MANCHESTER UNITED are eagerly preparing for the return of club football when the coronavirus begins to subside.
And Harry Kane is said to be keen on a move, while La Liga have given the Red Devils a welcome boost in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez.
Get all the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford here…
GRASS IS GREENER
Borussia Dortmund reportedly wanted Mason Greenwood in return when Manchester United tried to sign Jadon Sancho last summer.
The Red Devils tried to lure the England ace back to the Premier League following his incredible spell of form in Germany.
Accoding to ESPN, Dortmund called for them to include Greenwood in a swap deal for Sancho.
But United made it clear that they were not prepared to use the 18-year-old as a makeweight in the move.
It was also reported that Greenwood's family were offered “life changing amounts” for him to leave Old Trafford.
But the Reds managed to tie him down with a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2023.
Jadon Sancho has been revealed as a boyhood Chelsea fan in what could be a major transfer boost for the Blues.
Sancho has become one of Europe’s most wanted men following a breakthrough period at Borussia Dortmund, with 31 goals and 42 assists in Germany since leaving Manchester City in 2017.
Despite being heavily linked with a move back to Manchester, instead in the red half, The Athletic revealed the forward grew up as a Chelsea fan.
They suggest there is no clear frontrunner to sign the 20-year-old – who grew up in Kennington – at this moment, with football suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But it is believed Barcelona are now out of the race due to their finical situation that saw them plummet to £800million worth of debt last summer.
United are said to be “favourites” to sign Sancho should they qualify for the Champions League.
Bookmakers Coral have placed Man Utd as the favourites to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
The Red Devils are 2-1 on to secure the services of the England skipper.
Real Madrid are second at 9-2, while Bayern Munich are 8-1 and Barcelona have been placed at 10-1.
Speaking of Kane, Coral's Harry Aitkenhead said: “Kane has now been a professional at Spurs for a decade but it now seems that he's as likely to leave now as he has ever been.
“We make United the favourites to be his next club if he does move on.
“it's impossible to rule out a move to Madrid either and they can be backed at 9-2.
JACK OR DUO
Everton will only rival Manchester United for Jack Grealish if they cannot sign Brazilian pair Everton Soares and Gabriel Magalhaes, according to reports.
Aston Villa’s captain has admirers at Goodison Park but Toffees officials reportedly have more pressing priorities.
Grealish is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top transfer target as he looks to bolster his Red Devils squad with young, exciting talent.
And while Everton would also like to add him to their ranks, Soares and Magalhaes remain top priorities, according to Sky Sports News.
The Merseysiders have been linked with Soares – the man who shares a name with the club – since last year and were said to be lining up a £25million bid in January.
However, the versatile Gremio forward has been a long-time target for Arsenal as well as Borussia Dortmund.
At the time, the Toffees led the race to sign the 24-year-old after Carlo Ancelotti personally called him to discuss a move to Merseyside and a link up with international teammate Richarlison.
WRIGHT AND WRONG TIME
Roy Keane blasted Arsenal legend Ian Wright for turning up two minutes late for lunch and implied he was not Manchester United material.
Irishman Keane launched his tirade in 2018 when the two cult heroes were working as pundits at the World Cup in Russia.
Wright told BBC's Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast: “Honestly, I’ve got so much admiration for Roy Keane. I have to say, we were at the World Cup together [as pundits] and I was thinking, ‘oh my gosh, we’re really cool mates, it’s fine’.
“This one time I asked Roy if he wanted to go to lunch, because we had breakfast then we’d go for lunch. “He said, ‘okay, Wrighty. See you at 1:15’. I said, ‘no problem, I’ve just got to go and do some stuff’.
“I got there at 1:17, I was waiting in the lobby, I phoned and said, ‘Roy, okay, I’m here’. And he said, ‘Wrighty, 1:15 is 1:15, I’m not coming’.
“I laughed because I thought he was only messing about but he said, ‘Wrighty, I’m not coming’. And he hung up the phone. And I never saw him until the evening.”
Wright added: “And as soon as I saw him he done one of those cheeky smiles he's got and he said, 'this is why Man United was so successful, we done what had to be done on time, we done what we needed to do'.
“And that’s what made me think with Roy Keane is that to be under him, under his stewardship as a captain, he would take nothing in respect of failure.”
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