Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Camavinga transfer LATEST, Varane 'gives his word' to Red Devils, Shaw 'set for new deal'

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly come to a pre-contract agreement with French defender Raphael Varane.

And Eduardo Camavinga has become one of United's top transfer targets this summer, with an approach made to the player.

Jadon Sancho gave Man Utd fans a taste of what to expect next season as he enjoyed an excellent performance in England's 4-0 drubbing of Ukraine.

Meanwhile Luke Shaw is reportedly set to sign a new deal in the coming months.

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  • Etienne Fermie

    CAM AND JOIN US

    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba likes target Eduardo Camavinga 'enormously' – and has even compared the teenager to himself.

    The Frenchman said: "I only wish him the best and much more. He has everything for that.

    “His future is in his hands. He is very at ease, he is a little dancer. He makes me think a bit about me.

    “He is not a timid person. It is good, because he is confident. He has confidence in his qualities.

    “He is a very good youngster, I like him enormously."

    Pogba and Camavinga have played together for FranceCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie

    PREM DELIGHT

    The Premier League has reacted with joy at the news that full stadiums will be allowed for the new season.

    And fans will NOT need to show a 'vaccine passport' when attending.

    The Prime Minister officially confirmed the end of lockdown restrictions from July 19 in his press conference on Monday evening.

    From later this month, capacity crowds inside stadiums will be allowed.

    A statement from the Premier League read: "Fans have been hugely missed so we welcome today's announcement by the Government, and are looking forward to full stadiums in the 2021/22 season.

    "As we move towards a Government decision on Step 4 of the roadmap and beyond, we will continue to work with football stakeholders and relevant public authorities to ensure that the return to full capacity is done in a way that keeps everyone safe."

    Unlike in recent pilot events, spectators will NOT need to show evidence of a double Covid-19 vaccination – unless venues demand it or the pandemic problems significantly worsen.

    Football fans will be celebrating soon knowing that stadiums are back to full capacity
  • Etienne Fermie

    FREDDY FOR ACTION

    Fred started as Brazil beat Peru 1-0 to book their place in the Copa America final.

    The tense match was settled by Lucas Paqueta's 35th minute strike.

    The Selecao will now face Argentina or Colombia in Sunday's final.

    Fred has been in fine form for his countryCredit: EPA
  • Etienne Fermie

    SAMBA STYLE

    Paul Pogba would much rather be playing for France in the Euro 2020 semi-finals this week.

    But his alternative of hanging out with Ronaldinho isn't so bad.

    The duo grinned as they posed for a picture on holiday this week.

  • Etienne Fermie

    HAR HA LAND

    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire is 'in a great place' ahead of England's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark at Wembley tomorrow night.

    He said: "Yeah, I have great support around me. Great family, great friends and a great club as well who have helped me along the way.

    “I look back and obviously it was a challenging time. I think every international player has been through ups and downs in their career. That’s part and parcel of being a footballer. It was a challenging time but I’m proud of the way that I handled it and the way I’ve come through it.

    “Now I’m in a positive place and everything’s good at the moment and long may it continue.

    “I wouldn’t say it’s extra motivation because of that [defeat],” he continued. “I think the motivation is there: it’s the semi-final of a European Championship.

    “The semi-final loss at the World Cup hurt a lot so when it comes on Wednesday night we need to make sure we get a positive feeling, rather than the one that we got against Croatia [in 2018].”

    Harry Maguire is raring to go ahead of tomorrow night's semi-finalCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie

    GOD RAM IT

    Manchester United have received a huge transfer blow with Sergio Ramos set to have a medical at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, according to reports.

    The Real Madrid legend is leaving after 16 trophy-laiden years at Los Blancos and is expected to sign a two-year deal with the French giants.

    Ramos, 35, became a free agent last Thursday.

    As well as United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Bayern Munich were all said to have been monitoring the Spaniard as his exit from Los Blancos became clear.

    But it is Les Parisiens who have pulled ahead in the race for his signature.

    He will have a medical with the Ligue 1 giants on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

    And will sign a two-year contract after Real only offered him one.

    Sergio Ramos is set to have a medical with PSG on Tuesday
  • Etienne Fermie

    CLUB STATEMENT

    Manchester United have released a club statement, following Boris Johnson's announcement last night.

    It reads: "Manchester United welcomes this evening’s statement (5 July) from the UK government about the proposed easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the country from 19 July.

    "This is positive news for the club and our fans as we prepare to welcome them back for next season.

    "We will now work through the detail of this announcement and any subsequent guidance from the football authorities to amend our plans, stadium regulations and supporter guidance ahead of our pre-season friendlies and the Premier League season.

    "As part of that, our policies in relation to face masks, social distancing, capacities and ticketing will be reviewed and communicated to our fans to make attending our games as safe as possible, in line with the national guidance."

    Old Trafford is set to open its doors againCredit: Reuters
  • Etienne Fermie

    SHAW WON'T LET YOU DOWN

    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire believes that Luke Shaw's 'mentality' has been the key difference in producing his brilliant performances for club and country.

    Maguire said: "I would say the main difference within Luke now is his mentality, in terms of pushing himself and the demands he is putting on himself to not just be six out of ten in each game, not to play comfortable, to push on and push himself to be the best player on the pitch.

    “Because there’s no reason why he can’t do that with all the attributes and ability that he has.

    “It is working well for both club and country. We have a really good  relationship and we are striving to improve.

    “I put demands on myself and others. Luke probably gets a little bit more of  it than everybody else because he  is stood alongside me for 90 minutes.

    “If Luke is playing well, I am playing well because we are so close to each other and covering each other. It is just the same with my centre-half partners."

    Shaw and Maguire are thriving for club and countryCredit: Getty
  • Justin Lawrence

    SOLSKJAER PRAISE

    Davide Petrucci has lifted the lid on what it's like to play under Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Petrucci worked with Solskjaer when he was boss of United's reserve team from 2008 and 2011.

    And the Italian has nothing but good words to say about the Red Devils manager.

    In an interview with The Mirror, he said: "I started with the Under-18s but after two months I moved to the reserves and Ole was there.

    “He was always positive, always smiling and encouraging us to play football, play forward, play fast and to enjoy the game."

    NINTCHDBPICT000121374975-1Credit: PA:Empics Sport

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    NUEVES MOVES

    Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly set to battle it out for Wolves' £34million-rated star Ruben Nueves.

    The Premier League rivals both see the midfielder as a great addition their squad.

    But Wolves are only prepared to business if their asking price is met, according to journalist Rudy Galetti.

    Galetti said: "Head-to-head between #Arsenal and #ManchesterUnited for Ruben #Neves.

    "The midfielder could leave #Wolverhampton, but without discounts: the request remains for €40M."

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  • Justin Lawrence

    FERDY TEXT

    Rio Ferdinand has claimed that he texted Real Madrid ace Raphael Varane in a bid to get him to join Manchester United.

    The ex-United defender was Varane's idol when he was growing up.

    And in an Instagram Q&A with Ferdinand, a fan asked him if he could use that to sway Varane United's way.

    To which Ferdinand replied: "Already have done. Agent Ferdy."

    The Red Devils are said to be tabling a £50million bid for the centre-back who has allegedly verbally agreed to join the club.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    GLOVE ISLAND

    Peter Schmeichel has vowed son Kasper will be ready and waiting if Denmark's Euro 2020 semi-final against England goes to penalties.

    Manchester United legend Schmeichel was the spot-kick hero in 1992 when he saved from Marco van Basten to earn the Danes a semi-final win over the Netherlands on the way to European Championship glory.

    And he says Kasper, 34, will be just as switched on should Wednesday’s clash with England go all the way to penalties at Wembley.

    The 57-year-old said: "I am sure he would feel the same as I did – that it is yet another challenge.

    "You have to deal with that and it is part of the job you've chosen to do. You know how significant is it and how big it is but at the end of the day you can only do so much as a goalkeeper and he will be prepared for it.

    "I think one thing he will think of is the last time Denmark was in the European Championship semi-finals, Denmark did win on penalties so he can bring that into it."

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    Peter Schmeichel reckons his son Kasper will be ready if Denmark's Euro 2020 semi-final tie against England goes to penaltiesCredit: Action Images – Reuters
  • Justin Lawrence

    VARANE PLAN

    Manchester United are reportedly set to offer £75million in total to sign Raphael Varane and Eduardo Camavinga.

    The Red Devils plan to allocate £50m of that to get Varane and the other £25m to secure Camavinga's services next season, according to Marca.

    It's been claimed that Real Madrid ace Varane has already verbally agreed to join United this summer.

    But their rivals Chelsea plan to upstage them in signing Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes with a last-gasp bid for the star.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    NOT HAPPE-LING

    Jesse Lingard doesn't want to be used as a make-weight in Declan Rice's proposed move to Manchester United from West Ham.

    There have been reports that United planned to entice the Hammers with Lingard who spent last season on loan in East London.

    But Lingard reportedly isn't interested in being used in the deal, according to ESPN.

    And the Hammers previously warned the Red Devils that they only want to do a seperate cash deal for Lingard.

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    Lingard doesn't want to be used in a exchange deal for RiceCredit: Getty

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    SOUTH'S THE WAY

    Harry Maguire has thanked Gareth Southgate for his support on and off the pitch.

    The United captain went through a tumultuous time last year and revealed Southgate was with him every step of the way.

    He said: "Gareth’s support of me has been brilliant ever since I made my debut for England.

    "I wouldn’t say any specific moments, there’s numerous of them.

    "Lots of conversations, lots of texts, lots of phone calls. And then speaking to him when I’ve come into camp he’s always there to help."

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    Maguire thanked Southgate for his support throughout his England careerCredit: PA

     

     

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    KOUND DEAL

    Manchester United are reportedly considering a transfer deal for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde as an alternative to Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.

    With Varane's Madrid future up in the air, Kounde could be the ideal Plan B for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Caught Offside.

    The Red Devils were given a boost by Varane who allegedly told the club he wants to join them this summer.

    According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Varane's eager to join United in a bid to try something new.

    They also claim that his Real Madrid departure this summer is 'inevitable'.

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    United could turn to Kounde if their pursuit of Varane falls throughCredit: Getty
  • Justin Lawrence

    ED’S UP

    Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race to prise French starlet Eduardo Camavinga away from Rennes.

    With the midfielder having just one year left on his deal at Roazhon Park, the Ligue 1 side are expected to cash in on the 18-year-old.

    The Red Devils are understood to be eyeing up an offer for the Les Bleus international, with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claiming he could be available for as little as £26million.

    It has been stated that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were making progress in their quest to lure the teenager to Old Trafford.

    But according to Get French Football News, the player’s priority is to join Paris Saint-Germain, though they are yet to make a formal bid.

  • Justin Lawrence

    PARIS SAINT POG

    Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly began talks with Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola to prise him away from Manchester United this summer.

    The French superstar is allegedly interested to Paris and the deal could happen if Raiola and PSG's talks are productive, according to French outlet Mercato.

    Pogba is in his final 12 months of his United contract and the Red Devils may cash in on the midfielder instead of letting him leave on a free next summer.

    Pogba could be on his way to PSGCredit: PA
  • William Pugh

    YAR HAVING A LAUGH

    This is the bizarre moment Ukraine captain Andriy Yarmolenko refused to let team-mate Roman Yaremchuk shake hands with Harry Maguire.

    The West Ham ace intervened as Yaremchuk offered Maguire his hand and made it impossible for him to help the England ace back to his feet.

    Maguire was sat on the floor as Yaremchuk offered to help him up.

    The Manchester United centre-back moved his hand away as the pair exchanged words.

    Yaremchuk tried again but as Maguire went to take the hand on offer, Yarmolenko stepped in.

     

  • William Pugh

    TIME TO CELEBRATE

    UK sports are set to welcome back full crowds this summer WITHOUT the need for vaccine passports, according to reports.

    The PM will announce plans to end lockdown restrictions on July 19 in a press conference this evening. And part of that is expected to permit capacity crowds inside stadiums from that date onwards.

    However, unlike in recent pilot events, The Times reports spectators will NOT need to show evidence of a double Covid-19 vaccination – unless the pandemic problems significantly worsen.

    The British Grand Prix, on July 18, has already been confirmed as another test so will have 140,000 people at Silverstone on race day.

    But other fixtures such as the Goodwood races at the end of July and England’s Test cricket series against India which starts on August 4 should see full stands.

    And football clubs across the pyramid, including in the Premier League and EFL, will follow suit when the new 2021-22 season gets underway next month. However, should England win Euro 2020, a public celebration or parade would not take place until after July 19.

    Credit: Reuters
  • William Pugh

    LOAN RANGER

    Old Trafford outcast Donny van de Beek could have a pivotal role in Manchester United’s bid to land Raphael Varane, writes PHIL THOMAS.

    United have held initial talks with Real Madrid about signing the French centre-back, who would cost around £50million.

    But Real are also keen on taking Van de Beek, 24, to the Bernabeu on a year-long loan, with a commitment to buy 12 months down the line.

    And United believe that gives them a key bargaining tool in their pursuit of Varane, who tops their list of centre-back targets.

    Varane, 28, has one more season left on his deal and can sign a pre-contract agreement in January.

    As much as the Spanish giants would love to keep him, they also do not  want to lose him on a free — especially as they are in such a cash-strapped state at the moment. 

  • William Pugh

    DEL ME IN

    Former Manchester United target Dele Alli has blamed himself for his Tottenham exile instead of criticising former manager Jose Mourinho.

    The 25-year-old started just twice under the Special One in the Premier League during the 2020-21 campaign. In the 32 top-flight outings Mourinho was in charge for prior to his dismissal, Dele played just 233 minutes of football.

    That is a stark contrast to his game time under interim head coach Ryan Mason, where he featured in 385 minutes having started the final five games of the season.

    But despite not getting a look in under the Portuguese gaffer, Dele has refused to blame Mourinho as he insisted he enjoyed working with him.

    He told Goal: “The only person I blame is myself. I should be performing at a level where it is difficult to not put me in the team or not play me.

    “I don’t blame anyone but myself. Working with Mourinho was a great experience and one I learned a lot from.”

    Credit: EPA
  • William Pugh

    CAPTAIN HARRY IS MAGIC

    Gareth Southgate is delighted to have seen Manchester United ace Harry Maguire rise from the ashes after the lowest point of his career last year.

    The England centre-back retained the manager's faith even after the United skipper was sent off against Denmark last October.

    It came just weeks after the former Leicester man was convicted of assault by a Greek court. But he is shining for his country this summer – with England yet to concede and the 28-year-old getting on the scoresheet himself against Ukraine.

    Southgate said: “We’re in touch with the players quite a lot when they’re not with us – as much as we can. I try to respect clubs and not interfere but there are obvious times when things have happened and they need more support.

    “The beginning of this season was very difficult for Harry on a number of fronts. So it’s brilliant to see how he has emerged with so much more confidence as a leader. You can see that within the group.

    “Being captain of Manchester United is a massive challenge, a massive responsibility but it’s brought a lot more out of him. You can see he’s more confident in himself and has gone on to another level not just on his game but on his maturity.”

  • William Pugh

    ING THE MONEY

    Danny Ings has reportedly rejected a lucrative contract from Southampton to put a number of clubs on red alert.

    The 28-year-old is understood to have no intention of extending his stay at St Mary's with his current deal set to expire in 2022.

    According to The Athletic, the Saints offered the England international a four-year contract to make him the best-paid player in their history.

    But Ings has turned it down it his quest to join a top Premier League side, and is willing to wait until next year to depart the south coast outfit.

    The contract remains on the table for the former Liverpool man, with Southampton content for him to see out his deal.

    Ings refused to rule out a move out in May with Manchester United and rivals City heavily linked.

  • William Pugh

    SHAWBERTO CARLOS

    England star Luke Shaw has once again been compared to legendary left-back Roberto Carlos.

    The Manchester United ace has been in scintillating form for his club side and has carried that through into Euro 2020 for the Three Lions.

    He has been superb at both ends of the pitch – helping England keep a clean sheet in every game they have played and also chipping in with assists.

    And footage from St George's Park this morning show his team-mates appreciate his contributions.

    Declan Rice is heard calling him 'Roberto Shaw' before Harry Kane chips in with 'Shawberto'.

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