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Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Tuesday, May 14

  • Real Madrid want Christian Eriksen ahead of Paul Pogba
  • Joel Glazer has overruled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to sell Anthony Martial
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ‘very close’ to signing Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Manchester United have joined the race to sign Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans
  • Antoine Griezmann announces decision to leave Atletico Madrid

OGS wants…

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly demanding the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

Solskjaer is set to have a busy summer as United boss with many changes needed if the Red Devils are to become competitive again.

One of Solskjaer’s targets is Sporting’s Fernandes and Portuguese outlet A Bola now say that the Norwegian is demanding the signing.

It’s claimed the Solskjaer sees the midfielder as an “ideal” signing and is not put off by the huge buyout clause of £85million.

It’s reported that Solskjaer sees Fernandes as vital to success next season with the 24-year-old having netted 32 goals this season.

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: REUTERS)

Antoine Griezmann exit

Antoine Griezmann has told Atletico Madrid he will not return to the club next season.

The France striker signed a five-year deal with Atletico last season and had a £104million release clause inserted into his contract.

Griezmann rejected a move to Barcelona last summer but after the club announced he informed them he will be moving on on their Twitter account, speculation will again link him with a move to the Nou Camp

Griezmann said in a video posted on the club’s Twitter account: “It has been five incredible years, thank you very much for everything, I carry you in my heart”.

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: REUTERS)

Ed Woodward meeting

Ed Woodward reportedly welcomed one player into his office after United’s 2-0 defeat to Cardiff on Sunday.

United finished the season with a whimper, losing at home to the already-relegated Bluebirds.

And after the result, it’s been claimed that Woodward had a meeting with Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata.

South China Morning Post claim the Spaniard met with Woodward in his office.

Mata’s United future is in doubt with the 31-year-old out of contract this summer.

It’s believed the club are keen to keep the former Chelsea man though Mata reportedly wants assurances over his place in his place in the side.

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd eyeing £120m double deal

Manchester United are ready to splash the cash to land Kalidou Koulibaly and Nicolas Pepe.

The Daily Mirror say the Red Devils are ready to spend over £120m on the Napoli and Lille stars.

Centre-back Koulibaly could cost over £75m, which would eclipse the record fee Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk.

As for Pepe, the forward would set United back about £45m.

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Wanted: Youri Tielemans

Manchester United and Tottenham have joined the race to sign Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to a report.

Tielemans has been on loan at Leicester since January and has impressed with his superb form at the King Power.

And according to Sky Sports, United and Spurs are monitoring the Belgian’s situation as he prepares to return to Ligue 1.

However, the report also states that Leicester are hell-bent on trying to sign Tielemans as quickly as possible.

They’re hoping a deal can be wrapped up quickly so Manchester United and Tottenham miss out on poaching the forward.

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Eriksen > Pogba…

Real Madrid chiefs are more interested in bringing Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen to the club than Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, according to a report.

Paul Pogba has been linked with a big-money move to Real all season and is keen on moving to the Spanish capital this summer.

But according to the Independent, Real chiefs are more keen on brining Eriksen to the Bernabeu than they are Pogba.

Eriksen’s contract is up in the summer of 2020 and speculation linking him with a move away from north London this season has been rife.

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Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Anthony Martial staying put

Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer has overruled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to sell Anthony Martial this summer.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to offload the France international.

The Sun claimed Martial’s attitude in training recent weeks has irked the Norwegian, so much so he’s willing to listen to offers for 23-year-old.

However, it’s understood Glazer has vetoed Solskjaer’s decision to axe the former Monaco man.

Glazer holds the Frenchman in incredibly high regard and sees him as United’s Pele.

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Evra on Pogba

Patrice Evra expects friend and former team-mate Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United.

“It’s not like I am protecting Paul, but when there are incidents like yesterday (Sunday) with the fan, they are killing Paul,” the former left-back told Sky Sports.

“He has the most goals, most assists. I know you can question his leadership and in the last few games you want more, so that’s why you can criticise him right now, but overall he has been the best player this season.

“Just because it’s Paul Pogba, he has haircuts, he dances, his Instagram and everything, people will criticise him while forgetting the player that he is.

“Only him and (David) De Gea can play in a big team in Europe.”

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Worst signing

Fred has been branded the WORST signing of the 2018-19 season, by former defender Paul Parker.

Fred joined Manchester United last summer from Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of £52million.

The 26-year-old, however, has struggled to live up to his hype and has failed to hold down a place in the first team.

“I would like to give that to Fred,” Parker told Eurosport when asked to name his worst player of the season.

“I don’t think many people would question that one. I think a lot of Manchester United fans would even agree with me. It just hasn’t worked out for him and I doubt if he’s even Brazilian!”

Kalidou Koulibaly latest

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly getting close to completing a deal to bring Kalidou Koulibaly to the club.

Napoli defender Koulibaly is believed to be a prime target for Solskjaer having impressed in Serie A this season.

And talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein believes a deal to take the Senegalese star to Old Trafford is imminent.

He said: “The Koulibaly thing, I’ve heard good things that him coming to Utd is very close.”

It could take a record fee to take Koulibaly to Manchester United, beating the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk.





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