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Man United and Real Madrid Set For Transfer Showdown

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Manchester United will go in for Erling Haaland again this summer, according to reliable journalist James Robson.

The striker only joined Borussia Dortmund last January, but due to a release clause in his contract, Haaland is available for just £63m in the next transfer window.

Such a price can be regarded as quite a steal, given the fact that the 19-year-old has registered twelve goals in just eleven Bundesliga games since joining the German side.

Overall, Haaland has forty goals to his name this season, including hitting double digits in the Champions League. His reputation has simply soared through such performances, hence the heavy interested in his signature once more.

United missed out on the striker in January, but they are reportedly interested in triggering his new release clause. It won’t come without competition though, as Real Madrid have also been linked with the signing.

Zinedine Zidane’s side are still looking for somebody to replace Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals, with Luka Jovic simply not cutting it this season. The club are also in need of a long-term Karim Benzema replacement, and Haaland looks to be the profile to fit this need.

It certainly will be an interesting story to follow further, when the next window opens.

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Man United Willing To Pay £80m For Transfer Target

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Manchester United are willing to pay £80m for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, according to Spanish news outlet AS.

The above report cites that Ed Woodward is not willing to trigger the Spaniard’s release clause, which is upwards of £130m, but he is ready to try and negotiate a deal for the in-demand star.

Reports linking United for Saul’s signature have been strong, with the club being keen on bolstering their midfield options this summer. Paul Pogba is continuously being speculated with a move away, fuelling such prominent rumours.

Regardless of whether the Frenchman stays or gos though, Saul would no doubt be an excellent addition to the squad. The 25-year-old is regarded in being one of the best box-to-box midfielders in Europe, due to his all-rounded style of play.

Saul enjoys breaking forward with the ball at his feet, whilst also flourishing at tracking back and setting up in a resilient defensive shape. There aren’t many players that boast the ability to balance such duties, making the Spanish international quite the unique talent.

Woodward appears to be a fan of the player, with the reliable AS reporting that he is prepared to fork out £80m for the dominant midfielder. The only question that remains, is whether Atletico Madrid would accept this sum.

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Man United Legend Claims The Club Will Try To Sign Harry Kane

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has stated that the club will try and go in for Harry Kane. 

The Spurs striker has recently hinted that he would be open to leaving North London live on Instagram, fuelling various transfer rumours around his potential exit. Kane stated that he is not ‘one to wait around’, if Tottenham weren’t progressing, suggesting he is laying down the early foundations to leave the club. 

Ferdinand has responded to such comments, claiming that United will be interested. The club legend said: “I know they will be in for him because that type of player is perfect for them.”

According to various reports, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is after a new striker in the next transfer window, stories that could well hold validation if Odion Ighalo doesn’t stay on a permanent basis. 

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Man United linked with Inter Milan forward

According to Sport, Manchester United are interested in signing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez in the next transfer window.

The Argentinian is reportedly in hot demand, with both Manchester City and Barcelona also being linked with a move. 

It won’t come as a surprise to fans to hear such news, with Martinez enjoying a major breakthrough campaign in Italy. The 22-year-old has sixteen goals across all competitions this season, establishing a formidable relationship with former United striker Romelu Lukaku up-top. 

As a pacy, athletic striker, Martinez terrorises defence’s by continuously attacking the space in-behind, similar to Marcus Rashford. His reputation has skyrocketed this season, and concluding a deal won’t be a straightforward process.

 Sport cite that United are interested in Martinez though, so we will continue to track any developments regarding an official bid. 

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Man United Set Alexis Sanchez Valuation

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Manchester United have set their asking price for Alexis Sanchez this summer. 

According to The Telegraph, the Red Devils value the Chilean at £17.5m, with the club not appearing keen to send him out loan again next season. 

Sanchez joined Inter Milan back in January, but has failed to rediscover his Arsenal form. Who would have thought?

The 31-year-old has been nothing short of a train-wreck since joining United back in 2018, swallowing up a huge percentage of the side’s annual wage bill. 

His time in Italy has been overshadowed by injuries, but even when fit, he has failed to make an impact. Antonio Conte is not interested in bringing the forward in on a permanent basis, with Ed Woodward setting his asking price for the player. 

It’s a story that will continue to develop, but we would be surprised to see anybody fork out this transfer form for Sanchez.

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Man United Interested In Lille Midfielder

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for Lille midfielder Nanitamo Ikone.

For those unfamiliar with the Frenchman, the 21-year-old is one of the most highly regarded talents in Ligue 1.

The midfielder joined Lille from Montpellier back in 2018, quickly establishing himself as a key starter across the midfield four. He is a very versatile figure, able to operate either centrally or out on the flanks. 

Despite being a raw talent that still needs time to develop, Iknoe clearly holds some quality inside the final third. He has registered fifteen league assists since the start of last season, with his final product being a key strength of his. 

It might not be the biggest household name, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is continuing to invest and build a core of young, exciting players in the squad. Should Borussia Dortmund beat United to the signing of Jude Bellingham, Ikone could soften the blow with his arrival. 

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Man United Linked To Atletico Madrid Midfielder

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Manchester United are interested in Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, according to the Daily Express.

The report cites that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the player would be a perfect fit for his midfield, with the La Liga side valuing the 25-year-old at £135m.

Saul’s reputation has soared over the last two years, after establishing himself as a key cog in Diego Simeone’s industrious side. He is a consistent starter for Atletico, operating as a box to box midfielder down the left channel. 

Fans saw just how effective the player can be over Madrid’s two legs against Liverpool, with Saul not shying away from his defensive duties. He is experienced in pressing high up the field, a trait that could spark some resilience into United’s midfield three.

It won’t be a straightforward deal to conduct though, due to his importance to the Spanish side. However, should Paul Pogba leave United, Saul looks to be the ideal replacement for the Frenchman. 

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Man United’s Approach For Grealish Rejected

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Manchester United have already an approach for Jack Grealish rejected, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Red Devils have been following the Aston Villa midfielder since December, when the midfielder stunned Old Trafford with a spectacular goal in the two side’s 2-2 draw. 

United are in the market for a new central midfielder this summer, with Grealish emerging as their top target, alongside Leicester City’s James Maddison. Following the January arrival of Bruno Fernandes though, one has to question whether the club need to recruit the latter.

According to the MEN though, the club have already had an approach rejected for Grealish. It’s recently been reported that United are keen to push on with transfer deals, despite others being hesitant due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Hope is certainly not lost with the deal though, as it suggests that Ed Woodward is keen to get the ball rolling with this deal, having already tried to start negotiations.