Soccer News Fri, 14 May 2021

Man Utd transfer round-up: Sancho pushing for move, perfect midfielder targeted

Manchester United's lengthy pursuit of Jadon Sancho last summer bore no fruit - but the Red Devils' interest in the Borussia Dortmund ace never dwindled.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was unwilling to meet Sancho's £108million price tag but the landscape has shifted drastically one year on.

Dortmund's priority has changed over the course of the season, with the German club desperate to keep hold of Erling Haaland amid interest from a host of European giants.

As such, their stance on Sancho has evolved and the England international is expected to be available for a significantly lower fee at the end of the season.

And, encouragingly, the latest reports suggest the player himself remains as keen as ever on the move to Old Trafford.

Also featuring updates on Facundo Pellistri and a player who is believed to have emerged as United's 'perfect' option, here is Friday's Manchester United transfer round-up.

Sancho set on Red Devils

Jadon Sancho is 'pushing' his representative to seal a move to Manchester United this summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The report notes Sancho was disappointed agent Emeka Obasi failed to bring about a move to Old Trafford last summer after a saga which lasted the whole window.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed another phenomenal season with Borussia Dortmund, who will reportedly listen to offers in the region of £80million this summer.

The Red Devils remain very keen on Sancho and may look to strengthen their options on the wing after centre-forward Edinson Cavani agreed to extend his contract for another season.

Pellistri poised for second loan

Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is likely to secure a second loan spell with Deportivo Alaves, claims  Calciomercato.

Pellistri joined the Spanish club on a six-month loan in the January transfer window and has made 10 La Liga appearances, four of which have been starts.

Muscle injuries have hampered the 19-year-old's progress with Alaves but the report claims the club are keen to keep hold of him for the whole of the 2021/22 season, with an agreement close to being reached.

The proposed loan will rely on Alaves avoiding relegation, which they are on course to with two games remaining.

Arambarri emerges as 'perfect' option

Manchester United chiefs have identified Getafe enforcer Mauro Arambarri as the 'perfect' option for a summer transfer.

That's according to Uruguayan outlet Traspasos, which notes the midfielder uses the same agency, ICM Stellar Sports, as Red Devils stars Luke Shaw, Daniel James and Dean Henderson.

Arambarri, 25, has made 128 La Liga appearances and picked up his first four senior Uruguay caps last year.

This season, he has made 33 appearances in the Spanish top-flight, helping Getafe move clear of the relegation spots as it stands.
Source: ghanasoccernet.com
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