Man Utd: Solskjaer gives transfer update ahead of Deadline Day
Manchester United have established themselves as firm title contenders this season. The Red Devils sit top of the table with 40 points after 19 games. However, there is still plenty of transfer talk ahead of the visit of Sheffield United on Wednesday night. Here, Express Sport rounds up the latest news and gossip, with Jadon Sancho, Dayot Upamecano, Paul Pogba and Amad Diallo all featuring.
Dayot Upamecano transfer boost
United appear to have received a boost in their hopes of signing Upamecano.
The RB Leipzig centre-back is widely regarded as one of Europe’s hottest prospects.
His contract runs until 2022 but he will be available for just £38million this summer thanks to a clause in his deal.
United are one several clubs believed to be interested in Upamecano and their chances of signing him may have improved with Todofichajes reporting that Leipzig have already lined up Juventus’ Radu Dragusin as a replacement.
Paul Pogba transfer decision
Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford over the last few transfer windows, but speculation intensified in December when his agent, Mino Raiola, said the player’s time at the club was “over”.
The midfielder, though, has since put in series of brilliant performances for United, helping them to top of the table.
Should they go to win the league, former United defender Rio Ferdinand says it will be “very difficult” for Pogba leave.
“When he’s playing consistently, when he’s playing good football and when he’s winning, he’s a happy person,” Ferdinand told the Five YouTube channel.
“Manchester United right now must be a happy place for Paul Pogba to be. So, for him to go somewhere else, if they win the league, I think it will be very difficult for him to walk out.”
Pogba’s contract with United expires in the summer of 2022.
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Amad Diallo promise
Solskjaer has promised “it won’t be long” until United fans see Diallo in action.
Despite being just 18, the winger arrives with a big reputation following his move from Atalanta this month.
As a result, fans are eager to see the highly-rated new signing in action.
Solskjaer said of Diallo: “He’s only come in and he’s training in a different scenario.
“It won’t be long until I can bring him into the squad.”
Solskjaer reacts to Lampard sacking
The United boss has shared his reaction to Lampard’s dismissal on Monday.
Solskjaer said: “One thing I know for sure is that Frank doesn’t want any of us to feel sorry for him.
“I know his character and mentality and I’m sure he’ll bounce back and have a very good managerial career.
“They just went through a little patchy period for a short spell – it’s not long ago they were top of the league.
“It’s the first dip of form they really had under Frank so a little bit surprised but it’s not my job to comment on what’s happening at Chelsea.”
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