Man Utd Approach for Ajax Goalkeeper Andre Onana ‘Rejected’ as Red Devils Evaluate Barca Stopper

​Ajax have turned down an approach from Manchester United for their goalkeeper Andre Onana, with the Dutch champions under no pressure to sell the Cameroonian.

A series of error-strewn displays from the normally reliable David de Gea has left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feeling the need to bolster his options between the sticks with the 23-year-old on the club’s radar.


With the window now open, ​United made an offer the sign the former ​Barcelona youth player, but were ‘rejected’ by the Eredivisie outfit according to Daily Record journalist ​Duncan Castles. Red Devils vice-chairman Ed Woodward to looking to bring in youthful players during the summer who equally have the potential to increase in value, with the young goalkeeper ticking all the boxes in that respect.

Erik ten Hag’s side have already sold Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona, while Matthijs de Ligt is destined to leave the Dutch capital as well, meaning the club expect to gross over €150m on the pair alone. As such, the sale of Onana is not high on their list of priorities with the club under no pressure to sell.

Castles claims the club value the Cameroonian at €40m, which United deem ‘inflated’, therefore they may turn their attention towards Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen. Both Onana and Cillessen are known for their ball-playing abilities, a move that could hint towards a potential tactical switch for the ​Premier League outfit.

Jasper Cillessen

Should the Red Devils move for the Dutch goalkeeper he would command a less hefty fee, with Castles stating La Blaugrana are seeking €25m plus performance-related variables for the 30-year-old shot-stopper. The player himself is keen on a move away from the Camp Nou, after making just five ​La Liga appearances in the past three seasons.

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Crystal Palace Name Sky-High Price for Aaron Wan-Bissaka as Man Utd Circle Breakout Star

​Crystal Palace have attempted to dissuade Manchester United from signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka by placing a £60m price tag on the breakout Eagles star.

Wan-Bissaka has been one of the standout stars of the Premier League season with some fine displays at right-back for Roy Hodgson’s side, featuring 35 times in the league for the south London outfit.

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With ​United one of a number of clubs keen on the 21-year-old, ​Palace are demanding a hefty sum if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are to prize the youngster away from Selhurst Park, according to the ​Daily Mail. Such a fee would overtake the current ​Premier League transfer record for a full-back, which stands at £52m – paid by Manchester City for Benjamin Mendy.

Hodgson’s side are in a commanding position, with Wan-Bissaka still having three years left on his current deal, and are unwilling to lose two of their key players this summer after ​Wilfried Zaha expressed his desire to leave the club in the current window.

The Mail’s report claims £60m is way beyond what United were willing to pay for the English star, leaving the Red Devils in a difficult position with the club’s executive vice-chairman unwilling to drastically overspend on new signings in the wake of the failed Alexis Sanchez deal.

United are looking to bring in five new faces through the doors at Old Trafford this summer, with an emphasis on youth, after a terrible season saw them finish sixth in the league and 32 points behind champions ​City.

The club are also on the lookout for midfield reinforcements with Ander Herrera already confirming his departure and Solskjaer keen to recruit a holding midfielder to play alongside Paul Pogba.

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Sean Longstaff to Receive Bumper New Contract to Ward Off Interest From Manchester United

​Newcastle United are set to offer Sean Longstaff a bumper new contract this summer amidst reports Manchester United are keen on signing the midfielder.

The 21-year-old has only featured 11 times for the Newcastle first team but made such an impression in his breakthrough season at St James’ Park that it has been claimed United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bring him to Old Trafford.

Sean Longstaff

Longstaff has been out of action since March with a knee ligament injury but, due to the level of his performances since coming into the starting XI and the desire from the club to retain his services, the Mirror (via hitc.com) are reporting that the Magpies are ready to hand him a new long-term deal.

Longstaff signed a four-year contract in November 2018, but Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is so desperate to keep Englishman that the club are willing to extend that deal already and increase his salary, in an attempt to ward off potential suitors.

The player himself is said to be keen to stay on Tyneside, meaning an agreement is likely to be reached soon despite the rumoured interest from the Red Devils.

United are on the lookout for at least one new centre midfielder following the departure of Ander Herrera on a free transfer and with the future of France international Paul Pogba unclear.

Longstaff is still recovering from the knee injury which caused him to miss the end of the campaign but he is expected to be fit to return by the start of pre-season in July.

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How Mino Raiola Is Holding Up Matthijs De Ligt’s Proposed Move to Barcelona

​Ajax starlet Matthijs de Ligt is set for a move away this summer, although a proposed transfer to Barcelona has been held up due to the extortionate commission demands of ‘super agent’ Mino Raiola. 

De Ligt, 19, has led Ajax to a league and cup double this season, as well as being seconds away from reaching the Champions League final, before eventually losing out to Tottenham in the semi-finals. 

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The centre-back has been courted by pretty much every major side in Europe at some point this season, although while ​Barcelona appeared to be front-runners for his signature, negotiations have reached a stumbling block.

According to ​Mundo Deportivo, that stumbling block comes in the shape of Raiola, who is demanding between €8m-€10m in commission for the deal to go through. It’s a fee that Barca aren’t willing to pay currently, which is why progress regarding the completion of the deal has stalled. 

Hesitancy in a move to the Camp Nou could open the door for a host of other sides across the continent, with ​one of those being Manchester United as De Ligt is “open to the move” according to the report from The Telegraph.

That is in contrast to the ​Daily Record however, who report that due to United’s current predicament of being without Champions League football next season and owning a squad that appears a long way from competing for major honours, means they’re out the running for De Ligt.

Matthijs de Ligt

Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich are just some of the other clubs linked with De Ligt, although with Barca already signing Frenkie De Jong, a move to the Catalan side for the teenage Dutch centre-back does seem the likeliest outcome. 

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Paul Pogba ‘Willing to Take Pay Cut’ in Order to Push Through Summer Move to Real Madrid

​Paul Pogba is willing to take a pay cut in order to secure a move to Real Madrid this summer, according to reports.

On paper the Frenchman had a stellar Premier League season with Manchester United, having scored 13 goals and bagged himself nine assists in 35 appearances – stats good enough to earn him a spot in the PFA Team of the Year.

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He has, however, come under heavy scrutiny from the Old Trafford faithful this campaign, with the fans visibly showing their frustrations after the final whistle on the final day of the season when ​​United suffered an embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Cardiff City. 

United finished a whopping 32 points behind league winners and fierce rivals ​Manchester City as the club missed out on Champions League football, with a lot of the blame for this underperformance falling at the feet of ​Pogba.

The criticism seems to have forced the Frenchman’s hand with reports now linking him with a big-money move to ​Real Madrid, and according to ​Mundo Deportivo, Pogba is also willing to take a pay-cut in order to make the move happen.

The midfielder currently earns £290,000-per-week at Old Trafford but Madrid officials are said to be unwilling to match those astronomical figures, meaning the World Cup winner would need to take a significantly-cut wage in order to force a way out of Old Trafford.

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Zinedine Zidane is the man who has been tasked with rebuilding Real Madrid back into a European giant after the club’s disastrous campaign, and he’s already been busy having reportedly completed the signing of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Now, Zidane is said to want to slot Pogba in his already star-studded midfield ahead of next season where he’ll be hoping to steal the La Liga title back off Barcelona.

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