Man Utd news LIVE: Sancho transfer bid to be rejected, Woodward has summer budget belief

Manchester United news and transfer gossip LIVE updates: Jadon Sancho, Ed Woodward and Bruno Fernandes feature

Manchester United are likely to have their first offer for Jadon Sancho rejected by Borussia Dortmund

Ed Woodward has a theory on the club’s transfer budget this summer amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis

Bruno Fernandes has revealed the player he wants to join him at United

Guillem Balague has tipped Paul Pogba to stay at Old Trafford, sign a new contract and become the club’s ‘leader’

Sancho bid to be rejected

Manchester United are set to have their first transfer bid for Jadon Sancho rejected, football finance expert Kieran Maguire has claimed.

Maguire exclusively told Express Sport: “You’ve got to look at it on a deal by deal basis.

“First of all Manchester United have a strong balance sheet, they had £100m in the bank at the end of December, I appreciate that since then they have signed Bruno Fernandes.

“But even so Manchester United are very successful, they’ve got great commercial revenue generation so I think they are in a strong position to buy then you’ve got to look at the individual position of the clubs that are selling.

“Dortmund, I think will be in a relatively strong position to resist offers, or resist the first offer.”

Ed Woodward has transfer budget theory

Manchester United chief Ed Woodward reportedly thinks the club will be in a industry-leading position after the coronavirus crisis – which would allow their summer transfer budget to stretch further.

Forbes say that Woodward believes that, after the coronavirus crisis, United will be well-placed to secure their top targets.

And he feels the budget could stretch that little bit further, with players’ values expected to drop.

They want Jadon Sancho, who has been in electric form for Borussia Dortmund scoring 14 goals in the Bundesliga and registering 15 assists along the way.

And Jack Grealish is another on their radar, having shone at Aston Villa amid a topsy-turvy campaign under Dean Smith.

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Fernandes reveals transfer wish

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has named Portuguese midfielder Francisco Ramos as the player he would like alongside him at Old Trafford.

In an Instagram question and answer session with his friend, Carolina Deslandes, he said: “It is very difficult to choose, because I have a lot of locker room people who are my friend.

“Wherever I played? Francisco Ramos.”

Ramos is currently playing for Santa Clara, on loan from Vitoria, in the Portuguese top flight.

And while the 25-year-old has played alongside Fernandes for Portugal’s Under-21s, Ramos hasn’t been able to break through into the national team.

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Balague predicts Pogba contract

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will sign a new contract at the club, reckons Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

“Paul Pogba was a target for Zidane, not so much for the club, and the money involved in that deal means that Real Madrid I don’t think have Paul Pogba as a priority,” he said on his YouTube channel.

“Paul Pogba has suggested both, that he wants to go and he wants to stay.

“So he’s playing his cards but at the moment I do feel that a player like him would be better serviced to be at Manchester United where he will be the leader, physically he will be fit finally and it seems like they are at least a stable club right now, there won’t be changes, [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer will stay.

“I know that the coaching staff at Manchester United feel that Pogba is a good leader, perhaps not so much when things are going wrong, but when they are going right, and you’ve got to hope, for Manchester United fans anyway, that the finances are in the right place to at least be able to get a stable team, improving with two or three players, meaning he has the chance to shine.

“It’s not a good time to leave I don’t think and I believe that they’re going to convince him to stay with a new contract.”

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