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 reliable news regarding Manchester United, so you don’t miss a thing.
While there has been no action on the field for the club, the European Championships have begun and plenty of action is going on off the field too.The transfer window has opened and United have started to make moves. There have been reliable reports suggesting that United have had a bid rejected for Jadon Sancho.
During the week, there has plenty of news on United’s pursuit of priority target Jadon Sancho. The club has also learned about the price tag of one of their targets and plenty more. Here is The Weekly Round-Up:
Henderson out, Dalot in
The Euros kicked off last weekend with plenty of United players involved. United Goalkeeper Dean Henderdon was forced to withdraw from the England squad, due to a hip injury. He returned to the club where he will be further assessed, but it is expected that he’ll be ready to take part in the pre-season camp.
Meanwhile fellow teammate Diogo Dalot was called up by Portugal as a replacement for Manchester City full back Joao Cancelo, who had to withdrew after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Sancho Saga
This week we received some huge news from reliable journalists in England and Germany, who claimed that United have had a bid rejected for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
Concrete negotiations begin, but the offer is low.
It was German Publication Bild, who first reported the news of concrete negotiations between Borussia Dortmund and United for the transfer of Jadon Sancho and added that the first intended sum of money which United were willing to pay was too low.
Shortly afterwards, Fabrizio Romano reported that United had agreed personal terms and agents fee with Jadon Sancho and his entourage and added that negotiations between the 2 clubs have started.
Later in the day, SPORT1 backed the report by BILD and added that an official offer from United was considered too low by Dortmund and hence was rejected.
United’s first bid rejected
It was the reliable Simon Stone, who was the first in England to claim that Dortmund had turned down a €78m bid from United for Jadon Sancho. Dortmund want €90+5 million.
He added that United wanted to pay the fee over five years, while Dortmund are only willing for it to extend to four.
Dortmund set Sancho deadline
Mike Mcgrath from the Telegraph reported that Dortmund have set a deadline of July 23 for a deal to be completed. He added that Dortmund are holding out for a deal starting at £77.5million before add-ons.
Sancho to get £350,000 a week
Jacob Steinberg from the Guardian, has reported that United are prepared to hand Sancho a five-year deal worth about £350,000 a week. This will make him one of the highest paid players in the Premier League.
BILD have claimed that United have agreed to pay £13m [€15.1m] per season to Jadon Sancho.
Dortmund haven’t recieved United’s bid
Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund’s local outlet have claimed that Dortmund have not recieved any offer from United.
United’s back-up plan
German Outlet SPORT1 have claimed that United have had talks with Kingsley Coman‘s representatives and are expected to bid for him if they can’t get Jadon Sancho.
Difference in valuations
ESPN have reported that Borussia Dortmund are asking for around €100m for Jadon Sancho, with the two clubs around €20m apart in their valuations. But Manchester United remain confident that the difference can be overcome.
Later in the day, Sky Sport claimed that United and Borussia Dortmund are around £11m apart in their valuation of Jadon Sancho.
Adrien Kajumba from The Daily Mail, has also reported that the clubs are around £10m apart.
Sancho pushing for a move
Laurie Whitwell from the Athletic has claimed that Jadon Sancho is pushing for a move to Manchester United. He further adds that there is less than £10M between both the clubs’ valuations for Jadon Sancho.
Dortmund are open to add-ons but want them to be realistically achievable via team success rather than individual awards. United included a ballon d’or clause in their offer, which would have triggered if Sancho finished in the top 3.
Laurie further added that United want to spread most of the fee over installments, and Dortmund have signaled a degree of flexibility in that regard.
Dortmund think Sancho deal can happen this week.
Jan Aage Fjortoft has claimed that Sancho’s camp think his move to United is a done deal and people in Dortmund think it could happen this week.
MEN have also reported that Jadon Sancho’s camp expect the winger to join United.
United yet to close the gap
German Outlet BILD have claimed that Ed Woodward has not made any attempt to close the 12 million gap between United and Dortmund in valuations of Sancho. They also added that Dortmund does not feel that an agreement on the comparatively low bonus payment or a shorter payment term could cause the Jadon Sancho deal to fail.
United in talks with Pogba’s representatives
Sky Sports reported that United have opened discussions with Paul Pogba‘s representatives over a new contract.
While speaking to journalists ahead of the Euros, Paul Pogba said that United have not made any concrete proposals for a contract extension.
While MEN, have reported that some members of Paul Pogba’s inner circle remain adamant he will not sign a new contract at United.
Meanwhile, Calciomercato in Italy are reporting that United will want at least €55/60m to let Pogba go.
De Gea to seek talks with Solskjær
Rob Dawson from ESPN has claimed that, David de Gea has yet to be informed by Solskjær about plans for the goalkeepers next season and is set to seek talks with Solskjær before the new season starts.
United offer Mata a new contract
Spanish Outlet SPORT have reported that United have offered a one-year contract to Juan Mata, which economically supposes a reduction with respect to his current wages. The club think of him as a member of the technical structure, and even as a sports director once his contract concludes in 2022.
Lee Grant offered a new contract
It was again Rob Dawson from ESPN, who claimed that United are in talks with Lee Grant over a new contract, and have offered him to extend his contract.
Milan make an offer for Dalot
Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that AC Milan has made an offer to United. Their first offer is to extend the loan of Diogo Dalot with the addition of a redemption right.
Calciomercato have reported that United are holding out for ‘no less’ than €18m for Diogo Dalot.
Pereira preparing to leave
Manchester Evening News have reported that Andreas Pereira is preparing to leave United permanently among interest from clubs in Italy and Spain.
Heaton medical successful
Fabrizio Romano has reported that Tom Heaton has undergone his United medical today (Wednesday), with an official announcement expected in July.
Trippier offer rejected
Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Atlético Madrid have rejected United’s proposal for Kieran Trippier. They want €40 million to sell Trippier.
Paul Hirst from The Times have reported that United are unwilling to meet Atletico Madrid’s present valuation for Kieran Trippier, which is in excess of £20 million. He also added that Trippier will not push for a move this summer.
Tuanzebe to go out on loan
Jonathan Shrager has claimed that Axel Tuanzebe will go out on loan for the full next season.
PSG interested in Lingard
MEN have reported that PSG are interested in Jesse Lingard, who will have talks with the club over his future when he returns to take part in the pre season.
The Summer transfer window is officially open, it will be likely that we hear more and more concrete rumours around who United will be looking to sign ahead of the next season.