such as Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal.

 

5. Paul Pogba (Transfer out)

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Le10Sport reported that Pogba’s representatives have met with Zidane and Real Madrid before the strict lockdown restrictions were imposed to discuss the proposed transfer. They’ve also claimed that PSG has expressed strong interest for the highly acclaimed United midfielder as doubt shadows over his future at Manchester United.

The France World Cup winner has long been pushing for an Old Trafford exit and eyeing a fresh start abroad. However, Solskjaer has made clear he wants to keep Pogba and would like to see him paired with Bruno Fernandes in midfield.

Pogba joined United back in 2016 and has scored 26 goals in 102 Premier League appearances for the team so far. His contract currently expires in 2021 but there’s an option to extend it for a further season.

 

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