Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Griezmann summer bid, Messi FREE transfer wanted, £50m Martial to Inter Milan LATEST

Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Griezmann summer bid, Messi FREE transfer wanted, £50m Martial to Inter Milan LATEST

August 10, 2021

MANCHESTER UNITED are set to make a bid for Antoine Griezmann this summer with Barcelona reportedly desperate to sell players.

Even the imminent departure of Lionel Messi is unlikely to balance the books for Ronald Koeman's men, leaving Griezmann up for the chop.

The Red Devils also have an interest in Messi himself and are looking to gazump PSG at the last minute.

And what happens with that deal also has implications for Paul Pogba, who is unlikely to move to PSG if a transfer for Lionel Messi goes through.

Elsewhere Inter want a loan move for Anthony Martial to replace Romelu Lukaku – a deal Man Utd are reportedly prepared to accept if it includes a purchase clause.

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  • Etienne Fermie

    TRIPP UP

    Manchester United have ended their interest in Kieran Trippier, according to reports.

    And that could pave the way for Arsenal to make a transfer swoop.

    The Red Devils were linked with a £30million switch for the Atletico Madrid star throughout the summer as they looked to bolster their defence.

    But according to the Mirror, their interest has now cooled.

    Trippier, 30, would have provided competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.

    But Atletico's high £34m transfer fee demands and Diogo Dalot's impressive form in pre-season mean Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is content with his summer business bringing in Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tom Heaton.

    Manchester United have cooled their interest in Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier
  • Etienne Fermie

    LIN OF DUTY

    Leicester City are lining up Jesse Lingard as a potential replacement for James Maddison should the Englishman leave for Arsenal.

    Lingard is seen as an ideal replacement for Foxes ace Maddison, according to reports.

    Football.london are reporting that Arsenal still remain way off Leicester's £60million valuation of Maddison.

    But with Joe Willock set to join Newcastle United for £25m, more funds could be available to try and tempt the Foxes to part ways with the 24-year-old.

    And should Arsenal stump up the cash for creative midfielder Maddison, Man Utd's Jesse Lingard is a potential replacement.

    Lingard had a successful pre-season at Man Utd
  • Etienne Fermie

    ROM COM

    Chelsea are reportedly set to announce the £97.5million signing of ex-Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku imminently.

    The Inter Milan forward flew to Monaco on Monday to continue finalising the deal at the headquarters of his agent, Federico Pastorello.

    According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, he will soon head to London to seal the deal.

    Chelsea have agreed a club-record £97.5m fee with Inter after Lukaku hit 30 goals and won the Serie A title last season.

    Medical tests began in Milan on Monday morning after swift negotiations over personal terms.

    The 28-year-old was then spotted by reporters boarding a flight out of the Italian city, while also clutching a Blues shirt.

    When asked about his future, he is quoted as saying: "I'll send a message to the Inter fans soon."

    Ex-Man Utd star Lukaku is returning to the Premier LeagueCredit: PA:Press Association
  • Dylan Terry

    MANN UNITED

    Manchester United are interested in Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann and will make a move for the striker soon, according to reports.

    Barcelona announced Lionel Messi’s departure from the club last week but still need to sell players to balance the books.

    The Catalan club must reduce their wage bill and as one of the highest earners they are prepared to let Griezmann leave.

    The Frenchman is being chased by United, who, according to Todofichajes, plan to make a low offer given the knowledge of Barca’s need to sell.

    Griezmann, 30, is reportedly paid a gross salary of £32million a year, and getting that off the wage bill would greatly benefit Barcelona.

    The forward is believed to be keen on a departure and has asked his agent to try and force an exit from the Nou Camp.

    And after fans booed Griezmann’s arrival at the training ground following Messi’s departure he may be even more determined to make a move elsewhere.

  • Dylan Terry

    FINAL COUNTDOWN

    WE are just days away from the start of the new Premier League season… meaning the countdown to create your Dream Team is ON.

    Leicester beat Man City in the Community Shield on Saturday, giving football fans an early taster before the opening game of the season.

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  • Dylan Terry

    PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES

    Here are the fixtures for the opening weekend of the Premier League season, which gets underway on Friday.

    Friday 13 August

    Brentford vs Arsenal

    Saturday 14 August

    • Manchester United vs Leeds United
    • Burnley vs Brighton and Hove Albion
    • Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
      Everton vs Southampton
    • Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • Watford vs Aston Villa
    • Norwich City vs Liverpool

      Sunday 15 August

    • Newcastle United vs West Ham United
    • Tottenham vs Manchester City

    HARRY BACK

    Could Harry Maguire be ready to return for Manchester United's opening Premier League clash of the season against Leeds?

    The England man has lacked a pre-season due to coming back late from the Euros, but he is expected to be available for the start of the campaign.

    SANCHO READY TO GO

    Manchester United's newest signing Jadon Sancho could make his debut for the club in their Premier League opener against Leeds on Saturday.

    Red Devils fans, are you ready to see him out on the pitch? Been a long time coming.

    MAN U MISSION

    The signing of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho is a good start for United this season, but they need more quality in their squad to be title contenders.

    Varane, 28, has been granted a visa and has travelled to Manchester to complete his Red Devils move.

    The Frenchman is currently in quarantine and due to undergo his medical and sign his contract.

    The France star is exactly what United need at the heart of the defence.

    With Victor Lindelof proving to be unreliable, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to search for a long-term partner to Harry Maguire.

    United always thought they would consider talent in Spain’s top-flight for their search.

    However, few would have picked Varane, simply because it felt unlikely that he would leave Real Madrid.

    Having watched the likes of Jules Koundé at Sevilla, and Pau Torres at Villarreal, the club have undoubtedly taken the best option in the serial Champions League winner.

    Varane joins Jadon Sancho, 21, as Solskjaer’s second summer signing, but there are still question marks concerning other areas of the pitch.

    Read more here.

    • Dylan Terry

      RED RAID

      Manchester United are interested in making a shock free transfer swoop for Lionel Messi, according to reports.

      The Barcelona great, 34, made an emotional exit from the Nou Camp on Sunday.

      Despite agreeing a new contract at his boyhood club, LaLiga rules prevented the terms being signed.

      It means the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is now a free agent and open to offers.

      And according to Duncan Castles, United may put a contract on the table for Messi and his family to consider.

      It is thought the Red Devils are crunching the numbers to work out if they can afford a deal.

    • Dylan Terry

      CAM ON

      Manchester United have received a transfer boost in their pursuit of Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, according to reports.

      The 18-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but his preferred location is thought to be Paris Saint-Germain.

      However, joining the French club could be made very difficult if Lionel Messi arrives in Paris, as he is expected to in the coming days.

      Asked about potentially signing for PSG, Messi said: "It is a possibility, but as of today there is nothing agreed with anyone.

      "When the statement came out, I had many calls, various clubs were interested. But I have nothing closed yet. But we are talking.”

      If a PSG-Messi agreement can be reached, Mauricio Pochettino is expected to have to ship up to TEN players out in order to make ends meet.

      As a result, bringing in even more new faces is not likely to be on the Parisian club's agenda.

      This is bad news for Camavinga but could be a major coup for Man Utd as they chase the precocious playmaker.

    • Dylan Terry

      GORETZKA LATEST

      Manchester United are ready to add in midfield in case Paul Pogba leaves in the summer transfer window.

      According to reports in Germany, Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka is among their top targets.

      There had been interest in Goretzka earlier in the summer, but that seemed to have cooled recently.

      That’s because Bayern are said to have opened talks on a new contract for the Germany international, who is in the final year of his deal.

    • Dylan Terry

      SAN-WOAH

      Jadon Sancho trained with his Manchester United team-mates for the first time ahead of their Premier League opener against Rivals Leeds.

      The winger is in line to make his United debut against Leeds on Saturday, August 14 at Old Trafford.

      Sancho was afforded more time off after being part of Gareth Southgate's England squad which made it to the Euro 2020 final.

      The winger joined Man Utd from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund on July 23 for a whopping £73million.

    • Dylan Terry

      TARGET TONY

      Manchester United are ready to offload forward Anthony Martial.

      And Inter Milan are leading a clutch of European heavyweights for his signature, according to bookmakers Betfair.

      Anthony Martial next club – Betfair odds

      • Inter Milan – 7/4
      • Lyon – 5/1
      • Lille – 6/1
      • Borussia Dortmund – 8/1
      • Paris Saint-Germain – 12/1
      • AC Milan – 14/1
      • Tottenham – 16/1
      • Everton – 25/1
      • West Ham – 33/1
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      MANN UNITED

      Manchester United are interested in Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann and will make a move for the striker soon, according to reports.

      Barcelona announced Lionel Messi’s departure from the club last week but still need to sell players to balance the books.

      The Catalan club must reduce their wage bill and as one of the highest earners they are prepared to let Griezmann leave.

      The Frenchman is being chased by United, who, according to Todofichajes, plan to make a low offer given the knowledge of Barca’s need to sell.

      Griezmann, 30, is reportedly paid a gross salary of £32million a year, and getting that off the wage bill would greatly benefit Barcelona.

      The forward is believed to be keen on a departure and has asked his agent to try and force an exit from the Nou Camp.

      And after fans booed Griezmann’s arrival at the training ground following Messi’s departure he may be even more determined to make a move elsewhere.

      • Dylan Terry

        ON THE MART

        Anthony Martial is the man Inter Milan want to replace Chelsea-bound Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

        And if Manchester United can recoup close to the £50million they forked out six years ago, the French striker will be off to the San Siro.

        Lukaku is close to sealing a move back to his first Premier League club, two seasons after leaving Old Trafford for Italy.

        Inter hope to get Martial on loan – and although United prefer a permanent deal, they would agree as long as it included a commitment to buy.

        The two clubs have a good relationship, having previously done business for Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez.

        Martial, who earns around £200,000 a week, has three years left on his Old Trafford contract – plus a 12-month option – and is still only 25.

      • Thomas Blow

        POG OFF

        Manchester United are almost certain to keep hold of midfielder Paul Pogba this season.

        That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've drastically slashed their price on the French maestro staying at Old Trafford.

        Click here to find out the latest odds

      • Thomas Blow

        IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – SLING THE AXE

        Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe has re-joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan.

        Tuanzebe, 23, fell down the Old Trafford pecking order last season, although he did end up making 18 appearances for the Red Devils.

        In addition to sealing a move back to the Midlands, Tuanzebe has inked a new two-year deal at Old Trafford.

        The contract extension includes the option of a third year.

      • Thomas Blow

        LIN OF DUTY

        Leicester City are lining up Jesse Lingard as a potential replacement for James Maddison should the Englishman leave for Arsenal.

        Lingard is seen as an ideal replacement for Foxes ace Maddison, according to reports.

        Football London are reporting that Arsenal still remain way off Leicester's £60million valuation of Maddison.

        But with Joe Willock set to join Newcastle United for £25m, more funds could be available to try and tempt the Foxes to part ways with the 24-year-old.

        And should Arsenal stump up the cash for creative midfielder Maddison, Man Utd's Jesse Lingard is a potential replacement.

      • Thomas Blow

        AS LUK WOULD HAVE IT

        Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is undergoing his Chelsea medical today, according to reports.

        The Blues are believed to have struck a deal to sign the Belgian forward from Inter Milan for around £97.5million.

        And with Lukaku himself excited to go back to Stamford Bridge, personal terms shouldn’t be an issue.

        According to Calcio Mercato, Lukaku has begun undergoing his Chelsea medical in Italy today.

        They claim that tests are taking place at the Columbus Clinic in Milan.

        Should everything proceed as planned, Lukaku will fly to London later this week to finalise the move.

      • Thomas Blow

        UM-BELIEVABLE

        Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti skipped his side’s Joan Gamper trophy celebrations after being booed by his own fans.

        The Catalans are in crisis with six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi having left the club.

        And Barca’s fans are fuming that some of the other high-earners couldn’t be shipped out so that Messi would stay.

        Umtiti, who’s been linked with a move to Manchester United, is among those players that have remained at the club.

        And as he entered the game against Juventus, Umtiti was booed by some of his own fans.

      • Thomas Blow

        GORETZKA LATEST

        Manchester United are ready to add in midfield in case Paul Pogba leaves in the summer transfer window.

        According to reports in Germany, Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka is among their top targets.

        There had been interest in Goretzka earlier in the summer, but that seemed to have cooled recently.

        That’s because Bayern are said to have opened talks on a new contract for the Germany international, who is in the final year of his deal.

      • Thomas Blow

        UNITED FAN VIEW

        With Manchester United completing the signings of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane for a fee of around £110million, it’s been a productive summer window for the Premier League giants.

        They are now actually aiming to compete for the league title for the first time since their last triumph in 2013.

        Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been receiving the full backing from the board in the transfer window.

        And he has recently been given a contract extension, with the signs clearly being shown that the club trusts him to deliver the titles and trophies that Old Trafford has been crying out for.

        But with the major signings that Chelsea and Manchester City are looking to make, on top of the inconsistency issues at Manchester United, there are still a lot of doubts about whether the Red Devils are genuine title contenders this season.

        Here are three reasons why United should not yet be seen as league challengers…

        Click here to read Asif Norat's verdict

      • Thomas Blow

        OLE REACTION

        Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his reaction to the team's 4-0 win against Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

        Speaking to the club's official website, the manager said: "When you make changes, the games in pre-season always go this way, or most of the time go this way [intense first half, quieter second half].

        "It was about getting the minutes in, try to get the intensity, the work they’ve put in so far in pre-season has been good and we got rewarded with a few nice goals today. That was a positive.

        "We did okay fitness wise but Leeds is a different kettle of fish with the way they play.

        "Every team in the league poses a different challenge so today was about intensity and going home tonight with four goals. That gives us confidence."

      • Thomas Blow

        MARTIAL LATEST

        Anthony Martial is the man Inter Milan want to replace Chelsea-bound Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

        And if Manchester United can recoup close to the £50million they forked out six years ago, the French striker will be off to the San Siro.

        Lukaku is close to sealing a move back to his first Premier League club, two seasons after leaving Old Trafford for Italy.

        Inter hope to get Martial on loan – and although United prefer a permanent deal, they would agree as long as it included a commitment to buy.

        The two clubs have a good relationship, having previously done business for Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez.

        Martial, who earns around £200,000 a week, has three years left on his Old Trafford contract – plus a 12-month option – and is still only 25.

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