7.45am Man Utd news LIVE: Kounde transfer latest, Romero exit bid, Rashford set for England – The Sun

EDINSON CAVANI will miss out on his Manchester United debut this weekend as he remains in coronavirus protocol.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid have stepped up their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and United are eyeing a swoop for defender Jules Kounde.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford below…

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal Sergio Romero has begged Manchester United to let him leave after his transfer window hell.

    It is understood the outcast stopper does not want any sort of pay-off from the club, despite being owed around £1.5m.

    He wants to be released from his contract by the end of the month, and fancies a switch stateside to Major League Soccer.

    If United refuse to let him go, Romero will see out the final few months of his deal, which runs out next summer.

    Meanwhile, United have reportedly lined-up teenage sensation Eduardo Camavinga to replace Paul Pogba – but will face a fight with Real Madrid.

    Reports say the Red Devils have 'put in place' a mechanism to sign the 17-year-old as interest in him rises.

    Spanish outlet AS report that United are putting the building blocks in place to sign the young midfielder from Rennes.

    His contract runs down in 2022 and he has already turned down a renewal from the surprise Ligue 1 league leaders.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are reportedly 'posing a threat' to Real Madrid, who have long had ambitions to capture Camavinga.

    Finally, Juan Mata reportedly rejected a lucrative £200,000-a-week deal from Saudi Arabia to stay and fight for a place at Manchester United.

    Spanish outlet Sport reports the midfielder, 32, snubbed a big-money move to the Middle East, preferring to remain at Old Trafford for the last year of his contract.

    Mata turned down a £40,000 pay rise as the former Chelsea star reels in £160,000 a week at Old Trafford.

    The unnamed Saudi club improved on their initial rejected offer but it was not enough to tempt Mata away.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FER-GET IT

    Arsene Wenger has revealed he ‘hated’ Sir Alex Ferguson during his time at Arsenal – but couldn’t help respecting the Man Utd legend.

    He says in his new book ‘My Life in Red & White’: “The competition makes you hate the opponent. I think he certainly hated me and I hated him sometimes as well.

    “Whenever we competed it was always a fight — always very tight and nervous.

    “And don’t forget we also had to deal with Fergie time.

    “But when the competition is over what remains is a deep respect for guys like him, for what they have achieved and how long they stayed in the job and dedicated their lives to it.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT’S MARTIN LIPTON

    Man United and Liverpool may ramp up Euro Super League plans in a bitter twist if Project Big Picture is snubbed.

    SunSport has been told smaller top-flight teams have been threatened with a breakaway European league if they do not agree to the deal.

    It has emerged the Big Six stand to rake in 'hundreds of millions' if they get the rights to sell up to eight games a season on overseas pay-per-view streams.

    According to club sources, the ultimatum came as top flight outfits voiced their private anger at the Project Big Picture proposals, including giving the Big Six a policy veto and a fundamental change in the club revenue split.

  • Anthony Chapman

    CENTRAL FOCUS

    Man Utd have reportedly made Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde their top target.

    ESPN claims the former Man City target is seen as a new partner for captain Harry Maguire.

    And United could be set to pay as much as £82million for the Frenchman.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FAN REVOLT

    Premier League clubs are set to spark the 'angriest meeting ever' as they oppose the 'Project Big Six Picture'.

    According to the Mirror, fan groups from Liverpool and Man United will put forward a statement declaring war on the plans.

    That statement will also be backed by Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City.

    It reads: “By floating this latest plan, those behind it are acknowledging football needs to be reformed. It’s something we have been saying for many years. There are some suggestions in this plan that have merit.

    “But we are totally opposed to concentrating power in the hands of six billionaire owners and departing from the one club, one vote and collective ethos of the Premier League.

    “This part of the proposal must be dropped immediately if other elements are to be given serious consideration.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    LEYT CALL

    Leyton Orient chief Nigel Travis backs Man Utd and Liverpool’s Project Big Picture, claiming coronavirus will wipe out Football League clubs in six weeks.

    He told BBC Radio Five Live: “If clubs don't get something soon you will see clubs disappear, I would predict, within five to six weeks.

    “One thing I need to quash is, this isn't about the pandemic, this is about a crisis in football that goes back many years.

    “Before the pandemic, 75 per cent of clubs were losing money – that can't continue.

    “The pandemic has, if you like, exacerbated the problem and we need to get it fixed.

    “I know you are talking about 'Project Big Picture' – this is a great proposal as far as we are concerned.

    “It is certainly very promising and clubs need it. Something like this has to go through.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    ED HUNTER

    Man Utd are lining up a move for Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga next summer.

    Mundo Deportivo claims the youngster has been identified as a target for Paul Pogba.

    Real Madrid are known to also be interested in Camavinga, as well as Pogba.

  • Anthony Chapman

    MONEY MAKERS

    Premier League clubs will be able to show traditional 3pm Saturday kick-offs under the new 'Project Big Picture' but only on their own channels.

    According to the Times, one of the proposals state that if the broadcast blackout is lifted, clubs would then own the rights to show their matches.

    It means the prospect of top clubs generating even more money from fans.

    Saturday 3pm kick-offs have always been under a British broadcast blackout which was lifted during the pandemic with fans unable to attend matches.

    Premier League clubs will hold a crisis meeting on Thursday where the majority are likely to oppose the new structure.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY DAN CUTTS

    Sergio Romero has begged Manchester United to let him leave after his transfer window hell.

    It is understood the outcast stopper does not want any sort of pay-off from the club, despite being owed around £1.5m.

    He wants to be released from his contract by the end of the month, and fancies a switch stateside to Major League Soccer.

    If United refuse to let him go, Romero will see out the final few months of his deal, which runs out next summer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    NOTHING ELSE MATAS

    Juan Mata reportedly rejected a lucrative £200,000-a-week deal from Saudi Arabia to stay and fight for a place at Manchester United.

    Spanish outlet Sport reports the midfielder, 32, snubbed a big-money move to the Middle East, preferring to remain at Old Trafford for the last year of his contract.

    Mata turned down a £40,000 pay rise as the former Chelsea star reels in £160,000 a week at Old Trafford.

    The unnamed Saudi club improved on their initial rejected offer but it was not enough to tempt Mata away.

  • Anthony Chapman

    PROJECT BIG PITCH

    Man United and Liverpool's radical plans to restructure the Premier League will be outlined at an emergency meeting of all 20 clubs on Thursday.

    The Mail claims Reds owner John Henry and United counterpart Joel Glazer held crisis talks on Monday in the face of rising criticism.

    There is thought to be a recognition that the controversial plan to effectively give the Big Six veto power and a greater share of broadcast revenue may have to be watered down.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    WEL I NEVER

    Former Man United and Arsenal star Danny Welbeck is wanted by Brighton.

    The striker was released from his Watford contract following their relegation to the Championship.

    And the Mail claims Graham Potter wants to bring Welbeck back to the Premier League on a free transfer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    ALA-BYE

    Juventus are leading the race to sign David Alaba on a free transfer next summer.

    SportMediaSet claims the versatile defender will leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires.

    Man Utd and Chelsea were both linked with moves for Alaba in the last window.

    But the Austrian looks set to join Juve despite also being monitored by Man City and PSG.

  • Anthony Chapman

    POG’S DINNER

    Real Madrid and Barcelona are joint-favourites to sign Paul Pogba.

    The midfielder’s Manchester United future is in doubt as his contract runs down.

    And Real and Barca are both priced at 6/4 by Ladbrokes to sign Pogba in 2021.

    Elsewhere, Juventus are listed at 7/2 to re-sign the World Cup winner.

    Paris Saint-Germain are 9/2, with Inter Milan completing the list at 10/1.

  • Marc Mayo

    RY-T ON THE MONEY

    Manchester United head to Newcastle on the weekend, giving the club the chance to recall this classic strike.

    After some trademark industry from Javier Hernandez, Paul Scholes teed up Giggs for a remarkable first-time finish.

    And, yes, United did go on to win the game – a 3-0 victory on the opening day of the 2010-11 season.

  • Marc Mayo

    HAA HAA LAND

    Erling Haaland has teased Real Madrid fans with a picture of himself and Martin Odegaard.

    The Norwegian pair featured in Sunday’s 4-0 rout of Romania, with Haaland bagging a hat-trick.

    And, while Manchester United fans harbour dreams of signing the teenager, it was Los Blancos getting excited by this post.

    Reports in Spain suggest Haaland will be a big target for Madrid in 2022, with Kylian Mbappe on their radar next summer.

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    My guy Ødda 🇳🇴

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  • Marc Mayo

    ED OUR WAY

    Manchester United have reportedly lined-up teenage sensation Eduardo Camavinga to replace Paul Pogba – but will face a fight with Real Madrid.

    Reports say the Red Devils have 'put in place' a mechanism to sign the 17-year-old as interest in him rises.

    Spanish outlet AS report that United are putting the building blocks in place to sign the young midfielder from Rennes.

    His contract runs down in 2022 and he has already turned down a renewal from the surprise Ligue 1 league leaders.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are reportedly 'posing a threat' to Real Madrid, who have long had ambitions to capture Camavinga.

  • Marc Mayo

    JU KNOW IT

    Manchester United certainly need a centre-back and Jules Kounde is a no-brainer – if they can do a deal.

    The 21-year-old has been impressive since landing in Sevilla from Bordeaux last year.

    That earned admiring glances from Manchester City, to which he recently said: “It's part of my progression and I'm doing whatever it takes to make it happen.

    “I was obviously happy [with City's interest]. It would have been a good opportunity, but I'm in Seville and I'm very happy there.”

    Agent Jonathan Kebe added: “Any footballer likes to talk about his game. Of course, it is a compliment that a club as important as Manchester City is interested in you.

    “There was an offer, the club studied it, said ‘no’, and that’s it. There’s no more. We will never leave if Sevilla doesn’t want us to.”

  • Marc Mayo

    I WANT KOU

    Manchester United have entered the race for Sevilla star Jules Kounde.

    It was Manchester City who were strongly linked to the Frenchman during the autumn window, with a bid reportedly rejected.

    But ESPN now believe the Red Devils will make a play for Kounde in January.

  • Marc Mayo

    MARTIAL LAW

    Anthony Martial “almost conned” Manchester United when signing as a striker, Paul Scholes has remarked.

    With a goal-getter the former midfielder’s top demand for his old club in the transfer market, he feels Martial has never quite fitted the bill.

    Scholes said on Stadium Astro: “The problem with United’s forwards is that none of them is an actual centre-forward.

    “Martial almost conned us into thinking he was one at the end of last season because he scored so many goals and was quite good.

    “He’s started this season quite poorly again, which makes you think he isn’t. It’s misleading. That’s why I’ve kept saying we need a top-class No. 9.”

  • Marc Mayo

    NOT PHELAN IT

    Mike Phelan is no fan of the Premier League’s new pay-per-view games plan.

    The former Manchester United assistant believes his old club will be targeted for more Box Office games in a bid to raise revenue.

    He told the Manchester Football Association: “I think it's just the nature of the game. They're always trying to push the boat out a little bit more.

    “We're one of those pay-per-views this weekend and when it comes to pay-per-view it seems to be Man United, because I do think they command that pay-per-view audience.

    “It seems a little bit harsh from my point of view and in particular the circumstances we find ourselves in.

    “I think it's important the game projects itself as an instrument now to make people a little bit happier in the face of all this disturbance we live in at the moment and I always think football should be free to air.”

  • Marc Mayo

    MARC OF A GOOD MAN

    Marcus Rashford has thanked a young Liverpool fan who was inspired to draw his portrait.

    The England striker, recently named an MBE, has been hailed for his work in securing free school meals for disadvantaged kids.

  • Marc Mayo

    ROY OF THE ROVERS

    Roy Keane is favourite to take over at Salford City.

    Ladbrokes have the Manchester United legend at just 2/1 to succeed Graham Alexander after the Irishman was in the stands for the weekend draw with Tranmere.

    Paul Scholes was placed in temporary charge of the League Two side, who are co-owned by Class of 92 favourites including Gary Neville and David Beckham.

    Fans were surprised to see Alexander sacked yesterday with Salford fifth in the table and unbeaten in the league so far.

  • Marc Mayo

    PAUL ME CLOSER

    Paul Pogba is 'interested' in a shock free transfer to skint Barcelona, according to shock reports.

    The Frenchman's Manchester United future remains unclear with just one year left to run on his current contract – although the Red Devils do have a 12-month extension clause.

    And according to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants are hoping to take advantage by landing Pogba for nothing next summer.

    The LaLiga side are struggling for cash and were unable to spend big in the transfer window this summer as a result.

    So the report suggests they will make a swoop for the World Cup winner, 27, with a Bosman agreement able to be arranged as early as January.

  • Marc Mayo

    HAALF A CHANCE

    Real Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on the Borussia Dortmund pair Erling Haaland and Giovanni Reyna.

    Spanish outlet Marca claims that Los Blancos will target Norwegian Haaland if they cannot sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.

    The striker, 20, is said to have a £63million release clause in his Dortmund contract and is considered the perfect replacement for Karim Benzema.

    Manchester United have also been linked with the hotshot forward.

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