1.45pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Amad Traore late OFFER, Dembele ‘personal terms agreed’, Sancho flies into UK – The Sun

EDINSON CAVANI and Alex Telles are set to be Manchester United players with both deals scheduled to be completed today.

Meanwhile the Red Devils have made Amad Traore a shock target, as Ousmane Dembele and Jadon Sancho trails go cold.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip here…

  • Kiro Evans

    'SMACKS OF DESPERATION'

    South American expert Tim Vickery says Man United's Edinson Cavani deal “smacks of desperation” as the club scramble to salvage their window.

    The striker looks set to sign up at some point today but his arrival has not been met with unanimous praise.

    And while Vickery still rates the 33-year-old's goalscoring talents, he questions United's transfer motives.

    He told Sky Sport's Deadline Day show: “The Edinson Cavani deal is of no surprise, and it's also not surprising that Manchester United are getting some hammer for their recruitment policy.

    “As we were saying last week, if this was a player that they really wanted, he'd have been there months ago. It smacks a little bit of desperation, a little bit of panic, and a little bit of last-minute shopping the day before Christmas to see what's around on the shelves.

    “He's a class act – no doubts about it. He's closer to 34 than he is to 33, and some will say he's not the most precise finisher in world football. But he's got a track record that's beyond reproach.”

  • Kiro Evans

    WAITING GAME

    Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles are still at Carrington as United fans wait for confirmation of their signing.

    They are both undergoing medicals ahead of deadline day moves.

  • Kiro Evans

    AMAD MADE IN HEAVEN

    OLD TRAFFORD lawyers are still hoping to secure a deal for Atalanta wonderboy Amad Traore, Ken Lawrence reports.

    And if they can’t do that before the window closes tonight they are working on a back – up plan to ensure he is signed before Brexit rules block young talent coming into the UK on January 1.

    Traore, 18, has been compared to Lionel Messi by his club’s La Liga skipper Papu Gomez.

    He says: “There are defenders in the first team that sometimes cannot stop him. To stop him in training, we have to kick him!

    “He plays like Messi.”

    The problem with Traore is that he was born in the Ivory Coast then moved to Italy when he was aged around 10 and does not have an Italian passport.

    Manchester United are keen to get a deal done now given that next year he would need a work permit to join – and he has no international caps.

    Traore has played only three Serie A games so far and United are desperate to beg him with Manchester City, Arsenal and Juventus circling.

  • Kiro Evans

    SURPRISE MOVE

    Manchester United are reportedly making a surprise deadline day swoop for a talented teenager.

    Adam Traore is in close talks with the club, reports say, after talks with Parma collapsed.

    The 18-year-old winger is one of Europe's most highly-rated young talents and United are hoping to get the deal done today if he can get his work permit sorted.

  • Kiro Evans

    IT IS NOT OVER

    Manchester United have told Jadon Sancho ‘we haven’t given up on you’ despite failing to get a deal over the line for the England winger, reports NEIL CUSTIS.

    United had offered £70million up front rising to £100million, but Dortmund refused to budge on their valuation and wanted more up front and nearly £110million.

    While Sancho wanted the move to be done, he did not want to force the deal by publicly announcing his desire to leave which could put his relationship with Dortmund in jeopardy if the deal did not go through.

    He has told close pals that he is convinced he will still end up being a United player with a deal revived in the New Year.

    The club have made it clear to the player that they will not turn their back on the move, despite the problems they have encountered with Dortmund this summer, but in the current financial climate they do not believe that a 20-year-old player is worth £110million.

  • Kiro Evans

    ED-GING CLOSER

    Edinson Cavani is reportedly edging ever closer to signing the first part of his new contract as a Manchester United player.

    His agents fees have been agreed and the striker will sign a contract that sees him stay with the club until June 2022.

  • Kiro Evans

    JAMES MOVE WAS 'NEVER ON'

    Daniel James was never moving to Leeds, according to reports.

    The Manchester Evening News says the United winger wants to continue to fight for his spot.

  • Kiro Evans

    DEMBELE DEAL NOT DEAD

    Man United still have a chance of bringing in Ousmane Dembele as they attempt to rescue a wretched transfer window.

    The BBC say the deal is unlikely – but not dead – with several issues still needing to be ironed out.

  • Kiro Evans

    EDIN BACKWARDS?

    Sky's transfer expert Kaveh Solhekol doesn't have the most charitable take on Manchester United's Edinson Cavani move…

  • Kiro Evans

    BOS IT WORTH IT?

    BLEARY-EYED Mark Bosnich admits two of his former clubs left him Sleepless in Sydney as Manchester United and Aston Villa toyed with his emotions, Graeme Bryce reports.

    The Aussie keeper stayed up to watch United crash 6-1 at home to Spurs in the early hours of Sunday morning – then completed a marathon session glued to his TV – watching Villa trounce defending champs Liverpool 7-2 at Villa Park.

    “That one I was completely stunned by, especially following up after the Manchester United result,” Bosnich told Sky Sports’ Deadline Day Breakfast Show.

    “We’ve gone back to daylight-saving-time over here so that was really early in the morning. 

    “So we had the Manchester United game at 2:30 in the morning, followed by Liverpool, Aston Villa at quarter past five in the morning which I stayed up for anyway. That was absolutely fantastic. 

    “In both of these games everybody is obviously focussing on Liverpool getting beat and Manchester United.

    “But a lot of credit must go first of all to Spurs and second of all to Aston Villa – an absolutely fantastic performance by Dean Smith’s side, tactically absolutely spot on.”

  • Kiro Evans

    STICK TOGETHER

    Man United are rallying the troops after a harrowing day yesterday saw them humiliated by their ex-manager Jose Mourinho and his relentless Tottenham team.

  • Kiro Evans

    BUSY BUSY DAY

    As if anyone was in doubt, it is sure to be a busy transfer deadline day for Manchester United.

    The club are still reeling after yesterday's humiliation against Spurs – but they have no choice but to pick themselves up and get business done before 11pm.

    While slim hopes remain of the Sancho deal, they also will want to secure Alex Telles.

    Edinson Cavani on a free also looks closed to be confirmed today, with Man United keen to get him confirmed today so he can be included in their Champions League squad.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    ON HOLD TRAFFORD

    Jadon Sancho is back in England and can complete a deadline day move to Manchester United – if the Red Devils can finally agree to a fee with Borussia Dortmund.

    The Three Lions winger, 20, could be in trouble after being filmed at Tammy Abraham's surprise birthday party in clear breach of coronavirus rules.

    The FA examined footage – in which Sancho can be seen singing with a mask around his chin – and said there will be no change to the England team at this stage with the squad to meet-up on Monday.

    Despite the drama, Man Utd will be buoyed by the fact their top target is in the country.

    His mere presence in the country makes any potential deadline day deal all the more simple.

    The Old Trafford side have been chasing Sancho all summer.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    EXCLUSIVE

    Furious Gareth Southgate will tell his England players to stop embarrassing themselves.

    Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho were pictured breaking Covid rules by going to a party – despite six people being the limit of socialising.

    Southgate will hammer home the point to the players at a team meeting at St George’s Park ahead of Thursday’s match with Wales.

    Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden broke lockdown rules in Iceland by inviting two women to their hotel.

    Southgate was already planning to address his squad that includes several uncapped and inexperienced players.

    The England boss will not “read the riot act” to his players but will warn them firmly they have to behave.

  • Dave Fraser

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United suffered a humiliating 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, and the fallout has been massive.

    Striker Marcus Rashford took to Twitter to make his apologies.

    He wrote: “First and foremost I'm a United fan. This is my club. I'm so proud to wear this shirt but there are no excuses, it's just not good enough.

    “And to every single fans around the world that tuned in today, I'm just so sorry.

    “You deserve so much better than that.

    “I would have stayed away from social media tonight but you deserve to hear from me during the highs and the lows, there is no hiding.”

    While in a post-match interview with Sky Sports, Luke Shaw revealed the team 'gave up' after just 28 minutes against Tottenham, once Anthony Martial was sent off.

    The 25-year-old told Sky Sports: “When we went down to 10 men maybe we gave up, there wasn't that character on the pitch. We were too quiet and naive. There was many mistakes, we need to do more.

    “It's embarrassing. I was embarrassed on the pitch. We need a long hard look at ourselves.”

    But it's not all doom and gloom, and the United fans will be hopeful that two new signings will be welcomed on Monday's transfer deadline day.

    Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles both reported to United's Carrington training ground on Sunday to complete their medicals, said the Manchester Evening News.

    The pair are set to be unveiled ahead of tomorrow's deadline.

  • Jon Boon

    SACKED IN THE MORNING?

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is odds-on to be sacked by the club before Christmas following the 6-1 thrashing against Tottenham.

    The Norwegian is under huge pressure already with United losing two of their first three Premier League games.

    And after three dismal performances this term, Ladbrokes have Solskjaer at 8/13 to be sacked before Christmas.

    The former Molde gaffer is also 1/2 to be given the axe before the end of the campaign.

    Solskjaer is also the second favourite in the Premier League to lose his job next.

  • Jon Boon

    RASH DECISION

    Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has sincerely apologised to Red Devils fans after their shambolic 6-1 thrashing against Spurs.

    The England star took to Twitter to write: “First and foremost I'm a United fan. This is my club. I'm so proud to wear this shirt but there are no excuses, it's just not good enough.

    “And to every single fans around the world that tuned in today, I'm just so sorry.

    “You deserve so much better than that.

    “I would have stayed away from social media tonight but you deserve to hear from me during the highs and the lows, there is no hiding.”

  • Jon Boon

    DOCTOR, DOCTOR

    Manchester United have scheduled medicals for both Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles this evening, according to the Manchester Evening News.

    The newspaper says Cavani, 33, and Telles, 25, are both due at United's Carrington training ground complex before Monday's transfer day deadline.

    MEN has revealed that one medical took place at 5pm, while another was reported to be scheduled for 9pm.

    Stay tuned for an official announcement.

  • Jon Boon

    NO EXCUSE

    Manchester United star Luke Shaw admitted the team 'gave up' after just 28 minutes against Tottenham, once Anthony Martial was sent off.

    And speaking after the humiliation, left-back Shaw said he was 'embarrassed' to be on the pitch and said the team had 'no character'.

    The 25-year-old told Sky Sports: “It was a lack of concentration and then a mistake, another mistake, another mistake.

    “We switched off. It really hurts.

    “Manchester United shouldn't lose in this manner. It really hurts, it's embarrassing and we've let a lot of people down.

    “We've let ourselves down and the staff down.

    “We need to look in the mirror, we are nowhere near it at the moment. Maybe it's lucky that we've got a break now.

    “When we went down to 10 men maybe we gave up, there wasn't that character on the pitch. We were too quiet and naive. There was many mistakes, we need to do more.

    “It's embarrassing. I was embarrassed on the pitch. We need a long hard look at ourselves.”

  • Jon Boon

    PAT ON THE HEAD

    Patrice Evra launched a passionate tirade after Manchester United went into half-time 4-1 down in their humiliation against Spurs.

    The Red Devils legend told fans to 'go on the Playstation and buy Jadon Sancho and Lionel Messi' following the Old Trafford disaster.

    Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “I don't know if I have to comment like all of this – we get lucky, Tottenham give us a penalty away.

    “I've been losing in my career with Manchester United – six one against Manchester City, (Sir Alex) Ferguson was furious after the game.

    “He said 'why do you keep attacking Patrice?' and I say it's because its the philosophy of the club.

    “But are you seeing this right now? That's why I don't even want to comment because it is a catastrophe what is happening right now.

    “My advice to any fan right now is to buy a PlayStation. Buy a player like Sancho, even Messi and start playing because it is a disaster.

    “I've been a player so that's why I don't like to go on one player, but all of the defence is a shock.

    “Bailly has the chance to play instead of Lindelof and he made that mistake – so don't cry when you don't play.

    “I'm devastated and I am a positive person, but right now I understand, like the pain of all United fans, because no one in this team deserves to play right now.”

  • Jon Boon

    NEVERMIND THE B*******!

    With United trailing 4-1 at half-time, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left with a crucial team-talk asking his players to show some pride for the club.

    And Scott McTominay has revealed exactly what the Norwegian said to his charges at the break.

    “The message was to show some b******* and to go on the pitch and show yourself as a Manchester United player,” the Scotsman told MUTV.

    “Not to shy away, not want the ball, and not make any tackles. Never has that been Manchester United.”

  • Jon Boon

    PEEP-PEEP

    Manchester United fans will be furious with their humiliating defeat to Tottenham today.

    The Red Devils have just lost 1-6 at home to Spurs, and the reaction from this will be massive.

    But with Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles reportedly on the verge of sealing moves to Old Trafford, those two could lift Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men.

  • Jon Boon

    NOT ALWAYS A GOOD FIT

    United haven't always got it right when they've signed South Americans.

    And with the club on the verge of sealing a deal for Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, it brings back memories of the Argentinians, Brazilians and more who worn the Red Devils jersey.

    Here's who has and hasn't been a success for the Premier League giants, and how SunSport ranks them.

  • Jon Boon

    HALF-TIME

    Manchester United fans look away for now.

    The Red Devils are trailing Tottenham at half-time 4-1 at Old Trafford and have been shambolic at the back.

    Can they stage a remarkable comeback?

    Check out our live blog here and don't miss a kick.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    LEARN-DALOT

    Diogo Dalot has remined United fans he is still one of them, after completing his loan move to AC Milan.

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