Manchester United have spent more than £100million in the window so far, signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid
Manchester United made sure they got their big transfer business done in plenty of time before the deadline.
Jadon Sancho’s transfer was ‘agreed in principle’ during Euro 2020, while Raphael Varane’s move from Real Madrid was at the stage before the end of July.
Varane’s transfer was officially confirmed before the Red Devils’ Premier League opener against Leeds United, setting the tone for a thrilling 5-1 victory at Old Trafford.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested that any further arrivals before August 31 will be a bonus, with outgoings now the main priority.
However, should United achieve their aim of offloading fringe players, they could yet make one more splash as they look to challenge for the title.
Here’s the latest Manchester United transfer rumours:
Declan Rice contract snub
West Ham have been left rocked after England international Declan Rice made it known he will not sign a new deal with the club.
Rice has enjoyed a stunning few years in the heart of the Hammers midfield and has attracted interest from a host of clubs, including Manchester United.
According to the Telegraph, the 22-year-old has been left frustrated at the £100m valuation placed upon him, believing it is limiting his chances of a move to a Champions League club.
The Hammers are continuing to offer Rice a new deal, who still has three years left, plus a year’s option in the club’s favour.
West Ham insist they have received no formal offers for their most prized asset.
Solskjaer is convinced that Paul Pogba will still be a Manchester United player when the transfer window closes next month.
The Frenchman put in a stunning performance to open the season, registering four assists during the demolition of Leeds.
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However, with less than a year remaining on his current contract, speculation continues to swirl regarding his future.
Contract talks are ongoing, but as of yet, the midfielder has yet to commit his future to the club.
But the United boss has no concerns about Pogba and is confident he will not leave during the final days of the window.
“Yes, I expect Paul to be here when the 1st of September comes,” he explained.
“If you’ve got a five-year contract or a one-year contract, when you sign for Man United you have to rise to the challenge of performing on a consistent level.
“I’m not worried whatsoever that the length of any player’s contract is changing the level of their motivation and inspiration.”
Garner ‘medical booked’
Manchester United’s ‘next Michael Carrick’, James Garner, is closing in on a return to Nottingham Forest, with reports claiming he will complete a medical ahead of another loan move.
Garner spent the second half of last season at the City Ground and will link back up with Chris Hughton’s side in the coming days.
Reports also suggest Garner will sign a new deal with his parent club before the move, such is his standing at Carrington.
Solskjaer has previously compared the young midfielder to his assistant Carrick and it is hoped another spell away will help continue his development.