1pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Sancho ‘likely to join Liverpool’, Traore shares Pogba pic, Telles trains with Brazil – The Sun
7th October 2020

MANCHESTER UNITED have announced the triple Deadline Day signing of Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Amad Traore.

But they failed to land Jadon Sancho and some reports astonishingly suggest that Ed Woodward offered the Dortmund star a pay cut.

Get all the latest news and transfer deadline day gossip here…

  • Jack Figg

    TELL TELL

    Alex Telles has shared a picture during Brazil training.

    The left-back is on international duty having signed for Man Utd from Porto on deadline day.

    Telles has made only one Brazil appearance.

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  • Jack Figg

    ED AND SHOULDERS

    Edinson Cavaniis so lethal in front of goal that only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more than him since he made his debut.

    In the top five European league since March 11 2007, the new Manchester United striker sits third on the list of goals with 250.

    But it is a big gap to the rivals considered by many to be the top two footballers ever.

    In that time, Juventus ace Ronaldo has scored 416 while Barcelona star Messi – who came close to joining United rivals City this summer – is top on 432.

    Incredibly, their goal tally comes in only slightly more games than Cavani's.

    The Uruguay hitman's 250 tally comes from 413 games, while Ronaldo and Messi needed 433 and 450 respectively to reach theirs.

  • Jack Figg

    SMALL SCREEN

    Premier League clubs have been warned they face a further cut in TV income — even without the cost of the pandemic.

    The 20 top-flight clubs were landed with paying a £330million rebate to broadcasters. And the tender for the next three-year deal from the 2022-23 campaign goes out later this season.

    But broadcast analyst Claire Enders suggests hopes of matching the current deal, worth £5billion over three years, are unfeasible.

    Instead, Enders believes clubs must steel themselves for a £500m reduction.

    She said: “The last auction was post-peak, the takings were down and we expect that to continue.

    “Sky and BT overpaid for rights in the past and BT has suffered a decline in its value. Now the UK sports broadcasters are trying to think about reducing their rights costs.”

  • Jack Figg

    UNITED'S SANCHO BLOW

    Jadon Sancho is 'more likely' to join Liverpool or Bayern Munich than Manchester United next summer, according to reports.

    The England star was the Red Devils' No1 target for the whole of the summer transfer window.

    But United refused to match the Bundesliga side's £108million valuation.

    And while the Red Devils had a free run at Sancho this year, with no other teams able to part with that kind of fee, the feeling is that they will face much stronger competition next time out.

    According to the Independent, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken with – and impressed – the 20-year-old in the past.

    And they believe that the Reds will be able to pay what it takes to land Sancho next time around – with the player himself also interested in going to Anfield.

    Sancho was eager to join United this summer, but not willing to burn bridges with Dortmund by handing in a transfer request.

  • Jack Figg

    MAUR OR LESS

    Mauricio Pochettino is now odds-on to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Ladbrokes rate the ex-Spurs boss at4/6 to be the next man in the Old Trafford dugout.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “United are already playing catch-up after just three Premier League games and with Solskjaer second-favourite in the Sack Race betting, it's now looking increasingly likely Pochettino will soon be replacing him.”

  • Jack Figg

    SEVENTH HEAVEN

    Edison Cavani is Man Utd's latest No7.

    The striker arrived on a free transfer on deadline day having left PSG earlier in the summer.

    United fans had hoped Sancho would wear the famous jersey, but they failed to sign the Dortmund winger.

    Now Cavani has inherited the No7.

  • Jack Figg

    RED BARMY

    Newly released footage has revealed the moment Manchester United captain Harry Maguire disagreed with Marcus Rashford over Anthony Martial's sending off.

    The Old Trafford winger saw red for slapping Tottenham's Erik Lamela in the face during Spurs' 6-1 win last weekend.

    Replays showed Lamela struck Martial first but the Argentine's fall to the floor exaggerated any contact between the pair.

    United players were furious with referee Anthony Taylor's decision and demanded to know why Lamela did not get the same punishment.

    They surrounded the official hopeful that a VAR review would see the incident downgraded to a yellow for Martial – or that Lamela would also be sent off.

    However, this new footage – which came when the score was 2-1 – shows the division in the United team, with Rashford and Maguire arguing over the incident.

  • Jack Figg

    FOOTING THE BIL

    Premier League clubs splashed £1.24billion on new signings this summer, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The figure represents a £160m decrease from last season – but is still £70m more than was spent in the 2016 summer window.

    Chelsea were the league's top spenders, splashing £226.1m on fresh talent, including Timo Werner (£45m), Hakim Ziyech (£37m), Edouard Mendy (£22m) Ben Chilwell (£50m) and Kai Havertz (£70m).

    Manchester City were unsurprisingly second biggest spenders, splashing cash on Nathan Ake (£41m) and Ferran Torres (£37m) early on in the window before splurging a further £64.5m on defender Ruben Dias.

    Leeds United wasted no time following their promotion back to the top flight, recruiting the likes of Rodrigo, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente – as well as Raphinha from Rennes on Deadline Day.

    Arsenal finally matched Thomas Partey's £45m release clause late on Deadline Day, after already signing Gabriel Magalhaes and Runar Alex Runarsson.

    Manchester United finally added to their earlier signing Donny van de Beek on Deadline Day by bringing in fresh talent including Alex Telles – taking their overall spend to £54.4m – £1.4m more than Sheffield United, whose window was headlined by the signings of Aaron Ramsdale and Rhian Brewster.

  • Jack Figg

    RIO DEAL

    Rio Ferdinand has endorsed Man Utd's signing of Edinson Cavani and says that Mason Greenwood, in particular, will benefit.

    The former England star commented: “I said last transfer window that he's one of the players I would have highlighted to buy. We've got three supremely talented young strikers who are going to need assistance.

    “Martial is a prime example. He's going to be suspended [after being red-carded after striking Erik Lamela]. You need someone to step in.

    “I think Cavani would suit in a lot of capacities.

    “Mason would probably be the one to benefit most, to sit and watch someone like him on a daily basis, how he prepares, how he recovers, how he trains, the intensity levels he trains with through the week.”

  • Jack Figg

    DEM IT

    Ousmane Dembele's refusal to leave Barcelona 'closed the door' on the signing of Memphis Depay, according to reports.

    Manchester United came close to signing Dembele on loan on deadline day but the Frenchman turned his back on the deal after Barca said they would only sanction the move if he signed a one-year contract extension at the club.

    Mundo Deportivo reports Dembele's departure would have freed up funds for a move for Lyon forward Depay but his decision to stay denied the ex-Man United man a dream move to the Camp Nou.

    Depay, 26, agreed personal terms with Barcelona weeks ago, and the Catalan giants had reportedly agreed a transfer fee with Lyon of £22million plus add-ons.

    Ex-Netherlands manager and new Barca boss Ronald Koeman had been keen to reunite with the player after working with him at international level.

    Whether Dembele has a future at Barcelona under Koeman is still uncertain.

  • Jack Figg

    I WAS EDIN OFF

    Edinson Cavani revealed he nearly quit football after his girlfriend contracted coronavirus.

    Manchester United’s Deadline Day signing declared: “Your family's health comes first.

    “Of course, I considered the idea of quitting football.

    “We have suffered through the coronavirus with my family and with my girlfriend.”

    Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani, 33, signed a £200,000-a-week 12-month Old Trafford contract with a further 12-month option.

    His model girlfriend Jocelyn Burgardt tested positive for the virus shortly after he was released by PSG in June.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    IT'S A SARR POINT

    Manchester United have seen their loan bid for Ismaila Sarr rejected by Watford, according to reports.

    The Red Devils desperately chased a hoard of right wingers during the transfer window.

    Most-notably, United missed out on £108million-rated top target Jadon Sancho.

    In a bid to plug the gap before making another push for the England star in 2021, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed in loan moves for Ousmane Dembele, Federico Chiesa and Douglas Costa.

    But Man Utd could still make a move for Watford ace Sarr despite seeing a loan bid rejected, according to Manchester Evening News.

    The Hornets are only willing to part with the former Rennes winger on a permanent deal.

  • Dave Fraser

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS

    The fallout from Manchester United’s failed bid for Jadon Sancho continues after transfer deadline day.

    Negotiations saw them offer him a salary LOWER than his current Borussia Dortmund contract, according to reports.

    His deal was in line with Donny van de Beek's, who earns £110,000-a-week and Bruno Fernandes who pockets £150,000.

    But it is claimed Sancho was hoping for a salary that matches Paul Pogba's £250,000-a-week deal.

    Now, it has been claimed Liverpool and Bayern Munich are ahead of United in the race for Sancho.

    Both clubs are expected to bid for the winger next summer, when he will have just 12 months left on his contract.

    The deal would have pushed up the mega spending of Premier League clubs this autumn.

    Teams have splashed £1.24billion on new signings this summer, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The figure represents a £160m decrease from last season – but is still £70m more than was spent in the 2016 summer window.

    United finally added to their earlier signing Donny van de Beek on Deadline Day by bringing in fresh talent including Alex Telles – taking their overall spend to £54.4m – £1.4m more than Sheffield United.

  • Marc Mayo

    SMALL SCREEN

    Premier League clubs have been warned they face a further cut in TV income — even without the cost of the pandemic.

    The 20 top-flight clubs were landed with paying a £330million rebate to broadcasters. And the tender for the next three-year deal from the 2022-23 campaign goes out later this season.

    But broadcast analyst Claire Enders suggests hopes of matching the current deal, worth £5billion over three years, are unfeasible.

    Instead, Enders believes clubs must steel themselves for a £500m reduction.

    She said: “The last auction was post-peak, the takings were down and we expect that to continue.

    “Sky and BT overpaid for rights in the past and BT has suffered a decline in its value. Now the UK sports broadcasters are trying to think about reducing their rights costs.”

  • Marc Mayo

    DON’T DILLY DALOT

    AC Milan do not have a purchase option on Manchester United loanee Diogo Dalot.

    The full-back has moved to Serie A after falling out of favour at Old Trafford.

    According to Sky Sports Italia, Milan are planning on going back to United later in the season to discuss a permanent move for Dalot.

    The Red Devils forked out £18million to sign him from Porto in 2018.

  • Marc Mayo

    AX TO GRIND

    Axel Tuanzebe could be about to deliver a timely boost to Manchester United’s defence.

    The centre-back is back in training after missing the start of the campaign with a foot injury.

    Even though he has not played since December, the Telegraph report on Tuanzebe being a potential starter against Newcastle on October 17.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously talked up the youngster’s abilities and, with Eric Bailly and Harry Maguire torn apart by Tottenham last time out, the time could be right for a quick return.

  • Marc Mayo

    PELL ME MORE

    Manchester United fans left reeling after Jadon Sancho didn’t arrive last night may be happy to know that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer DID sign a winger after all.

    Facundo Pellistri landed from Uruguayan side Penarol and could be dropped straight into the first-team.

    The Independent claim the £9million winger has been promised regular chances to show his stuff this season after his deadline day switch.

  • Marc Mayo

    FER REAL

    Rio Ferdinand reckons he played a big part in Manchester United’s signing of Edinson Cavani.

    The Uruguayan arrives at Old Trafford after leaving Paris Saint-Germain and the former defender believes Cavani was “flattered” to be highlighted as a possible signing back in January.

    Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ferdinand said: “It’s mad because I reached out to Cavani on social media in January.

    “I used to do it as a player. I would get hold of players and ask, ‘would you come to Manchester United?’ Because I’m a fan! I message players all the time.

    “Listen, Cavani was flattered that someone connected to the club was saying that. I thought he would jump at the chance [to join] and that’s what has happened.”

  • Marc Mayo

    LUKE OUT

    Mason Greenwood has been tipped to emulate Robbie Fowler and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Former Manchester United winger Luke Chadwick believes the young forward has what it takes to build a long career in the Premier League.

    He told Sports Mole: “I've not really seen anything like it for years and years what he can do.

    “I did a couple of games for MUTV so my missus bought it so we could watch it and I could watch myself on TV and they had Mason Greenwood's goals when he was playing in the Under-18s, Under-23s and it was like wow.

    “He's so comfortable on both feet, which obviously makes it a living hell for defenders and he's got that uncanny knack, like Robbie Fowler, like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer where they get the shot off so early and it goes through the defenders legs to leave the keeper unsighted.

    “To finish that well at that age – I can't remember anyone since Robbie Fowler who can do that at that age.”

  • Marc Mayo

    LEND AN AND

    Ander Herrera has taken partial credit for Manchester United’s successful move for Edinson Cavani.

    The former Paris Saint-Germain striker asked Herrera for advice on life at Old Trafford and was given a positive review.

    Herrera told Cadena Ser: “He asked me for advice. I told him this was one of those teams that you couldn't say no to.

    “It's just too bad he can't take advantage of the fans. Old Trafford is unique.”

  • Marc Mayo

    FRIENDS FER-EVER

    Manchester United and Leeds fans may not always get along, but two of their star players appear to be pals.

    Bruno Fernandes has wished Raphina well after the Brazilian touched down in Yorkshire.

    “Welcome to the Premier League, brother,” wrote the United star on Raphina’s Instagram post confirming his move.

    The pair played together at Sporting CP during the 2018-19 season.

  • Marc Mayo

    PAR FROM HAPPY

    Parma have hit out at Atalanta for accepting Manchester United’s bid for Amad Diallo.

    The Serie A side were also in for the teenage winger and feel hard done by to have lost out.

    Parma director Alessandro Lucarelli told Sky Sports Italia: “We worked according to the dictates of the new club, we tried to buy many young players who will be able to give us a hand.

    “We already had a proven squad, which is strengthened by many interesting young players.

    “You must ask Atalanta about Diallo, we had the agreement and then the negotiation with Manchester United started and they sold him.

    “We covered ourselves with other players and we will make up for it, but he would have been useful.”

  • Marc Mayo

    NO SMALL MATTER

    Manchester United have thanked Chris Smalling for his years of service at Old Trafford.

    The defender sealed a permanent move to Roma last night and posted a passionate thank you to the club on Twitter.

    He wrote: “Utd is a special place, and we achieved special things together, something I am beyond proud about. An unrivalled culture, where winning is not a want it is a need.”

  • Marc Mayo

    JES THE TICKET

    Porto have emerged as a shock contender for Jesse Lingard.

    ESPN report on the Portuguese side’s interest in taking the midfielder on loan – with their transfer window still open.

    It had been suggested earlier in the autumn that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did NOT want to let Lingard leave despite keeping him out the side in the Premier League.

  • Marc Mayo

    IN THE RED
    Manchester United matches received more complaints to Ofcom than any other team in the league last season.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side ended the campaign in third place behind neighbours City and champions Liverpool.

    Statistics, requested by Buzz Bingo, show United's matches received 48 complaints.

    That is more than any other team in the top-flight between August 2019 and 2020.

    As well as furious fans venting their anger, the complaints may have been related to the match coverage and footage.

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