12.15pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Ocampos wanted as Sancho alternative, Solskjaer wants to sell James – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED's deal for Jadon Sancho looks set to go right down to Deadline Day, with Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos reportedly being lined up as an alternative.

And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be keen to sell Daniel James to raise funds for Sancho, but the board are yet to be convinced.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip here…

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    EFF THIS, I'M OUT”Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku lashed out at his critics who continually judged his performances whilst at the club.Despite Lukaku netting 40 goals for the Red Devils, the fans never seemed to be quite satisfied.”A year ago, when I was in England, I was lazy, I didn't run, I didn't do this and that” he told the times.He admitted that his game has not changed however, without all the judgement, the Inter striker has been able to express himself a lot better.”Here they call me the hardest worker in the room. if you look at me playing here and there, I mean there are improvements but the same Rom is still there.”Lukaku already has 37 goals to his name in Italy and does not show any signs of slowing down. This is his way of showing appreciation from his current team and fans.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    DIAGO-GO-GO GONE

    Manchester United defender Diago Dalot is on the verge of completing his season long loan move to AC Milan as he has traveled to Italy today according to Sky scources.

    He has unfortunately struggled to figure in the team and the arrival of Aaron Wan-Bisaka in 2019 pushed him further down the pecking order.

    His 35 appearances in two years is far from what the Portuguese professional expected when he joined the club.

    However he did complete 90 mins in Manchester United's most recent Carabao Cup Win which is what he hopes to get more of at his future club.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    LIKE LUCA YOU

    Manchester United will launch a big for Sevilla attacket Lucas Ocampos after being frustrated in their chase for Jadon Sancho, according to reports

    Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had also tried to pursue Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele on loan after hitting a wall with Borussia Dortmund.

    So now United are looking at Plan C to get in back-up for Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood before next week's deadline.

    Ocampos, a 26-year-old Argentine, has been at Sevilla since 2019 and helped the LaLiga side win the Europa League last term which included 17 goals in all competitions.

    ESPN claim Sevilla are ready to sell him for £35m.

    Solskjaer has turned his attention to Ocampos as Old Trafford chiefs refuse to stump up the £109m price tag Dortmund have put on Sancho, 20.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    WORLD SMILE DAY

    Marcus Rashford shared this brilliant picture having a laugh for world smile day.

    The United striker will hope to be laughing tomorrow evening after the Red Devils play Spurs tomorrow.

    View this post on Instagram

    World Smile Day 😁

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  • Alan Scott

    GOOD MORNING, RED DEVILS FANS

    Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has warned Man Utd that their £108million asking price for Jadon Sancho will not change between now and deadline day.

    He said: “Of course we communicated with Manchester United in the past. 

    “But everything there is to tell on this matter from our end has already been said. 

    “And that won't change over the next three days”.

    Meanwhile, Lazio have completed their loan signing of Andreas Pereira from Man United.

    The Italians can make the deal permanent next summer for £24million.

    In other news, Arsene Wenger claims he was offered the Manchester United job in the past.

    He told the Times: “I was offered the [PSG] job a few times. [And Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and France].

    “[Man United?] Yes. [When?] I don’t tell you that. But I can tell you that Man Utd offered me the job.”

    Finally, Man United have pinched wonderkid Charlie McNeill from rivals Man City – with the Red Devils confirming the shock £750,000 move.

    The Old Trafford giants have confirmed the arrival of TWO new forwards to their Under-18s squad.

    As well as ex-City star McNeill, United welcome former Atletico Madrid youngster Alejandro Garnacho in a double-swoop with one eye on the future.

  • Anthony Chapman

    OLE SORRY

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he was wrong to say Manchester United would ‘exploit’ the Covid-19 economic situation as they face more transfer woe.

    Borussia Dortmund will not budge on their £108million asking price for Jadon Sancho before Monday’s deadline.

    Solskjaer said: “My wording in lockdown, ‘exploit’, was a bad word by me.

    “I didn’t mean it in that respect, I meant there might be clubs and players out there who have to move because of the situation and it might be something interesting.

    “At the moment we’ve not had those situations. We’ve lost loads of money, as the other clubs have as well.

    “And when I talk about squad depth, we’ve got a big squad. Of course the transfer window is still open for a little while and the club has been working hard.

    “They know my view and that’s that we’re here to strengthen it, in the long term as well.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    DONE DEAL

    Man United have pinched wonderkid Charlie McNeill from rivals Man City – with the Red Devils confirming the shock £750,000 move.

    The Old Trafford giants have confirmed the arrival of TWO new forwards to their Under-18s squad.

    As well as ex-City star McNeill, United welcome former Atletico Madrid youngster Alejandro Garnacho in a double-swoop with one eye on the future.

    Garnacho has already completed his self-isolation period and is ready to get down to work, according to Man Utd.

    And “prolific” McNeill is also set to start training immediately following his transfer – which was revealed by SunSport last month.

  • Anthony Chapman

    DAVE SAVES

    Dimitar Berbatov has urged Man Utd to keep faith with David De Gea over Dean Henderson.

    He told Betfair: “De Gea is still one of the best keepers in the world, and he has a lot of time left for a goalkeeper.

    “He has saved the club so many times, and has been a tremendous servant, and he can still start games for now at least.

    “He has great competition in Dean, and that should help him push on, but I don't think now is the time for a change.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    SWITCHING SIDES

    Arsene Wenger claims he was offered the Manchester United job in past.

    He told the Times: “I was offered the [PSG] job a few times. [And Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and France].

    “[Man United?] Yes. [When?] I don’t tell you that. But I can tell you that Man Utd offered me the job.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    BERBA KING

    Dimitar Berbatov has urged Man Utd to sign a defender before deadline day.

    He told Betfair: “Before the window closes on Monday, United need to strengthen at the back.

    “They are vulnerable at the moment, making mistakes that are coming from tactical errors, like poor positioning and awareness.

    “They are reportedly still trying to sign Jadon Sancho but it is at the back where they really need reinforcements.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    SOL SEARCH

    Ole Gunner Solskjaer is reportedly willing to listen to offers for Daniel James in a bid to raise up funds for Manchester United's desperate Jadon Sancho pursuit. 

    However, the Old Trafford board are reluctant to sign off on a possible £25million sale of the Welsh star, according to ESPN. 

    And the outlet claims club chiefs believe United’s reputation for developing players could be damaged if they let their young signing depart so quickly.

  • Anthony Chapman

    THAT'S DA-LOT

    Fabrizio Romano claims that AC Milan are closing in on Diogo Dalot.

    But Roma are also keen on a loan deal.

    However, Man United will only let Dalot leave permanently.

    And Milan are now ready to secure his coveted signature

  • Anthony Chapman

    DONE DEAL

    Lazio have completed their loan signing of Andreas Pereira from Man United.

    The Italians can make the deal permanent next summer for £24million.

  • Anthony Chapman

    SMALL FRY

    Man Utd are reportedly ready to accept a £14.5million offer from Roma for Chris Smalling.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the two sides are locked in negotiations for the defender, who spent last term on loan in the Italian capital.

    All parties are eager for a deal to happen and it looks like United are ready to settle on £14.5m having initially demanded £18m.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT’S MARTIN LIPTON

    Prem fans were left in the partial dark after League bosses announced the first wave of TV picks for the next three weekends.

    A total of 15 games, five each weekend from the next of the looming international break, were announced for screening by Sky Sports and BT Sport.

    Matches included Manchester City’s home clash with Arsenal, now a tea-time battle on Saturday October 17 and Gareth Bale’s potential second debut for Spurs against West Ham the following afternoon.

    A week later, Chelsea will travel to Old Trafford for a Saturday 5.40pm kick-off, while Arsenal’s trip to Manchester United the following weekend is now on Sunday November 1.

    But with no sign of fans being allowed back in grounds this month, the provisional list is likely to change even more dramatically.

  • Anthony Chapman

    SAME OLD

    Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has warned Man Utd that their £108million asking price for Jadon Sancho will not change between now and deadline day.

    He said: “Of course we communicated with Manchester United in the past.

    “But everything there is to tell on this matter from our end has already been said.

    “And that won't change over the next three days”.

  • Joe Miles

    DAN IN THE DUMPS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen to sell Daniel James – but the Manchester United board do not agree.

    ESPN report that the manager needs to convince the club chiefs that the Wales international is surplus to requirements.

    Leeds United appear to be in pole position to snap him up if he does leave Old Trafford before the end of the week.

    James has been with United since he joined in the summer of 2019 from Swansea for £15million.

  • Joe Miles

    BELE BUSTER

    Paul Pogba has been ringing France teammate Ousmane Dembele to tell him to join Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.

    SunSport previously revealed that the Red Devils have opened talks with Barcelona over a season-long loan for the winger.

    United are struggling to get the deal for Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund over the line so are now taking positive steps to get a deal done for Dembele.

    French outlet L'Equipe claim Dembele, 23, is 'enthusiastic' about joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

    And Mundo Deportivo report that Pogba has personally called his French compatriot to persuade him to make the move to Old Trafford.

  • Joe Miles

    LUXURY RANGE

    Donny van de Beek took his new £150k Range Rover for a spin as he drove to training this morning.

    SunSport revealed earlier this month that the £39million star had celebrated his move to Old Trafford by investing in the luxury set of wheels.

    And the Dutchman travelled through the autumn gloom this morning for training ahead of Sunday's big match with Tottenham Hotspur.

    Team-mate Paul Pogba was lucky enough to get a lift to Carrington.

    The Frenchman was driven in by partner Zulay as he too gears up for Sunday's match.

  • Joe Miles

    WET YOUR BEEK

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Donny van de Beek is set to make his first Premier League start against Tottenham.

    Manchester United's only summer signing has been limited to two cameo appearances as a substitute in the club's domestic campaign so far.

    Yet the Dutchman has started both Carabao Cup games for the Red Devils and provided an assist in the 3-0 win over Brighton.

    Speaking after the match, Solskjaer admitted he has been impressed by the 23-year-old and teased that he ready to face Spurs.

  • Joe Miles

    MORE FROM OLE…

    The boss has been asked if he is concerned about coming up against Harry Kane this weekend.

    He said: “I think every coach, when you play against a team with the quality that they have, but also Harry Kane, you prepare really well.

    “Harry’s one of the top strikers in the world and you’re just happy that he’s back fit after the injury he had last year.

    “We’ll do our best to keep him quiet.

    “We have a Harry [Maguire] back there that is looking forward to playing against his international mate.”

  • Joe Miles

    'ALWAYS WORKING HARD'

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been asked whether he is confident of signing any new players ahead of the transfer deadline.

    Speaking during the press conference, he said: “Well, I’m not going to go into the transfer window now.

    “Of course, all my focus is on Sunday’s game.

    “The club is always working hard to strengthen the squad. If something happens – in or out – you’ll get to know.”

  • Joe Miles

    TELL ME ABOUT IT

    United must pay £20million if they are to sign Alex Telles from Porto, according to reports.

    The Red Devils are hoping to secure greater competition for Luke Shaw before Monday's transfer deadline.

    And club chiefs are hoping to sign Brazilian Telles, who has just one year left on his contract.

    United have already had a bid of around £12m knocked back by the Portuguese giants.

    In fact, such was their disgust at the 'low' offer, Porto decided to not even respond.

    O Jogo claim that Porto remain determined to hold out for £18m – despite their star man being able to talk to other clubs over a free transfer in January.

  • Joe Miles

    BALED OUT

    Gareth Bale was eager to join Manchester United when informed of their interest earlier this summer, according to reports.

    The Welshman was told by representatives that he was high up on the Red Devils' list of Jadon Sancho alternatives.

    But Bale, 31, grew impatient as United chiefs dawdled over their Sancho pursuit.

    So when Tottenham made their proposal, ESPN claim that Bale decided to jump at the opportunity, rather than wait on developments at Old Trafford.

  • Joe Miles

    SMALL WORLD

    An agreement between United and Roma over a move for Chris Smalling is “really close”.

    That is according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    A meeting is believed to be taking place right now between the two clubs.

    Roma are also asking for Diogo Dalot to join them on loan, but the Red Devils would prefer to offload him permanently.

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