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Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Trippier in talks to buy Sterling’s £3m Cheshire mansion EXCLUSIVE, Sancho latest

The US Sun
The US Sun
 2021-07-17

MANCHESTER-BOUND Kieran Trippier is in talks to buy Raheem Sterling's £3m Cheshire mansion, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

The defender, 30, who is on the verge of a move to Manchester United, has been chatting to Manchester City star Sterling about a possible deal for the luxury pad.

While Jesse Lingard is back training with the Manchester United squad after his successful loan stint at West Ham.

Now Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has to decide whether to sell the former academy product or keep him on for next season to provide competition in the squad.

Meanwhile Jadon Sancho has passed his medical and an announcement is believed to be imminent.

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BACK DE BUSINESS - EXCLUSIVE

David De Gea will cut short his holidays this week in a desperate bid to regain his status as Manchester United’s No1.

The Spaniard ended last season behind Dean Henderson in the battle to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice keeper.

With England stopper Henderson already back in pre-season training after a hip injury ended his own Euro dream, De Gea knows the pressure is on and will return to Carrington after just TWO weeks off.

The 30-year-old sat on the bench for Spain at the Euros and was not due to report from his summer break until the start of August.

But De Gea is determined to fight and win back his starting spot with United boss Solskjaer still undecided over who will be his top dog when the new season kicks off next month.

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HOUSE HUNT - EXCLUSIVE

Kieran Trippier is in talks to buy a £3million mansion - from England team-mate Raheem Sterling.

The defender, 30, who is on the verge of a move to Old Trafford, has been chatting to Manchester City star Sterling about a possible deal for the luxury pad.

Sterling, 26, bought the plush country pile with five acres of land and a wildlife pond in 2017.

The five-bedroom 7,500-square foot home is nestled in a quiet Cheshire hamlet close to Knutsford and surrounded by farmland.

United believe they are in the final stages of securing a deal for Atletico Madrid star Trippier worth £18m.

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VINICIUS JR LATEST

Manchester United are being offered the chance to sign Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr as the Spanish giants try to fund a move for Kylian Mbappe

Real and United are already over Raphel Varane, with confidence in Spain that an agreement can be reached.

And the hope is that will pave the way for a deal to be struck over Vinicius, with a loan move that turns into a permanent deal the most likely option.

Real want a minimum of £68.5million for the 21-year-old, who played for Brazil at the Copa America.

United have indicated an interest in the player but not at that price, which is why the loan option could well come into play.

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HOUSSEM AOUAR LATEST

Arsenal have been joined by Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool in the transfer race for Lyon's Houssem Aouar.

Aouar has just two years left on his current deal at Lyon, putting the French club in a difficult situation of stick or twist.

According to ESPN, the Ligue 1 club would prefer to offload the impressive 23-year-old and cash in.

The report states that Tottenham and Arsenal are leading the race between the Premier League giants.

But Liverpool are on the hunt for a Georginio Wijnaldum replacement, who left the club in the summer and joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

And Paul Pogba's uncertain future at Man Utd has forced the Red Devils to reportedly keep a watchful eye over Aouar.

HOW UNITED COULD LINE-UP

The Red Devils are reportedly closing in on signing Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier and Real Madrid regular Raphael Varane.

Here's how we think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could deploy his troops this coming season - should the club sign the two defenders.

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TELLES EXCITED FOR DERBY

Telles has also been discussing United's trip to Derby County tomorrow, who are managed by Old Trafford legend Wayne Rooney.

The player is expected to start at left-back, with Luke Shaw on holiday following England's Euro 2020 campaign.

Telles told the club's official website: "I'm really looking forward to the game, I'm going into the game with a lot of desire.

"I think it’s a really great opportunity for us players who have been here for the last two weeks.

"It's going to be a tough test but we’re really well prepared for it.

"We’ve been working really hard in training today, and this last week, and I believe it’s an opportunity to show my value my quality and my potential here at Manchester United.

"I know Manchester United Football Club and the fans really believe in me."

TELLES LOOKS AHEAD

Alex Telles is looking forward to a second season at Old Trafford, despite there being plenty of speculation surrounding his future.

The 28-year-old told the club's official website: "I'm really happy to be back here.

"It’s a pleasure to be at Manchester United coming into my second season.

"Last season, we came really close to winning trophies, so we go into this next season with a lot of desire and I really want to show my work and my value here at the club."

TAM FOR KAN

Chelsea have overtaken Manchester City and United in the race to sign Harry Kane after launching a 'more appealing' bid, according to reports.

In the spring, the England captain, 27, stunned Tottenham by revealing he wanted to quit the club this summer.

Kane has since been chased by a host of suitors in a deal expected to be worth around £150million.

City held the early advantage and have been the favourites with the bookies ever since the forward's announcement.

But Chelsea now have the edge thanks to their overall package, according to The Athletic.

The Blues are believed to be willing to offer a player-plus-cash deal involving outcast striker Tammy Abraham as a like-for-like replacement.

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LIN OR OUT?

Jesse Lingard is set to stay at Manchester United to fight for his place and could even sign a new contract despite interest from West Ham, according to reports.

The England midfielder, 28, enjoyed a scintillating second-half of the 2020-21 season on loan at the Hammers.

Lingard went from United outcast to a member of the Three Lions set-up in the build-up to Euro 2020 and was unfortunate to miss out on a place at the tournament.

But, buoyed by his strong showing last term, Lingard is leaning towards staying at Old Trafford rather than returning to London, say The Athletic.

The attacking midfielder scored nine goals and registered four assists in just 16 games for West Ham - and manager David Moyes is keen to bring him back to the London Stadium on a permanent deal.

However, Man Utd are believed to be holding out for a whopping £30million transfer fee, thanks to Lingard's red-hot form last season.

West Ham are unwilling to pay that figure for a player who is now in the final year of his contract, seemingly surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and already in his prime years.

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DERBY SKIPPER EX-RED

Manchester United may come up against one of their former players against Derby tomorrow - and we aren't talking about manager Wayne Rooney.

The Championship club's captain is Tom Lawrence, who started his professional career at Old Trafford.

The 27-year-old made one Premier League appearance for the Red Devils during the 2013-14 season, starting against Hull City.

He was famously replaced by Ryan Giggs, who was United's caretaker manager at the time!

Lawrence joined Leicester at the end of that season before moving to Derby in 2017, being named captain just a few days ago.

LINGARD BACK IN UTD TRAINING

Jesse Lingard is back in training with Manchester United despite West Ham’s determination to sign him.

The 28-year-old midfielder was snapped enjoying a workout with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad on Friday at their sun-soaked Carrington HQ.

Lingard is back at his boyhood club after a brilliant loan spell with the Hammers for the second half of last season reignited his career.

He scored nine goals in 16 appearances for the East London side.

That led to him being awarded the Premier League Player of the Month award for April.

West Ham still want to sign the star permanently but have so far been unable to agree a fee with the Red Devils.

Atletico Madrid are also believed to be interested in Lingard.

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CLOSER LOOK AT TRIPPIER

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier is reportedly close to joining Manchester United.

The 30-year-old started his career in Manchester - but not at the Red Devils.

Although his family are believed to be United fans, Trippier came through the ranks at Manchester City.

He never made an appearance for the current Premier League champions, spending time on loan at Barnsley before moving to Burnley in July 2011.

Trippier made an immediate impact at Turf Moor, playing in every Championship game during his debut season.

Burnley won promotion in 2014 and the right-back played all 38 games for the Lancashire club in the Premier League as they were relegated.

Trippier joined Tottenham in June 2015 and it took him a while to break into the team, making just 18 Prem appearances during his first two seasons in North London.

But after Kyle Walker's move to Manchester City he made the right-back position his own, helping Spurs reach the 2019 Champions League final.

Trippier has spent the last two seasons at Atletico, winning LaLiga last term.

The local lad would be quite the coup for United...

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VARANE AND TRIPPIER LATEST

Manchester United are close to completing a double defensive swoop for Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier.

Both deals are all but done with announcements expected towards the end of next week.

United look set to hand Real Madrid a £50million fee for Varane, 28, despite the French international centre-back having just one year left on his Bernabeu contract.

England full-back Trippier, 30, wants the move to Old Trafford after two successful years at Atletico Madrid - and a transfer worth £18m is in the final stages.

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SHOW AND TELL

Jose Mourinho has reportedly been blocked in his attempt to sign Alex Telles on loan from old club Manchester United.

The Brazilian left-back only arrived at Old Trafford in a £15.3million deal from Porto last summer.

England Euro 2020 hero Luke Shaw’s sensational performances in that position meant he only featured nine times in the Premier League.

Meanwhile Mourinho, who began his reign at Roma with an impressive 10-0 victory, is looking for a temporary fix to his full-back problem.

Leonardo Spinazzola is a regular in that role but he faces several months on the sidelines after he picked up an injury playing for Italy at the Euros.

According to Sky Sports Italia, the Special One had identified Telles and approached his old employers about taking him on loan.

But United have allegedly flat out rejected it as they want to offload the defender permanently.

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BRU-NO REST FOR THE WICKED

Bruno Fernandes has cut his summer holiday short to train with former club Boavista ahead of the 2021-22 season.

The Manchester United star, 26, endured a tough Euro 2020 campaign with Portugal.

Fernandes managed just 206 minutes across four games, failing to score or register an assist, as his nation were knocked out in the last 16 at the hands of Belgium.

The attacking midfielder was granted an extended leave by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer due to his participation in the tournament.

But Fernandes, keen to regain his match sharpness, has returned to his old club to undertake some drills.

He played for Boavista's youth team from 2004 until 2012 having joined at the age of nine.

SEE YOU TOMORROW, WAZZA

The Red Devils travel to Pride Park tomorrow to face Wayne Rooney's Derby County in a friendly.

United's record goalscorer retired from playing in January after becoming the Championship club's new manager.

Rooney's team narrowly avoided relegation last term and face a difficult season ahead due to financial problems.

United, without several first-team stars because of Euro 2020, will be looking to record a convincing win on the road.

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SAUL TO PLAY FOR

Saul Niguez has offers on the table from Premier League clubs, according to reports.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder, 26, is a target for Chelsea and Manchester United, with Liverpool also claimed to be interested.

Saul is expected to quit the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, despite only signing a NINE-YEAR contract in 2017.

The 19-cap Spain star still has five years to run on the deal but Diego Simeone now appears happy to sell.

Saul has been hotly-linked with a swap deal involving Barcelona, which would see Antoine Griezmann, 30, return to the Spanish capital after just two seasons.

But now, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed talks between the two LaLiga giants have stalled, at least for now.

And that has opened the door to other clubs, with multiple Premier League teams in for Saul.

SAN TO SEE YOU GO

Erling Haaland has spoken for the first time on Jadon Sancho's impending exit from Borussia Dortmund.

The England winger is preparing to seal a £73million move to Manchester United.

Asked who can fill Sancho's boots next season, Haaland told Stadium Astro: "Me and Jadon understood each other very well and he’s a top player.

"So of course it’s sad that he goes but that’s how it is and that’s football. You never know what will happen.

"But I think that there’s a lot of other good players that I have a good tone with and it can become even better.

"We have to see who I match the best with."

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FRIENDLY FUN

Wayne Rooney takes on his old club tomorrow as Manchester United kick off their pre-season.

The clash at Derby starts at 1pm and is live on MUTV.

SAFE TRIP HOME

Kieran Trippier is nearing a move to Manchester United, as SunSport has revealed.

According to Manchester Evening News, the defender is confident that his departure from Atletico Madrid will go ahead.

He is said to have decided before Euro 2020 that his future lay in England.

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STUMBLING BLOCK

Atletico Madrid reportedly view Kieran Trippier as 'untransferable' despite suggestions that Manchester United are closing in on a deal for the England international.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Diego Simeone's side are not prepared to allow him to leave this summer due to his importance to the team.

Atletico are not under any immediate pressure to sell, as Trippier has a contract at the club until June 2023, but the Englishman is thought to be keen on a return to the Premier League.

FOCUSED

Manchester United ace Bruno Fernandes has been working on his fitness back with former side Boavista.

Just three weeks on from Portugal’s last-16 defeat to Belgium Fernandes appeared to cut short his holiday to lace his boots up once again in preparation for the year ahead.

Fernandes is yet to join up with the rest of his United team-mates for pre-season training at Carrington but instead took the opportunity to work on his condition back in his native Portugal with Boavista.

The attacking midfielder, who spent his formative years with the Porto outfit from 2004 to 2012, was filmed performing ball and running drills on the training pitch beside the club’s Estadio do Bessa.

DOUBLE REAL RAID

Manchester United are being offered the chance to sign Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr as the Spanish giants try to fund a move for Kylian Mbappe

Real and United are already over Raphel Varane, with confidence in Spain that an agreement can be reached.

And the hope is that will pave the way for a deal to be struck over Vinicius, with a loan move that turns into a permanent deal the most likely option.

Real want a minimum of £68.5million for the 21-year-old, who played for Brazil at the Copa America.

United have indicated an interest in the player but not at that price, which is why the loan option could well come into play.

TEAM NEWS VS DERBY

Manchester United travel to take on Derby County at Pride Park on Sunday afternoon in a pre-season friendly with a mix of youth and experience available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils boss is still without a number of players who were involved at Euro 2020 and the Copa America, so the likes of Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes will not be involved.

Jesse Lingard and Mason Greenwood missed out on the England squad and are in contention to play today.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles and Brandon Williams could also feature.

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VARANE STATS

Here is how Raphael Varane's numbers stacked up for Real Madrid last season.

Will the World Cup winner be the answer to Manchester United's defensive frailties?

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