Man Utd £90m Kane bid EXCLUSIVE, Glazer family 'could SELL for £4bn', Haaland will STAY at Dortmund – transfer news live

MANCHESTER UNITED are plotting a £90m transfer bid for England captain Harry Kane, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

Owners the Glazer family are unwilling to sell the club but are desperate to appease angry fans following furious protests outside Old Trafford on Sunday, which saw the Liverpool game postponed.

Meanwhile Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl has dealt a blow to Man Utd by claiming striker Erling Haaland will be staying in Germany next year.

The Norwegian superstar has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and the Premier League, but Kehl claims Haaland is going nowhere this close season.

Get all the latest Man Utd news, updates and transfer gossip here…

  • Thomas Blow

    PLAYER OF THE MONTH

    United's Player of the Month for April was Edinson Cavani.

    The Uruguayan striker scored five goals for the Red Devils, despite making just four starts.

    And here's why the fans voted for him…

  • Thomas Blow

    LOUIS LOSES OUT

    Louis van Gaal has revealed the TEN Manchester United transfer targets he missed out on – including Neymar and Robert Lewandowski.

    He told FourFourTwo: "I wanted Robert Lewandowski but when this proved difficult I tried to get Gonzalo Higuain instead.

    "Before I had arrived, I also spoke with the board about Neymar. If you are at United, you have to think big.

    "He was also interesting for the club in terms of selling shirts, and I wanted to have quick wingers. For that reason, I also tried to get Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez.

    "Thomas Muller was on my wish list, too, and in central midfield I wanted N’Golo Kante.

    "I even tried to sign James Milner, who was already quite old but very multi-functional and possessed leadership skills.

    "For the defence, I wanted Sergio Ramos and Mats Hummels, because ours wasn’t the strongest in building from the back.

    "Those were my top targets, but we couldn’t get any of them. I don’t know why, because as the manager I wasn’t involved in any negotiations.

    "After I left, players like Mahrez and Kante ended up at Manchester City and Chelsea, while United couldn’t get them. I found that very odd."

  • Thomas Blow

    GLAZED OVER

    Avram Glazer refused to apologise for the European Super League farce.

    The American owner was tracked down in his home town in Palm Beach, Florida.

    But he had nothing to say to when confronted by a Sky News reporter.

    Glazer was asked whether he had anything to say to Man Utd fans and if it was time to sell the club.

    But he had no response to the questions as he walked through a street in Florida.

    The Man Utd co-owner was also asked whether fans were 'just customers' to him.

    But once again he ignored the line of questioning and jumped into his car before driving away.

    It comes after Man Utd's clash with Liverpool on Sunday was called off amid furious fan protests.

    Man Utd owner Avram Glazer refuses to apologise over Super League after being confronted in Florida

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    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United supporters are preparing further protests against the Glazers in the coming weeks after last weekend's demonstrations before the Liverpool clash.

    According to Manchester Evening News, fans could use the Red Devils' final three home games as a stage for more demonstrations.

    The Manchester giants are scheduled to host Leicester and Fulham on May 12 and 19 respectively.

    There are similar plans for the postponed derby against Liverpool, which has yet to be rescheduled.

    United supporters have also announced their intention to boycott companies who sponsor the club.

    Hostilities towards the Glazer family, the club's owners, have been growing ever since their failed effort to form the controversial European Super League along with 11 other elite clubs, which led to a heated protest at Old Trafford and The Lowry Hotel.

    Fans have shared an open letter, which states that they will boycott sponsors, such as Chevrolet, Adidas, DHL and Marriott Hotels.

    The letter read: "Manchester United fans will boycott your products, seek to tarnish your brands and support your competitors until you terminate your commercial partnership with the Glazer family.

    "The global Manchester United fanbase is passionate but loyal. We [need] sponsors to realise that partnering with the failed Glazer ownership undermines 'association with success' and [if they] were to leave, then we're sure United fans would once again embrace these companies for standing up for the values of the football club."

    Nevertheless, The Glazers are set to ignore the recent protests at Old Trafford and increase United's value to $10bn (£7bn).

  • Kostas Lianos

    RONALDO RETURN

    Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to return to Sporting Lisbon after his Juventus contract runs out next year.

    That is according to Italian journalist Claudio Raimondi, who claims Ronaldo will reject a comeback to either Manchester United or Real Madrid in favour of Sporting next year.

    Raimondi said: "A return to Spain with Real Madrid is not a concrete hypothesis.

    “And Man United does not have the economic power to carry out such an operation.

    “There are no conditions for Ronaldo to leave Juventus, especially from a personal level and of connecting to all sponsors.

    “Ronaldo has an idea for the future and I reveal it first hand. He wants to end the cycle at Juventus and then play two years for Sporting”

  • Kostas Lianos

    BLUES MOVERS

    Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the bidding war for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

    United have held a long-term interest in Sancho ever since last year, with Liverpool also keen.

    According to Bild, however, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is plotting a raid on his former Bundesliga side to swoop for the England international, who could be available for £78million.

    This comes after Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed the club has a "gentlemen's aggreement" with the winger that would allow him to leave the club in the summer if certain conditions were met.

    However, the same doesn't apply for star striker Erling Haaland

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEXT STEPS

    Manchester United are working with the FA, Premier League, Greater Manchester Police and local authorities to establish how fans managed to access Old Trafford.

    According to Goal, United are also set to issue their own sanctions to anyone they identify as having taken part in violent behaviour or criminal damage.

    This comes after Greater Manchester Police confirmed that a man has been charged following Sunday’s demonstration by Manchester United fans at The Lowry Hotel.

    Meanwhile, fans seem set to hold more protests ahead of the Red Devils’ last three home games

  • Kostas Lianos

    HAAL OVER

    Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland is likely to stay at Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

    That is according to sporting director Sebastian Kehl, who claims Haaland is happy to stay put at Dortmund.

    Kehl said: "I understand that Erling Haaland will play for Borussia Dortmund in the new season.

    “Erling totally agrees. I see him every day and I can say that he completely identifies with the club”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    LUKE FORWARD

    Ex-Manchester United player Luke Chadwick believes the Glazers are going to sell after the recent protests because things have reached a “point of no return”.

    Chadwick told Caught Offside: "I think a lot’s been made of it and rightly so, it’s huge news. I’ve never known that before, a game being called off because of protests.

    “The frustration’s been there since 2005 when the Glazers took over, 16 years ago. There was massive protests back then. I think things have moved forward but I don’t feel like they’ve ever really been accepted because of what they were doing and their reasons behind coming into Manchester United and taking it over.

    “They’ve not really been seen around the club for years on end. I think the whole [European] Super League situation really boiled things over, the lack of communication with the fans, the players, the management team, nobody knew about it, and I think that’s really drove things over the edge now and it’s a point of no return.”

  • Kostas Lianos

    OH BOY

    Manchester United fans have announced their intention to boycott companies who sponsor the club.

    Hostilities towards the Glazer family, the club’s owners, have been growing ever since the failed European Super League project, which led to a heated demonstration at Old Trafford and The Lowry Hotel.

    Fans have shared an open letter, which states that they will boycott sponsors, such as Chevrolet, Adidas, DHL and Marriott Hotels.

    The letter read: “Manchester United fans will boycott your products, seek to tarnish your brands and support your competitors until you terminate your commercial partnership with the Glazer family.

    “The global Manchester United fanbase is passionate but loyal. We [need] sponsors to realise that partnering with the failed Glazer ownership undermines ‘association with success’ and [if they] were to leave, then we’re sure United fans would once again embrace these companies for standing up for the values of the football club”

  • Kostas Lianos

    TOP POGS

    Manchester United star Paul Pogba has praised Marcus Rashford and Kylian Mbappe as the "present and the future of football".

    Pogba is impressed with Rashford and Mbappe, with whom he plays at United and France respectively, because of all the things they have achieved in their young age.

    The star midfielder told the United Review: "They are two big, big, big talents. I think they are so young and so talented.

    "They achieved so much for their young age. I think they are the present and the future of football"

  • Kostas Lianos

    MORE PROTESTS

    Manchester United supporters are preparing more protests against the Glazers, the club’s owners.

    According to Manchester Evening News, fans could use United’s final three home matches as a stage for more demonstrations.

    The Red Devils are set to host Leicester and Fulham on May 12 and 19 respectively.

    There are similar plans for the postponed derby against Liverpool, which has yet to be rescheduled

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    GLAZER PREDICTION

    Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand believes the Glazers will sell the club after the recent protests at Old Trafford and The Lowry Hotel.

    Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcast: “I’ve got to be honest – I never thought I would say this or see this but I think the Glazers will sell now. It might not be immediately but I think they will sell because of the uproar.

    “I genuinely believe now that the Glazers will sell and say ‘you know what? We’ve had a good run at this, we’re going to make a huge profit, let’s just go – we don’t need this anymore, we’re on all of the news channels’.

    “Before, they weren’t on CNN in their own country, but now this news is travelling and it’s travelling fast.

    “The fans can’t get at the Glazers physically – and I don’t mean violently, but to get in their face and verbalise what they want in front of them – but now they’re able to do it through media channels properly because the news is travelling so fast.

    “I think it’s a big issue for them and I think they will sell. For them, it’s better to sell now”

  • Kostas Lianos

    DUS THE JOB

    Manchester United have identified Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic as a potential alternative to Erling Haaland.

    United have been linked with a big-money move for Borussia Dortmund superstar Haaland ahead of this summer transfer window.

    According to Sport Mediaset, however, the Red Devils rate Vlahovic as a perfect alternative if they miss out on the Norway international.

    The Serbia striker has enjoyed a fine breakthrough season as he has bagged 21 goals in 43 matches for club and country.

    However, a deal with Fiorentina won’t come cheap as the Serie A outfit demand a fee in the region of £52million

  • Kostas Lianos

    MAN CHARGED

    Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that a man has been charged following Sunday’s protest by Manchester United supporters at The Lowry Hotel.

    Fans gathered outside the team’s hotel in Manchester, where the United squad was staying before the postponed derby against Liverpool, while others forced their way into Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family, the club’s owners.

    A statement from GMP read: “A man has been charged following a protest at The Lowry Hotel, Salford on Sunday 2 May 2021.

    “Michael Anthony James Cusker (31/08/1992) of Winstanley Road, Manchester has been charged with throwing fireworks in a street, use of threatening behaviour and wilful obstruction of the highway.

    “He has been bailed ahead of a court appearance at Manchester Magistrates Court on 25 May 2021.

    “The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct to ensure complete transparency and independence in this investigation”

  • Kostas Lianos

    GLAZER PLAN

    The Glazers look set to ignorerecent protests at Old Trafford and increase Manchester United’s value to $10bn (£7bn).

    According to The Guardian, the billionaire United owners are planning to increase the club’s value by $6bn despite ongoing tensions.

    The American bigwigs caused global outrage, along with 11 other elite club owners, when they tried to form the controversial European Super League – a closed tournament that wouldn’t allow fair competition.

    That led to a number of United supporters and former players calling for the Glazers to sell the club and leave

  • Kostas Lianos

    SPEAKING OUT

    Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand believes top stars like Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Paul Pogba would potentially like to address the scenes at Old Trafford.

    Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcast: “I can feel someone like Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire or Paul Pogba will want to speak in their heart of hearts but, at the same time, it’s a tug of war, so it’s very difficult.

    “This situation is slightly different as it’s more about football than just one club and the Super League was going to destabilise the whole pyramid and football in our country, so it’s a different situation and players put things out here and there.

    “Sunday, I think the guys would have been sat in the hotel thinking ‘make the protest, we’re happy for you to do that, but please let us play’, that’s how the players would be thinking”

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    AWKWARD POSITION

    Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand believes players haven’t reacted to fan protests at Old Trafford because they want to concentrate on their football, and that puts them in an “awkward position”.

    Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcast: “It’s a difficult one – I was there when the Glazers came and, as a player, you’re in a really awkward position as we don’t want to be a part of the business end of the club.

    “We’re there just to play football, we don’t want to be caught up in the politics. All the players want to do is go to training, get ready for a match and go out in front of fans around the world and win – that’s all you’re concerned with.

    “All this extra stuff, it’s stressful enough just playing and you don’t want all this extra stuff going on – I have to be honest, that’s how you thought.

    “Yes, there’s a right side and a wrong side as well, but you just want to play football and be the best you can be for the club. The problem you have as a player is, if you do speak out, what then happens? Do you get sacked, fined or told to leave the club?”

  • Marc Mayo

    GLAZED OVER

    Manchester United could finally be sold by the Glazer family, following furious fan protests.

    But only if a prospective buyer can pay up to £4billion.

    According to The Times, the Glazers would realistically demand as much as £3bn to sell up – making a tidy profit in the process.

    A new owner could also then be punished for the amount of debt accrued under the Glazers' watch – being confronted by lenders invoking a 'change-of-control' clause – which could add another £1bn onto the overall bill.

    The Glazer siblings are reportedly 'split' on what to do with the club.

    Joel Glazer has been the key decision-maker, playing a big part in the European Super League breakaway attempt.

    Banker Jim O'Neill, 64, has been linked with a takeover in the past – and his name could come up again if the Glazers do ultimately decide to sell up.

  • Marc Mayo

    DEFENSIVE ADDITION

    Gary Neville believes a new centre-back will be key to making Manchester United title contenders – along with two more attackers.

    He told Sky Sports: “I would bring in a right winger – I think it’s a problem position for United – a centre-forward and a centre-back.

    “I think they would be the three positions that I would be looking at. 

    “I think that if Paul Pogba was to leave I’d look at maybe bringing in a midfield player. But I think at the moment, [Mason] Greenwood is the only one who can play off the right.

    “I think any other solution doesn’t work. So, for me, an out-and-out right winger who can play there, score from there and deliver from there, a centre-forward and definitely a dominant centre-back.”

  • Marc Mayo

    BREAKING

    Jose Mourinho has found his new home!

    Roma have announced the former Manchester United boss will take over from the end of the season.

    Maurizio Sarri was tipped to replace Paulo Fonseca, whose exit was confirmed earlier today.

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    HIS NAME IS RIO

    Alan Shearer has praised Rio Ferdinand as a ‘Rolls-Royce’ defender in naming his favourite-ever Premier League centre-backs.

    Speaking on the MOTD Top 10 Podcast, the ex-striker stated: “Rio was top notch, when I went to the England camp he was like nothing I'd ever seen before. He was so relaxed on the ball, he could see a pass, everything was easy for him. 

    “He had it all, effortless, he looked like a centre-half. He always used to talk to me when we played for England, tell me when to go, when not to go – and for a senior professional to do that and talk you through the game it makes things so much easier.

    “A Rolls Royce of a centre-half – elegant, could bring the ball out with pace, could start the move, could stop the move, clever, could read the game.”

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  • Marc Mayo

    CARRA UNITY

    Jamie Carragher has urged fans to stand together against hated owners such as the Glazers after Sunday’s protest.

    The Liverpool hero spoke of Reds fans criticising their United rivals during the episode – and insisted that is not good for the game.

    He told Sky Sports: “There will always be idiots, who get involved in things. What Manchester United fans have done. I think it’s a good thing.

    “I have seen it before with Liverpool fans, at times. One clip goes everywhere and there are lots of other people doing really good things. 

    “I don’t want to use this for supporters, from all different clubs, scoring points from Manchester United. I don’t like to see it with my own in Liverpool.

    “Liverpool fans got owners out previously. Now, you do it in different ways. I have got Liverpool fans texting me right now saying ‘we never went onto the pitch’. It’s what I said before that I don’t like it, all of this point scoring.”

  • Marc Mayo

    MAD TIMES

    Real Madrid will reportedly sign Erling Haaland NEXT summer.

    The Borussia Dortmund striker has become the most talked about transfer story since Lionel Messi demanded Barcelona sell him last year.

    Manchester United and City, Chelsea and Barcelona are all believed to have the 20-year-old at the top of their transfer wishlist.

    But according to AS, it is Real Madrid who have won the race for the free-scoring sensation.

    The Spanish newspaper reports that the club's plan is to 'bring Erling Haaland to the new Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2022, with the initial focus on ensuring Kylian Mbappe comes in first'.

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    LIGT OFF

    Frank de Boer has talked up Matthijs de Ligt’s chances of becoming Juventus captain amid talk of a shock Manchester United swoop.

    The Red Devils were linked with the centre-back, a target of previous years, earlier in the spring.

    And De Boer told Tuttosport: “He is playing a lot and always at very high levels.

    “Italy is famous for defenders and he is doing very well playing with players of the caliber of Bonucci and Chiellini. 

    “He has everything to be able to become Juventus captain, he is a born leader and has great personality – when he was 18 he was captain of another historic club, Ajax.”

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