Man Utd transfer news: Neymar, Pogba, Sancho, Rice, Wan-Bissaka, Kabak
PSG are desperate to sign Paul Pogba and have offered Neymar in exchange
According to reports Paris Saint-Germain have offered Brazilian ace Neymar to Manchester United in a swap deal for Paul Pogba.
PSG are apparently desperate to sign Pogba and the Manchester Evening News (MEN) and the Independent claim that the French champions have approached the Old Trafford club with the intention of offloading the Brazilian.
United, however, are reluctant to go through with the exchange because executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believes “the cost of the deal would be too high”.
Neymar pockets £900,000 a week, which is nearly double what United pay Alexis Sanchez for sitting on the bench, and the MEN also says that they believe Pogba has a better “marketability the world over”.
Sancho in the sights
But might there be another reason why United don’t want to swap Pogba for Neymar?
The Sun says that Old Trafford manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering selling the French midfielder and using the money to prise Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The tabloid reports that the 19-year-old Sancho is a “priority signing” for Solskjaer and he is ready to meet Dortmund’s £70m asking price by getting shot of Pogba.
In addition, the Norwegian gaffer would use the money made on Pogba - which could reach in excess of £200m - to snap up West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice.
The Daily Express reports that United have met Crystal Palace officials to “discuss a deal” for England Under-21 international Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The youngster was first linked to Old Trafford last month and apparently a move is edging closer with the Eagles ready to sell Wan-Bissaka “if their £60m valuation is met”.
So far United have fallen about £10m short in their bids for the defender but Ed Woodward has travelled to London to personally oversee negotiations.
It seems it will be a busy week for United’s transfer team because they’re also scheduled to meet officials from Stuttgart to discuss the possibility of signing Ozan Kabak.
The Daily Star says that United are “keen” to land the 19-year-old centre-back, but the paper warns the Red Devils that the Turkish blocker is also being tailed by Bayern Munich and AC Milan.
Italian side Milan are reportedly ready to offer Kabak a five-year deal that would net him £1.4m a season plus bonuses, so United will need to up that offer while also meeting Stuttgart’s asking price of £13.4m.