Man Utd 'in talks with Ajax's Jurrien Timber', Ten Hag wants new striker 'at all costs' – transfer news live

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Erik ten Hag wants a new striker "at all costs", according to reports.

And one of their targets, Darwin Nunez, is said to be available for just £51m.

But Ten Hag is said to be happy to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at the club.

Meanwhile, United are said to be in talks with Ajax defender Jurrien Timber, who they are now expected to poach from under the noses of Bayern Munich.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    Pogba pays tribute to duo

    Paul Pogba has fuelled talk of a Juventus move by hailing Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala – who are both leaving the Italians this summer.

    On Chiellini, Pogba said: “What a fantastic career. Feel privileged to have shared the pitch with you, a phenomenal player and even better person.”

    On Dybala, Pogba added: “Hermano, you’re a top player and a top man! It’s great to have you as a friend and to have shared moments with you at Juventus. Hope to see you soon.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    United urged to sign Ziyech

    Dutch legend Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech for Man United.

    Ziyech and Ten Hag worked together at Ajax, with the Moroccan a key player in his XI.

    And with the playmaker struggling for minutes at Chelsea, Van Basten believes a reunion should be on the cards.

    He said: “What comes to my mind now is that I think Ziyech who already plays in England could be a very good footballer at Manchester United for Erik.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ten Hag to keep away

    Erik ten Hag will "work remotely" this week after moving to Manchester on Monday.

    The Dutchman is already in town just days after leading Ajax to title glory.

    But Ten Hag will stay away from Carrington and Old Trafford until Ralf Rangnick has taken charge of United's final game against Crystal Palace.

    The Manchester Evening News adds Ten Hag does not want to "distract" players as they look to secure a Europa League finish.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Prem Teams of the Year

    Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have revealed their Premier League Teams of the Year.

    Unsurprisingly, the XIs are dominated by Man City and Liverpool players.

    But there isn’t one single Man Utd player in the entire side.

    Did Cristiano Ronaldo or David De Gea deserve a look-in?

  • Anthony Chapman

    Pogba weighing up transfer options

    Paul Pogba’s agent met with Juventus chiefs yesterday to discuss a potential free transfer this summer.

    It’s reckoned the Italians are ready to pay their former star around £7million a year.

    But Pogba is also wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, while Real Madrid are keeping tabs.

    And the Manchester United star has a big decision to make over the coming weeks.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Eriksen deals Man Utd blow

    Christian Eriksen will snub any approach from Man Utd this summer – because he wants Champions League football.

    The Brentford star said: "I do not think that there are some football players who can just pick and choose between clubs, because there are many criteria that come into play.

    "There are also many clubs that need to see one's path before that happens.

    "I have different offers and options, which we are considering, and then we make a decision.

    "I would love to play Champions League football again. I know how much fun it is, but it isn't essential for me."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ten Hag lays out vision

    Erik ten Hag has revealed getting back into the top four is his top priority at Man United.

    The Dutchman said: "Manchester United will not play the Champions League next season.

    "That's painful for United – but also for me. It's a competition I'm going to miss incredibly.

    "But the fact that I'm going to work in the Premier League makes up for a lot. United has an enormous reach, worldwide.

    "I think I will encounter the same force fields at United as at Ajax, only a factor of three or four larger.

    "There is something to gain. And the way that should be done, the club and I agree on that."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ronaldo and son recover together

    Cristiano Ronaldo posed topless alongside his son after the look-alike pair spent time in a cryotherapy chamber.

    They likely spent the day working out before undergoing a cryotherapy session to recover from the day's activities.

    Ronaldo was wearing nothing but very small CR7-branded briefs, which allowed him to show off his six pack and muscles.

    The Manchester United star shared a photo of him and his eldest on Instagram, captioning the post: "Recovery time with my boy.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Prem teams eye Monaco’s Badiashile

    Monaco star Benoit Badiashile says he has had ‘contact’ with Prem clubs amid speculation of a summer move.

    Badiashile said: “We all know the competitiveness of the Premier League, it is a fantastic league that of course, is very interesting and we all love the games.

    “I had the chance to play in the Champions League with Monaco and I think this club deserves this competition, it’s a club that’s used to playing in this competition and we want to get back on track.

    “Right now, I’m really happy with Monaco. I had some contact in the past with some [English] clubs but I’m fully focused on the end of the season and Monaco and I feel good.”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    Barcelona star and Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong is willing to leave nearly £6million in unpaid wages on the table to clinch a move to Manchester City, reports SunSport's Phil Thomas.

    As SunSport recently revealed, incoming United manager Erik ten Hag wants De Jong but City boss Pep Guardiola is also a big fan.

    Barca are still fighting their way out of a financial crisis, which saw players defer 40 per cent of their salary for an entire year.

    And the Netherlands international is still owed a bumper figure, which he could waive away to make a move happen.

    Meanwhile, Wolves star Ruben Neves is set to leave the club this season with United and Barcelona keen.

    However, Sport are reporting Neves is close to agreeing a deal with Barca ahead of the summer transfer window.

    The midfielder’s agent is Jorge Mendes and he is playing a big part in the ongoing negotiations.

    The Portugal international was seen tearful as he said goodbye to the Wolves fans after their game against Norwich.

    And Juventus are ready to offer Paul Pogba an £8million-a-year payday to re-sign him in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to the Daily Mirror, who report that Pogba, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, will be offered a mega deal by former club Juve.

    The same report suggests it will be worth £160,000-per-week, and will include a major signing-on-fee as well as bonuses.

    The star midfielder left the Bianconeri in 2016 to return to United for a club-record deal.

    Finally, the Red Devils have received a transfer boost in their bid to sign Benfica star Darwin Nunez as his club closes in on signing a replacement.

    According to The Athletic, the Portuguese outfit are lining up a swoop for Stuttgart star Sasa Kalajdzic.

    The Lisbon giants are expecting to lose United target Nunez this summer and ideally want a deal completed as soon as possible to allow them plenty of time to fill the void.

    Now moves are being made to bring Kalajdzic to replace their striker, who has also been linked with Arsenal

  • Kostas Lianos

    Return of the Mac

    Mancxhester United have finalised deals to bring Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren in as part of incoming manager Erik ten Hag's backroom staff.

    Van der Gaag has been Ten Hag's No2 at Ajax since last year and helped the Dutch giants clinch the Eredivisie title for a third season in a row.

    Meanwhile, former England boss McClaren had the Dutchman as his assistant back when they won the Dutch title with Twente in 2010.

    And transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has now confirmed that the pair will be arriving to work with Ten Hag at Old Trafford.

    Speaking on social media, he said: "Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren will be part of new Man United coaching staff, confirmed.

    "Full agreement at final stages and set to be signed with both of them"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Rangnick to juggle two roles

    Ralf Rangnick is determined to make the most out of the consultancy role he has agreed to take up at Manchester United once the season comes to an end.

    Rangnick joined United in November as interim boss following a deal that will see him being promoted as a consultant for the club in June.

    The German head coach was later announced as the next Austria manager, which raised questions as to how he will be able to juggle his next managerial job when he moves upstairs at Old Trafford.

    According to The Times, however, the 63-year-old tactician is committed to his upcoming duties and wants his position at the club to be "meaningful".

    Rangnick is already in contact with incoming boss Erik ten Hag via Lars Kornetka, who is a mutual friend

  • Kostas Lianos

    More on Dybala

    Juventus star Paulo Dybala, who was previously linked with Manchester United, is set to leave Turin in the summer.

    As mentioned earlier, Dybala will be looking to join a team that will be playing in next season's Champions League.

    If that's so, the United are ruled out as they look set to finish either sixth or seventh.

    And the forward would need a £10million signing-on fee as well as wages of about £200,000-a-week

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Dybala transfer message

    Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign outgoing Juventus star Paulo Dybala, who has been previously linked with Manchester United, but there is a catch.

    Dybala is only keen on signing for a club that will be playing in the Champions League next season.

    And that will make it even more crucial for any suitor to make it to the competition.

    Therefore, the Red Devils may be unable to lure the forward to Old Trafford as they will not be in next season's Champions League

  • Kostas Lianos

    Man Utd eye Kante

    Incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has been linked with a sensational swoop for Chelsea star N’Golo Kante this summer.

    The takeover disruption at Stamford Bridge has convinced a number of teams that some of the Blues’ prized assets are up for grabs at the end of the season.

    According to The Mirror, this has led to United chiefs, including Ten Hag, believing a swoop for Kante is realistic.

    The news comes after SunSport exclusively revealed that the West Londoners were fearing the midfielder would be one of a number of players on their way out of the club.

    Chelsea are already losing Antonio Rudiger, who is joining Real Madrid, as well as Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen, who have been linked with Barcelona.

    That is after the club were restricted from doing business back in March following sanctions placed on departing owner Roman Abramovich

  • Kostas Lianos

    Timber transfer boost

    Bayern Munich, who are interested in Ajax star Jurrien Timber confirmed he may join Erik ten Hag at Manchester United.

    But Florian Plettenberg, a correspondent for the German champions, tweeted an update which is good news for United fans.

    Plettenberg said: "Bayern inquired about him but it is said the 20 year-old could join Ten Hag at Manchester United.

    "Talks with his management have taken place and Manchester United is seriously interested"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Jurr my guy

    Ajax star Jurrien Timber could follow Erik ten Hag to Manchester United in the summer.

    That is according to Sky Sports, who claim Timber is on his way out of the Dutch champions.

    Bayern Munich have also been linked with the 20-year-old, who can play as a centre-back and a full-back.

    Ten Hag also wants to bring former Ajax star Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Ince named manager

    Manchester United legend Paul Ince has been named as Reading manager after an impressive spell as interim boss.

    Ince was handed the reins temporarily in February when Veljko Paunovic was given the boot.

    And the 54-year-old was given control on a permanent basis for ensuring the Royals' Championship survival.

    The former midfielder will have Alex Rae beside him as assistant manager next season

  • Kostas Lianos

    Xavi on De Jong

    Barcelona manager Xavi has conceded that Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong may leave in the summer.

    The Spanish tactician said: "For me, he is a very important player.

    "He has been a starter almost always, except when he has been rotated.

    "He is a fundamental footballer, but then there is the financial situation of the club.

    "He is a player that I like very much, but we are going to see how the situation is"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Darwin Nunez boost

    Manchester United have received a transfer boost in their bid to sign Benfica star Darwin Nunez as his club closes in on signing a replacement.

    According to The Athletic, the Portuguese giants are lining up a swoop for Stuttgart star Sasa Kalajdzic.

    The Lisbon outfit are expecting to lose United target Nunez this summer and ideally want a deal completed as soon as possible to allow them plenty of time to fill the void.

    Now moves are being made to bring Kalajdzic to replace their star striker, who has also been linked with Arsenal

  • Kostas Lianos

    Juventus want to re-sign Pogba

    Juventus are ready to offer Paul Pogba an £8million-a-year payday to re-sign him in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to the Daily Mirror, who report that Pogba, who is out of contract at the end of the season, will be offered a mega deal by former club Juve.

    The same report suggests it will be worth £160,000-per-week, and will include a huge signing-on-fee as well as bonuses.

    The star midfielder left the Bianconeri in 2016 to return to United on a club-record deal

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Neves may snub United

    Wolves star Ruben Neves is set to depart from Molineux in the summer with Manchester United and Barcelona keen.

    However, Sport are reporting Neves prefers a move to Barca as he is close to agreeing a deal with the Catalan giants.

    The midfielder’s agent Jorge Mendes is playing a big part in the ongoing talks.

    The Portugal international was tearful as he said goodbye to the Wolves fans after their game against Norwich

  • Kostas Lianos

    De Jong transfer blow

    Barcelona star and Manchester United transfer target Frenkie de Jong is willing to leave nearly £6million in unpaid wages on the table to clinch a move to Manchester City, reports SunSport's Phil Thomas.

    As SunSport recently revealed, incoming United boss Erik ten Hag wants De Jong but City manager Pep Guardiola is also a big fan.

    Barca are still fighting their way out of a financial crisis, which saw players defer 40 per cent of wages for an entire year.

    And the Netherlands international is still owed a bumper figure, which he could waive to make a move happen.

    Guardiola is in the market for a new midfielder to replace the departing Fernandinho

  • Alex Smith

    Laird loved life on loan

    Man Utd youngster Ethan Laird spent the second half of the season out on loan at Championship's promoted side Bournemouth.

    The 20-year-old has made six appearances for the Cherries this season and speaking to the club's website he said: "I didn’t stop screaming for days after the Forest game, I was keeping the vibes going in camp."

    “I realise that there are repercussions to that – losing my voice! I think it’s been very easy to see our feelings about promotion, we’re all buzzing."

    Bournemouth sealed promotion with a win over Nottingham Forest.

  • Alex Smith

    De Ligt up for sale?

    Juventus are meeting Paul Pogba's entourage today to discuss his possible return to the club.

    Matthijs de Ligt has the same agent as Pogba and they will also discuss the Dutch defender's future, according to journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

    There is a chance he could leave the club with Chelsea interested as our Man Utd. Is a reunion with ten Hag possible after de Ligt worked with him at Ajax?

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