Manchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Odion Ighalo and Tyler Blackett rumours

The France international will hold talks with his agent, Mino Raiola, this week

Mark Critchley
Monday 11 July 2016 10:42
Comments
Pogba is the only 'fundamental' signing Mourinho is yet to make
Pogba is the only 'fundamental' signing Mourinho is yet to make

Another day, another line on Paul Pogba, who apparently still needs to be persuaded that Manchester United are the right club for him.

According to the Daily Mail, Real Madrid, Pogba’s preferred destination, have all but withdrawn from the race after being deterred by Juventus’ £100million asking price.

The France international will now hold talks with his agent, Mino Raiola, over his future and a potential return to Manchester.

Summer 2016 Transfer Window - Done deals and rumours

If Pogba does end up at Old Trafford, the spending may not stop there.

According to the Daily Record, following four ‘fundamental’ signings, Jose Mourinho’s first ‘supplementary’ buy will be an experienced central defender.

The position was one of four identified by the Portuguese as an area to strengthen and, despite Eric Bailly’s arrival from Villarreal, he is reportedly keen for more options at the back.

It is also claimed that the club failed in an attempt to sign Odion Ighalo, the Watford striker, last January and that Juan Mata, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo will all be shipped out of Old Trafford before transfer deadline day.

According to the Daily Express, United are demanding just £20million for Mata, who nevertheless hopes to stay and fight for a place in the starting line-up.

Tyler Blackett and Guillermo Varela will also be allowed to leave the club this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The pair, who both made first-team debuts under Mourinho's predecessor Louis van Gaal, are not thought to have trained with United’s first-team squad since returning for pre-season.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in