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Friday 2 June
05:40: Martin Keown thinks it would be ‘interesting’ to see Gareth Bale pop up at Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho is seeking a winger to give his side more pace for next season.
Bale has been a long-term target for United and Keown admits he could envisage Welshman at Old Trafford.
“I’d be very interested to see Gareth Bale come to Manchester United – though I wouldn’t encourage him to leave Real Madrid.”
04:10: David De Gea is comfortable at Manchester United and in no rush to push through a move to Real Madrid, according to Guillem Balague.
Balague told Sky Sports: "It's a strange situation. Why would Manchester United want to sell?
"They have one of the best goalkeepers in the world and they want to be challenging for the bigger titles. It doesn't make sense.
"But what's interesting is that De Gea is quite comfortable at United and in the city of Manchester, so he's not in a rush to go unless they don't want him.
Martin Keown can see Gareth Bale at Manchester United
Thursday 1 June
20.30: Antoine Griezmann has dropped the biggest hint yet he'll be staying at Atletico Madrid next season.
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Griezmann tweeted this evening: "Ahora más que nunca #Atleti #Todosjuntos".
That message translates to: "Now more than ever #Atleti #AllTogether".
With Manchester United cooling their interest in him and Atletico having a transfer ban upheld today – is Griezmann planning to stay and help the club grow next season?
19.30: Manchester United are ready to make a £50m move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports.
Jose Mourinho is keen to land a marquee signing and the Mirror claim the Frenchman is in his sights despite him being on Arsenal’s radar.
The Red Devils have a stronger chance of signing him though with the 26-year-old keen to play Champions League football.
"[The team I will join] will have to be in the Champions League and play good football,” said Lacazette last month.
“Passing the ball, not just hitting it from box to box. Not kick and rush. That would not work for me.”
Guillem Balague reckons David De Gea is in no rush to leave Manchester United
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) June 1, 2017
Alexandre Lacazette is in Jose Mourinho's sights
16:50: Manchester United have reportedly turned their attention to Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is said to have been impressed by Kruse's end-of-season form for Werder Bremen.
Kruse bagged 15 goals in 23 appearances this term – despite missing the opening 10 games through injury – including 11 in his final 11 outings.
And according to Goal, the 29-year-old has made his way onto Mourinho's wanted list going into the summer transfer window.
15.50: David Seaman has revealed he nearly joined Manchester United instead of Arsenal back in 1990.
"I was nearly a Man Utd player," the former England goalkeeper said on talkSPORT.
"I was very close. I spoke to Man Utd and Arsenal on the same day and Arsenal made a bid for me.
"I had the choice but I chose wisely. No (regrets), not at all."
13:00: Express Sport understand Manchester United have turned their attentions to Everton star Romelu Lukaku and Torino talisman Andrea Belotti after cooling their interest in Antoine Griezmann.
The Red Devils were hotly tipped to sign Griezmann but the severity of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee ligament damage means the club are now searching for an out-and-out striker.
The Belgian international’s agent Mino Raiola revealed yesterday that Lukaku would be allowed to leave if ‘certain clubs’ came knocking with a fee in the region of £100m.
Meanwhile Belotti, who netted 25 goals in 29 Serie A appearances this season, would represent a cheaper alternative.
But Torino still expect any prospective buyer to meet the £85m release clause in his contract.
12:30: Manchester United have cooled their interest in Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
The France international has frequently been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but the long-term injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic means Jose Mourinho is searching for genuine striker.
Express Sport understand United intend to make three or four high-quality additions this summer, but Griezmann might not be one of them.
Manchester United Transfer News: Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Everton's Romelu Lukaku
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Thursday 1 June
10:17: How does Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban affect Manchester United signing Antoine Griezmann?
As previously mentioned, Diego Simeone’s side will be unable to register players until January 2018 – but that doesn’t stop them from selling – so technically Griezmann can still be sold.
And to make matters worse for the La Liga outfit, they are powerless to stop his £86million release clause being triggered.
Atletico will be more desperate than ever to stop a deal going through – given they won’t be able to sign a replacement. But today’s ban will serve only to do two things:
1) Push up the price United will have to pay to get the striker – as they will now almost certainly have to pay his release clause given Atletico will have no intention of selling him any cheaper
2) Leave Atletico unable to sign a replacement
09:55: Atletico Madrid have seen their appeal against a transfer ban rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The La Liga outfit were banned for breaching rules over the transfer of foreign players under 18, but have failed in their appeal.
The decision means Diego Simeone’s side will NOT be allowed to register players until January 2018.
And leaves Antoine Griezmann’s highly-anticipated move to Manchester United in the balance.
Although they will be powerless to stop Griezmann from leaving if his £86million release clause is triggered and he wants to go.
Manchester United Transfer News: Atletico Madrid have seen their appeal against a transfer ban rejec
09:00: Inter Milan have rejected Manchester United’s opening offer for winger Ivan Perisic.
TransferMarketWeb claim United offered £26million without performance-related add-ons for the Croatia international.
But Inter are playing hardball.
The Italian outfit believe they can get more for Perisic, especially considering his San Siro contract doesn’t expire until June 2020.
08:55: Manchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma's future remains uncertain.
His agent, Mino Raiola, has stressed in an interview with Corriere dello Sport that the goalkeeper may sign a contract extension at AC Milan.
But Raiola went on to claim 11 clubs want to land the 18-year-old and that a summer transfer may take place.
“Gigio is the Maradona of goalkeepers,” Raiola said.
“He can only grow and he has to be left alone to grow in peace. He’s not a slave, nor a robot.
“There are 11 top clubs which are interested in him."
Raiola added: “If you ask me: ‘is there a chance Donnarumma will sign with Milan again?’ then the answer is yes.
“If you ask me: ‘is there a chance Donnarumma will leave Milan?’ the answer is yes.”
Manchester United Transfer News: Inter Milan have rejected a £26million offer for Ivan Perisic
08:45: Manchester United have made a breakthrough their efforts to sign Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof and right-back Nelson Semedo.
Portuguese publication O Jogo claim Benfica chief Luis Filipe Vieira is on his way to England to negotiate with United representatives.
It’s believed Benfica want £83m for the pair, who could bolster Jose Mourinho’s defence with Champions League football on the horizon.
08:00: Tottenham look to have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Turkish sensation Cengiz Under.
The Red Devils were reported to have scouted Under, 19, earlier this season, but it’s Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham who’ve landed a decisive blow.
Turkish outlet Ajansspor claim Spurs have agreed an £8m fee with Basaksehir for their talented forward, who only joined the club for £600,000 last year.
07:20: Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann is NOT Jose Mourinho’s top priority, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Griezmann has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, with the odds on the transfer going through improving after their Europa League success.
But Di Marzio claims Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata and Monaco superstar Kylian Mbappe are top of the Portuguese’s wishlist.
Manchester United Transfer News: Jose Mourinho is considering an approach for Real Madrid striker Al
04:00: Manchester United are ready to withdraw their contract offer for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals across all competitions for United this season, but his progress was scuppered by a knee injury he sustained in the Europa League quarter-finals in April.
The Swedish superstar has a £300,000-a-week one-year extension clause written into his contract.
But The Sun claim United boss Jose Mourinho is ready to pull the plug on a new deal as he bids to sign Everton star Romelu Lukaku and Atletico hotshot Antoine Griezmann instead.
01.30: Romelu Lukaku could reportedly be in the money if he signs for Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho has identified the Belgian as a summer target.
Everton supposedly won't listen to offers of less than £100million for the 24-year-old.
And according to the Daily Star, United could offer him a contract worth £200,000 a week if he makes the switch to Old Trafford.
Romelu Lukaku could be poached by Manchester United
Wednesday 31 May
23.30: Manchester United could look to sign Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata, reports claim.
United are on the hunt for a world-class striker should Zlatan Ibrahimovic leave.
Lukaku and Morata have both been linked to United, and according to the Daily Mail, Jose Mourinho might try to sign both.
The forwards have both played under Mourinho previously.
22.50: Manchester United have rejected a £60m bid from Real Madrid for David De Gea.
The Sun claim Madrid were hopeful of seeing the bid accepted but the Red Devils have snubbed their advances.
Manchester United want Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata
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17.30: Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, claims journalist Tancredi Palmeri.
Griezmann has an £86million release clause in his contract, which United reportedly are willing to meet should Atletico refuse to budge on their asking price.
Palmeri posted in a series of tweets: "It's all true: Manchester United and Griezmann reached an agreement on personal terms. Now Mufc trying to negotiate to cut bit of clause.
"I can tell you: Manchester United are fully confident to bring Griezmann, whether that would take to pay the clause or not."
17:00: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he misses life at Manchester United.
Ronaldo left Old Trafford in 2009, after a successful six-year stint at Old Trafford.
And, because of Real fans booing him, the 31-year-old admitted he misses life in England.
"I don’t like it and it’s not normal that they whistle you in your own stadium. I just don’t like it," he said.
"It shouldn’t be the case that a player who always wants to give his best and give 100 percent for this team when he makes his first mistake people whistle.
"It’s not correct. And when you are on a difficult run that is when you need extra support from outside not less. Sometimes we don’t have it.
"I spent a lot of years at Manchester United and it never happened to me. Not even once. Maybe England is a case apart – the mentality is different."
16:30: He’s been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United, however, one sneaky Twitter account posted a very realistic tweet claiming Antoine Griezmann had signed for Manchester City.
And understandably, the Old Trafford faithful were not impressed with some saying they had a mini heart attack at seeing Manchester United’s top transfer target heading to their rivals.
16:00pm: Nemanja Matic reportedly wants to quit Chelsea for Manchester United.
That is according to the Manchester Evening News, who claim he wants to link up with Jose Mourinho again.
Mourinho is targeting a central midfielder in order to coax the best out of Paul Pogba next season.
And Matic could now make the move to Old Trafford – with both clubs now haggling over a fee.
Manchester United fans have been duped by this sneaky tweet claiming Man City had signed Griezmann
13:25: Former Croatia international Zvonimir Boban has slammed Inter Milan for entertaining the prospect of selling Ivan Perisic.
The talented midfielder has been linked with a mega-money move to Old Trafford.
But Boban, who made 178 appearances for rivals AC Milan, thinks it would be ‘absurd’ to part company.
"He’s been one of Inter’s most important players over the past two seasons," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"He’s got energy, and is always dangerous in attack and he’s a serious guy.
"I cannot believe that it’s possible for Inter to want to sell him.
"If you make a decision like this then it’s obvious you know very little about football.
"For me it’s an absurd choice if they believe both tactically and technically that Perisic should not stay in this team."
Manchester United have been linked with Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic
12:00: Agent Mino Raiola claims his client, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, would like to stay at Manchester United.
Asked if Zlatan wanted to extend his spell at Old Trafford, Raiola told talkSPORT: "Oh, yes. He wants to stay in England he wants to stay at the top and if he sees that he can be a valuable asset for Manchester United, then why not Manchester United?”
However, Raiola continued to warn supporters that lots of other clubs were interested in the Swede.
He added: “We have a lot of offers and ideas and we have to evaluate them. For now, it is important he recovers well and then we will see.”
11:50: Sergio Ramos wants Manchester United to sign Antoine Griezmann.
Real Madrid star Ramos hopes that by selling Griezmann, Atletico Madrid will be less of a force next season.
"If they [Manchester United] take him, if they take him out from Atletico, it would be less of a problem for us ahead of next season," Ramos told Cadena Cope.
"Every footballer is their own world and one must make these kind of decisions. Sometimes they are difficult and sometimes they are not.
“Everyone has to decide where he wants to be, where he is going to be happy. He is a great striker and obviously the top clubs express interest in getting their services. He can decide what he wants."
11:00: Manchester United and Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe says his summer transfer decision could be swayed by Didier Deschamps.
The Sun claim Jose Mourinho’s side have made £73.5m bid for the Monaco superstar and they're currently 6/1 second favourotes to bring him to Old Trafford.
But their fate could be decided by the France national team boss.
"The advice of Didier Deschamps counts. That will not guide my choice, but it will count," Mbappe said.
"I do not think I will go to his office to ask, but there's plenty of time to think about all this."
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10:45: Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international reportedly handed in a transfer request last week, sparking a battle for his signature with Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United interested.
But Yahoo Sport claim PSG have struck a deal worth £61m with the Bundesliga outfit and will pay Aubameyang £168,000 per-week.
10:30: Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has not asked to leave Atletico Madrid, reports claim.
Despite rumours of personal terms already being agreed, an Atletico spokesperson has told Sky Sports that Griezmann had said nothing to the club.
The Frenchman used his Twitter account to clarify his position on Friday, he wrote: “All the rumours are unfounded.
“I'm still Colchonero. My direction will be established after discussion with my sporting advisor.”
Jose Mourinho is determined to keep hold of his star man.
21.10: Manchester United want Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon in a move that could see Luke Shaw stay put.
That is according to the Mirror, who claim the 17-year-old is on their radar.
Should Jose Mourinho move for the left-back then he would be unlikely to walk straight into the starting line-up.
And they add that signing such an inexperienced player might suggest Shaw will feature more prominently next term.
20.15: Away from transfer news and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet again proved what a beast he is.
The Sweden international has taken to Instagram to share a video of him kicking a football – just a month after sustaining a serious knee injury against Anderlecht.
He said: ""The tough will never disappear.
"Lions don't recover like humans."
18.35: Antoine Griezmann speaks and Manchester United fans listen.
"I am good at the club. My agents are talking with Atletico and we will see what happens,” Griezmann said.
“My future will be decided this summer. If I do leave this summer, the date will depend on the qualifying phase of the World Cup.
"I am happy here. I have spoken with the manager, with Koke and [Diego] Godin. It is in the hands of the president of the club. We will see how it goes."