Hey reader, welcome to The Weekly Round-Up. Here you can catch a glimpse of all the news throughout the last week. Our aim is to keep you up to date with all of the news regarding Manchester United, so you don’t miss a thing.
It was a heart-wrenching week for United, as Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men lost the Europa League final against Villareal in the final match of the season.
It has been a week full of action off the field with the club’s transfer budget and targets being revealed by some reliable journalists. Here is The Weekly Round-Up:
Solskjær to land three year contract
The Telegraph have claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be backed by United hierarchy with a new three-year contract and summer signings in the transfer market.
Woodward to spearhead transfer committee
It was Telegraph reporter Mike McGrath who claimed that, Ed Woodward, despite leaving his role at the end of the year, will head a transfer committee which will conduct all of United’s buisness in the transfer market.
United to spend £150 million net
Rob Dawson from ESPN, has reported that United are aiming for a net spend in the summer between £100m and £150m. Solskjær has been told that the aim is to sign three first team players ahead of the new season, in spite of United wanting to work on options to strengthen five areas of the squad.
Solskjær to be backed with four signings
It was The Telegraph, which first revealed that Solskjær will be supported with up to four signings to bolster his squad.
They further added that Solskjær sees wide forward as a key position to strengthen and the Norwegian would also like a defender, a young central midfielder and a striker.
This was backed by Jamie Jackson from The Guardian, who further added that Pau Torres, Declan Rice, Jadon Sancho and Harry Kane are among Solskjær’s preferred targets to strengthen the above mentioned positions.
Rob Dawson has suggested that Jadon Sancho, Harry Kane, Jack Grealish, Pau Torres, Sven Botman, Raphael Varane, Declan Rice and Max Aarons are among the names being chased by United ahead of the transfer window.
The Sancho saga: Primary Target
Various reporters have suggested that Jadon Sancho is Manchester United’s primary target, when it comes to a wide forwards.
Jamie Jackson reported that, Sancho is most likely to join United among all of Solskjær’s preferred targets. He further added that United had priced the Sancho deal to €250m last summer including wages/agent fee.
The Daily Mail, confirmed that United are in talks to sign Sancho and remain the front runners. They further added that Dortmund are yet to put a price on Sancho.
Sky Sports also confirmed that United are in talks with Sancho’s representatives, and as of now, United represents the most realistic destination for the player.
They further added that personal terms and agents fee were agreed last year, so they are not expected to be a problem and Dortmund could look for £80 million to sell the England International.
Rob Dawson reported that, United view the Sancho deal as more achievable now, as Dortmund have lowered their demands. The Manchester Evening News, have also reported that this summer Dortmund want £80 million for Sancho.
United want “young” midfielder
It was again the Telegraph, who suggested that United would like to bring in a young central midfielder, who would be a player for the future rather than to immediately make an impact.
United keen on Rice
Jack Rosser from the Evening Standard, was the first to report that United have made holding midfielder a priority, ahead of the summer window. He added that United are keen to test West Ham’s resolve over Declan Rice when the transfer window opens.
Cristiano wants United
Spanish outlet, La Ser have claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo‘s priority is to return to Manchester United in the summer.
Laurie Whitwell from The Athletic, has reported that Solskjær would entertain signing Ronaldo ahead of next season, and is still in touch with his former United teammate.
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, has reported that Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent had contact with United, who would gladly welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back, but cannot afford such an expensive operation.
Oblak to follow Heaton?
United have faced an unusual battle in the goalkeeping department this season, with both keepers Dean Henderson and David De Gea vying for the number 1 shirt. Both the keepers are reportedly unlikely to accept a back-up role next season, which puts all the eyes towards Ole Gunnar Solskjær and what decision he will make.
The reliable Alan Nixon, has reported that United will make a move for Jan Oblak to solve their No 1 crisis, letting David De Gea go the other way as a makeweight in a deal. He further added that Oblak would cost in the region of 70 million.
Nixon, also said that United are open to letting De Gea to go to any top club, in an attempt to get his huge £375,000-a-week wages off their books.
In other news, Tom Heaton is set to undergo his medicals and join United in the coming weeks. He will replace the outgoing Sergio Romero and Lee Grant.
United planning bid for Trippier
Samuel Luckhurst has claimed that United have reignited their interest in Kieran Trippier, and are considering to make an official offer. Trippier have made arrangements to permanently return to England, and would relish the chance to play for United – his boyhood club.
Andy Mitten has reported that United want more competition at the right-back spot and believe they can persuade Kieran Trippier to join them. United admire Trippier’s ability of pushing up higher and running inside against low-block teams.
Lingard’s future to be decided after the Euros
It was again Jack Rosser who reported that, West Ham are keen to open discussions with United to sign Jesse Lingard permanently, a decision is expected to be made after the Euros.
Rob Dawson suggested that, United and Solskjær will soon have talks with Lingard to discuss his future.
Milan want Dalot
ESPN reporter, Rob Dawson has claimed that A.C. Milan are keen on signing Diogo Dalot permanently. The Italian outlets have remained quiet so far.
Van de Beek to hold talks
Mike McGrath have reported that, Donny Van de Beek is expected to hold talks with Solskjær before the start of the 2021/21 season to discuss where he stands in the squad.
Hannibal chooses Tunisia
Academy prospect Hannibal Mejbri has decided to represent Tunisia at senior level. Mejbri rejected calls from France to be called up to their U18 and U19 squads to join Tunisia. He was presented officially in a spectacular ceremony…
United to sent quartet on loan
MEN have reported that United are looking to secure loan moves for Ethan Galbraith, Dylan Levitt, Matej Kovar and Di’Shon Bernard next season. A decision on Garner and Mengi will likely be made after they attend the pre-season camp.
The season has finished and the transfer market is just about to begin, it will be likely that we hear more and more rumours around who United will be looking to sign ahead of the next season.