8.15am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Alex Telles expects to join THIS WEEK, Upamecano still wanted, Sancho LATEST – The Sun

ALEX TELLES is reportedly confident of joining Manchester United this week, and linking up with the squad before their game at Brighton.

Meanwhile Dayot Upamecano is back on the club's radar and Woodward is said to remain confident a deal for Jadon Sancho can be done.

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  • OL A BIT OF A SUDDEN

    Ryan Tunicliffe will relish a reunion with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tonight.

    But the ex-Manchester United youngster admits he is surprised to see his old boss in the hotseat.

    Luton ace Tunnicliffe progressed through the ranks at United but played just twice, with his dad winning £10,000 after betting he would play for the senior team.

    Yet Tunnicliffe, Paul Pogba's midfield partner when United won the FA Youth Cup in 2011, hopes his Championship club can deliver an upset in the Carabao Cup third round at Kenilworth Road.

    He said: “I was there for ten or 11 years and I am a boyhood United fan — so obviously it is a big one for me. I cannot wait.

    “Solskjaer was reserve manager for a year or so before he left, so I had a good relationship with him. It will be really nice to catch up.”

  • TELL IT LIKE IT IS

    Alex Telles is confident he will be a Manchester United player this week, according to reports.

    The Guardian states that the negotiations for the Brazilian are in advanced stages with the Red Devils hoping to agree a fee of around £23m.

    Telles' release clause stands at £36.7m but United expect to be able to agree a significantly lower fee as his contract expires next summer.

    The left-back has reportedly agreed terms on a £75,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford.

  • GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    SunSport revealed that Everton slapped an £80million price tag on former target Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

    And that was BEFORE he became the youngest English ace to score a hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win over West Brom.

    It is also why United backed off in their pursuit of the striker, 23.

    SunSport revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targeted Calvert-Lewin in this summer’s window.

    But when United made an inquiry about the player, who cost only £1.5m from Sheffield United four years ago, they were stunned by the Goodison valuation.

    Elsewhere, the Red Devils have reportedly upped their interest in RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano after being humbled by Crystal Palace.

    And The Telegraph reports United have an interest in Upamecano, 21, but will need to offload some players before launching a move.

    United have seven centre-backs on their books, including outcast Chris Smalling who SunSport exclusively revealed is wanted by Inter Milan on a season-long loan.

    And finally, the agent of Porto left-back Alex Telles is reportedly in talks with Man Utd to convince them to match his £18million asking price.

    According to A Bola, Pini Zahavi has told Porto he is speaking with the Red Devils to persuade them to not low-ball the club.

    It has been claimed that United believe they can sign Telles for less than £18m, running the risk that another team will secure Telles' services.

    Telles has already agreed personal terms with United, with it said he will earn £3.7million-a-year.

  • DOM PERIGNON

    Exclusive by Ken Lawrence: Everton slapped an £80million price tag on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

    And that was BEFORE he became the youngest English ace to score a hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win over West Brom.

    It is also why Manchester United backed off in their pursuit of the striker, 23.

    SunSport revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targeted Calvert-Lewin in this summer’s window.

    But when United made an inquiry about the player, who cost only £1.5m from Sheffield United four years ago, they were stunned by the Goodison valuation.

  • RAVE REVIEWS

    Former Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison has joined the 11th club of his professional career – Dutch side ADO Den Haag.

  • BACK IN BUSINESS

    Could United still break their transfer record with a late move for Jadon Sancho…

  • DEVIL MAY CARE

    Jordan then turned his attention to the United board and their policies since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013, especially recruitment.

    He told talkSPORT: “You don’t need to strengthen, with respect, to beat Crystal Palace. You need to perform to a certain level.

    “Two weeks ago we’re hearing people going, 'It’s not fair, Man United get an extra week to prepare’. Now we’re hearing that they were rusty. Which one is it? Which one gets the benefit?

    “Man United were poor, Crystal Palace were what they do at times – very organised, very well versed in what their job is and very counter-intuitive about attacking on the front foot.

    “At what point do one of the biggest clubs in the world turn to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a solution for a problem that’s laid down over the last seven years?

    “Man United are getting further and further away. They haven’t won the Premier League for 70 per cent of a decade.

    “Whilst Solskjaer is a decent football man, you wonder when Manchester United became the side of someone that employs the track record of and capability of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bridge the gap against Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona… against all the superpowers that Man United purport to be bigger than.”

  • ALL AT SEA

    Simon Jordan blasted Harry Maguire for “turning like an ocean liner” in a stinging rant at Manchester United.

    The former Crystal Palace chairman saw the Eagles stun United with a 3-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

    He told talkSPORT: “Manchester United were dreadful. Harry Maguire turns like an ocean liner and you see that in an instant – an £80million footballer who can’t move.

    “Whether that’s psychological because he’s got all the baggage in the world or whether he needs a centre-half who’s quicker and can accommodate some of the things he can’t do.

    “It seems inconceivable you wouldn’t pick Aaron Wan-Bissaka to shut Wilfried Zaha up… maybe the notion is he won’t play as well against his own club, rubbish!

    “He’s a professional who wants to play for the biggest team in football in Manchester United.”

  • UP YOU COME

    Manchester United have reportedly upped their interest in RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano after being humbled by Crystal Palace.

    And The Telegraph reports United have an interest in Upamecano, 21, but will need to offload some players before launching a move.

    United have seven centre-backs on their books, including outcast Chris Smalling who SunSport exclusively revealed is wanted by Inter Milan on a season-long loan.

    Captain Harry Maguire's regular partner in the heart of defence is Swede Victor Lindelof but after he was partially at fault for all three of Palace's goals, the hunt for a long-term replacement is on.

  • SEEING RED

    Gary Neville has agreed with Patrice Evra that Manchester United send the wrong people to conduct the club's transfer business.

    Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, he said: “They have not got the authority and control in the transfer market.

    “The people who are hearing these words and seeing them, they will not like it. But they have got to hear it, because they are not doing their jobs.

    “The football players on the pitch did not do their jobs, the manager is going to get accused of not doing his job.

    “The people in the stands whose job is to put that team on the pitch, build a football team that can win the league and the people in the stand who have been at Man Utd for eight years now have not had the ability to build a football team that can win the league.

    “And that is a problem, that is your job – to build a football team to win the league and they have not been able to do it. And they have to find a way of doing it quickly as these years are going to drag on.”

  • UP FOR THE CUP

    Donny van de Beek is set to be handed his first Manchester United start after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed changes against Luton.

    The Norwegian boss is ready to mix it up against the Championship side following their dreadful 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

  • NEV-ER HAVE A CHANCE

    Gary Neville has claimed that Manchester United need to buy quickly following their 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

    Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, he said: “There is no excuse really for not getting your transfers done before the start of the season.

    “They need four or five players, so to only get one done… I know Liverpool have only got theirs done in the last couple of days, but there is a feeling they are in control.

    “United have got the money – if they can spend £90m-100m on Sancho, they have got the money to do the deals.

    “They have not got the quality or experience of football people within that club, it looks like a convoluted and complex structure, I'm not quite sure where the decisions lie.”

  • SPORTING GESTURE

    Sporting Lisbon have renamed their academy after Cristiano Ronaldo to honour their most famous graduate and “the best player in the world”.

    The Portuguese giants confirmed on Monday afternoon their youth set-up would go by the name of Academia Cristiano Ronaldo.

    They said in a statement: “The good son makes the house and the house that made Cristiano Ronaldo now welcomes his name in honour of the one who became the best Portuguese player of all time, the best player in the world, awarded with five Ballons d'Or and captain of the European and Nations League champions.

    “The Academy will thus immortalise the name of the greatest symbol ever formed and that will be an inspiration to follow for all the youngest talents.

    “The Cristiano Ronaldo Academy will represent Sporting in its excellence and will follow the destinies of the one that now gives it its name: to be the best in the world.

    “Congratulations to the player Cristiano for his entire journey, thanks to Ronaldo for all his effort, dedication, devotion and glory.”

  • NO PAT ON THE BACK

    Patrice Evra has revealed that he wants his old team to make more effort to land top targets.

    He said: “Every year it’s deja vu, we make so much impact on social media but the reality is [nothing].

    “Fans have to understand it’s not that you buy five, six, seven players the team will improve, but at least your main target, that’s what we’re not doing anymore,” he said.

    “Under Fergie and David Gill we didn’t have anything in the paper but bam-bam-bam-bam, Van Persie, Evra, Vidic, Ferdinand, everything was fast, they go and talk face to face.

    “But now it’s Matt Judge, we send lawyers to talk with players and when you send a lawyer they talk about numbers, they’re not people from the football world.”

  • ED IN THE CLOUDS

    Manchester Uniited legend Patrice Evra has hit out at Ed Woodward for sending the wrong people to conduct the club's transfer business.

    He said: “The only problem I would say to Ed Woodward is that he trusts in people and he should never trust them.

    “He even trusts some people outside the club, that’s what I can say about that.

    “People like Richard Arnold are why we’ve got money, these guys can make some sponsorship deal like you can’t imagine, so we’ve got the money, but we’ve not got the players because we send the wrong people to speak with them.

    “Ole is trying to change that, he’s trying to speak to the player like Ferguson used to.”

  • JUDGE AND JURY

    Man Utd chief negotiator Matt Judge will look to sign defenders before the October 5 transfer deadline, according to reports.

    Having splashed out £130million last summer on Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the Red Devils wanted to prioritise attacking reinforcements this time around.

    While Donny van de Beek has arrived, United have so far failed to recruit a winger, with Jadon Sancho having been their No1 target all summer.

    But according to the MEN there has been a “shift” since Saturday's dismal 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace, with Judge now recognising the need for new defenders.

    And they could start with a new left-back – with Porto star Alex Telles on their radar.

    Dynamo Kiev star Vitaliy Mykolenko is also being considered.

  • DAY AND NIGHT

    Man Utd reportedly remain interested in Dayot Upamecano, but it is unlikely he will make the move to Old Trafford this window.

    According to the Telegraph, the Red Devils have identified the RB Leipzig centre-back as an option.

    But they claim the club won't allow any more central defender signings to come on unless they can flog the likes of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling.

  • UNITED EYE SARR

    Liverpool's signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves means United are now in pole position to capture the signature of Watford wide man Ismaila Sarr.

    Sarr had been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, but the deal for Jota means that a transfer to the Reds is now off the cards.

    United meanwhile are still keen, and seen Sarr as a potential alternative to long term target Jadon Sancho.

    Any deal for Sarr will reportedly be worth around £40 million.

  • FAN FURY

    Man Utd fans have been left furious after hearing Rio Ferdinand's comments about Ed Woodward informing him that the club wouldn't be extending his contract.

    One United Twitter account wrote: “Rio explaining how he was told he wasn’t getting a new contract at United. A prime example of the incompetence of Ed Woodward in the role he has at the club. Unreal treatment of somebody who gave so much to United.”

    Another said: “Shocking way to treat someone that gave so much to the club over the years.”

    Dave wrote: “Woodward's arrogance is unbelievable the bloke has a lot of power but no idea how to use it.”

    Another fan tweeted: “This is a disgrace. Get Ed Woodward out of my club.”

    And Pranit commented: “This is why we hate Glazers and Woodward.”

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Man Utd have to sign a left-back this window.

    When asked by talkSPORT what the Red Devils are missing, he said: “A left-back.

    “I don't think Luke Shaw is the answer for Manchester United.

    “[They need] A centre-back with speed that can play alongside Harry Maguire.”

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  • FERDINAND CONTINUED

    “The directors always come into the dressing room to shake the players’ hands – Bobby Charlton and Ed Woodward.

    “[Ed] sat next to me after the game, with my boots still on, and said, ‘Listen, we’re not going to renew your deal. Thanks for your services at the club. You’re free to go on and speak to other clubs’.”

    “I was like, 'Wow, is that the way it's going to end? Surely you could have given me a heads up before so I could have a little bit of a goodbye with the fans' but I was just numb.

    “Because it got to so late in the season, I thought there probably would be a role for me here, either playing or coaching, because they surely would have told me before this day.

    “But it never happened and I just felt that I deserved to say goodbye to the fans, the people at the club, the dinnerladies… I wasn't afforded the time to do that. I was bitter for a while, if I'm honest.

    “That was what really made me start thinking that this place isn't being run properly. This is not how the best team in the world should be doing things.”

  • 'DISGRACE'

    Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed his startling treatment at the hands of Ed Woodward.

    The former England defender spent 12 years at Manchester United, winning six Premier League titles and a Champions League.

    But his departure in 2014 was described as surprisingly abrupt, for which he blames executive vice-chairman Woodward.

    Ferdinand told The High Performance Podcast: “I’ve not even said goodbye to the fans.

    “You normally get an idea if you're going to get a new deal or not, one way or the other, before the last day of the season.

    “Someone normally comes to you, the CEO Ed Woodward, to say, ‘We’re not giving you a new deal’ or, ‘We know you’re not going to sign, so look for pastures new’. I didn’t get either of them.

    “On the last day of the season, we played Southampton. The game finishes and I come into the changing room.

  • THAT'LL ADO

    Man Utd flop Ravel Morrison is on the brink of joining Dutch side ADO Den Haag – the 11th club of his career.

    The 27-year-old is a free agent after Sheffield United opted against extending his current contract.

    Morrison made just four appearances for the Blades before featuring another three times during a loan stint with Middlesbrough.

    But he failed to get his career back on track and is now set to start the latest chapter of his underwhelming career.

    According to Omroep West, Morrison has held talks with the Eredivisie strugglers and is expected to sign a deal in the coming days.

  • ALL NOT WELL

    Ally McCoist has slated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the disastrous home defeat against Crystal Palace.

    He said: “Manchester United are just a side that look as though they will finish fourth, fifth or sixth.

    “Twenty points away from the champions, that's what is going to happen.

    “I just though the team selection was bizarre, it was absolute bizarre.”

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