Tuesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumour gossip.
Manchester United are willing to spend £240m on a deal for Barcelona’s Brazil forward Neymar, 23, according to The Sun.
United have to meet Barcelona’s phenomenal £130m buyout clause. Tax add-ons would push the transfer fee up to a world-record £165m.
And Neymar would earn £75m over five years at Old Trafford — taking the total cost of the deal up to an eye-watering £240m.
West Brom are targeting Manchester United’s Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 27, in their sights as defender Joleon Lescott, 33, is told he can leave The Hawthorns, talkSPORT reports.
Evans is Pulis’ top target and he is hopeful of convincing the 27-year-old to follow his former teammate Darren Fletcher to the Hawthorns.
Real Madrid have told Manchester United that 26-year-old Wales winger Gareth Bale is not for sale for any price, ESPN reports.
United remain interested in Bale and it has been suggested they could make a fresh attempt to sign him before the transfer window closes.
United are planning to hijack Manchester City’s pursuit of Kevin De Bruyne with a bid of £55million for the Wolfsburg attacker, the Daily Express reports.
That’s according to reports in the German media, who claim United are looking to take advantage of City’s failure to get a deal over the line.
Ajax keeper Jasper Cillessen has closed the door on any potential move to Manchester United, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Dutchman had been linked with linking back up with Louis van Gaal, following working together with the Dutch national team.