MAN UTD are pressing on with their transfer business, with a first summer signing now confirmed in the shape of goalkeeper Radek Vitek.
Jadon Sancho and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic may also be closing in on moves, but Paul Pogba is reportedly considering buying himself out of his contract.
Follow all the latest gossip and news from Old Trafford below…
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The Red Devils are reportedly monitoring James Rodriquez's situation at Real Madrid and could use him as part of a deal for Paul Pogba, Spanish reports claim.
According to AS, former Porto and Monaco star James has two options – the Premier League and Serie A.
And the club are hoping to maintain their big summer spending plans despite the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Evening Standard, £290million worth of targets are being prioritised to strength United's attack.
Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish are two players Solskjaer has reportedly identified, valued at £120m and £60m respectively, along with £80m Leicester star James Maddison and Birmingham teen Jude Bellingham, estimated to cost £30m.
Meanwhile, Foot Mercato claim Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race for Bayern Munich midfielder Corintin Tolisso's signature.
It is understood the German outfit are keen to offload the 25-year-old at the end of the season.
In other news, Sadio Mane has revealed he was trying to impress Manchester United only weeks before he signed for Liverpool.
He told The Times: “We were thinking most about Manchester United.
“That was a tough time for me as I was on the bench so I was not thinking about anyone calling me but I was pleased [Klopp] did and was not thinking I was a rapper.”
And finally, Manchester United have reportedly triggered the one-year contract extension in Timothy Fosu-Mensah's contract.
The 22-year-old was approaching the final few months of his Old Trafford.
Former Man Utd defender Rafael has named his dream six-a-side team of team-mates he has played with.
Speaking to MUTV, he said: “Ooh, it's hard. I put Van der Sar in goal – sorry David [De Gea]!
“I have to put Van Der Sar. Ferdinand. I put Giggs on the left, he [can] score from the middle.
“[Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Wayne] Rooney and Antonio Valencia.”
Premier League clubs are reportedly set to be handed millions of pounds due to be awarded at the end of the season to help ease problems caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
According to The Times, 20 clubs agreed last week to release some of the funds that are paid out on a team’s final position in the table.
They claim that will see each club receive an advance ranging from several million for those at the bottom to a sum of over £20m for the top sides.
That also includes a chunk of cash expected to be awarded as “facility fees” – a figure paid for each time a club appears on a live TV broadcast.
Paul Pogba is expected to leave when the summer transfer window eventually opens – but there are four other players that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must move on too.
The Manchester United contract rebel is desperate to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season following an injury-hit campaign.
Pogba’s contract at the Red Devils expires in 2021 with an option to extend it for another year.
But with the Frenchman already unhappy in Manchester, club chiefs know that they risk frustrating him by doing so.
The Frenchman has planned to keep his options open with a return to former club Juventus an option and he has also been heavily linked with Real Madrid – with Zinedine Zidane a big fan of his French compatriot.
Here are four other players that could leave in the summer.
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