Wednesday’s biggest Man United news and gossip.
Manchester United have completed the £36m signing of Monaco forward Anthony Martial, making him the world’s most expensive teenage footballer, the BBC reports.
The fee could rise to £58m.
Manchester United made a late £26.4m bid to sign midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 21, from Bayer Leverkusen, according to Turkish Football.
Speaking live on the Derin Futbol show Turkish football pundit Ertem Şener claimed that United are expected to make a €36 million offer before the transfer deadline.
United believe that goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, will be reintroduced smoothly into Louis van Gaal’s plans and are happy for the player to stay and see out the final year of his contract, The Independent reports.
The goalkeeper will stay at United after his transfer broke down at the last minute on Monday night when Real Madrid failed to register him in time with the Spanish football federation.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 28, valued at £11m in the £29m package that would have seen De Gea join the Spanish giants, phoned United to see if the move could still be done, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 29, is disappointed his club failed to sign De Gea from United after a “bumpy summer”, the Daily Express reports.
De Gea was seemingly on course for a switch to the Bernabeu from Old Trafford but the deal fell through at the last minute.