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Man Utd transfer round up as Coman bid prepared and James linked with rival side

Manchester United have one more Premier League clash to play before they can fully devote their attention to the Europa League final against Villareal later this month.

However, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side having already sealed their second-placed finish – expect a number of changes to the starting line-up for today’s domestic curtain-closer away at Wolves, with the Norwegian boss likely to have one eye on the final in Gdansk next week.

Both United staff and fans alike will be sweating on the fitness of Harry Maguire, who sustained ankle ligament damage earlier this month in the Red Devils’ 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is anticipating a busy summer in the transfer window (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Solskjaer issued a grim update on the state of the central defender’s fitness in his pre-match presser for the Wolves clash, claiming: “To be honest, I don’t think we’ll see him in Gdansk, no, but as I’ve said so many times, I’m going to give him until Tuesday night, the last training session, to see if he can try to be out there.

“Steadily but surely, he’s improving but ligaments take time to heal.”

United’s daily transfer round-up includes some concerning news surrounding Marcus Rashford, as well as a potential move for one of the Bundesliga’s best players.

Rashford doesn’t rule out move abroad

Rashford has enjoyed yet another stellar season in a Man Utd shirt, boasting 20 goal contributions in the Premier League alone, with eleven goals and nine assists.

However, in a recent interview with the Guardian, the 23-year-old refused to rule out the idea one day playing his football overseas.

When asked if he would ever leave United and venture abroad, Rashford said: “I would never say no.

Marcus Rashford has not ruled out a move abroad at some point in his career
Marcus Rashford has not ruled out a move abroad at some point in his career

“I’m a big fan of Real Madrid and Barcelona because they’ve always had great players and played attractive football. Everybody watches Real Madrid and Barcelona.”

Rashford went on to explain his desire to learn new languages, something that would be useful should he ever depart Old Trafford.

He claimed: “When I was growing up, learning a language wasn’t deemed important in school. There wasn’t that expectation on you.

“Football has given me the opportunity to travel to different countries, and you have certain countries you like and want to learn more about, and learning a language is definitely a part of that.”

James departure edges closer as Leicester loom

Dan James is now two years into his time at Manchester United and has struggled to reach the lofty expectations placed on him upon his arrival.

Signed from Championship outfit Swansea, James scored on his debut against Chelsea and the Old Trafford faithful began to salivate over the kind of prospect they had on their hands, but his star would eventually fade.

Dan James has failed to live up to his potential at Man Utd
Dan James has failed to live up to his potential at Man Utd

However, according to the Manchester Gazette, his time with the Red Devils could be drawing to a close with Leicester City at the front of the queue for his signature.

Given United’s desperation to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, should a deal come off it would only place James even further down the United pecking order.

Man Utd prepare to launch bid for Coman

Manchester United see Kingsley Coman as the answer to their attacking wide-player struggles and are weighing up a move for the Bayern Munich star.

At just 24 years of age, Coman has already established himself as one of the most decorated footballers on the planet, boasting the remarkable record of a league winners medal from every season he has featured.

Kingsley Coman could finally move to the Premier League after already enjoying stints in Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga
(Photo by Gaston Szerman/DeFodi Images/Getty Images)
Kingsley Coman could finally move to the Premier League after already enjoying stints in Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga (Photo by Gaston Szerman/DeFodi Images/Getty Images)

His trophy haul includes six Bundesliga titles, two Serie A titles and two Ligue 1 triumphs.

He has also scored the winning goal in the 2020 Champions League final, as well as helping France win the World Cup two years prior.

According to a Bild report, Coman is seeking a wage deal that would see him earn £200,000 after tax.

While Bayern aren’t willing to pay the winger this much, United reportedly are.

Solskjaer has already mentioned how desperate he is to strengthen the playing squad, explaining: “I hope we are going to strengthen with two or three players, we definitely need to challenge higher up in the table and we’re still too far behind to think it will just come by itself.”




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