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Man Utd target Juventus defender as Solskjaer drops hint on Van de Beek future

Manchester United have already completed the summer signing of long-term transfer target Jadon Sancho – but who else could be on their way to Old Trafford in the coming weeks?

Manchester United’s pre-season preparation is certainly progressing well.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side got their summer transfer activity underway by agreeing a £73million deal to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho after a lengthy pursuit of the player.

The Red Devils are also targeting a move for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane as Solskjaer looks to mount a Premier League title challenge.

United still have plenty of time to complete summer signings, but will want to move quickly as the club aims to get in shape for the new season.

Mirror Sport have rounded up the latest rumours…

United eye Juventus defender



The Turkish defender may consider his options this summer due to a lack of regular game time




United have entered the race to sign Juventus defender Merih Demiral.

The Turkish centre-back has previously been linked with a move to fellow Premier League sides Everton and Arsenal.

Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport have claimed that the Red Devils are prepared to pa €45m (£38m) for the services of Demiral, who has three years remaining on his contract.

The 23-year-old has struggled to hold down his place in the Juventus team since arriving two years ago and has reportedly grown frustrated with the current situation.

Rice valuation revealed

Declan Rice could be available for a fee of £80million this summer.

The West Ham United midfielder is a target of United and Chelsea and has further raised his profile at Euro 2020.

Rice is currently under contract at the London Stadium until 2024, but rejected recent opportunities to further extend his stay at the club.

West Ham boss previously stated it would take in excess of £100million for any side to sign Rice, though the club’s current valuation is around £80m according to Eurosport.









Solskjaer drops hint on Van de Beek future

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Van de Beek fell out of favour at United last season
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Solskjaer has hinted that Donny van de Beek will remain at United player ahead of the upcoming season.

The Dutch midfielder endured a torrid first campaign at Old Trafford as he struggled to earn regular game time.

Recent reports have suggested a loan move could be a possibility for the former Ajax man, though the United boss appears to have suggested that Van be Deek still has unfinished business at the club.

“You’ve not experienced Manchester United until you’ve scored in front of the Stretford End,” said Solskjaer.

“Of course, Edi [Cavani] scored in front of some of them, and they’ve both scored in that end, but now, when it’s a full stadium, it will be different for the two of them.

“Manchester United with and without fans are two different things. To be reunited with them will be top.”

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