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    Newcastle ‘making transfer push to sign Axel Tuanzebe from Man Utd’ after growing frustrated in Joe Willock pursuit

    NEWCASTLE are pushing to sign Manchester United’s Axel Tuanzebe.The Red Devils are closing in on a deal to finally complete their own transfer swoop for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
    Newcastle are looking to add Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe to their squadCredit: Getty
    The star played 18 times for the Red Devils last seasonCredit: Getty
    Now The Telegraph claims Tuanzebe could become Toon’s first arrival of the summer once that move has been finalised.
    The report states that talks have already begun between Newcastle and United.
    And that both a permanent and potential loan switch for the 23-year-old centre-back.
    However, due to the North East side’s limited budget, the latter seems the most likely option.
    Tuanzebe appeared 18 times for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team last term.
    But he has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular and needs more action to continue his development.
    And he is a player that Newcastle boss Steve Bruce already knows well.
    The former England youth ace played under him twice during loan spells at Aston Villa when they were in the Championship.
    Newcastle also have room in their squad for another defender.

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    They allowed Florian Lejuene to depart to Alves last week.
    The Magpies are also still hopeful of persuading Arsenal to send Joe Willock back to them after his stunning stint there last season despite beginning to grow frustrated in that long-running pursuit.
    And they are also trying to bring in midfielder Conor Gallagher, who is also wanted by Crystal Palace and Leeds, from Chelsea.
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    Topless Man Utd new boy Jadon Sancho trains on treadmill as he gets in shape ahead of debut Old Trafford season

    JADON SANCHO has been whipping himself into shape ahead of his debut season at Manchester United. The winger finally completed his dream move to Old Trafford, having arrived for £73million from Borussia Dortmund.
    Jadon Sancho has been whipping himself into shape ahead of his debut season at Manchester UnitedCredit: Instagram / @sanchooo10
    Jadon Sancho captured his pre-season trainingCredit: Instagram / @sanchooo10
    And despite enjoying some well earned time off during the summer, Sancho is getting right back down to business.
    The 21-year-old forward is likely to make his debut in red against Everton on Saturday, August 7, in a pre-season friendly.
    And United hope to add Raphael Varane, 28, to their squad this summer after holding talks with the player and Real Madrid.
    They believe there has been a breakthrough in negotiations with SunSport understanding an agreement over a fee for the Frenchman is close.
    It comes also after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed a new three-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2024.
    But his first friendly after penning a new deal ended in disaster as United were beaten 4-2 by Londoners QPR.
    They play Brentford next on Wednesday, but will be without new signing Sancho.
    The former Dortmund star and team-mate Marcus Rashford, 23, had jetted off to Caribbean island Turks and Caicos.
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    Both the forwards helped England to a heroic European Championship final this summer, where the Three Lions were beaten by Italy on penalties.
    Sancho and Rashford were brought on for the shoutout, but both missed.
    And despite their brave efforts, they alongside Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, 19, received sickening racist abuse from a selection of vile, so-called ‘fans’.
    All three spoke out and issued a thank you for the support they received in the aftermath of the heartbreaking penalties loss.
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    Man Utd ‘want to sell Anthony Martial’ after completing Jadon Sancho transfer with French forward no longer needed

    MANCHESTER UNITED will look to sell Anthony Martial after signing Jadon Sancho, reports say. United finally wrapped up and announced the a deal with Sancho, who arrived from Borussia Dortmund for £73million.
    Man Utd will look to sell Anthony Martial after signing Jadon Sancho, reports sayCredit: Getty
    It came one year after the England forward’s move to Old Trafford collapsed as Dortmund held out for £108m.
    In the period since, Frenchman Martial, 25, failed to make an impact with only seven goals.
    It was instead veteran Edison Cavani, 34, who emerged as United’s threat in front of goal, with Sancho, 21, now adding to the front line.
    But according to the Daily Star, Martial’s future has now been left in the balance with the club hoping to sell him.
    They are also closing in on a deal to sign centre-back Raphael Varane, 28, who Real Madrid value at £50m.
    Personal terms are already underway with defender Varane with United now looking at ways to bring in funds.
    Martial – who signed from Monaco in 2015 for £44.5m – has attracted attention from Tottenham before.
    But his £250,000-a-week wages will cause a stumbling block, with Spurs among those not interested in matching the figure.
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    Sancho will now make up an attack which already has England team-mates Marcus Rashford, 23, and Mason Greenwood, 19.
    And United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – who has just signed a new three-year deal – was full of praise for his versatile new star.
    He said: “He’s such a creative, positive winger and forward player. He can play wide, nip into the pockets and he excites the fans.
    He takes people on one-against-one, he creates chances, he works hard and he loves football.
    “And there is some untapped talent there I am sure, and coming into this environment will help him improve as well.”
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    Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus and not seek transfer away, says club legend and vice president Pavel Nedved

    CRISTIANO RONALDO has been tipped to stay at Juventus by vice president Pavel Nedved, ending any transfer speculation.Ronaldo has just one year left on his contract with the Italians and having not extended it, question marks over his future were raised.
    Cristiano Ronaldo has just one year left on his contractCredit: Rex
    Pavel Nedved said Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at JuventusCredit: Getty
    PSG and former clubs Manchester United and Real Madrid have both been linked with the superstar forward.
    But Juve legend and now club chief Nedved have told them to forget about it, as Ronaldo is staying put.
    He told Sky Sport: “Ronaldo has been called up for July 26, he’ll be back on Monday and will stay with us.”
    Ronaldo, 36, is currently on holiday in Mallorca, having led Portugal to the last 16 of the European Championships in the summer.
    According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, he is expected to arrive in Turin very shortly to discuss his future with Juve.
    He signed for the Serie A giant in 2018 for £99million from Real Madrid and won the league in his first two seasons.
    But under Andrea Pirlo, 42, last term it was a disaster for the club, who only just finished fourth and missed out on the title for the first time in ten years.
    Pirlo has since been replaced by Massimiliano Allegri – who left the club in 2019 – but it has not yet convinced Ronaldo to commit his future.
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    PSG is seen as realistic destination, although it is believed they will NOT make a move unless Kylian Mbappe leaves.
    Frenchman Mbappe, 22, has been a long-time transfer target of Real Madrid.
    But as was the case with Nedved, 48, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi promised the forward will not be going anywhere.
    He told L’Equipe: “I will be clear. Mbappe is going to stay in Paris.
    “We will never sell him and he will never leave on a free. Mbappe has everything he needs in Paris.”
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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signs new three-year Man Utd deal to stay as manager at Old Trafford until 2024

    OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has extended his Manchester United contract with a new three-year deal, it has been confirmed. The club legend, who won the Champions League and Premier League as a player, will now be at Old Trafford until 2024, with an option for a further year.
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has extended his Manchester United contract by three more yearsCredit: Getty
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returned to United in 2019Credit: PA
    He said: “Everyone knows the feeling I have for this club, and I am delighted to have signed this new contract.
    “It is an exciting time for Manchester United, we have built a squad with a good balance of youth and experienced players that are hungry for success.
    “I have a fantastic coaching team around me, and we are all ready to take that next step on our journey.
    “Manchester United wants to be winning the biggest and best trophies and that’s what we are all striving for.
    “We have improved, both on and off the pitch, and that will continue over the coming seasons. 
    “I can’t wait to get out in front of a packed Old Trafford and get this campaign started.”
    Solskjaer returned to United in 2019 after the sacking of Jose Mourinho, initially as caretaker manager.
    But after impressing in the hot seat, he was handed a permanent contract and last season completed his first full campaign in charge.
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    The Norwegian guided United to a second-placed league finish, coming runners-up to rivals City.
    And they faced further heartbreak after losing on penalties to Villarreal in the Europa League final.
    But still, the impressive domestic and European run has convinced Old Trafford chiefs to put their trust in Solskjaer even further with a new deal.

    It caps off an incredible week for the United manager, who has finally signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
    The England forward, 21, arrived for £73million, a year after seeing a move to Manchester collapse with Dortmund holding out for £108m.
    But after ending the long-drawn out transfer saga, Solskjaer told United’s website: “He’s such a creative, positive winger and forward player.
    “He can play wide, nip into the pockets and he excites the fans.
    He takes people on one-against-one, he creates chances, he works hard and he loves football.
    “And there is some untapped talent there I am sure, and coming into this environment will help him improve as well.”
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    Man Utd transfer target Eduardo Camavinga ‘favours move to Spain’ in blow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hopes

    MANCHESTER UNITED have been dealt a blow by reports that Eduardo Camavinga favours a move to Spain over the Premier League.The 18-year-old has just one year left on his contract, with it understood that he has no intention of extending his stay at Roazhon Park.
    Manchester United have been dealt a setback in their pursuit of Eduardo CamavingaCredit: Getty
    The Red Devils are chasing the teen irrespective of French teammate Paul Pogba’s future
    It was claimed earlier this month that the Red Devils were eyeing up a £26million bid to lure the teenager to Old Trafford.
    Chelsea are another club that are believed to have held talks with his agent Jonathan Barnett, along with LaLiga giants Real Madrid.
    And while his priority is to stay in France to join Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal are said to have made him their No1 target.
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    Yet according to the Manchester Evening News, Camavinga’s preference is a move to Spain amid strong interest from top-flight sides in England.
    The report adds that United have held discussions with the Frenchman’s representatives that were described as ‘not encouraging’.
    Camavinga burst onto the scene towards the end of the 2018-19 season where he became Rennes’ youngest-ever player at just 16-years-old
    His fine form saw him be called up to the France squad last August, where he became Les Bleus’ youngest debutant since Maurice Gastiger in 1914.
    SunSport revealed this week that United are drawing up a list of midfield targets amid mounting fears they will be forced to sell Paul Pogba.

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    The Red Devils are preparing the prospect of £89million record signing Pogba quitting United for a SECOND time.
    His Old Trafford contract expires in summer 2022 and he has given no indication as yet that he is willing to commit to a new one.
    And Leon Goretzka is thought to be a key target as United look to take advantage of the German’s similar stand-off with Bayern Munich.
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    Man Utd transfer target Leon Goretzka’s camp ‘irritated’ at Bayern Munich over slow contract negotiations

    BAYERN MUNICH star Leon Goretzka’s representatives are reportedly ‘irritated’ over ‘slow’ contract negotiations.The midfielder has been linked with a sensational transfer to Manchester United this summer.
    Leon Goretzka, 26, would have no shortage of suitors should he decide to leave Bayern MunichCredit: Getty
    Bayern are in talks over extending the midfielder’s contract, which runs out in 2022.
    The 26-year-old’s agent, Jorg Neubauer, was recently forced to retire and Neubauer’s wife has taken charge instead along with Bundesliga heavyweight agent Thomas Kroth.
    However, Sport Bild claims Goretzka’s camp are ‘irritated’ that contract talks have not yet resumed over an improved extension.
    The star has emerged as a target for Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as a host of Premier League clubs.
    Manchester United are seemingly in pole position to snap up the Bayern star.
    Reports in Germany state United have tabled a ‘concrete offer’ to the ace for him to join them when he becomes a free agent in June.
    The Red Devils are not actively pursuing a new central midfielder at the moment.
    But with Paul Pogba’s future still uncertain, it appears Goretzka could be targeted as his replacement with a reported £200k-a-week package.
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    In three seasons with Munich, Goretzka has won a trio of Bundesliga titles plus two German Cups and a Champions League.
    Meanwhile, Pogba’s Old Trafford contract expires in summer 2022 and he has given no indication as yet that he is willing to commit to a new one.
    The 2018 World Cup winner’s agent Mino Raiola has already discussed personal terms with French giants PSG.
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    Raphael Varane returns to Real Madrid training as Man Utd haggle over £50m transfer fee for defender

    MANCHESTER UNITED target Raphael Varane has reportedly returned to Real Madrid’s training complex following his holiday.The 28-year-old is understood to be seeking a fresh challenge having spent ten years in Spain after joining from Lens in 2011.
    Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane looks poised to join Manchester United this summerCredit: Getty
    And with the 2018 World Cup winner having just one year left on his contract, the Red Devils are looking to lure him to Old Trafford in a cut-price deal.
    It has been claimed that Varane is keen to link up with United, who are still haggling over his transfer fee.
    United are believed to be ready to fork out £43million on the defender, while Real are holding out for £50m.
    And Varane is not prepared to go on strike to force through a move to the Theatre of Dreams as he wishes to show his respect to Real president Florentino Perez.
    According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Varane has returned to Los Blancos’ training ground as talks with United and Real continue.
    He tweeted: “Raphael Varane has just arrived at Valdebebas as he’s not breaking his relationship with Real Madrid – respecting the club and Perez.
    “He knows Manchester United are in talks with Real Madrid – he wants Premier League experience.
    “Contract almost ready, up to the clubs.”

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    Despite winning four Champions League titles during his time at Real, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has expressed concerns over the player.
    He told talkSPORT: “My question would be, why is he leaving Real Madrid veryone’s making out he’s the best centre-half in the world, so why is he leaving Real Madrid?
    “They need a centre-half and if they did get him, it improves the team massively. It would be a top signing and it was a position they definitely needed to improve.
    “It’s world class, Varane and Maguire. But I’d worry a little bit potentially for pace. I saw Varane get torn apart by Chelsea in the Champions League.
    “Pace would be something that teams would try and exploit against them two.”
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