2.30pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Milik ‘£22.8m talks’, Kante enquiry, Sancho ‘£90m final offer’, Alex Telles close – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly made a final £90m bid for Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho – short of the German side's £108m asking price.

Meanwhile Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik are said to be shock transfer targets.

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  • SANCHO BOOST

    Manchester United could be making room in their squad to sign Jadon Sancho.

    The sale of Andres Pereira to Lazio could raise funds for United to complete the deal for Dortmund ace Sancho.

    United are looking to trim their squad to make room for new recruits ahead of the October 5 transfer deadline.

  • PEREIRA CONFIRMED

    Andreas Pereira is reportedly set to leave Manchester United to go to Lazio in a deal worth £9m.

    The deal is said to be a season-long loan with an obligation to buy at the end of the season, according to Sport Bible

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    Italian journalists Fabrizio Romano and Gianluca Di Marzio have also confirmed the news, tweeting out that Lazio are indeed interested and are speeding up negotiations for Pereira.

  • STAND BY WAN

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come to the defence of Aaron Wan-Bissaka after his performance against Brighton was criticised.

    Solskjaer told reporters: “We’ve got our team shape, of course, and we don’t stop enough crosses down that left-hand side and we let too many crosses in.

    “It’s also down to the team shape and the sharpness. So for me we need to work more from the front to stop crosses from the sides.”

  • RASH-SHARP

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his joy at Marcus Rashford's recent performances.

    Solksjaer said that he was impressed at on Rashford's impact against Brighton.

    He said: “He was getting better and better. I had a little bit of a go at him halfway through the first-half for a tackle he evaded, but I think his reaction, his sharpness is getting better.”

  • PEREIRA MOVE

    Manchester United's Andreas Pereira is reportedly close to making a move to Lazio.

    He is “one step away” from signing for the Italian club according toIl Messaggero.

    Pereira, 24, hasn’t been involved for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season, and an exit has been rumoured for some months.

  • LINDELOF'S LEGS

    Manchester United are reportedly concerned that Victor Lindelof is at risk of burnout after just two games.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears he is struggling with fatigue after a busy campaign last season.

    He wants Lindelof to be given a proper rest during the international break and is going to have talks with Sweden in the coming weeks, according to The Mirror.

  • FERNANDES FEE

    Bruno Fernandes made his 25th appearance for Manchester United on Saturday.

    It has been reported that his 25th game triggers a clause in his contract that United have to pay Sporting another £4.5m for his transfer.

    This will bring the total fee United payed for Fernandes to £57.4m.

  • DEAD WOOD

    Manchester United's vice chairman Woodward has been widely criticised for his transfer strategy in recent seasons.

    Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that they should bring in former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo as their director of football.

    Emenalo helped oversee the most successful spell in Chelsea's history, first as assistant coach and then as technical director between 2007 and 2017.

  • WONDER-KID RACE

    Manchester United have reportedly entered the race to sign wonderkid Alex Luna from Argentine outfit Atletico Rafaela.

    The 16-year-old has been closely monitored by a host of other European giants after his impressive goal tally in Argentina before the coroanvirus pandemic hit.

    Along with United, Manchester City, Barcelona and PSG are also eyeing up a move for the phenomenon, according to The Mirror.

  • TELLES TO TRAFFORD

    Manchester United reportedly are still convinced they will sign Porto defender Alex Telles.

    The Red Devils are favourites to win the race for the left-back, who has less than a year remaining on his contract.

    United have been keen on a deal, but Porto have been holding out for at-least £22.5m for the Brazilian.

  • KANT BELIEVE IT

    Manchester United have made a shock enquiry for N'Golo Kante, reports the Mirror via Sport Lens.

    With the Blues having spent £200m this transfer window, they would reportedly be willing to offload the Frenchman for the right price.

    Kante also commands £300,000-a-week in wages, which the Blues would be relatively happy to get off their books.

    And the Red Devils are already said to have made contact with Kante's advisors, with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being a big admirer of the World Cup winner.

    However, Kante is currently said to be reluctant to leave Chelsea.

  • MORNING, RED DEVILS

    Man Utd could allow winger Dan James to leave the club on loan if they manage to secure the signing of top target, Jadon Sancho.

    James currently plays second fiddle to superstar in the making Mason Greenwood, and could leave the club to improve his first team opportunities.

    United are also looking at alternative options if they cannot prise Sancho from the hands of his current club Borussia Dortmund.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to improve his squad defensively with a move for Porto’s Alex Telles believed to be close.

    The left-back would provide some much needed quality and consistency in a position which has failed to be filled by the likes of Luke Shaw.

    Solskjaer has also had to back United star Paul Pogba after the French midfielder dropped a disasterclass in the sides 3-2 win away to Brighton.

    The United boss said: “He missed a lot of pre-season because of his illness. He's not had internationals or the friendly against Villa.

    “The two 65 minutes he's had will help him along and he'll just get better and better.”

    Long standing club servant Chris Smalling is also set to leave the club in the transfer window, with Inter Milan believed to be interested in signing the central defender.

    Smalling impressed in Italy last season whilst on loan at Roma.

  • RELIVE TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

    Watch back today's 3-2 win away to Brighton which ended in circumstances which haven't really been seen before!

  • UNCLE PAT

    Manchester United fans spotted Alex Telles liking United legend Patrice Evra's instagram post!

  • INVISIBLE

    Paul Pogba had an afternoon to forget after dropping an absolute disasterclass.

  • INTER EYE SMALLING

    According to reports, Chris Smalling is now a target to Serie A outfit Inter Milan.

    Smalling spent last season on loan at Italian giants Roma, where he left a good impression leading to Roma trying to sign the player on a full time basis.

    Roma's attempts however, were unsuccessful and the player remains on the market, open for any possible suitors.

    The Nerazzurri are coming to terms with the possibility of losing Milan Skriniar this summer, with Jose Mourinho's Tottenham believed to be closing in on a deal.

    Smalling, 30, is a Inter target if the deal to sell Skriniar goes through.

  • GOOD GUY MARCUS

    Marcus Rashford is continuing to use his platform for good as he continues to apply pressure on the UK Government when it comes to child poverty.

  • PENALTY DRAMA

    The decision to give Manchester United a penalty after the final whistle went, left football fans scratching their heads.

    Football fans have however, seen the funnier side to this afternoons events.

  • BRUNO REACTS

    Bruno Fernandes scored a dramatic last minute penalty to take all three points back to Manchester.

    Speaking to BT Sport after his side secured a 3-2 win away to Brighton, Bruno said: “It was a very difficult game. We know that Brighton are a very good team with good qualities, We left so much space for them to play, we were not as aggressive as I want.

    “We gave away two goals, on the penalty I can do much better, I need to stop earlier. Second goal, we need to do much better.

    “We did some mistakes but big teams need to be like that, we need to believe until the end.”

  • GOAL POST DIG

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hilariously trolled Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho after his sides 3-2 win against Brighton on the South Coast.

    Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Solskjaer said: “We got away with one. Maybe one point we deserved, we didn't deserve more. But the character deserved more.

    “Last season we had too many draws, so that is a big plus for us. You have to be happy Jose is not here to measure the goal posts.”

  • OLE DEFENDS POGBA

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended midfielder Paul Pogba after his dismal performance in their 3-2 away win at Brighton.

    When being asked about his players performance, he said: “He missed a lot of pre-season because of his illness. He's not had internationals or the friendly against Villa.

    “The two 65 minutes he's had will help him along and he'll just get better and better.”

    Solskjaer will be hoping to get Pogba up to speed as they face a difficult next five fixtures, including matches against Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.

  • FERNANDES' MESSAGE TO FANS

    Man Utd midfielder Bruno Fernandes, took to Instagram after scoring a dramatic last minute penalty to scrape past Brighton.

    View this post on Instagram

    Never give up 🙌🏼Was not the best performance from us lads, but we believe until the end 💪🏼 #mufc

    A post shared byBruno Fernandes (@brunofernandes.10) on

  • CRYPTIC TWEET

    German side Augsburg send a cryptic tweet regarding Jadon Sancho and United fans are loving it!

  • LEEDS WANT JAMES

    Leeds have reignited their interest in Man Utd winger Dan James one whole season after failing to sign the player on transfer deadline day in January 2019.

    United are thought to be open to the possibility of loaning out James IF they can land their top target, Jadon Sancho.

    James is currently back-up to rising academy star Mason Greenwood after going on a poor run of form for large parts of last season.

  • 10,000 GOALS

    Quite fittingly, Marcus Rashford's incredible solo-strike was the 10,000th goal in Man United's long history.

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