Haaland 'STAYING' at Dortmund, Glazer family 'could SELL Man Utd for £4bn', Sancho transfer news – latest updates

DORTMUND chief Sebastian Kehl has dealt a blow to Man Utd by claiming striker Erling Haaland will be staying in Germany next year.

The Norwegian superstar has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and the Premier League, but Kehl claims Haaland is going nowhere this close season.

But there is more positive news on Jadon Sancho, while we've the very latest on the news that the Glazer family could reportedly sell Man Utd – but only for a whopping £4BILLION.

Get all the latest Man Utd news, updates and transfer gossip here…

  • Kostas Lianos

    SPEAKING OUT

    Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand believes top stars like Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Paul Pogba would potentially like to address the scenes at Old Trafford.

    Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcast: “I can feel someone like Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire or Paul Pogba will want to speak in their heart of hearts but, at the same time, it’s a tug of war, so it’s very difficult.

    “This situation is slightly different as it’s more about football than just one club and the Super League was going to destabilise the whole pyramid and football in our country, so it’s a different situation and players put things out here and there.

    “Sunday, I think the guys would have been sat in the hotel thinking ‘make the protest, we’re happy for you to do that, but please let us play’, that’s how the players would be thinking”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    AWKWARD POSITION

    Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand believes players haven’t reacted to fan protests at Old Trafford because they want to concentrate on their football, and that puts them in an “awkward position”.

    Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcast: “It’s a difficult one – I was there when the Glazers came and, as a player, you’re in a really awkward position as we don’t want to be a part of the business end of the club.

    “We’re there just to play football, we don’t want to be caught up in the politics. All the players want to do is go to training, get ready for a match and go out in front of fans around the world and win – that’s all you’re concerned with.

    “All this extra stuff, it’s stressful enough just playing and you don’t want all this extra stuff going on – I have to be honest, that’s how you thought.

    “Yes, there’s a right side and a wrong side as well, but you just want to play football and be the best you can be for the club. The problem you have as a player is, if you do speak out, what then happens? Do you get sacked, fined or told to leave the club?”

  • Marc Mayo

    GLAZED OVER

    Manchester United could finally be sold by the Glazer family, following furious fan protests.

    But only if a prospective buyer can pay up to £4billion.

    According to The Times, the Glazers would realistically demand as much as £3bn to sell up – making a tidy profit in the process.

    A new owner could also then be punished for the amount of debt accrued under the Glazers' watch – being confronted by lenders invoking a 'change-of-control' clause – which could add another £1bn onto the overall bill.

    The Glazer siblings are reportedly 'split' on what to do with the club.

    Joel Glazer has been the key decision-maker, playing a big part in the European Super League breakaway attempt.

    Banker Jim O'Neill, 64, has been linked with a takeover in the past – and his name could come up again if the Glazers do ultimately decide to sell up.

  • Marc Mayo

    DEFENSIVE ADDITION

    Gary Neville believes a new centre-back will be key to making Manchester United title contenders – along with two more attackers.

    He told Sky Sports: “I would bring in a right winger – I think it’s a problem position for United – a centre-forward and a centre-back.

    “I think they would be the three positions that I would be looking at. 

    “I think that if Paul Pogba was to leave I’d look at maybe bringing in a midfield player. But I think at the moment, [Mason] Greenwood is the only one who can play off the right.

    “I think any other solution doesn’t work. So, for me, an out-and-out right winger who can play there, score from there and deliver from there, a centre-forward and definitely a dominant centre-back.”

  • Marc Mayo

    BREAKING

    Jose Mourinho has found his new home!

    Roma have announced the former Manchester United boss will take over from the end of the season.

    Maurizio Sarri was tipped to replace Paulo Fonseca, whose exit was confirmed earlier today.

  • Marc Mayo

    HIS NAME IS RIO

    Alan Shearer has praised Rio Ferdinand as a ‘Rolls-Royce’ defender in naming his favourite-ever Premier League centre-backs.

    Speaking on the MOTD Top 10 Podcast, the ex-striker stated: “Rio was top notch, when I went to the England camp he was like nothing I'd ever seen before. He was so relaxed on the ball, he could see a pass, everything was easy for him. 

    “He had it all, effortless, he looked like a centre-half. He always used to talk to me when we played for England, tell me when to go, when not to go – and for a senior professional to do that and talk you through the game it makes things so much easier.

    “A Rolls Royce of a centre-half – elegant, could bring the ball out with pace, could start the move, could stop the move, clever, could read the game.”

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  • Marc Mayo

    CARRA UNITY

    Jamie Carragher has urged fans to stand together against hated owners such as the Glazers after Sunday’s protest.

    The Liverpool hero spoke of Reds fans criticising their United rivals during the episode – and insisted that is not good for the game.

    He told Sky Sports: “There will always be idiots, who get involved in things. What Manchester United fans have done. I think it’s a good thing.

    “I have seen it before with Liverpool fans, at times. One clip goes everywhere and there are lots of other people doing really good things. 

    “I don’t want to use this for supporters, from all different clubs, scoring points from Manchester United. I don’t like to see it with my own in Liverpool.

    “Liverpool fans got owners out previously. Now, you do it in different ways. I have got Liverpool fans texting me right now saying ‘we never went onto the pitch’. It’s what I said before that I don’t like it, all of this point scoring.”

  • Marc Mayo

    MAD TIMES

    Real Madrid will reportedly sign Erling Haaland NEXT summer.

    The Borussia Dortmund striker has become the most talked about transfer story since Lionel Messi demanded Barcelona sell him last year.

    Manchester United and City, Chelsea and Barcelona are all believed to have the 20-year-old at the top of their transfer wishlist.

    But according to AS, it is Real Madrid who have won the race for the free-scoring sensation.

    The Spanish newspaper reports that the club's plan is to 'bring Erling Haaland to the new Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2022, with the initial focus on ensuring Kylian Mbappe comes in first'.

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  • Marc Mayo

    LIGT OFF

    Frank de Boer has talked up Matthijs de Ligt’s chances of becoming Juventus captain amid talk of a shock Manchester United swoop.

    The Red Devils were linked with the centre-back, a target of previous years, earlier in the spring.

    And De Boer told Tuttosport: “He is playing a lot and always at very high levels.

    “Italy is famous for defenders and he is doing very well playing with players of the caliber of Bonucci and Chiellini. 

    “He has everything to be able to become Juventus captain, he is a born leader and has great personality – when he was 18 he was captain of another historic club, Ajax.”

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  • Marc Mayo

    FER REAL

    Sir Alex Ferguson was pictured entering the Paris Saint-Germain team hotel this morning.

    Tonight, Les Parisiens face Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.

    And the Scot was seen entering the Lowry – the same base Manchester United used for their cancelled clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

    According to MEN, PSG's squad are the only occupants in the hotel at the moment.

    Could Fergie be delivering some last-minute advice to help knock out the noisy neighbours?

  • Marc Mayo

    ED FIRST

    Edinson Cavani has won Manchester United's Player of the Month award for April.

    Could it be the month that he decided to stay at Old Trafford?

  • Marc Mayo

    DIPLOMATIC

    Paul Pogba also handed out a very diplomatic response to the GOAT debate.

    Fans have long fought over whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is truly the best – and the Frenchman gave his thoughts in the programme Q&A.

    Pogba insisted: "It’s a nice but tricky question, as there is no best for me. Two different players.

    "They are two players who both bring joy to watch. Any people are going to have their own opinion of them, just two legends.

    "Me, I would just say they are two legends and not one is better than the other one.

    "Just two people that give us football players, or football lovers, joy to watch."

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  • Marc Mayo

    TOP POG

    Paul Pogba revealed Manchester United's best two finishers.

    The 28-year-old conducted a Q&A in United's matchday programme where he was quizzed on who is the No1 at finding the back of the net.

    He said: "The best finisher, I think it’s Mason. Yeah, Mason, I would say.

    "And Edi. Yeah, Mason with the feet and Edi with his head."

  • Marc Mayo

    SKY’S THE LIMIT

    Gary Neville has formed a 'pundits army' WhatsApp group in the aftermath of the failed European Super League, according to reports.

    The Manchester United legend and Sky Sports analyst played a prominent role in publicly fighting the ESL during its short-lived launch.

    For the good of the game, he is stepping across broadcasting lines to unify with BT Sport pundits.

    The former England star has created a WhatsApp group, featuring some of the biggest names in UK punditry.

    Alongside his fellow Sky Sports stalwart Jamie Carragher, Neville has introduced the likes of Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Steve McManaman and Jake Humphrey from BT to the chat.

    According to the Mail, these pundits recognise that they can play a huge part in protecting the values that fans hold dearest in the game.

  • Marc Mayo

    BREAKING

    Paulo Fonseca will quit Manchester United's Europa League opponents Roma at the end of the season.

    The long-awaited news has just been confirmed with Maurizio Sarri tipped to arrive in the Eternal City this summer.

    Roma general manager Tiago Pinto said: "Even if the results have not always been there on the pitch, we know that he has left many positive elements that will continue to help our development – like the many talented and young players he has encouraged and improved, and our progress in the Europa League this season."

    United defend a 6-2 semi-final lead at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday.

  • Marc Mayo

    FAME HUNGRY

    There were two further Manchester United heroes nominated by Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher, although they disagreed on their picks.

    While the ex-defender chose Peter Schmeichel, Arsenal hero Henry opted for Paul Scholes.

    The Frenchman said: "I'm a Stevie G lover but Paul Scholes. When we played Manchester United, we had to stop him. He made the team tick.

    "We were scared of him, first and foremost. If we stopped him, we stopped a lot of Manchester United."

  • Marc Mayo

    SAM THE MAN

    Manchester United are ready to compete with West Ham and Tottenham to sign Sam Johnstone in the summer.

    According to ESPN, West Brom want around £18m for the goalkeeper ahead of their likely relegation to the Championship.

    The Hammers are said to be the favourites due to their offer of first-team football and the Red Devils maintain a sell-on clause in any deal.

    Johnstone’s arrival would herald the potential exit of David De Gea.

  • Marc Mayo

    SANCH SWOOP

    Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United in the chase for Jadon Sancho.

    The chase for the England winger is beginning to hot up since Borussia Dortmund admitted they have a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to sell him this summer.

    Manchester United have held a long-term interest in the 21-year-old star with Liverpool also keen.

    According to Bild in Germany, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is plotting a raid on his old Bundesliga club to swoop for the attacker, who they claim could be available for £78m.

    It has already been reported that Dortmund may drop their valuation of Sancho to around £85m – having previously demanded £108m.

  • Marc Mayo

    CANT DO BETTER

    Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry picked their next six Premier League Hall of Fame inductees.

    And the pair agreed on Roy Keane and Eric Cantona as two Manchester United additions.

    Speaking on Sky Sports, the Liverpool legend said of Cantona: "He is one of the biggest figures in Premier League history. Look at how Manchester United's fortunes turned on that signing. The decision to leave Leeds, he came in and there was just something special about him.”

    While Henry described Keane: "I get annoyed when people talk about Roy Keane and his tackles and being hard – yes he was. But what a player he was, he could pass, score.”

  • Marc Mayo

    PAU BLOW

    Roma will be without Pau Lopez for Thursday’s return leg at home to Manchester United.

    Antonio Mirante replaced the goalkeeper in the 6-2 semi-final thrashing that begin the Europa League tie.

    A shoulder injury suffered by the Spaniard will require surgery, according to Sky Sport Italia.

    Daniele Fuzato, 23, started the weekend defeat to Sampdoria but may not keep his place after an error led to a goal.

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  • Marc Mayo

    VAN MEN

    Edwin van der Sar has expressed his concern over Donny van de Beek.

    The Dutch midfielder continues to be a fringe player in his first season at Manchester United, leading to rumours of a swift exit.

    And former goalkeeper Van der Sar told ESPN: “Of course I feel sad for Donny.

    “He walked the perfect path before joining United. He joined the [Ajax] first team from the academy, became a starter, won trophies, performed in Europe.

    “But the midfield of Manchester United is too stacked, they’ve not had any injuries. It’s hard for him.”

  • Marc Mayo

    ERLI RISER

    Erling Haaland is STAYING at Borussia Dortmund, the club have claimed.

    Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City are all said to be pushing hard to sign the star striker.

    But the Bundesliga side's director Sebastian Kehl has asserted that Haaland is 'in agreement' about playing another year in Germany.

    He said: "Erling is staying for another year.

    "He is in total agreement.

    "I see him every day and I can say that he identifies completely with the club."

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  • Marc Mayo

    GOING NOWHERE

    The Glazer family are described as intent on seeing out their 'long-term plan' at Manchester United despite Sunday's protests.

    A report in the Guardian outlines their mega-money ambition.

    With the club currently worth just over £3billion, the Americans are said to want to grow it into a £7.2billion ($10bn) empire.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    The Manchester United Supports Trust published an open letter to United co-owner Joel Glazer yesterday.

    In the letter, the trust say: “No-one wants what happened at Old Trafford Sunday to be a regular event.

    “We are football fans and we want to support our team. We don’t want to spend our days off work protesting outside our football ground. 

    “But what happened was the culmination of sixteen years in which your family’s ownership of the club has driven us into debt and decline, and we have felt ever more sidelined and ignored.

    “After sixteen years not one member of the Glazer family has ever had so much as a conversation with us, the club’s Supporters Trust. Yesterday, that frustration reached boiling point.

    “For the vast majority of the thousands of attendees at the protest they made their voice heard peacefully and respectfully. We support the right of fans to protest lawfully and, although we did not personally witness any such acts, of course we do not condone any acts of violence.”

    United released a statement in response to Sunday’s protests and refuted the idea supporters were allowed into the stadium by club staff.

    It read: “Following events yesterday, while many fans wanted to exercise their right to protest and express their opinion peacefully, some were intent on disrupting the team’s preparation and the game itself, as evidenced by activity at the Lowry Hotel and at the stadium.

    “Reports in mainstream and social media that protesters were able to access the stadium and pitch via a gate opened by club staff are completely incorrect.

    “After breaking through barriers and security on the forecourt, some protestors climbed the gates at the end of the Munich tunnel, then forced access to a side door in the stand, before opening an external door that let others through to the concourse area and the pitch.

    “A second breach occurred when a protestor smashed the door of a disability access lift, enabling a group to enter the stand. The majority of our fans have and will condemn criminal damage, along with any violence towards club staff, police or other fans, and these now become a police matter.

    “The club has no desire to see peaceful protestors punished, but will work with the police to identify those involved in criminal activity, and will also issue its own sanctions to any season ticket holder or member identified, per the published sanctions policy.”

    The most likely course of action will be that Liverpool’s trip to West Brom, scheduled for May 16, will now be brought forward by four days to May 12, when United are due to be playing Leicester.

    That will allow the rescheduled clash of the north-west giants to be played at Old Trafford on Sunday, May 16.

    Elsewhere, the Premier League and FA have vowed to crush the Super League plotters if they attempt another breakaway.

    In a move to reassure fans the threat has been killed off for good, the FA launched an inquiry by demanding full and frank answers from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and the two Manchester giants.

    And the Premier League promised it will change its rulebook to dismiss any possibility of the rebels coming back for a second attempt.

    A Prem statement read: “The Premier League has prepared a series of measures to enshrine the core principles of the professional game an open pyramid, progression through sporting merit and the highest standards of sporting integrity.

    “These measures are designed to stop the threat of breakaway leagues in future.”

    The Big Six are facing disrepute charges for their parts in the attempted coup. FA top brass are understood to feel heavy fines are more likely, rather than punishments that would hit the fans such as points deductions.

  • William Pugh

    BREAKAWAY BAN

    The Premier League and FA have vowed to crush the Super League plotters if they attempt another breakaway.

    In a move to reassure fans the threat has been killed off for good, the FA launched an inquiry by demanding full and frank answers from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and the two Manchester giants.

    And the Premier League promised it will change its rulebook to dismiss any possibility of the rebels coming back for a second attempt.

    A Prem statement read: “The Premier League has prepared a series of measures to enshrine the core principles of the professional game an open pyramid, progression through sporting merit and the highest standards of sporting integrity.

    “These measures are designed to stop the threat of breakaway leagues in future.”

    The Big Six are facing disrepute charges for their parts in the attempted coup. FA top brass are understood to feel heavy fines are more likely, rather than punishments that would hit the fans such as points deductions.

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