6pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Reguilon BID, Bale targeted as Sancho STALLS, Mbappe ‘LEAVING PSG’, Greenwood latest – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are about to bid for Sergio Reguilon after being impressed by the Real Madrid star in their Europa League defeat to Sevilla, according to reports.

And the Red Devils are said to be considering a move for Gareth Bale if a deal cannot be agreed for Jadon Sancho.

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  • REG-ULAR ORDER

    Man Utd are 'very close' to making their first formal bid for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.

    According to thepeoplesperson, talks between the two clubs have intensified over the last day.

    Real loaned the 23-year-old to Sevilla last season, but he is not returning there this season.

    Los Blancos have quoted £23million for United to land the left-back.

  • NOT IN THE PICTURE

    Man Utd gave another huge hint Chris Smalling is off to Roma permanently as he sat out their new-season photoshoots – while reportedly training alone.

    The former England centre-back, 30, a Serie A loan star last season, is tipped to move before United's Premier League opener at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

    The final hurdle appears to be Roma trying to negotiate down United's valuation of £15-20milion.

    Smalling missed training last Tuesday and Wednesday as he discussed his future.

    Then from Thursday he is said to have trained away from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-team squad and done gymwork.

  • SAN STORM

    Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has revealed Jadon Sancho will be staying at the club to deal Manchester United a major blow in their quest to sign him.

    According to the BBC, the Bundesliga outfit do not believe the winger will be leaving this window, despite personal terms said to have been agreed with United.

    And Favre has now stated that Sancho is going nowhere as he spoke of his joy that he will be remaining a part of his squad.

    He told Keystone-SDA via the Daily Mail: “We need him, no question. Everyone was happy that he stayed.

    “We don't need to talk long about its qualities – they are enormous

    “He scores and sets up a lot of goals and can often make all the difference.

    “But there are some details that Sancho needs to improve. That is quite normal for a 20-year-old.”

  • GONE PER-SHAPED

    Man Utd are threatening to walk away from a deal to land Jadon Sancho and target Ivan Perisic instead, according to reports.

    Borussia Dortmund are refusing to budge on their £108million asking price despite claims Sancho is keen to make the switch to Old Trafford.

    The Red Devils are reluctant to fork out such a fee amidst the ongoing financial crisis in football due to the pandemic.

    With just three weeks to go until the transfer deadline, United are not willing to risk putting all their eggs in one basket.

    And the Telegraph write how they have started to pursue other targets, with Perisic an option.

  • DOMINATION

    Gary Neville claims Manchester United and Chelsea have no chance of winning the title as long as Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola remain in the Premier League.

    Hetold The Mirror: “The one thing I can guarantee you is that United will win again.

    “That might not be this year or next year, but it will be amazing when they win again, and the longer it builds up, the greater the actual feeling is when you do it.

    “It will be, maybe, when Klopp and Guardiola leave Liverpool and City – hopefully in the next couple of years!

    “That will be the chance, as they’re two outstanding managers who have built really good teams, but they’ll leave in the next one, two or three years.

    “That will be the point when United can come back in and capitalise – I’m sure Chelsea are thinking that way as well.”

  • SERG SOLUTION

    Man Utdare “nearing” a £23million swoop on Sergio Reguilon – but they are fighting Real Madrid over a buy-back clause, according to reports.

    Talks are ongoing between the two clubs over the defender moving to Old Trafford but this is reportedly the major stumbling block.

    Marca report that the Manchester club want to buy him outright with no strings attached from Real Madrid.

    But the La Liga champions are hoping to have a buyback option after one or two seasons in case the full-back blossoms in the Premier League.

    Reguilon has impressed after a tremendous season on loan at Sevilla and has been closely linked with the Red Devils all season.

    Madrid are reportedly open to him moving away due to Marcelo and Ferland Mendy being ahead of him in the pecking order.

  • ULI'S UNHAPPY

    Thiago did a U-turn over staying at Bayern Munich, according to reports.

    Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness suggested the midfielder has agreed a contract with either Manchester United or Liverpool.

    The 68-year-old said: “We offered him a great contract but in the last minute he changed his mind.

    “He probably has an agreement on personal terms with Liverpool or Man Utd, or with both.”

  • DON 'EM GOOD AND PROPER

    United fans are loving this bit of skill from Donny van de Beek in their pre-season friendly at Aston Villa.

    A lovely little turn in a tight space, that.

  • RIP BUTCH

    Today would have been former United and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins' 64th birthday.

    Nobody in football has a bad word to say about Mr Nice Guy.

    Not least this caller to talkSPORT after Ray died in 2018, who told this extraordinary story about his generosity..

    Here's to you, Butch.

  • UNITED UNDONE

    Ollie Watkins scored a bullet header to stun Manchester United in their pre-season defeat – and footage of the stunning header has emerged on the web for the first time.

    Villa's record £28million signing connected with Trezeguet's 16th-minute cross perfectly.

    And while the man himself opted for a low-key celebration, United players looked gutted to have conceded a pretty simply goal before the season proper.

    Dean Smith's side went onto win the behind-closed-doors friendly 1-0.

  • STAYING PUT

    Borussia Dortmund are “increasingly confident” of keeping Jadon Sancho this season, according to reports.

    The German club have played hardball with Manchester United over a transfer fee for the England international, 20.

    Sancho has been valued at £108million, and according to BBC Sport, the club are confident of keeping the former Manchester City winger.

    Dortmund have a cup match at Duisburg tonight and there have been rumours that Sancho will be left out of the game.

    Ivan Perisic and Gareth Bale are both being considered as alternatives for Sancho.

  • HAD ME IN CREASES

    Marcus Rashford has hailed fast bowling pal Jofra Archer, after he nutmegged England captain Eoin Morgan during last night's ODI against Australia.

    The hilarious footage was shared by the seam bowler after he kicked the white cricket ball through his skipper's pins.

    Morgan, 34, turned his head towards the sky immediately after the ball went through his legs.

    Archer said on Twitter: “Best part of the night for me… close em skip, what you recon @MarcusRashford?”

    Rashford replied: “My brother… so great to see you happy doing what you’re doing. And you’re DOING it.”

  • MORE ANDROS ON BALE

    “And then after all that, he's still not playing, he's still getting abuse…

    “So I fully don't blame him for the way he's acting now.

    “I would like to see Gareth Bale back in the Premier League.

    “I think he's only 30, 31 so he's still got many years to offer, and he is a world class talent so it'd be great to see him getting back to what he does best.”

  • I BACK BALE

    Andros Townsend has backed United target Gareth Bale in his club vs player battle at Real Madrid.

    The Crystal Palace winger told the ITV Football Football Show podcast: “I think Gareth Bale is a special case.

    “Normally I wouldn't agree with the antics of Gareth Bale – what he was doing in the stands, or playing golf, or potentially trying to annoy his employers.

    “But what Gareth Bale has done for that football club – the goals in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, the two goals against Liverpool, effectively winning them that Champions League – he deserves a statue!

    “But instead he's abused by the fans, by the media, by the club.

    “And after that, I think he agreed a move to China, and at the eleventh hour he got a call, no, you're not going, we want you back here.”

  • MORE ON REGUILON

    The 23-year-old is currently at Valdebebas, where he is recovering from an ankle sprain he picked up on international duty last week.

    The main difficulty for United is that Real Madrid reportedly want to insert an obligatory buy back clause into the deal, which United would have to agree to if Los Blancos wanted to trigger it in the future.

    The decision for United remains that if they buy Reguilon and develop him into a top left-back and Real come calling – they would have to sell.

    Is that something that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would want to agree to?

    Real have quoted a price of around £23million for the defender.

  • PRICE SERG

    Manchester United are stepping up their pursuit of Sergio Reguilon, according to reports.

    According to Marca, they are “in talks” with Real Madrid to sign the left-back.

    Real loaned the 23-year-old to Sevilla last season, but he is not returning there this season.

    Los Blancos have quoted £23million for United to land the Spain left-back.

  • DOESN'T ADD UP

    Manchester United have spent an incredible £209million in the last five years to fund the Glazers’ ownership.

    Football finance expert Swiss Ramble has revealed the extent of the last decade’s spending on the family’s ownership structure.

    In the last five years it has amounted to £120million spent on interest and £89m on dividends.

    United have spent £488m on interest, £251m on debt repayments and £99m on dividends.

    The staggering sums reveal the style of ownership the Glazers have brought to Old Trafford since taking over in 2005.

  • 'ORT TO START

    Jadon Sancho is due to play for Borussia Dortmund against Duisburg tonight, but there are rumours he won't be picked.

    Former Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Swindon striker Jan Aage Fjortoft claims the winger won't be involved.

    He cites rumours in England for the manoeuvre but it would be a significant twist in the transfer saga that has dragged on for months.

    United are reluctant to pay the £108million fee set by the German club for the star winger.

    But Sancho reportedly wants the transfer to happen this summer.

  • PERI-SCOPE

    Manchester United are threatening to walk away from a deal to land Jadon Sancho and target Ivan Perisic instead, according to reports.

    Borussia Dortmund are refusing to budge on their £108million asking price despite claims Sancho is keen to make the switch to Old Trafford.

    The Red Devils are reluctant to fork out such a fee amidst the ongoing financial crisis in football due to the pandemic.

    With just three weeks to go until the transfer deadline, United are not willing to risk putting all their eggs in one basket.

    And the Telegraph claim they have started to pursue other targets, with Perisic an option.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to land a wide attacking player before the October 5 deadline.

  • MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to move Brandon Williams to right-back, which is why he is still looking for a back-up left-back for Luke Shaw.

    Castles added: “We told you some time ago Manchester United were in the market for another full-back, that they were prepared to sign either a left-back or a right-back, preference being for a left-back, but if the player was of sufficient quality of the options available to them, they would take a right-back, a younger one on that side.

    “If they take a left-back, the idea is to move Brandon Williams from back-up up to Luke Shaw into back-up for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and allow him to develop over there.”

  • NO GO DIOGO

    Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot reportedly wants to call time on his career at Old Trafford.

    But transfer guru Duncan Castles reckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unwilling to let the wantaway full-back leave the club.

    Castles told the Transfer Window Podcast: “Diogo Dalot, the young Portuguese under-21 international, who has essentially been relegated to third-choice right-back in the planning Solskjaer is making for the coming season.

    “Wan-Bissaka obviously has that position nailed down.

    “I can tell you that Dalot's not happy with his situation at United and is keen to leave, however he doesn't have permission from the club to leave.

    “You would think a loan deal would be a viable solution here, a loan with an option to buy in a year's time, allow a player who was extremely highly-rated when he came to the club, picked out of Porto with a limited amount of experience because of the quality of his performances at Porto, [to leave].”

  • RAIDING THE COFFERS

    Football finance boffin Swiss Ramble has revealed that United are bottom of the Premier League table when it comes to owner generosity.

    While several proprietors of Premier League clubs pour millions into their teams, the Glazers have done quite the opposite.

    As Swiss Ramble points out, Chelsea have had £440million invested into the club by Roman Abramovich, which is quite the stark contrast to the £89m the Glazers have taken from United over the past five years.

  • POTENTIAL XI

    Manchester United could add Kylian Mbappe to their star-studded XI after the forward's stunning revelation.

    The Frenchman has reportedly shocked Paris Saint-Germain chiefs after informing them he wants to leave the club next summer.

    With just two years left on his deal, PSG will almost certainly let him go or risk losing the World Cup star for nothing.

    And despite a whopping £300million asking price, it will spark a transfer scramble between the two Manchester clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

    United will be at the front of the queue and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to be a huge admirer of the 21-year-old.

    And so it could be that United fans will get to see one of football's best players line up at Old Trafford.

  • IN FOR THE KYL

    Kylian Mbappe will spark a £400MILLION battle between the Manchester giants, Liverpool and Real Madrid.

    The French superstar, 21, is understood to have given Paris Saint-Germain notice that he intends to leave at the end of this season.

    With two years left on his contract by then, PSG will expect to get £300m for him should they chose not to stand in the way.

    Mbappe is already on £15m a year and will expect to see that huge salary rise by another £5m when he moves.

    Any club that plans to sign him will want his signature on a five-year deal.

    That will mean a total of £100m in wages plus almost double the £165m PSG paid Monaco for him in 2018.

  • NO LAUGHING MATTER

    Mason Greenwood is sweating on his place for Manchester United’s Premier League opener on Saturday.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans further talks with his young forward when he gets his full squad back together at Carrington on Monday.

    Greenwood, 18, is in hot water for a second time in the space of a week after pictures emerged of him inhaling nitrous oxide – or “party gas”.

    The latest storm came just days after he was sent home from the England camp for breaching coronavirus quarantine rules.

    United told him to train on his own for a few days on his return despite the fact his Covid test had come back clear.

    However he was due to return to the fold today with Solskjaer set to reassemble his full squad.

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