United close to agreeing terms with Varane | The Weekly Round-Up

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.

This week marked the end of the European Championships and Copa America. On club level, Preseason training is underway and United will face Derby County on the 18th July.

During the week, United are expected to announce the signing of Jadon Sancho, and are close to agree personal terms with Raphael Varane. Here is The Weekly Round-Up:

United appoint Eric Ramsay

Highly rated coach Eric Ramsay has joined United’s first team coaching set-up, where he’ll work one one one with players and also take charge of the much criticized set plays. Ramsay was in charge of the Chelsea Under 23’s, before agreeing to move to United.

Rashford to undergo surgery

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Marcus Rashford of England looks dejected after the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between England and Scotland at Wembley Stadium on June 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga – Pool/Getty Images)

James Ducker from the Telegraph has reported that Marcus Rashford has decided to push ahead with surgery on a long-standing shoulder injury, after undergoing scans on Tuesday and could be out until October. This was backed by other reliable reporters as well.

Although, Rashford would like the surgery to take place immediately, it is unlikely to happen until the end of the month.

Transfer News

Sancho completes United medical

Various reliable outlets have confirmed that Jadon Sancho has had a medical ahead of his £73 million move to Manchester United.

BBC have reported that Sancho was driven into United’s Carrington training complex on Tuesday and was later pictured leaving.

United are expected to formally announce Sancho’s arrival later this week.

The Varane saga:

United close to agreeing terms

Manchester Evening News have claimed that United are not ‘far-off’ from agreeing personal terms with Raphael Varane and hope to conclude the deal in the next few weeks.

They further add that Varane’s preference is to head straight to Manchester following his holiday, rather than have to return to Real Madrid for any pre-season training. Although the negotiations are slow, there is confidence that Varane will join United this summer.

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Seth has also said that United are still talking to Raphael Varane’s representatives over personal terms and once they’re agreed, they will talk to Real Madrid to discuss a fee. Varane is open to a move but United are still cautious as they don’t want a ‘Ramos 2015′ repeat.

Simon Stone from the BBC, also backed these claims suggesting that United have spoken to Varane’s representatives and Real Madrid, with the player open to move to United.

Madrid hope to get response next week

Spanish Outlet Mundo Deportivo has suggested that Varane has not responded to Madrid’s contract renewal offer, but he feels that the money offered is insufficient. Madrid are hoping to get a response from Varane, when he returns from holidays next week. They further add that Madrid know United are interested and are ready to listen to offers starting from €50m.

United back in direct contact

Fabrizio Romano has reported that United are now back in direct contact with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane and will make a bid once they understand Real’s final position.

Madrid could accept £40m-£45m

Laurie Whitwell has reported that United are in talks for Raphael Varane, and are aware that the defender is open to join them. Varane’s agents have informed Florentino Perez of his desire to seek a fresh challenge.

There is a theory that Madrid will accept a bid of £40m-£45m as the Transfer deadline gets closer.

Pogba to make a decision this week

Telefoot journalist Julien Maynard has claimed that Paul Pogba, who is targeted by PSG will make a decision on his future this week.

RMC journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi has reported that Paul Pogba is more and more open to join PSG and there is contact between club and player.

Julien Laurens from ESPN, have backed these claims and have suggested that Pogba has yet to discuss a new deal at United formally and is interested in the project on offer at PSG, who are considering a move for the Frenchman.

Laurie Whitwell from the Athletic has reported that United want Pogba to commit to them for longer, with negotiations expected to continue into the new season,

Camavinga’s future could depend on Pogba

Laurie Whitwell has reported that United have held tentative talks for Camavinga, but Rennes are dismissing lat weeks suggestions that a deal could be done for €30m, insisting they would only talk for €10m more.

Laurie further added that PSG are also keen, but they have also enquired about Paul Pogba and some believe they could be holding off on Camavinga for that.

Roma interested in Telles:

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Roma are interested in taking Alex Telles on loan, but United have no intention to loan the left back. Italian Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio also reported that Roma would like to sign Telles on loan.

United want £2 million for Williams

It was again Laurie Whitwell, who claimed that United have placed the fee for borrowing Brandon Williams at £2 million and that is causing some consternation at Southampton. Hasenhuttl wants Williams, but Southampton are pushing to get the price down.

Alex Crook of talkSPORT has also reported that Southampton’s move for Williams is not looking likely at this stage.

West Ham cannot afford Lingard

The Athletic have reported that West Ham cannot afford the proposed £30 million fee for Jesse Lingard. There are some in United hierarchy who feel a new deal would protect his transfer value. However, people on the football side of United, are said to feel the time is right to sell Lingard who deserves to be featuring every week somewhere.

WSL Updates

The Athletic have reported that United’s search for a new manager is advanced and an appointment may come within days. Some whispers suggest that former Birmingham City and Orlando Pride manager, Mark Skinner has been under consideration.

Athletic also reported that United have agreed a fee of £50k with Chelsea for the transfer of Lauren James. The deal will see a Chelsea player join United. James has already completed her medicals and is expecting the transfer to be completed in the next 48 hours.

The Athletic also revealed that United’s players were planning a preseason strike, before they decided to approach the PFA. The players had to fight to get their accommodation wages raised and were unhappy with the Carrington Pitch which was facing drainage issues. They were promised last seaason, that new pitches would be laid, but when some players returned for Individual training last week, they were disappointed to see the old pitch.

United have committed £8 million to improve the pitches as well as other facilities at Carrington.

Tahith Chong joins Birmingham City

United have announced that Dutch Winger Tahith Chong will join Birmingham City on a season long loan.

The Summer transfer window is now in it’s full flow. It will be likely that we hear more and more concrete rumors around who United will be looking to sign ahead of the next season. It is also very likely that we hear some official announcements this week.

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