MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to make more additions, after bringing in Donny van de Beek – with Sergio Reguillon a reported target.
Meanwhile, United wonderkid Mason Greenwood earned his first England cap in their win over Iceland – but broke coronavirus rules by 'inviting girls' back to his hotel room with Man City's Phil Foden.
The 18-year-old has now been dropped from the Three Lions squad along with Foden.
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Barcelona have joined Manchester United and Liverpool in the race for Bayern Munich star Thiago, according to reports.
The Premier League duo were already set to tussle for the midfield ace.
But according to Bild reporter Tobi Altschaffl, Barcelona chiefs want to bring their homegrown talent, 28, home.
The plot thickens, however, as manager Ronald Koeman is pushing instead for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Trevor Sinclair has defended the actions of axed England duo Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden.
The footy stars have been thrown out of Gareth Southgate’s squad after the pair broke quarantine rules in Iceland by bringing girls back to the team hotel in Reykjavik.
Manchester United’s Greenwood, 18, and Man City’s Foden, 20, will now return home instead of traveling with the rest of the squad to face Denmark tomorrow.
However, former England winger Sinclair, 47, has leapt to their defence.
He tweeted: “Boys will be boys. Let's not destroy our own young players. Learn and be better, end of x.”
Premier League clubs will agree tomorrow to allow all the top flight games this month be shown live on TV.
The U-turn by the 20 clubs and League bosses follows pressure from the Government over the issue after a fan backlash prompted intervention.
Under initial plans, 17 of the opening 28 games – all being played behind closed doors – were due to be screened live, either by Sky Sports or BT.
That would have seen 11 games not being available to fans, including all three of Newcastle’s opening fixtures.
Now today’s hastily-arranged meeting of the 20 “shareholder” clubs will agree to the change in policy.
The 11 outstanding games are likely to be split between the League’s four broadcasters, including the BBC, which is expected to be offered the chance to screen one or two matches.
SunSport confirmed that the Big Six, including Manchester United, were always in favour of allowing fans to watch more live games in the current circumstances, with initial opposition led by Crystal Palace and West Ham.
Manchester United want to make THREE more signings before the transfer window shuts.
Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's No1 target.
And the Manchester Evening News says Bournemouth and Wales attacker David Brooks has been “under consideration” for more than a year.
The MEN also report how Old Trafford chiefs have been mightily impressed by 21-year-old Dynamo Kiev and Ukraine star Vitaliy Mykolenko.
SHAW AND TELL
Manchester United have stepped up their hunt for Porto's £26milion-rated Alex Telles – to fight Luke Show for the left-back spot.
Telles' advisors have flown to Manchester for talks with Old Trafford officials, according to reports in Portugal.
Chelsea were also linked with the one-cap Brazil star, 27, before signing Leicester's England defender Ben Chilwell for £50m.
PSG were keen too – but only at half the asking price.
That leaves United favourites for the former Inter Milan loanee, despite Sevilla also being interested and 20-year-old Brandon Williams regularly featuring for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side last term.
The FA have released a damning statement after Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden's contravention of England's Covid-19 guidelines.
It reads: “Whilst in Iceland, both Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood spent time outside of our private team area, which was a breach of our COVID-19 rules.
“While they did not leave the team hotel, it was an unacceptable breach of our protocol. They have both apologised for their serious lack of judgement.
“The FA will be launching a full investigation into the circumstances leading up to this breach. We have spoken to the Football Association of Iceland to offer our apologies for this incident and to ensure them that we are taking the appropriate steps.
“We have also assured the Danish Football Union that all other players and staff members have been isolated within our group throughout this period.
“Our immediate priority now is preparing the team for the match against Denmark tomorrow.”
TOBI OR NOT TO BE
Manchester United Women are set to bolster their ranks with the signings of TWO US national team stars.
According to the BBC, Tobin Heath, 32, and Christen Press, 31, have agreed one year deals with the Red Devils.
Heath, of Portland Thorns and Press, of Utah Royals, arrive with a wealth of experience – having played 306 internationals between them.
HE'S A GREAT GUY
Darren Fletcher reckons Donny van de Beek will be a great addition for United – because he’s considered a decent chap.
The Scot told ManUtd.com: “He’s a top-class player and I think he’s a fantastic signing.
“For somebody at his age, for that price, I think it’s a no-brainer.
“I saw him during Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last season [in 2018/19], he was probably one of the catalysts for that.
“What I like about him is his flexibility in midfield. He understands when he needs to be a No10 and what he has to do and he understands when he has to be a box-to-box midfielder; he’s got that Ajax upbringing in him and is a cultured footballer.
“I just think he’s a great addition and he seems like a great guy as well, given the way he’s been treated since leaving Ajax and how everyone has spoken about him.”
MORE SOUTHGATE ON GREENWOOD & FODEN
The England manager confirmed he has sent the two players back to England separately after their ill-judged trip outside their hotel to meet two females.
He said: “So we had to decide very quickly that they couldn’t have any interaction with the rest of the team, wouldn’t be able to travel to training and given the procedures that the team have to follow now, they have to travel back to England separately.
“No other members of our party have been in contact with those two players, that’s why they couldn’t go to breakfast this morning, they couldn’t join us for training, we’re very clear on the guidelines in that regard.
“It’s a very serious situation.”
UNITED ON GREENWOOD
The club have released a statement on Mason Greenwood's contravention of England's Covid-19 guidelines.
A statement from the club says: “Manchester United are liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with the actions of Mason Greenwood over this situation.”
HARRY ON BACK
Harry Maguire has returned to Manchester United's training ground for the first time since his Greece arrest.
The Old Trafford captain, 27, was at the wheel of a white BMW as he drove into Carrington this morning.
Maguire made his first public outing since last month's incident in Mykonos at last night's Soccer Aid charity match.
But it was back to the day job today ahead of United's first game of the new Premier League season at home to Crystal Palace on September 19.
England stars Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Chris Smalling were among the other players reporting for duty.
But all eyes will be on Maguire and his return to the big stage.
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Gareth Southgate has confirmed Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden did not bring girls back to the England hotel, but met them outside the building.
Southgate said: “Nothing has happened in the areas that we occupy in the hotel. We’re still getting to the depths of all the information.
“This was brought to my attention a couple of hours before training, I’m still getting to grips with some of the detail.
“What’s clear is: There was a breach of the Covid guidelines, we’ve spent such a long time getting those measures in place and the whole squad have been following that to the letter.
“We’ve had four tests in the period where we have been together and our staff have done such a good job of keeping that secure and tight.
“We have no alternative but to do what we’re doing.”
IT'S A PROBLEM OF MONEY
Arsenal remain an option for Sergio Reguilon, according to reports in Spain.
Spanish journalist Alvaro Montero told Sky Sports News: “There are two options, Arsenal and Manchester United, also Sevilla here in Spain.
“Real Madrid wants to sell him but with a buying back option so in case he has a good season like he did in Sevilla, Real Madrid can sign him again next year.
“The question is that the player, Sergio Reguillon, likes the idea of playing in the Premier League – United and Arsenal will be the options.
“But it is a problem of money.”
TELL ME MORE
Alex Telles’ representatives have reportedly flown to Manchester to finalise a move to United, according to reports in Portugal.
The 27-year-old left-back is out of contract next summer and would cost United around £27million.
A Bola report that Sevilla is also an option for the Brazilian.
Ironically, that would be to fill the position vacated by Sergio Reguillon, who has been told he can find a new club by Real Madrid.
Which of the two players ends up at Old Trafford will be a fascinating story.
Either way, it will give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at least four full-back options, with Timothy Fosu-Mensah being used as a makeshift full-back against Crystal Palace last season.
MORE ON SIR ALEX
Producer of the show, John Battsek told Screen Daily: “A layer of the film is Sir Alex in recovery, grappling with the threat of the loss of his memory, that being the memory of the greatest football manager that ever lived.
“It's Sir Alex's real-life story from growing up in Govan in Glasgow, his career as a footballer and as a football manager to his battle recovering from the brain haemorrhage.
“It is a father-son story and a love story – the story of him and his amazing wife.
“Jason had already recorded 50 hours of audio with his dad and his father trusted him, really trusted him.
“We felt that if we surrounded Jason with all sorts of experienced hands, he could handle it. He has done a phenomenal job.”
FERGIE FLICK SHOWS REEL STORY
Sir Alex Ferguson’s recovery from a life-threatening brain haemorrhage will be shown in an intimate documentary.
The legendary Manchester United manager almost died when he was rushed to hospital in May 2018 after falling ill.
Fergie, 78, was placed in an induced coma at Salford Royal Hospital but made a remarkable recovery to be back home less than a month later.
He was then nursed back to full health by his loving family, including doting wife Cathy, and viewers will get a glimpse of his road to recovery.
The film, which will be shown across cinemas, shows Sir Alex dealing with the aftermath of his brain surgery including memory loss.
Sevilla are OUT of the race for Sergio Reguilon after being priced out by Manchester United.
The LaLiga club were willing to pay just under £18million, while United are happy to stump up just shy of £27m – meaning he will not return to the club where he played on loan last season.
According to Spanish journalist Senen Escalante, United are ready to offer the player more money in wages too.
It appears the deal for the Spaniard is taking a step closer, after he played 90 minutes in Spain’s 4-0 win over Ukraine.
Zinedine Zidane has Ferland Mendy and Marcelo ahead of Reguilon in the Real Madrid squad and has told the player he can find a new club.
The 23-year-old appeared to pick up an injury in Spain's match last night, but returned to the fold to complete the full 90 minutes for Luis Enrique's side.
England duo Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden had girls back at their hotel rooms after the win over Iceland, according to reports.
The Premier League stars did not train with the Three Lions squad today after appearing to breach the coronavirus guidelines.
According to DV, the two girls posted photographs of Greenwood and Foden to Snapchat.
But they refused to comment, as they said: “We do not want to discuss this. We don't want to get them in trouble.”
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SERG IN ACTIVITY
United fans are going wild after Sergio Reguilon changed his social media profiles.
The Spaniard has removed any reference to Real Madrid or Sevilla from his Instagram profile, despite having them on there previously.
United are favourites to sign Reguilon, 23, after he helped knock Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side out of the Europa League last month.
Does this point to an imminent move to Old Trafford?
CAN MEMPHIS SUCCEED AT BARCA?
He frustrated and disappointed under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho at United.
But Memphis Depay has become one of the most sought-after forwards in Europe, with less than a year left on his contract at Lyon.
Jamie Carragher reckons Manchester United are not that far away from challenging for the title — and that signing Jadon Sancho will help hugely.
He told the Sunday Times: “I have always thought that one or two little things can turn it — and, for me, signing Bruno Fernandes in January has completely changed United.
“That is only one signing. He came in and suddenly United were a totally different team. That’s how close it is.
“It could be that Jadon Sancho comes in and then United are challenging for the title.
“They are not as far away as people think. One or two more signings could make the difference.
“United will eventually pay Borussia Dortmund — who have valued the player at £120 million — what they need to for the 20-year-old because they are one of maybe two teams in the Premier League who still have the finances to spend big amid the pandemic.”
SAM-ING FOR NOTHING
Manchester United and Arsenal target Samuel Umtiti could leave Barcelona for FREE, according to reports.
Mundo Deportivo reports the French defender could see his contract, which runs until 2023, RIPPED UP as Barcelona consider letting him leave for nothing.
Umtiti, 26, has slipped behind countryman Clement Lenglet in the Catalan giants' pecking order.
Persistent injuries have hampered his progress at the Nou Camp.
The centre-back managed just 13 LaLiga appearances last season as Barca surrendered the league title to El Clasico rivals Real Madrid.
He also tested positive for Covid-19 before the club's 8-2 Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich last month.
OUT OF OFFICE
American Office star Jenna Fischer has wowed United fans, by constructing a Lego Old Trafford.
The surprise Red Devils fan has been working on the Theatre of Dreams for the past few weeks.
The American actress, 46, played Pam in the hit US spin-off of Ricky Gervais' British mockumentary alongside Steve Carell.
Her romance with Jim, played by John Krasinski, is one of the central arcs of the entire show.
But now we know Fishcer's first love…
DROP THE MIC
Patrice Evra reminded United fans that he's still got all of the skills.
If this was a battle of the comedians, Evra, 39, enjoyed his cheeky nutmeg on Lee Mack, whose job description reads 'comedian.'
Here are the Red Devils' opening Premier League fixtures.
Remember, they get a week longer off than everyone else (apart from Manchester City) after getting to the latter stages of the Europa League.
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