Published On: Fri, Apr 17th, 2020

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Jadon Sancho/Mason Greenwood

Manchester United made an approach for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho last summer.

That’s according to ESPN, who claim the Bundesliga outfit wanted teenage forward Mason Greenwood in return.

However, after discussions Dortmund understood the Red Devils simply wouldn’t entertain the prospect of losing their 18-year-old.

With United once again trying to engineer a deal for England star Sancho, Dortmund know Greenwood is ‘off the table’ when discussions resume after the coronavirus crisis.

Gabriel Magalhaes praised

Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes is an “absolute machine,” according to the club’s president Gerard Lopez.

The centre-back, 22, has attracted attention from three Premier League clubs with Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea looking to secure his signature.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are in pole-position to sign the Brazilian but Lopez did admit he’d received several offers and no concrete decision had been made.

“It’s true that he would like to go and try something else out. We haven’t taken that decision yet, but he’s received a number of offers,” he told Sky Sports. “I feel he’s closer to one club than others, but nothing’s done yet so we’ll see.

“I feel he is among the top five dominant central defenders in Europe right now. He’s an absolute machine, so to me, he’s well on his way – if not this year – to potentially a really big club. I’m certain he’s on his way to the Brazilian national team at some point.”

Joe Rodon valuation

Swansea star Joe Rodon could cost around £20million, according to Wales Online.

The centre-back, who has been likened to Manchester City’s John Stones, has attracted interest from several Premier League heavyweights.

Manchester United, City, Arsenal and Chelsea have all been linked with the 22-year-old Wales international after another impressive Championship campaign.

However, Wales Online suggest Ryan Giggs could be a ‘driving force’ in Rodon’s next destination having played a large role in Daniel James’ move to Old Trafford last year.

Harry Kane latest

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward are both huge admirers of Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who claim both the Old Trafford chiefs agree that the £200million-rated Spurs talisman is of interest.

Kane, who has scored 181 goals in 278 Tottenham appearances, alerted potential suitors to his availability when saying at the end of March he wouldn’t just stay ‘for the sake of it’.

Solskjaer is said to be a ‘confirmed admirer’, while Woodward is a ‘fan’ of the player – but, as things stand, United are unlikely to pay chairman Daniel Levy’s £200m valuation.

Jude Bellingham latest

Borussia Dortmund are confident of beating Manchester United to the signing of Birmingham teenager Jude Bellingham.

That, according to the Daily Mail, is despite the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Red Devils had hoped to lure the talented midfielder to Old Trafford having given him a personal tour of the club’s training facilities.

However, It’s believed that Jadon Sancho’s progress and rise to stardom with the Bundesliga outfit has had a ‘particular impact’ on Bellingham, who could choose to follow in his footsteps.

£100m-rated Sancho himself remains Ed Woodward’s top priority signing in the upcoming transfer window.



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