QATARI investors are reportedly sculpting a plan to put Manchester United at the top of Europe’s biggest multi-club network.
They are hoping to add the Red Devils to their portfolio after already owning Paris Saint-Germain should their bid turn out to be successful.
Meanwhile, Marus Rashford rejected a £400,000 per week offer from PSG last summer according to reports.
And it has been claimed that Borussia Dortmund have a “secret plan” to keep hold of Jude Bellingham in a huge blow to United.
Ten Hag ‘gets go-ahead for £80m Kane bid’
United have given Erik ten Hag the green light to bid £80million for Harry Kane, according to reports.
And they want to wrap up a deal to sign the England captain before the end of the season.
The Tottenham striker, 29, is a long-term target for the Red Devils who desperately want a new No9 this summer after axing Cristiano Ronaldo.
SunSport revealed earlier in March that the Old Trafford club are confident they will land Kane this summer if Tottenham miss out on the top four and the Champions League.
Spurs have been holding out for £100m – but United hope they will accept an offer below that.
Now the Mirror report the Red Devils board have sanctioned an £80m opening offer for their priority transfer target.
It is thought Ten Hag implored his seniors to stump up the cash because he is desperate to secure the striker to transform his side into genuine title contenders and therefore wants to open talks as soon as possible.
Kane is wanted by plenty of Europe’s top clubs including Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Chelsea – but the report adds his preferred destination is Old Trafford.
His current £200,000-a-week contract at Tottenham expires in 2024 and he needs to make a decision on his future as his long wait for a trophy goes on.
Fans baffled by Sanchez’s late winner direct from CORNER
Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez scored a bizarre corner winner for Chile, leaving fans baffled.
The 34-year-old now plies his trade in France for Marseille after winning a Serie A title with Inter Milan.
But Sanchez remains a key player for his country.
He won his 153rd international cap for Chile in Monday’s friendly game against Paraguay. And he scored his 51st goal with 15 minutes left to level the score at 2-2.
But Sanchez wasn’t finished yet as he landed a winner for Chile in the 92nd minute. Sanchez fired in a corner as time ticked down to the final whistle. And somehow the ball ended up in the back of the net at the near post, sparking wild celebrations.
Replays showed that Paraguay goalkeeper Antony Silva had actually palmed the ball straight into his own net when trying to punch what should have been a routine save away.
And TV viewers were left puzzled by his horrendous mistake, which later went down as an own-goal.
One said: “I didn’t understand Alexis’ shot but even less what Silva did.” Another declared: “He fished for the ball and caused the goalie to make an error, the quality of Sanchez.”
One asked: “How on earth has that gone in?” Another added: “The best player Chile has ever produced.”
Four years ago today…
Four years ago today Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed Man Utd manager.
The 50-year-old first took charge as a caretaker and then got the job permanently.
He guided Man Utd to some memorable victories, a Europa League final and a second place finish in the Premier League.
Solskjaer has been out of management since he was sacked in November 2021, but he was linked with the Everton job.
Wou about that
Wout Weghorst was asked a BRUTAL question by a reporter following his wasteful display for the Netherlands.
The Dutch beat minnows Gibraltar 3-0 in their Euros qualifier in Rotterdam on Monday evening but missed a host of chances during the game.
Ronald Koeman’s side had a total of 51 SHOTS in the match – 39 of which were off target.
It was put to Weghorst: “Wout, imagine we would have continued this game for another 48 hours. Would you have scored a goal?”
To which he diplomatically replied: “Good question. At least I would have had more time. I did my best, but time was up.”
Into the Den
Denzel Dumfries has dropped a hint that he will join Manchester United after switching agents.
The Dutch defender has reportedly dropped his previous representative Rafaela Pimenta and will now be looked after by the Wasserman Group.
The decision, as reported by Calciomercato.com, comes as Inter Milan plan to cash in on Dumfries this summer.
The Wasserman Group represents current United stars Alejandro Garnacho and Phil Jones.
According to Football Italia, the Serie A giants are hoping to sell the 26-year-old for a fee of at least £35million.
United Women’s quartet Mary Earps, Maya Le Tissier, Ella Toone and Alessia Russo have all made the England squad.
The Lionesses play Brazil in the Women’s Finalissima at Wembley on April 6.
They then meet Australia in a friendly on April 11.
Le Tissier was not part of the England squad that won the Euros last year, but the other three were.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk