Real Rebuffed Over Pogba
Manchester United are refusing to put a price on Paul Pogba and have told Real Madrid that the Frenchman is not for sale.
That’s according to the Spanish newspaper AS which claims that Real were encouraged when they made contact with Pogba. But approaches to Manchester United were rebuffed and the La Liga giants were told outright that there is no chance of any move.
AS suggests that Pogba will have to demand a transfer if he is to have any chance of securing a move away from Old Trafford this summer. Whether that takes the form of a written request remains to be seen.
The France international has had a difficult third season back in the Premier League having fallen out with then manager Jose Mourinho and then been criticised by United fans for his attitude.
Oblak ‘Wants Manchester United Move’
Manchester United transfer target Jan Oblak wants to leave Atletico Madrid. ESPN claims to have been told by a ‘source’ that the Slovenia international is looking to quit Atletico and that he would prefer a switch to United over Paris Saint-Germain.
United keeper David De Gea is being linked with a switch to PSG either this summer or when his contract expires at the end of next season.
But United will have to dig deep. Atletico will demand the full value of Oblak’s €120 million (£105 million) release fee.
Manchester United are ready to put in a fresh bid for Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The Red Devils have already one bid of £40 million rejected for the England Under-21 international. Reports claim they will offer the Eagles £50 million.
Palace are looking for £60 million for the 21-year-old.
Speculation is linking Manchester United with a fresh move for Tottenham Hotspur full-back Danny Rose.
“I don’t know what the future holds now,” Rose said after England’s penalty shoot-out win over Switzerland on Sunday to finish in third place in the Europa League.
I’m looking forward to a break. If I’m back at Tottenham next season, great, if I’m not – great. I’ll just have to wait and see.
“It’s not about regular first-team football. I know my age and I know how the club’s run in terms of if you get to a certain age they might look to ship you on.
“It has been no secret that my name has been mentioned quite a few times in terms of players moving on and I’ll be just sitting tight over the next few weeks and just seeing what happens. Either way I’m prepared for whatever happens.”
United were linked last summer with Rose although he turns 29 next month and that is likely to count against him.