10.30pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Van de Beek COMPLETES MEDICAL, Upamecano LATEST, Sancho still keen on United – The Sun

DONNY van de Beek is on the verge of joining Manchester United after completing his medical.

And in a further boost to the Red Devils, the government have confirmed he will NOT have to quarantine so long as he is registered before Holland play on Friday.

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  • BEEK OF THE NET

    Donny van de Beek can dodge quarantine IF he arrives at Old Trafford before Friday.

    It will be a £40million deal on a five-year contract brokered by former Red Devil and Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar.

    The government told Sky Sports, he is free from quarantine if he registers before playing in one of Holland's games as he will then be entitled to an exemption.

    On sporting grounds he will be free to train with his new team-mates rather than self-isolate for two weeks.

  • FAN FRENZY

    Manchester United's links with Dayot Upamecano have sent fans into overdrive.

    Red Devils supporters reacted super positively to the idea of the RB Leipzig defender arriving at Old Trafford.

    One said: “First we wrap up the VDB deal inside 24 hours, and now we’re apparently looking at signing Dayot Upamecano?

    “Nah, this can’t be real. Someone’s done something to Ed Woodward if that happens.”

  • DEN DEAL

    Donny van de Beek's move to Manchester United was orchestrated by Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp.

    According to Sky Sports' Pete Graves, Bergkamp played a big role in persuading the Dutch ace to move to Old Trafford.

    Van de Beek is Bergkamp's son in law and clearly gave the move a seal of approval, despite being a Gunners legend.

  • ICYMI

    RB Leipzig fired off a warning shot at Manchester United.

    The Red Devils are reportedly interested in signing star Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

    And the Bundesliga outfit sent them a stark reminder about his contract status.

    Upamecano extended his deal at Leipzig until 2023 at the end of July, and the club's English Twitter page reshared the announcement with a simple caption of ICYMI.

  • END OF AN ERA?

    The Glazers could sell Manchester United to the co-founder of Zara, according to reports.

    Radio El Fuego in Spain suggests the Ortega family have reached a deal to buy the club from the Glazer family.

    Amancio Ortega, 84, heads up the Ortegas and is one of the richest men in the world.

    The radio station has been claiming for days that the family made a bid for the club and they suggest a reliable source has told them a verbal agreement is in place.

    But a deal could take many months to complete due to the complexity of proceedings.

  • UPA FOR THE CHALLENGE

    Manchester United may find it “very difficult” to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano this summer.

    Sky Sports' Kaveh Solhekol said on Sky Sports News: “Only recently he signed a contract extension until 2023 but it has a release clause worth around £40million which kicks in next summer.

    “My understanding was that next summer he was likely to move to Bayern Munich but obviously there is nothing stopping clubs like United trying to sign him this summer.

    “And we know that United want to sign a centre-back but I think it would be very, very difficult to get him out of RB Leipzig this summer.”

  • DREAM DEAL

    Donny van de Beek's father has described his imminent move to Manchester United as a “dream” transfer.

    The 23-year-old's dad Andre could not hide his pride after his son underwent a medical and agreed personal terms.

    He told omroepgelderland.nl: “This is a dream come true. It’s the perfect moment for him to make this step to such a beautiful club.

    “Many clubs were interested, but Donny decides himself.”

  • DON AND DUSTED

    Donny van de Beek has completed his medical ahead of a £40million move to Manchester United.

    SunSport understands the former Ajax man was tested in Holland without any issues.

    But he will be denied his favourite No6 shirt at Old Trafford.

    Paul Pogba is staying and will not give up his number so the Dutchman may be given the cursed No7 jersey vacated by Alexis Sanchez.

  • BEEK OF THE NET

    Donny van de Beek can dodge quarantine IF he arrives at Old Trafford before Friday.

    It will be a £40million deal on a five-year contract brokered by former Red Devil and Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar.

    The government told Sky Sports, he is free from quarantine if he registers before playing in one of Holland's games as he will then be entitled to an exemption.

    On sporting grounds he will be free to train with his new team-mates rather than self-isolate for two weeks.

  • ON THE VIRG

    Donny van de Beek is close to joining Manchester United and it is a move backed by Liverpool ace Virgil Van Dijk.

    The pair are Holland team-mates and Van Dijk reckons it is a “great step” for the Ajax man to make.

    Van Dijk, via Metro UK, was asked if he was trying to change Van de Beek's mind about becoming a Red Devil and replied: “No.

    “I wish Donny all the best.

    “It's fantastic for him and great for Dutch football.

    “It's another great step to another beautiful club for a Dutch player.”

  • REAR-GARD ACTION

    Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira could be sold to make way for Donny van de Beek.

    MailOnline reports Manchester United are ready to sell the pair to clear space after they fell down the pecking order.

    Van de Beek is believed to have agreed personal terms on a five-year deal at Old Trafford ahead of a move from Ajax.

    Lingard, 27, has been at United for 20 years but has failed to start a Prem game since January 1.

    Pereira is also on the fringes having failed to make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI since February.

  • 'GUTTED'

    Marcus Rashford has explained his decision to withdraw from the England squad.

    It means Jack Grealish has been called up by Gareth Southgate, after initially getting snubbed.

    He tweeted: “Gutted… never want to let this team down but these fixtures just came a little too soon for me.

    “I tried my best but I have to focus on starting the season at my strongest for club and country.

    “Good luck boys, I’ll be cheering you on from home.”

  • 'WE CANNOT ALLOW IT'

    Nemanja Matic has told his Manchester United team-mates: only winning the league is good enough.

    He told the Utd Podcast: “From the next season there is no excuse.

    “We have to go with everything. We have to fight for the title because I felt that this year we dropped some points too easy.

    “We allowed Liverpool to win [the title], I don’t know, ten games before the season finished. They won the league, so we cannot allow that.

    “We need to fight to the end. We have to play with more confidence, with more responsibility.

    “My personal target is to win the league with United and I am sure that everyone wants to do the same.

    “We have to promise our supporters that we will do our best – exactly what we have done after [the coronavirus lockdown] when we started to play again. That’s Manchester United.”

  • OTD

    It was on this day in 2004 that United signed Wayne Rooney from Everton.

    He would go on to become the club's record scorer with 253 goals.

  • ZLAT'S HOW WE DO IT

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the verge of extending his AC Milan contract now worth £120,000 a week.

    The Swede striker re-joined his old club last summer having spent a year in MLS with LA Galaxy after leaving Manchester United.

    Ibrahimovic, who went on to score 10 goals in 18 Serie A games, had the option to extend his deal.

    According to Sky Sports, the 38-year-old is close to agreeing another year in Milan with his wages believed to be increasing by £40,000 per week.

    Speaking on his return to Italy on Saturday night, Ibrahimovic said: “Finally everything is in place and finally I can return to where I feel at home.”

    He later told Milan’s website: “As I’ve always said, I’m not here to be a mascot.

    “I’m here to bring results and to help the team, the coach and the squad return to where Milan should be.”

  • SEVENTH HEAVEN

    Incoming Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek will be denied his favourite shirt number when he joins from Ajax.

    The 23-year-old midfielder is closing in on a five-year deal at Old Trafford after the Red Devils agreed a £40million fee with the Eredivisie side.

    In a minor blow for Van de Beek, he will be unable to wear his favourite No6 jersey at the Theatre of Dreams.

    That is because that number is occupied by Paul Pogba, and the Frenchman will not be departing this summer.

    One potential number that is available to Van de Beek is the cursed No7, which was most recently used by Alexis Sanchez, but that number is likely being reserved for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

    The No11 shirt is also unused at United, though that number isn’t traditional for a central midfielder.

    Van de Beek also has the No 19, 27, 28 and 30 shirts to choose from.

  • VDB HIGHLIGHTS

    BT Sport have shared this epic highlight reel of Donny van de Beek in action in the Champions League.

    The Dutchman could bring some much needed stability and muscle to the Red Devils' midfield… as well as the odd burst into the box.

    He looks a very good signing.

  • DONNY'S DIGITS

    Here is how Donny van de Beek has fared during his time at Ajax.

    The 23-year-old has come through the ranks at the Amsterdam club and is set to join United after playing for Holland in their upcoming Nations League games.

  • PREDICTED LINE-UPS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have to tinker with his formation to accommodate the arrival of Donny van de Beek.

    Manchester United have agreed personal terms with the 23-year-old and started negotiations with Ajax over a £40million transfer.

    Midfielder van de Beek missed Ajax’s friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt with coach Erik ten Hag suggesting there had been developments.

    And Solskjaer believes he is the right kind of signing in terms of profile and cost in what is a very difficult transfer window.

    Here is how they could line up…

  • UP' TO THE TASK?

    Manchester United are aiming to make a move for Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano after landing Donny van de Beek, according to reports.

    The Red Devils have been quiet in this summer's transfer window, with Jadon Sancho a top priority.

    But with Dortmund so far playing hard ball with United over Sancho, they have targeted other areas, with centre-back a big priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    There have been question marks over Victor Lindelof as an adequate partner to Harry Maguire, especially after the way they conceded the winning goal to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals.

    ESPN report that Upamecano is the next target in United's sights, with just 12 days to go until the start of the Premier League season.

  • FLOG BEFORE SPEND

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have to sell before he can buy again at Old Trafford, once Donny van de Beek's transfer is complete.

    The Norwegian wants a striker, a right winger and a centre-back added to his squad, according to the Times.

    Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira are the two players United are most likely to sell to raise some cash for further purchases.

    That will not come as a surprise to either player, who have been deemed largely surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

    Lingard, 27, has revealed that he had a tough year after his mother suffered from illness, while Pereira, 24, fell down the pecking order after the arrival of Bruno Fernandes.

  • SIX OF ONE

    Tottenham have made a last-ditch attempt to sign Donny van de Beek from under the noses of Manchester United.

    The Dutchman, 23, is set to sign for the Red Devils after Ajax accepted their bid for the midfielder.

    According to the Mirror, Van de Beek wants the No6 shirt at United, but that already has an owner.

    A certain Paul Pogba wears No6 at Old Trafford and there could be interesting negotiations on what number the Dutchman takes when he does sign.

  • HUDD TO WATCH

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer threw his support behind the Manchester United women's team – but they could not overcome Huddersfield Town in a pre-season friendly.

    United's women were thumped 3-0 by Town, while Solskjaer watched on.

    Some of the Huddersfield players were keen to get a photograph with the former Old Trafford striker.

  • MORE ON DONNY

    Van der Sar is already on record as saying the Dutch giants will not sell on the cheap — despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Real Madrid were on the verge of landing Van de Beek for around £49m last summer but the deal fell through.

    Other clubs have shown interest in Van de Beek but United are now strong favourites to land him.

    New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman knows him well from his time in charge of the national team — but is not currently planning a move with the financial strain on LaLiga clubs.

  • VDB UPDATE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to landing Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek for £40million, writes MARTIN BLACKBURN.

    The 23-year-old missed Saturday's friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt with coach Erik ten Hag suggesting there were developments, saying: “We are looking at how that will end.” Former United No 1 Edwin van der Sar, now director of football at Ajax, revealed his old club's interest back in June.

    And Solskjaer believes he is the right kind of signing in terms of profile and cost for what is a very difficult transfer window. Dutch reports claim Van de Beek has told pals he wants to join United and the Prem club are leading the way with no other club offering anywhere near the £40m mark.

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