If United can secure its place at the top of Europe, it will have to build its team with quality this summer. A multitude of big names have been linked, including Borussia Dortmund and English star Jadon Sancho, while there have also been rumors of several departures from Old Trafford.
The rumor mill never stops. So here’s the latest news and gossip about Manchester United transfers.
United for Griezmann
Manchester United are monitoring Antoine Griezmann’s situation in Barcelona, reports Catalan media Mundo Deportivo.
The French striker joined the Blaugrana for a £ 100m contract last summer, but did not have an ideal first season, scoring only 14 goals in 43 games and being excluded from Quique Setien’s starting eleven in three of the last four games.
Griezmann’s brother Theo and his father Alain have both posted on social media criticizing Barça boss Setien, but claims the Spanish champions have no plans to sell French this summer.
United was about to land Griezmann in the summer of 2017 for Atletico Madrid, but the striker has signed a new deal in the Spanish capital after the club’s transfer ban.
Ramazani moves to Spain
One notable Manchester United outing this week was top-rated teen Largie Ramazani.
The Belgian youth international – who has scored nine goals in 13 Premier League 2 games this quarter – has reportedly turned down a contract offer from United to find first-team football elsewhere.
And Football Espana quotes Belgian media HLN has announced that the teenager is now ready to join Spanish second division club Almeria, which is currently lobbying for promotion to La Liga.
Almeria – owned by Saudi businessman Turki Al-Sheikh – has the highest budget of the second tier in Spain and has spent £ 7.5 million to land the winger of Nottingham Forest and the international of English youth Arvin Appiah last summer.
Ramazani’s only exit for the first United team took place during the Europa League clash against Astana in November.
Gomes is not clear on the next club
Angel Gomes also left the Red Devils this week after refusing a new club deal in search of first team football.
As the MEN pointed out, Gomes – who has played 10 times with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season – has yet to choose his next club but is focused on moving abroad.
Gomes has been linked to a change at Chelsea, but Frank Lampard said the player “hadn’t been mentioned” in terms of recruitment at Stamford Bridge.
Clubs in Spain, Germany, France and Portugal have all expressed interest in England’s youth international.
Inter Hope on the Sanchez Extension
Alexis Sanchez spent last season on loan to Inter and the Italian club wanted to renew the agreement with Manchester United.
The Semper Inter website cites a report by Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset that says talks are already underway for a new deal with the Chilean striker, who appears to have no future in Old Trafford.
Sanchez has scored twice and provided six assists in 20 appearances for the Milan club, for whom he will finish the Serie A season but will not be available for his matches in the Europa League.
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Inter and United recently carried out transfer activities, with Italian clubs providing permanent transfers for Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young.
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