Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon, Jadon Sancho plus Premier League updates
We track all the latest transfer news, done deals and rumours as Manchester United consider whether or not to enter a battle with Tottenham to sign Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.
Tottenham are exploring a loan deal but United are in a better position to meet Bale’s significant wage demands of £600,000 per week, which he currently receives from Real Madrid.
United have lost the race with Spurs for left-back Sergio Reguilon, and while they continue to hunt Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, the reality is Sancho may be out of their price range.
That means Bale could became a possibility, although even United would need Real Madrid to contribute a significant portion of wages.
Follow all the latest news below:
TIM SHERWOOD CLAIMS UNITED HAVE ‘NO MORE MONEY'
Former Tottenham and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has claimed United have “no more money” and won’t be able to sign Jadon Sancho this summer.
The transfer saga surrounding the Borussia Dortmund youngster has dragged on and on and doesn’t seem to be approaching any sort of conclusion.
United also chose not to pursue a deal for Gareth Bale, who now looks set to return to Spurs.
And Sherwood, discussing another reported United target in Jack Grealish, suggested the Red Devils have nothing left in the bank.
“Jack Grealish’s contract is great news for Aston Villa, what a signing that is,” he told talkSPORT.
“I thought he was nailed on to go to Manchester United, but it’s quite clear after the Van de Beek deal they’ve run out of money.
“No Gareth Bale, no Jack Grealish, there’s no more money. There will be no Jadon Sancho that’s for sure.
“They’ve run out of money, otherwise it was a no-brainer in my opinion to take that boy [Grealish] to Manchester United.”
WEST HAM JOIN UNITED IN RACE TO SIGN PSG MIDFIELDER
West Ham are the next club to express interest in reported Manchester United target Idrissa Gueye.
Le10Sport claim Wolves and Crystal Palace are also hopeful of doing a deal for the 30-year-old, who only joined Paris Saint-Germain from Everton last summer.
United’s interest has reportedly cooled, with another midfield signing no longer a priority.
WHY BALE PREFERS SPURS RETURN TO UNITED MOVE
Gareth Bale does not want to be seen as nothing more than a Plan B option for Manchester United, the Athletic have reported.
Tottenham’s intention to make him the main man under Jose Mourinho is why a return to north London is more appealing for the Real Madrid winger.
That move is edging closer now, while United remain at an impasse with regards to the signing of number one target Jadon Sancho.
SPURS MOVE CLOSER TO BALE SIGNING
Here’s all the latest on Bale to Spurs, which looks increasingly likely. United will have to look elsewhere:
Gareth Bale set to rejoin Tottenham
The Welsh forward has no future at the Bernabeu and now looks set for a second spell with Spurs
The three reasons United won’t move for Bale
United have singled out three reasons why they will look to other targets instead of pursuing a deal for Gareth Bale.
Reports have suggested the Real Madrid winger could be brought to Old Trafford on loan as an alternative option to Jadon Sancho.
But, according to the Evening Standard’s James Robson, the player’s age, injury history and lack of regular football last season put United off.
FAN STARTS GOFUNDME PAGE TO RAISE MONEY FOR SANCHO TRANSFER
An optimistic United fan has started a GoFundMe page in an attempt to raise money for the long awaited signing of Jadon Sancho.
The Borussia Dortmund and England youngster has proved frustratingly elusive this summer, with the Bundesliga club holding out for a fee of £108m.
If United can’t afford that, perhaps an army of supporters on the internet can. Fan Matthew Kelley has so far raised £75.
Every little helps, as they say.
UNITED TRIED TO SIGN CITY PLAYER THIS SUMMER
United held talks to sign winger Ferran Torres this summer before his move to rivals Manchester City, according to a report in newspaper AS.
The Spaniard was viewed as a more affordable alternative to Jadon Sancho.
United reportedly opened talks with Valencia over a potential deal for Torres, but the 20-year-old instead opted to join Pep Guardiola’s City.
UNITED USING BALE AS ‘SMOKESCREEN’ IN SANCHO PURSUIT
United’s reported interest in Gareth Bale is is nothing more than a ‘smokescreen’ to increase pressure on Borussia Dortmund over Jadon Sancho, claim Norwegian outlet Dagbladet.
The intention is supposedly to give the illusion that they are happy to move on and search for alternative options.
In doing so, United hope Dortmund will lower their £108m asking price for Sancho.
But the German club have repeatedly insisted that they have no intention of selling the 20-year-old.
Bale, meanwhile, is now expected to return to Spurs, despite talk of a potential loan move to Old Trafford.
INTERMEDIARIES WORKING ON POTENTIAL INTER SWAP DEAL
Intermediaries are attempting to push a possible swap deal involving United’s Chris Smalling and Inter winger Ivan Perisic, according to Italian outlet FcInterNews.
The defender was originally expected to join Roma after a loan spell with the Serie A club, but negotiations have been called off.
Instead, Smalling could move to Inter, whose manager Antonio Conte is reportedly a fan of the centre-back.
United, meanwhile, have identified Perisic as a potential alternative to Jadon Sancho, so intermediaries are working on a deal that would suit both parties.
FERDINAND SUGGESTS GREALISH WOULD HAVE LEFT VILLA FOR UNITED
Rio Ferdinand has claimed Jack Grealish would have left Aston Villa had United made an approach.
The midfielder was linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the summer, but on Tuesday signed a new contract with his boyhood club.
And Ferdinand clearly wasn’t convinced that it was solely down to his loyalty to Villa.
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