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Varane transfer ‘closer every day’, Saul Niguez boost, Sancho ‘paperwork’ to be finalised


Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dodged a question regarding possible incoming signing Raphael Varane. 

Speaking after United’s pre-season win against Derby County, the manager refused to talk about Varane.

Reporter: “Why were you keen to sign Sancho?”

Solskjær: “I will talk about players when we sign them, not while they’re at another club.”

Reporter: “How close are you to signing Varane?”

Solskjær: “[Laughs] Same again!”

Liverpool are set to rival Man Utd for Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga.

According to Anfield Central, the Reds have made contact with Camavinga’s representatives. 

And with the 18-year-old in the final year of his contract – and showing no signs of signing a new one – could leave for 40million euros.

Jesse Lingard wants to fight for his place at Man Utd, according to boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Lingard played for United in today’s pre-season win over Derby County.

Solskjaer said after the game: “Jesse has come back, he’s been bright and he wants to fight for his place.

“There’s nothing better than seeing players willing to fight for their place. Of course, what he did towards the end of the season, that is the true Jesse.

“That’s what we know he is capable of. I think we saw towards the end [of our own season] that we lacked maybe some options at times.”

Manchester United have been handed a boost in the pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.

The players agent has been in contact with both United and Liverpool in the event of a move to Barcelona not materialising.

According to Spanish outlet AS, it would cost around £34.2million to sign the highly rated Spanish midfielder.

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