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MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly set for a full takeover as Raine Group continue to sound out potential buyers.

The Glazer family announced they were putting the club up for sale last November.

And it has been claimed they are more likely that the sale will enter more formal stages within the next three to four weeks.

Meanwhile, United target Victor Osimhen's Napoli move set to be investigated by Italian authorities.

And legend Teddy Sheringham has urged his former club to go all out for Spurs star Harry Kane.

Kane, 29, has emerged as the Red Devils' top transfer target for the summer and Sheringham believes that the England captain would be the 'perfect solution' at Old Trafford.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Osimhen deal under investigation

    Napoli's signing of Manchester United target Victor Osimhen is set to be investigated by Italian authorities.

    The Partenopei landed Osimhen from Lille in 2020 for a fee that could reach £70million, including add-ons.

    Juventus were slapped with a 15-point deduction last week after being accused of inflating transfer fees in dealings with other Italian clubs over three seasons to create millions in "capital gains" for tax purposes.

    According to Il Mattino, authorities now want to take a closer look at Napoli's dealings.

    Under the microscope will be their signing of the striker, although the Naples prosecutor will require six months to complete their probe.

    In particular, investigators will consider the potential falsification of the respective financial documents

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Harry Kane U-turn

    Tottenham superstar Harry Kane is “open” to signing a new contract in North London despite interest from Manchester United.

    Kane is about to enter the final year of his current deal, which has raised concerns over his future at his boyhood club.

    Spurs’ worrying form, which currently has them in serious danger of missing out on the top four, isn’t likely to help their case for the striker to stay.

    But The Athletic claim that the 29-year-old will consider signing an extension if the “circumstances are right”.

    The report adds that Tottenham’s fortunes for the remainder of the season could prove key in the England captain's decision though

  • Kostas Lianos

    Petit on Ten Hag

    Emmanuel Petit praised Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag's work at Old Trafford and the way he dealt with Cristiano Ronaldo as well as Harry Maguire.

    Petit told SportingPost: "Over the last 10 years since Sir Alex [Ferguson] left, they have been changing managers all the time and for any reason. When he took over he found some opposition in the dressing room. It’s not easy to manage Cristiano Ronaldo, nor to put the captain Harry Maguire on the bench. He made the right decisions and look where they are now. They are getting back to where they should be and it’s been so long since we’ve seen a competitive Manchester United.

    "Now you can see a strategy in the team, Ten Hag’s vision too. I was sitting close to him on Sunday and you can see his commitment. He’s a real competitor. You can see he is ruthless with his players and I think this is the way you have to be as manager. You’re not there to please your players, you are there to win games.

    "You’re not there to let players play because they are big names, you need players to earn their place, whatever personal accolades you have.Now I think everybody agrees he made the right decisions with Ronaldo and Maguire.

    "I’m not 100% convinced by some of the players he bought – especially Antony, I think he was disappointing yesterday and got some stick from the Arsenal fans when he left the pitch. He looked miserable on the bench when he got taken off. You could feel the pressure on his shoulders. I think he’s losing confidence like [Jadon] Sancho and it’s the role of the manager, his teammates and the club to help him come back to his best because I think they are losing him"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Sheringham's Kane advice

    Manchester United hero Teddy Sheringham has urged his old club to go after Tottenham superstar Harry Kane.

    Kane only has 18 months left on his current deal with Spurs, where Sheringham also played, and is weighing up his options. 

    The former striker told talkSPORT: “Harry Kane would be an unbelievable acquisition for Manchester United. I think he would be the perfect solution.

    “He’s got to make that decision. I made a big decision when I decided to leave Tottenham because I didn’t like the ambition at the time. Harry has to assess that situation himself”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Harry Kane contract

    Tottenham superstar Harry Kane expects to begin talks over a new contract in the coming months amid Manchester United links.

    But Kane, who equalled Jimmy Greaves’ Spurs record of 266 goals against Fulham on Monday, hopes manager Antonio Conte will also sign fresh terms.

    Th striker has 18 months left on his current deal, while United and Bayern Munich are eyeing the 29-year-old, who would need to be convinced to stay amid the ongoing trophy drought.

    Asked about his contract situation, Kane said : “I’m sure there will be conversations over the coming months. But to be honest I’m just focused on this season and doing my best for the team.

    “There’s still a lot to play for, trying to get in the Champions League, we have the FA Cup and the Champions League still to win. My focus is on that.

    “I know there’s going to be rumours, a lot of talk and speculation about my future but I’m just focused on what I can do”

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  • Kealan Hughes

    Saka had Shaw in "chokehold"

    Rio Ferdinand says Luke Shaw looked “so apprehensive” against Bukayo Saka in Manchester United’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal on Sunday, saying the defender was put “in a chokehold” by his countryman.

    Speaking on YouTube channel Vibe with Five, he said: “[Saka is the] first player I have seen this season who had Luke Shaw in a chokehold. I said at one point, Luke Shaw does not want to get close.

    “I know that feeling when you have someone who is quick and can go both ways, outside or inside, who is rapid and will take the opportunity should you give it to him. He looked like a man who was so apprehensive… I would have shown him down the line.

    “I would have never shown him inside. It was probably a mistake from Shaw, who has been excellent this season by the way. I already thought it anyway. But a big game, big stakes, Saka said 'I am the guy'. I loved seeing it even from a Manchester United point of view.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    QSI eye Man Utd takeover

    Qatar Sports Investments [QSI] are interested in purchasing a minority stake in Manchester United after Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi held talks with Tottenham’s Daniel Levy.

    Manchester United were put up for sale last year, with the Glazers seeking ‘strategic’ investment that could be a minority stake of a full sale.

    With United looking likely to finish in the top four, QSI would have to sell Paris Saint-Germain in order to acquire full control of Manchester United.

    Though they are looking at selling off around 15% of the club, QSI remain committed to the Ligue 1 giants.

    Therefore, QSI are looking at acquiring a minority stake in Manchester United and have made it clear they are interested in becoming part owners.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Neville identifies area to improve

    Gary Neville believes Manchester United's attackers need to be as good defensively as they are offensively.

    Neville said on Sky Sports: "For me, the job of a United coach is to pick the best attacking players, but also for those attacking players out of possession to be really good defensively.

    "City have done that for five years, Liverpool have done that for five years, Arsenal out of possession yesterday they were getting back into a really compact shape where the two wide players were tucked in. Manchester United’s wide players and their midfield players have got to be more compact in big games.

    "They are talented, Antony, Rashford, Eriksen and Fernandes and other than that they’ve got defensive players like Fred, McTominay, Casemiro – we don’t want that. We want the most attacking players in and for them to get more compact and wise of how to defend in big matches."

  • Kealan Hughes

    United to let pair leave

    Manchester United are prepared to let two current first-team players leave the club in the summer, according to talkSPORT.

    United are reportedly willing to allow Maguire and McTominay to exit Old Trafford this summer.

    It is claimed that Ten Hag still sees both as valuable squad players this season, despite their relative lack of game time when compared to previous seasons.

    United also need to sell players before they can purchase them, in order to ensure compliance with Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, but with little time remaining in the January window, it would be difficult to source a replacement before the end of the month.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Ten Hag wants defensive improvement

    Erik ten Hag has told his Manchester United players to learn the lesson of their painful defeat at Arsenal as he tries to deliver a first trophy in six years.

    He said: "In general, against Arsenal we defended very well.

    "They didn't get clean shots, was one time from free kick. There was a lot of defence between the ball and the goal.

    "We left it behind. We said the right conclusions, then we have to move forward and quickly because tomorrow is a big game and focus on that."

  • Kealan Hughes

    Merson tips Kane to United

    Paul Merson says Manchester United should try to sign Harry Kane as soon as possible if they want to have any chance of winning the Premier League.

    "Is Harry Kane going to go for individual records or is he going to go for medals? I don’t see him winning anything at Tottenham.

    "He’s going to beat Jimmy Greaves’ goalscoring record, which is a phenomenal feat. He’s got a chance of beating Alan Shearer’s Premier League record at Tottenham.

    "He's the best centre-forward in the world. If I’m Manchester United, I’m spending £100m on Kane tomorrow. They just paid £80m for Antony and he won’t score as many goals in 10 years as Kane would score in a season for Man Utd."

  • Kealan Hughes

    Ten Hag eyes trophy success

    Erik ten Hag says it is time to end Manchester United’s trophy drought after six barren years.

    The Red Devils face Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at The City Ground tomorrow night as they aim for a Wembley date with either Newcastle or Southampton.

    Ten Hag said: “It's the best feeling you can have, winning a trophy.

    "I have had the luck in my career to win some trophies and it's magnificent, especially for the fans, it's so great.

    “I think the fans here have some experience of this, especially the older ones.

    “But in this period Manchester United haven't won trophies, it is too long ago. We are aware of that fact and we have to do it again.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    Jadon Sancho still not ready

    Manchester United fans will have to wait for Jadon Sancho's comeback after Erik ten Hag confirmed that the England winger will not feature in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.

    Sancho returned to training with the rest of the United squad last week for the first time in two months.

    But Ten Hag won't rush the 22-year-old back into action after revealing that Sancho, Anthony Martial and Diogo Dalot – who all missed Sunday's defeat at Arsenal – will not play at the City Ground.

    Ten Hag said: "No, all the players who were not available for the Arsenal game, Dalot, Martial, Sancho, are also not available for tomorrow."

  • Kealan Hughes

    Wan-Bissaka up for sale

    Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United are willing to sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka for £25 million in the January transfer window, according to talkSPORT.

    Crystal Palace want to re-sign the 25-year-old right-back, but the club’s hierarchy are not willing to pay that amount.

    Leeds have also been linked with a move for Wan-Bissaka.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Savage heads for EFL loan

    Charlie Savage is set to join League One side Forest Green Rovers on loan for the rest of the season, SunSport can reveal.

    Savage, son of ex-Leicester and Blackburn midfielder Robbie, has attracted interest from a number of EFL clubs.

    But the Wales Under-21 international is in line to make the move to the New Lawn in Gloucestershire and help 24th-placed Forest Green in their battle against relegation.

    Savage has made one senior appearance for United as a substitute in the Champions League 1-1 draw against Young Boys in December 2021.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Saudi consortium interested in United

    A Saudi Arabia-based consortium is 'expected' to emerge as a potential bidder for Manchester United, according to The Athletic.

    It is claimed that Qatar have held a 'watching brief' over developments at United.

    However, they add that Qatar 'expects' a consortium from Saudi Arabia to emerge and challenge Radcliffe's anticipated bid, with the British billionaire viewed as a 'credible rival'.

    According to sources from Qatar Sports Investments – the owners of Paris Saint-Germain – and reported by The Athletic, there is 'no intention' on their part to step away from the French giants.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Winterburn tips Kane for United

    Nigel Winterburn believes Harry Kane could move to Manchester United as it is his only realistic option.

    He told  Paddy Power: “If Harry doesn’t want to move abroad, his options are limited. He’s not going to go to Manchester City because of Erling Haaland.

    "He won’t go to Liverpool because they spent a huge amount of money on Darwin Núñez.

    "If he wants to stay in the Premier League, the only option is Manchester United and with their potential takeover they don’t seem to be wanting to spend too much money.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Darren Bent slams Antony

    Darren Bent has branded Manchester United winger Antony a 'YouTube player' after another underwhelming performance from the Brazilian.

    The left-footed attacker was taken off after 70 minutes at the Emirates after receiving a yellow card and attempting just one shot in the match.

    He said on talkSPORT Drive: "He's doing all this stuff but he's not going past anyone. It's not like he's doing a trick to manipulate the ball to go past someone, he's just doing it for the sake of it.

    "All tricks and flicks, no substance at the minute."

    When co-host Andy Goldstein put it to Bent that he was describing what some people may call a 'YouTube footballer,' the former Spurs and Sunderland striker didn't deny that label.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Inside Ronaldo – Mendes break-up

    Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly demanded super agent Jorge Mendes secure him a move to either Bayern Munich or Chelsea last summer – before the potential deals collapsed after both clubs were alarmed the star had missed the start of pre-season training.

    Ronaldo split from Mendes last year, with the final straw in their longstanding relationship coming when he conducted his controversial interview with Piers Morgan.

    A report by Spanish newspaper El Mundo reveals Ronaldo had issued Mendes with an ultimatum last summer as the star desperately sought a move away from United following the club's failure to secure Champions League football.

    "Bayern, Chelsea or we break up," Ronaldo reportedly demanded, with the command coming 'after Jorge Mendes expressed to Cristiano his disagreement with many of his decisions in recent years, the first being to leave Real Madrid'.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Deeney shares Harry Maguire story

    Troy Deeney has claimed Harry Maguire's agent ranted at him over the phone complaining about his criticism of the Man United star on talkSPORT – telling the Watford legend he 'wouldn't say it to his face'.

    He told Ben Foster's Fozcast podcast: "I was at Watford when his agent called me.

    "I was speaking [on talkSport] about the leadership, about Harry Maguire, about David De Gea – about all the senior guys, why is it always Paul Pogba because it was always him getting battered early doors. That's all I said.

    "I picked it up. It's Harry Maguire's agent, "You can't do this, you can't do that. You wouldn't say it to Harry's face". And I was like "hold on, one second, let's rewind. I have said this, I didn't say that. I would say it to Harry's face because I've got no problem.

    "I said, "let me call him now and I'll come back to you",' he added. 'I called him and he has no clue what's going on.

    "I phoned the agent back saying, "Listen mate, please don't phone me giving it the big'un because I'm not that guy and you're going to have a problem you don't want."

  • Kealan Hughes

    Eriksen "heartbeat" of Red Devils

    Former Manchester United star Paul Parker believes "underrated" Christian Eriksen is the heartbeat of the Red Devils.

    He told wettbasis: "I would definitely say that Casemiro and Christian Eriksen are the two hearts of Man United's football team.

    “Everyone knows how important Casemiro is but Eriksen is definitely underrated. He is the link between the defence and the attack and without him the team would be in a misery both on and off the ball.”

    “Eriksen is a key player and he was a key signing last summer. I´m only expecting him to improve, so there is a bright future ahead of him in the Man United jersey.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    Man Utd injury boost

    The 24-year-old American attracted the attention of Aston Villa at the start of the January transfer window, but nothing came of the Villians’ interest. Juventus are expected to cash in on McKennie in the coming months, aware that resources are needed to continue the squad rebuild under Massimiliano Allegri and the new management.

    As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, Leeds United have opened talks with Juventus, exploring a January deal for McKennie. The club’s coach Jesse Marsch knows the 24-year-old well and would appreciate the midfield reinforcement as the team look to distance themselves from a brewing relegation battle.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Man Utd eye Roma midfielder

    Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Roma forward Nicolo Zaniolo.

    If reports are to be believed, Roma are insisting on a fee in the region of £35m for a player who has less than 18 months remaining on his contract.

    Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United have both allegedly registered an interest in the Italy international as they bid to strengthen in the final third.

    However, AreaNapoli claims that the player has been offered to the likes of Man United and PSG in recent weeks.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Man Utd battle Chelsea for star

    Manchester United have reportedly joined Premier League rivals Chelsea in the race for Lyon’s teenage right Malo Gusto.

    The 19-year-old defender is said to have already attracted one bid from Stamford Bridge that has been knocked back, but a contractual agreement is in place with the West London club.

    United are, however, ready to join the hunt for the full-back, with RMC Sport claiming that the Red Devils have asked the youngster to delay any decision on his next move as they prepare a big-money bid of their own.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Maguire at bottom of pile

    Former Manchester United man Paul Parker believes Harry Maguire should be at the bottom of the centre-half hierarchy.

    Parker has bene impressed with Luke Shaw's recent displays in central defence and argues Victor Lindelof should be picked ahead of Maguire.

    He told wettbasis: “Luke Shaw is definitely the go to guy at the left centre-half side if Lisandro Martinez is injured. He has done well and Erik ten Hag trusts him. Maguire is nowhere near the team.

    “If Raphael Varane is getting injured I think that Victor Lindelof should play instead of Maguire. I definitely expect him to be at rock bottom in the centre-half hierarchy.

    "Ten Hag doesn´t trust him and honestly that makes so much sense. Why would you ever trust Harry Maguire?"

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