8.15am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Van de Beek could join ‘soon’, Patson Daka wanted, Grealish and Sancho LATEST – The Sun

MAN UTD are reportedly back in the hunt to sign Ajax's Donny Van de Beek, with the Dutch side said to be wanting a deal done before the Premier League starts.

And the Red Devils are also keen on striker Patson Daka of Red Bull Salzburg, where Erling Haaland played before spurning their advances for Dortmund.

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  • GOOD MORNING, MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United are finally ready to make their move in the transfer market as they target Ajax's Donny van de Beek. 

    The midfielder was left out of the squad to face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday afternoon. 

    His manager Erik ten Hag then confirmed it was because there are “developments” over his future. 

    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a huge fan and is pushing for a deal to be finalised sooner than later. 

    Van de Beek's arrival could see Fred leave the club with Galatasaray ready to make their move. 

    The club are also weighing up a move for Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka.

    Daka, 21, scored 24 goals in 31 league games as Salzburg won the Austrian title for the seventh year in a row, despite selling star striker Erling Haaland in January.

    The young star would not be cheap, with a fee of £20million plus, as he signed a new contract last year that runs until 2024.

    Meanwhile Harry Maguire insists his ongoing Greece court case will not affect his performances on the field. 

    SunSport exclusively revealed how he will not meet up with his team-mates next week with Solskjaer giving him an extended break. 

  • MOB-BUSTERS

    Harry Maguire was arrested by top undercover cops drafted in from mainland Greece to target organised crime on Mykonos.

    The detectives were on the holiday island to monitor drug dealing and protection rackets when they were called in to help detain the England ace.

    It emerged on Saturday they were specially trained in anti-corruption and bribery — an accusation levelled at the Man United skipper, 27.

    Maguire feared he was being kidnapped when the plain clothes men pounced. It followed a row sparked when Harry’s pals said two Albanians had injected his sister Daisy, 20, with a drug as they waited for a minibus in the Fabrika area.

    The police, we can reveal, were among a team of 120 sent in to grapple with the seedier side of Mykonos, dubbed the “new Ibiza”.

  • THE DON

    Manchester United are “monitoring” the situation of Ajax's Donny van de Beek.

    The midfielder was left out of the team today and manager Erik ten Hag confirmed there were “developments” regarding his future.

    And now journalist Simon Peach believes the Red Devils are ready to make their move.

    He wrote on Twitter: “mufc monitoring Donny van de Beek situation. Unlike some speculation this summer, this isn’t complete cloud cuckoo land.”

  • FRED ALERT

    Manchester United are bracing themselves for a Galatasaray bid for Fred, according to reports.

    The Turkish giants are reportedly preparing a loan deal with an option to buy.

    Brazilian midfielder Fred did not feature as much after United signed Bruno Fernandes in January.

    And with Paul Pogba also welcome back into the fold, the Turks will try and swoop for the 27-year-old, according to Turkish outlet Fotomac.

    Fatih Terim's side are in desperate need of a midfielder after Southampton's Mario Lemina and Fulham's Jean Michael Seri returned to their clubs following loan spells with the Istanbul side.

  • BEE BYE

    Manchester United target Donny van de Beek was left out of Ajax's squad today because of transfer interest in the midfielder.

    The Dutch side's manager Erik ten Hag confirmed there were “developments” which meant he left the 23-year-old out of his team to play Eintracht Frankfurt this afternoon.

    Barcelona and Real Madrid are also keen on the Dutch star and it now seems certain Van de Beek will leave Ajax this summer.

    Speaking ahead of today's match, Ten Hag said: “There are indeed developments that prevent him from being in the selection.

    “We are looking at how that will end.”

  • SERG AHEAD

    Manchester United are plotting a swoop for Real Madrid outcast Sergio Reguilon, according to reports.

    The Spanish left-back is free to leave the Bernabeu this summer after a season-long loan at Sevilla – where he helped Julen Lopetegui's side to Europa League glory.

    Marca reports United are ready to take advantage of Reguilon's situation.

    He sits behind Ferland Mendy and Marcelo in boss Zinedine Zidane's pecking order.

  • BEEK ON?

    Manchester United have reportedly made contact with Ajax to discuss a move for Donny van de Beek.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have long been linked with the 23-year-old midfielder.

    But Sport reports contact has been initiated ahead of a deal.

    There is some talk Barcelona could be a potential destination also, with Ronald Koeman leaving his job as Holland coach to move to the Nou Camp.

  • SCORE DRAW

    Manchester United's Under-23s took on Huddersfield Town today.

    The Red Devils' young guns secured a 3-3 draw in an entertaining pre-season game.

    Mark Help opened the scoring before Anthony Elanga doubled the lead away from home.

    But Huddersfield smashed three in a row to mount an incredible comeback before a late equaliser through Hannibal Mejbri spared United's blushes.

  • HUDD IT ALL

    Manchester United have waved goodbye to goalkeeper Joel Pereira.

    The 24-year-old will join Huddersfield on loan for the 2020/21 campaign.

  • SANCH-GO

    Darren Fletcher reckons Jadon Sancho “ticks all the boxes” for Manchester United.

    The Borussia Dortmund star is still Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's top target – but a summer switch looks increasingly unlikely.

    In the Metro, Fletcher said: “At his young age, to be doing what he's doing at that level of football is fantastic and there's no doubt that he's got a bright future in the game.

    “It's clearly a position that Manchester United, I feel, have needed for a number of years now, somebody who naturally wants to play off that right-hand side.

    “So, I think that it ticks all the boxes in that respect but – at the same time – these transfers are very, very difficult.”

  • HELPING HEND

    Watch out David De Gea, Jordan Henderson is back in town.

  • 'COVERS ALL DEMANDS'

    Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan is looking forward to working with United loanee Pereira.

    He said: “Joel Pereira is a player that covers all the demands we have from our goalkeepers.

    “In terms of his reflexes, domination of the box, covering spaces and distribution of the play – all of these abilities are something that aren't easy to find in a keeper.

    “For me, it's a very positive from reaction from the club, in terms of getting a replacement from Ryan Schofield's injury.

    “We are looking forward to working with players with potential that allow us to grow as a club.”

  • DONE DEAL

    Huddersfield have signed goalkeeper Joel Castro Pereira on loan from Manchester United.

    Since moving to Old Trafford in 2012, he has been shipped out on loan in England, Portugal and Scotland.

    And now the 6'5″ shot-stopper will try his luck between the sticks for Huddersfield.

  • SET TO DEP-ART

    Ex-Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has issued a come get me plea amid Everton and Barcelona interest.

    The Dutchman was integral in Lyon's charge to last season's Champions League semi-final and his form has attracted some of Europe's biggest clubs.

    He has cast doubt over his long term future with the club saying he is not sure if he will complete the season with the Ligue 1 side.

    Depay said: “I do not see the future, I do not know if I will do the full season here.

    “I have been here for four years, I became captain.

    “After you have to look at your career, there is no Champions League. At the moment I don’t know.

    “I’m really happy to have scored three goals today.

    “It wasn’t the best game I’ve played but we start the season with three points, and that’s the most important thing.”

  • FRED ALERT

    United are bracing themselves for a Galatasaray bid for Fred, according to reports.

    The Turkish giants are reportedly preparing a loan deal with an option to buy.

    Brazilian midfielder Fred did not feature as much after United signed Bruno Fernandes in January.

    And with Paul Pogba also welcome back into the fold, the Turks will try and swoop for the 27-year-old, according to Turkish outlet Fotomac.

  • REDDY TO RUMBLE?

    Here's how the start of Manchester United's season is looking…

  • WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT?

    Louis van Gaal has revealed the promises Ed Woodward and the Glazers made him before he took charge of the club.

    He told FourFourTwo: “I met with them in Brussels – clubs often organise talks in foreign cities so clubs can't track them down easily.

    “The Glazers and Ed Woodward were there – they asked me about everything, including my vision and how I want to organise things, and said they would meet my needs for new players.

    “I inherited an old team that hadn't been refreshed for some time, and wanted to rejuvenate the squad with players who would bring the same kind of quality.

    “But to get the ones I wanted proved very difficult.”

  • GREAL DEAL

    Manchester United are reportedly still chasing £75million-rated Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could offer various players to Villa as part of the transfer deal.

    According to MailOnline, goakeeper Dean Henderson, who has only just signed a new five-year deal at Old Trafford, is one player who could move the other way.

    But that will only be on loan, with Solskjaer expecting him to eventually succeed David De Gea at United.

    Fellow custodian Sergio Romero and out-of-favour left-back Diogo Dalot are two other players who could be involved in the Grealish deal.

  • RED ALERT

    Manchester United have not made any signings yet this summer.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea have already snapped up Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Xavier Mbuyamba.

    And some of the United fans are starting to lose their patience with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer…

  • WHAT A DON

    The Red Devils have made contact over a move for Ajax star Donny van de Beek, according to Sport.

    Tottenham have also made their move for the 23-year-old – who has been valued by his club at £49m.

    However, Van de Beek reportedly has his sights set on joining Barcelona and is holding out to see what happens with Lionel Messi's future.

    Van de Beek has been a huge hit for Ajax, scoring eight goals and making five assists in 23 league games last season.

  • OH MY ROD

    United are plotting a move for Swansea City star Joe Rodon, according to Wales Online.

    The Swans value the promising 22-year-old at around £20million.

    Speaking about Rodon's potential, former Wales international Nathan Blake said: “I think he's a really talented boy.

    “He's got good game understanding, knowledge. I like him because he's always aggressive but knows how to play with that aggression.”

  • ON YOUR MARTS…

    Wes Brown has tipped Anthony Martial to win United's Player of the Year award – ahead of Bruno Fernandes.

    The French star chipped in with 23 goals and made six assists for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side last term.

    United legend Brown told MUTV: “It's going to be tough, but I'm probably just going to go with Anthony Martial.

    “I thought he stepped up this season and I love it when he smiles because that means he's scoring!

    “We need to see more of that.

    “If Bruno had maybe got here a bit earlier, it would 100 per cent have been him. I'll stick with my guns and say Anthony Martial.”

  • SANDR-NO

    Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow after Sandro Tonali agreed to join AC Milan, according to Brescia owner Massimo Cellino.

    The Italian midfielder, 20, is regarded as one of the hottest young talents in Europe after a strong season in Serie A.

    On Friday, Man Utd were claimed to have made a move for the £31m-rated star to bolster their midfield ranks.

    But Brescia owner – and Leeds chairman – Cellino has confirmed Tonali is heading to Milan, according to Sky Sports Italia.

  • POWER SERG

    Manchester United are interested in signing Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilon, according to reports.

    The left-back was instrumental in Sevilla's Europa League victory over the Red Devils during his loan spell there and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have been impressed.

    With Chelsea now having signed Ben Chilwell, Marca reports that Man Utd and Tottenham are keen to bring in Reguilon, who would cost between £18m and £22.5m.

  • MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United have reportedly contacted Brescia over signing £31million-rated star Sandro Tonali, but the player is set to join Inter Milan.

    Corriere dello Sport claim United have already held talks with Brescia regarding a potential deal for Tonali.

    But the Italian international is close to finalising a transfer to Antonio Conte’s Inter on an initial loan, with the club having an obligation to buy him for £31.3m next summer.

    Meanwhile, Aston Villa are reportedly looking at Red Devils pair Diego Dalot and Sergio Romero.

    United are known to be willing to part ways with the pair as they look to fund a move to sign Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.

    In other news, United have reportedly set their sights on Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.

    According to the Mirror, Chelsea’s swoop for Ben Chilwell has convinced United to ramp up their interest in Reguilon.

    And finally, Turkish club Galatasaray have reportedly expressed their interest in Fred.

    The Brazilian midfielder has fallen down the pecking order behind the likes of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

    According to Fotomac, Galatasaray are keen on taking the star on a permanent basis but won't rule out the possibility of a loan move.

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