Man Utd Round-Up: Alternative For Sancho, Battle For Serie A Forward, Transfer Blow

By | July 12, 2020

Man Utd identified La Liga No.11 forward as an alternative for Jadon Sancho

Manchester United have reportedly identified Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.

Since the turn of the year, the Red Devils have been frequently rumoured with the Borussia Dortmund attacker, who has been valued at £100m.

However, while it has been reported that the Red Devils are prepared to bid in excess of £50m, it stays unclear whether club officials are prepared to meet German giants asking price following to the financial implications from the coronavirus pandemic.

According to The Athletic, France international forward has emerged as a different option for the Red Devils after failing to make a sustained impact at Barcelona.

Having started only 49 games in all competitions since 2017, the former Dortmund star could be available for half of his £96.8m price this summer.

The France international has not made an appearance for the Spanish giants since November due to injury and it seems that he will miss the rest of the season as well.

Jadon Sancho is for sure the better option at the moment, however, Dembele has been one of the most skilled players in the football and if he managed to remain fit he could become one of the best players in Europe.

Newcastle set to hijack Man Utd move for 22-year-old Serie A forward

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in securing the services of Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa during the summer transfer window.

The Magpies, who remain in talks over a big-money takeover, ready to rivlas Manchester United and could try and lure Italian winger at St James Park ahead of the next season.

According to La Nazione, Steve Bruce’s side are exploring the possibility of signing Chiesa, who has been strongly linked with a switch to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have been strongly linked with the 22-year-old, though, with the latest form of Mason Greenwood, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could give the youngster chance next season.

Chiesa has been in stunning form for his Italian club during the current campaign, founding back of the net seven times and providing five assists in 30 games in all competitions.

The Italy international’s deal with La Viola is set to expire in the summer of 2022.

Manchester United yet to make additions this summer with hosts of big-name players have been rumoured with a switch Old Trafford, including Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann and Dortmund’s winger Jadon Sancho.

The Red Devils currently sit fifth in the Premier League table only one point separating from Leicester City that are fourth in the standings.

Agent of £80m-rated playmaker responds to Man Utd transfer rumours

Agent Jonathan Barnett claims that Jack Grealish stay fully focused on trying to keep Aston Villa in the English top-tier despite rumours linking him with a switch to Manchester United.

Throughout the season, Grealish has been strongly linked with a future transfer to a top European team, potentially Manchester United, who are believed to be keen on the playmaker and pair him with Bruno Fernandes in the heart of their midfield area.

However, despite acknowledging that the 24-year-old playmaker would like to play in the Champions League, Barnett has reiterated players current priority is to help his team to remain in the Premier League as they sit 19th place four points separating from the safe zone.

Speaking to Stretty News, Barnett said: “Jack believes it, he’s fighting hard, as hard as he can to stop that. That’s all that is on his mind at the moment. He’s not interested in anything else other than fighting to get Aston Villa out of any trouble.

“On the other hand, I think as far as his career is concerned, it would be great for him to play in the Champions League and develop his great skills and I’m not sure in which country or where that will be.

“But that conversation won’t happen now because all he wants to do is fight and help Aston Villa.”

Grealish has not contributed a goal or assist in his last eight Premier League games.