Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving the Red Devils as Jose Mourinho embarks on another big summer of spending
SMALLING TO BE SOLD BY MAN UTD
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has given the green light for Chris Smalling to be sold during the transfer window, reports The Sun .
Mourinho has already signed Victor Lindelof from Benfica this summer and is keen to further improve his defensive options before the end of August.
That is likely to spell the end of Smalling’s seven-year United career, with Arsenal and West Brom among the clubs to be linked with a bid for the England international.
MADRID TO MAKE NEW DE GEA BID
Real Madrid are set to make yet another attempt to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, reports The Sun.
The Blancos will offer £50 million for the 26-year-old, who nearly joined the Spanish champions in August 2015 before a paperwork mix-up scuppered the deal.
MAN UTD EYE NAINGGOLAN
Manchester United are ready to move for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan as Tottenham continue to resist bids for Eric Dier, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims Nainggolan, who was a top target for Chelsea last summer, would be open to leaving the Italian capital.
DIER NOT FOR SALE AMID MAN UTD LINKS
Tottenham insist that Eric Dier is not for sale amid links with Manchester United, according to Sky Sports.
Reports on Wednesday claimed that United were willing to bid £60 million for the midfielder, but Spurs have received no offers and have no interest in allowing him to leave.
WBA TARGET SMALLING & JONES
West Brom are targeting moves for Manchester United defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, according to the Daily Mirror.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis is keen to bolster his backline this summer, and following the arrival of Victor Lindelof at Old Trafford the England internationals have fallen down the pecking order.
DIER OPEN TO MAN UTD MOVE
Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier is open to joining Manchester United, who would double the England international’s current £70,000 a week wages, according to The Guardian .
United have already seen one offer for Dier rejected, but are preparing to go back in with a second bid of £50 million as Jose Mourinho seeks a new defensive midfielder.
However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is adamant that Dier is not for sale and has warned United against continuing their pursuit of the 23-year-old.
MAN UTD STILL SHORT ON PERISIC
Manchester United remain £9 million short of Inter’s valuation of Ivan Perisic, according to The Telegraph.
The Red Devils have made the Croatian winger a top target and Ed Woodward has not joined the club in America as he seeks to tie up a deal which could cost close to £50m.
IBRA TO GET NEW MAN UTD DEAL
Manchester United will hand Zlatan Ibrahimovic a short-term contract in October after being impressed by his recovery from a knee injury, reports The Sun.
The Swedish striker was released at the end of an initial 12-month deal at Old Trafford, but has been working on his fitness at United’s training ground under the watchful eye of the Red Devils’ coaching staff.
NEW MAN UTD DEAL FOR HERRERA
Manchester United are ready to reward Ander Herrera with a new contract after telling Barcelona the midfielder is not for sale, according to Sport.
Herrera was reportedly keen to explore a move to Camp Nou, but Barcelona have abandoned their interest after learning Jose Mourinho has no intention of letting the player go.
NO MAN UTD BID FOR BAKAYOKO
Manchester United have no interest in hijacking Chelsea’s bid to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to Sky Sports .
Reports had suggested that Jose Mourinho was keen to bring Bakayoko to Old Trafford after beating his former club to the signing of striker Romelu Lukaku.
However, Bakayoko is not a target for the United boss, with Mourinho instead focusing on a deal for either Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic or Tottenham’s Eric Dier.
Bakayoko, meanwhile, is expected to undergo a medical with Chelsea this week ahead of completing a near £40 million move to Stamford Bridge.
INTER ENTER MATIC RACE
Inter could rival Manchester United for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to Corriere dello Sport .
The Serie A outfit are set to sell Gary Medel, and see Serbia international Matic as an ideal replacement.
MAN UTD PLOT DIER BID
Manchester United are preparing to bid £60 million for Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier after completing a deal for Romelu Lukaku, reports the Daily Mirror .
The England international is the Red Devils’ top target after bolstering their attack and adding Victor Lindelof to their defensive unit.
MAN UTD SNUBBED LACAZETTE
Manchester United passed up the opportunity to move for Alexandre Lacazette before landing Romelu Lukaku, according to The Guardian .
Having decided against making a move for the Lyon striker, the France international ended up completing a £46 million transfer to Arsenal.
ATLETI AGREE FABINHO DEAL
Atletico Madrid have agreed a €45 million deal with Monaco for versatile Brazilian Fabinho, reports AS .
Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City have been heavily linked with the midfielder, but he could be turning out in Spain next season once Atleti have served a transfer ban.
MAN UTD SET MARTIAL FEE
Manchester United are looking to generate £30 million from a permanent transfer for Anthony Martial, rather than a loan, reports the Daily Mirror .
Serie A side Roma are said to have enquired about a short-term deal, but the Red Devils are eager to bring in funds from a sale.
MAN UTD EXPECT £50M PERISIC DEAL
Manchester United are confident of completing a deal to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic for around £50 million within the next week, reports The Independent .
An earlier £30m offer for the Croatia international was rejected, and United are now expected to settle on a fee between £45m and the £50m which Inter are demanding.
MARTIAL WANTED ON LOAN
Roma have approached Manchester United to enquire about taking Anthony Martial on loan next season, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia .
Martial was unable to nail down a regular starting spot under Jose Mourinho last season and has been linked with a summer transfer, with Roma showing an interest.
The France international forward recently dismissed rumours that he had asked to leave Old Trafford before the start of the new season.