10am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Filip Stevanovic ‘signs’, Henderson ‘turns down loan’, Saul Niguez contract offer – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED have completed the £10.9m signing of Partizan's Filip Stevanovic, according to reports coming from Serbia.

Meanwhile Dean Henderson is said to have insisted on fighting for the number one jersey rather than going back out on loan.

Get all the latest updates and gossip from Old Trafford here…

  • HENDERSON LATEST

    Dean Henderson is determined to make the starting role is own at Manchester United next season.

    The 23-year-old is locked in negotiations over a new contract after the end of his season-long loan at Sheffield United.

    The Red Devils are willing to offer Henderson an increase on his £60,000-per-week wages to assure the goalkeeper of his long-term future at the club.

    However, Henderson believes he has done enough last season in the Premier League to prove he deserves a run in the Man United team and Sheffield United's £18.5million move for Aaron Ramsdale makes a return to Bramall Lane unlikely.

    Current No 1 David De Gea has made a number of high-profile errors in the last couple of seasons but United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has repeated he sees De Gea as among the best goalkeepers in the world.

  • SMALLING LATEST

    Chris Smalling has rejected a move to Newcastle, according to reports.

    The Manchester United defender spent last season on loan at Roma and the Italian side are interested in bringing back to Serie A for another season.

    However, United are looking for around £20million for Smalling, who has two years left on his £120,000-per-week contract at Old Trafford.

    While Newcastle manager Steve Bruce was keen to add the 30-year-old to his squad for the 2020-21 season, it is understood Smalling would prefer a move back to Roma, although Juventus and Inter Milan are also interested.

  • GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Man United have reportedly signed Filip Stevanovic from Partizan Belgrade for £10.9million

    The Serbian Telegraph claims a deal has been done after he impressed against the Red Devils in the Europa League group stage.

    Stevanovic, 17, will apparently remain at Partizan next season to continue his development.

    But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the winger has a bright future and was keen to secure his signature.

    Meanwhile, Man Utd could be tempted to offer Paul Pogba to Juventus in a straight swap deal for Paulo Dybala, according to reports.

    Tuttosport claim the pair could be heading in opposite directions this summer.

    Pogba has been a target for old side Juve for some time.

    And Dybala was strongly linked with an Old Trafford move last year.

    Finally, Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui believes we are seeing the best Manchester United team in recent years.

    The two sides meet tonight in the Europa League semi-finals.

    He said: ““I think this United is the best United of the last few years, they have found their football.

    “They have not lost since January in the Premier League, which is such a competitive league, and they are in the right place.

    “They are a total team in many respects, with great strength and are going to force us to play a great game if we are going to be able to compete with them.”

  • BETTER CALL SAUL

    Man Utd are keen on Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez.

    The Star claims they are weighing up a £70m summer bid to put him alongside Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

    Saul could be looking for a new adventure after Atletico crashed out of the Champions League while failing to compete for last season's LaLiga title.

  • NO CHIL

    Man Utd have joined Chelsea in the race for Ben Chilwell.

    The Mirror claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also interested in signing Leicester's £80m-rated left-back this summer.

    However, Chelsea are understood to be in pole position for England star Chilwell.

  • JULE IN THE CROWN

    Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui believes we are seeing the best Manchester United team in recent years.

    He said: ““I think this United is the best United of the last few years, they have found their football.

    “They have not lost since January in the Premier League, which is such a competitive league, and they are in the right place.

    “They are a total team in many respects, with great strength and are going to force us to play a great game if we are going to be able to compete with them.”

  • SMALL VIC-TORY

    Man United have reportedly signed Filip Stevanovic from Partizan Belgrade for £10.9million

    The Serbian Telegraph claims a deal has been done after he impressed against the Red Devils in the Europa League group stage.

    Stevanovic, 17, will apparently remain at Partizan next season to continue his development.

    But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the winger has a bright future and was keen to secure his signature.

  • RED DEVILS

    Is this how Man Utd will line up for their Europa League semi-final against Sevilla?

  • SWAP SHOP

    Man Utd could be tempted to offer Paul Pogba to Juventus in a straight swap deal for Paulo Dybala, according to reports.

    Tuttosport claim the pair could be heading in opposite directions this summer.

    Pogba has been a target for old side Juve for some time.

    And Dybala was strongly linked with an Old Trafford move last year.

  • SMALL TALK

    Newcastle are interested in Manchester United's Chris Smalling, say Corriere dello Sport.

    The 30-year-old defender spent last season on loan at Roma, making 37 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A side.

    Smalling has two years left on his United contract and would be available for around £20million.

    Roma are likely to challenge the Magpies for Smalling's signature after having a £15million bid rejected earlier in the summer, while Inter Milan have also been credited with an interest.

  • HENDERSON TALKS

    Manchester United are locked in contract talks with goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

    The 23-year-old starred on loan at Sheffield United last season and has made it clear to United bosses he will only accept a return to Old Trafford if he is guaranteed a starting spot.

    The Blades have moved quickly to secure a replacement with the £18.5million signing of Bournemouth's Aaron Ramsdale – suggesting Henderson will not be making return to Bramall Lane.

    A number of high-profile errors have called into question David De Gea's status as United No 1 but his £200,000-per-week contract would make him a very expensive second-choice.

  • RUUD ADVICE

    Ex-Chelsea midfielder Ruud Gullit has urged Manchester United to copy Liverpool's strategy and strengthen their defence this summer.

    In 2018, Liverpool signed centre-back Virgil Van Dijk for £75million, defensive midfielder Fabinho for £43millionand goalkeeper Alisson for £66million before going on to the Champions League and Premier League titles in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

    Gullit said: “What was the first thing [Jurgen] Klopp did with Liverpool? He bought a goalkeeper and good defenders because everything starts there.

    “And I think United should start there as well.”

    Gullit went on to highlight RB Leipzig stalwart Dayot Upamecano as a potential target for the Red Devils.

    He added: “I saw something amazing with Leipzig and Dayot Upamecano. Defence is where I would start if I was Man United.”

  • UTD IN FOR FRENCH DEFENDER?

    Manchester United are readying an offer for Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile, according to reports.

    French outlet Le 10 Sport claim the Red Devils are nearing a move for the 19-year-old, who would cost around £27million.

    Badiashile has previously been linked with German side Bayer Leverkusen and United's Premier League rivals Chelsea.

    The France under-19 international made his Monaco debut under Thierry Henry last season and has made 41 appearances in all competitions for the side from the Principality.

  • BETTER CALL SAUL

    Manchester United are ready to offer Atletico Madrid midfielder £150,000-per-week to move to Old Trafford.

    The Spanish international is valued at around £70million and Atletico's Champions League exit at the hands of RB Leipzig have only increased United's chances of getting their man.

    The midfielder was heavily critical of his side following the defeat.

    Saul, 25, has made 296 appearances for Atletico in all competitions, winning the Europa League, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Supercopa titles.

  • CHONG HEADS OUT ON LOAN

    Manchester United have agreed to send youngster Tahith Chong on a loan to Werder Bremen.

    Bild reports the 20-year-old winger will join the Bundesliga outfit on a season-long deal and is already on his way to Germany to finalise the transfer.

    Bremen will also pay the majority of Chong's wages during his loan spell.

    The Dutch youth international heads out on loan after growing frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities at United.

  • AWAY WE GO

    Manchester United have officially released their away kit, which they will wear in tomorrow's Europa League semi-final with Sevilla.

  • SANCHO LATEST

    Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke remains adamant his club's position on Jadon Sancho will not change.

    Dortmund set Manchester United a August 10 deadline to reach their £110million asking price.

    However, United did not follow up their £90million bid for the 20-year-old last month.

    Watzke said: “Sancho staying is set in stone, we will not discuss the details.

    “What I can say is if [director of football Michael] Zorc talks about a definite decision, it is definite. There is no room for interpretation.”

  • NO SMALL CHANGE

    Man United will demand £20million for Chris Smalling this summer.

    The ex-Fulham defender has spent this season on loan at Roma and the Serie A side were hopeful of keeping him at the Stadio Olimpico.

    However, with Roma only willing to pay United £15million for Smalling, a permanent move to the Giallorossi now seems unlikely.

    Inter Milan have also been credited with an interest in the 30-year-old, who has two years left on his current deal at Old Trafford.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Lille have rejected an £18million bid from Everton for Manchester United target Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Napoli, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have also been linked with the Brazilian centre-back.

    United are thought to have made contact with the 22-year-old's entourage but Arsenal and Napoli are thought to be leading the race with Lille wanting closer to £27million.

    Lille sporting director Gerard Lopez has reaffirmed Gabriel's future likely lies elsewhere in Europe.

    He said: “The way we work is very simple. We explain to him and his agent what we are looking for, and once we get those offers, the choice is his, like we did with Nico [Pepe] and Victor [Osimhen].”

  • SERB SWERVE

    Reports Manchester United have snapped up Partizan Belgrade teenager Filip Stevanovic are wide of the mark.

    It had been reported by the Serbian outlet Telegraf United had agreed a £10.8million deal for the 17-year-old winger.

    The Telegraf claimed the Red Devils would loan Stevanovic back to Partizan for the 2020-21 season.

    However, these rumours have turned out to be false, as confirmed by a source at the club.

  • NO CHIL

    Manchester United are attempting to hijack Chelsea's move for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, according to The Mirror.

    An approach from United for the 23-year-old is unlikely to be ignored by the Blues, who have had Chilwell in their sights for months.

    Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly hoping to revamp his defence this summer and is known to be a fan of the £80million-rated Foxes defender.

    United have played Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams on the left this season but reuniting Chilwell with former teammate Harry Maguire at the back may appeal.

  • HEART AND SAUL

    Manchester United are ready to have another go at signing Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, according to reports.

    The Star claim United have a £150,000-a-week contract offer ready to go if Saul decides he wants to join.

    The midfielder was a top target last summer and the Red Devils would hope to agree a fee of around £70m.

    Old Trafford bosses also believe that Atleti's dismal Champions League quarter-final defeat to RB Leipzig may influence Saul's thinking.

    Diego Simeone's men were favourites to progress to the final from the easier half of the draw but didn't get out of first gear as they went down 2-1.

    After the match, Saul said: “It hurts to lose, but our rivals were better in the game. They raised the tempo and we did not know how to react. They were superior to us, and at times we were not even close to stopping them.”

  • MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United continue to chase Jadon Sancho… but Borussia Dortmund staff members keep rubbishing the prospect of their English star leaving the club this summer.

    Following Michael Zorc and Sebastian Kehl, this time it was chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke that reiterated Sancho’s commitment – while panning pundits Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves in the process.

    He said: “This is what experts like Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves claim.

    “They were great footballers, and they are football experts. But I don't know if they are transfer experts too.

    “That Sancho stays with BVB is set in stone.”

    Meanwhile, United could be set for horrific fixture congestion next season – if they win the Europa League and qualify for the European Super Cup.

    The European trophy clash will take place on September 24.

    That is just TWO days after the third round of the Carabao Cup.

    And another TWO days before the third game week of the new Premier League season.

    Ahead of their Europa League semi-final clash with Sevilla, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that his team aren’t suffering from fatigue.

    He said: “Physically we’re fine, all the teams have played many games anyway.

    “Now it’s about who is mentally strongest. You can look at the opponent and know they’re tired but you want them feeling more tired than you.

    “You’ve got to be strong mentally, concentrated and focused, and any of these games can be, and will be, decided on a marginal decision or finishing.

    “We’ve just got to keep them focused with the right attitude.”

  • ICYMI – WAT ARE THEY ON ABOUT

    Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has become the latest member of the club's hierarchy to insist that Jadon Sancho will remain at the club for the 2020-21 season – and in doing so had a pop at pundits Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves.

    The former United pair both bigged up their former club's chances of signing the 20-year-old while working for BT Sport… but Watzke is having none of it.

    He said: “This is what experts like Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves claim.

    “They were great footballers, and they are football experts. But I don't know if they are transfer experts too.

    “That Sancho stays with BVB is set in stone.”

  • SAUL OR NOTHING

    Manchester United are interested in signing Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid this summer, according to reports.

    The Red Devils have long admired the £70m-rated ace, although failed to get close to agreeing a deal last year.

    But according to the Daily Star, United are set to “revive” their interest in the coming weeks.

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