Man Utd news LIVE: £119m Sancho transfer hinges on Liverpool decision, Mourinho hijack

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Thursday, March 26

  • Man Utd would like Real Madrid star Federico Valverde to replace Paul Pogba
  • The 21-year-old midfielder has a £460million release clause in his contract
  • Liverpool are front-runners in the battle to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho
  • However, Dortmund are hopeful of keeping the 20-year-old for another season
  • Utd have been joined by Tottenham in the race to sign defender Diego Godin

Wanted: Federico Valverde

Manchester United have added Real Madrid star Federico Valverde to their transfer wishlist as they begin to plan for life without Paul Pogba.

The French international is expected to force a move away from Old Trafford at the end of the season after only making eight appearances this campaign.

And Spanish publication Diario Madridista, the Red Devils will attempt to sign Valverde if they lose Pogba.

Valverde, 21, has become a key component of Zinedine Zidane’s side this year and has a £460million release clause in his contract.

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Jadon Sancho latest

Manchester United are working ‘very hard’ to secure a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

But rivals Liverpool are still the winger’s most likely destination providing they sell either Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane, according to Jan Aage Fjortoft.

The Premier League duo, alongside Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, are all actively trying to sign the £119million-rated England international, who has bagged 17 goals and provided 19 assists this campaign.

However, Dortmund are hopeful of keeping the 20-year-old for another season after the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Re: Sancho. Price: 130 million euro. Man UTD working very hard to get him,” Fjortoft tweeted. “Liverpool still most likely destination. But have to sell either Mane or Salah.

“New is that Dortmund see this stop of the season as a chance to keep him another season.”

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Diego Godin battle

Manchester United have been joined by Tottenham in the race to sign defender Diego Godin, claim The Mirror.

Jose Mourinho tried to sign Godin, 34, during his tenure at Old Trafford in 2017 but the player appeared to have used United’s interest to secure a lucrative new contract with Atletico Madrid.

The Uruguayan international joined Antonio Conte at Inter Milan on a three-year deal last summer but Corriere dello Sport say he’s unlikely to see out his contract.

Now, the Premier League duo are expected to battle it out for his services in the upcoming transfer window.

Kalidou Koulibaly transfer

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will allow Chris Smalling to join Roma permanently.

But ONLY, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, if the 13-time Premier League champions can secure the services of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

Smalling, 30, has enjoyed his season-long loan spell with Roma having quickly cemented his place in the starting XI and the player wants to extend his stay at the Stadio Olimpico.

And the former England International will be granted his wish providing £90million-rated Koulibaly, who has reportedly told club president Aurelio De Laurentiis that he wants to leave, is brought to Old Trafford.

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