MAN UTD are preparing for a busy summer on and off the pitch with the Premier League hoping to return on June 12.

And the Red Devils have reportedly made a huge contract offer to Inter's Lautaro Martinez as they look to beat Barcelona to the Argentine's signature.

Follow all the latest updates from Old Trafford below…

  • GOOD MORNING, UNITED FANS

    Ghana star Mohammed Salisu is the latest centre-back linked with Old Trafford.

    United are said to have contacted Real Valladolid over the 21-year-old, whose release clause is an enticingly low £10.45million.

    ESPN claim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to provide more competition for inconsistent Victor Lindelof in the slot next to skipper Harry Maguire.

    Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus strike partner Paulo Dybala has openly admitted he hopes to play alongside Paul Pogba again.

    French World Cup winner Pogba seems less likely to exit United this summer as the coronavirus pandemic will surely curb transfer spending, despite the long-running interest of old club Juve and Real Madrid.

    Argentina ace Dybala, who got Pogba's top after the clubs' Champions League meeting in 2018, said: “I couldn't overlook a shirt like this, of course.

    “It's from Manchester, from my friend Paul, whom I admire as a person even more than as a football player. 

    “I had the chance to share great things with him and hopefully I can repeat that someday.”

    Meanwhile, United have NO intention of recalling keeper Dean Henderson from fellow top-four contenders Sheffield United before the season finishes.

    The Blades stand just TWO points behind fifth-placed United with a game in hand.

    And United striker Mason Greenwood has been rated the world's third best teenage talent.

    The top two spots were taken by Lyon’s attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki and Rennes’ midfield anchorman Eduart Camavinga.

  • SUMMER SALIS

    United have reportedly enquired over the possibility to bring Real Valladolid centre-back Mohammed Salisu to Old Trafford at the end of the season.

    SunSport reported last month how the Red Devils were keen to sign the 21-year-old, and the club now appear to have stepped up their pursuit of the defender.

    According to ESPN, the club are desperate to strengthen their defence in the summer to provide competition for Victor Lindelof.

    They claim that there is concern about the Swedish international, who continues to be plagued by inconsistent performances.

    And due to doubts over his potential, United are in the market for a new central defender, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to be backed in the market.

    Despite a winger being prioritised – with Jadon Sancho understood to be a key target – United are making movement in their effort to bolster their backline.

    ESPN state that the club have made contact with Valladolid over the availability of Salisu.

    The player is seen as a hugely attractive option due to having a £10.45million release clause in his contract.

  • PAL PAUL PAULO'S PERFECT PURCHASE

    Paulo Dybala has expressed his desire to reunite with old Juventus pal Paul Pogba.

    Before the coronavirus pandemic, speculation was rife that the Frenchman was a wanted man in Turin, as well as Real Madrid, amid his struggles at Manchester United.

    The prospects of Juve pulling off a deal for Pogba this coming summer now seem remote but Dybala still dreams of playing alongside his friend again.

    Speaking to Uefa's website about his favourite shirts, Dybala revealed a United kit gifted by Pogba after the clubs' Champions League meeting in 2018.

    The Argentine said: “I couldn't overlook a shirt like this, of course.

    “It's from Manchester, from my friend Paul, whom I admire as a person even more than as a football player.“I had the chance to share great things with him and hopefully I can repeat that someday.”

    Juventus won that night in Manchester, the single goal provided by Dybala.

  • POG-BARRED

    N'Golo Kante has been rated as Real Madrid's top transfer target this summer – amid talk the LaLiga giants are cooling their interest in Paul Pogba.

    Real have been long-term admirers of Manchester United midfielder Pogba, but a summer deal looks increasingly unlikely.

    Now Marca claim Real have turned their attention to Chelsea anchorman Kante.

    They claim Eduardo Camavinga is also on their wishlist following his impressive spell with Rennes.

    Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane is thought to be after a long-term successor to Brazil star Casemiro.

  • HENRIK GUNS DOWN EXIT TALK

    Ex-United winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan has denied telling Arsenal he intended to stay at loan club Roma beyond this season.

    The Armenia star shared on his Instagram page his agent Mino Raiola's strong rebuttals of claims Mkhitaryan is keen to avoid an Emirates return.

    Raiola said: “Mkhitaryan did not send any message to Arsenal.

    “Especially in times like these, fake news is completely unacceptable.”

    Mkhitaryan, 31, has shone in Italy with six goals and four assists in 20 games across all competitions.

  • NO HEND IN SIGHT FOR LOAN

    Manchester United have NO intention of recalling keeper Dean Henderson from fellow top-four contenders Sheffield United before the season finishes.

    The Blades stand just TWO points behind fifth-placed United with a game in hand.

    Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also emphasised that he would NOT force any of his team to play against their will if the Premier League is restarted.

    SunSport revealed Prem chiefs agreed all parties must give the green light to extend loans beyond their end date.

    And Blades manager Chris Wilder said this week it would be ‘morally’ wrong to recall the in-form goalkeeper when Project Restart is up and running.

    Henderson’s season-long loan deal finishes at the end of next month.

    The Premier League next meet on Monday to discuss how to get the season going again behind closed doors on June 12 — and Sheffield United still have TEN games to play.

    Seventh-placed Blades have the second-best defensive record in the Prem, behind Liverpool, and much of that has been down to Henderson’s form.

    But Solskjaer has been happy with how Wilder is looking after and developing Henderson.

  • SHOUT OF ORDER

    Premier League players will have their bad language blocked out to avoid upsetting TV fans during Project Restart.

    Sky Sports and BT Sport are as desperate as the League for the resumption of the season so they can screen the remaining 92 matches.

    But with games having to be played behind closed doors, there is no background crowd noise to cover up the obscenities regularly used on the pitch and in dugouts.

    With strict Ofcom regulations covering content televised before the 9pm watershed, TV bosses are having to plan how to stop expletives being heard by their viewers.

    And that means having to consider removing pitch-side microphones — taking away a vital element which helps deliver any atmosphere.

    The companies have experience of screening behind-closed-doors matches for European or international fixtures.

    But the prospect of two sets of players and dugouts both shouting in English presents a new challenge.

    Either they have their commentators continually apologising on air for any swear words heard or they control or even mute the sound levels.

  • WELCOME MAT FOR JOSE

    Nemanja Matic has hardly dampened talk of a third spell under Jose Mourinho with some revealing insights into his ex-Chelsea and Manchester United manager.

    The Old Trafford anchorman made a dramatic return to form just before the coronavirus pandemic halted football, but boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been linked with strengthening his midfield in the next transfer window.

    And it seems the Serbia star, 31, would be far from averse at reuning with Tottenham chief Mourinho.

    Describing the Portuguese manager's style, Matic told the Guardian:“If you win, he’s the best guy ever but if you lose, you’re hiding from him at the training ground. 

    “But he’s an amazing coach.I was very happy at Chelsea, but I thought it was the right moment to change club.

    “There were reasons which are hard for me to say now. I will never forget my time there, but I’m a Manchester United player now.”

  • POWERFUL THREE WOOD

    United striker Mason Greenwood has been rated the world's third best teenage talent.

    Gabriel Martinelli is sixth, Bukayo Saka at nine and William Saliba tenth as Arsenal got three players in top 10 of Talent Scout’s list of football’s best starlets for players born in 2001 or later.

    Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour, a sensation after breaking into the Chelsea team just before coronavirus halted football action,sits at No 11.

    The top two spots are taken by Lyon’s attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki and Rennes’ midfield anchorman Eduart Camavinga.

  • PAUL YOUR RESOURCES

    Paul Pogba might be stuck at United for up to 18 months –  but they still need “three to five” star signings.

    That's the verdict of Old Trafford legend Gary Neville, who believes the coronavirus pandemic will radically reshape spending throughout football.

    Despite Juventus and Real Madrid still circling for the French World Cup winner, Nev told Sky Sports: “Which clubs are really going to be able to buy Paul Pogba for the reputed £80-100 million pounds that was being talked about? 

    “Which clubs are going to pay the huge wages Paul Pogba's on at Manchester United? I'm not diminishing him as a player, I'm talking about the whole economic situation the whole world finds itself in.

    “So Paul Pogba may have to, may want to, sit at Man Utd now for the next 12- 18 months, and look at the fact that he's got a club he can play at with Bruno Fernandes, Fred, with McTominay, Matic, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams, De Gea in goal and then Mason Greenwood, Martial and Rashford up front. 

    “Manchester United still need to add three to five players of really high quality to that, and they are in a position to be able to capitalise on that this summer in the transfer market.”

  • COME AND SAV A GO

    Chelsea and Manchester United “target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could finally be available at Lazio.

    The Serie A side say they would not stand in the £80million-rated midfielder's way if the 25-year-old wanted to leave.

    Lazio sporting director Igli Tare told Sky Sport Italia: “Generally speaking, if a player thinks that their time is up and wants to go somewhere else, it shouldn't be a problem.

    “Eras come to an end. The fact he stayed in Rome for five years is because he has strong links with the city and club.

    “When there was some temptation, a bit on our part, a bit on his, we never went all the way.

    “However, things must be assessed at the end of the season.”

  • OD MAN OUT FOR EXTRA TIME

    Odion Ighalo wants to extend his Manchester United loan spell beyond May 31 – after he coronavirus pandemic cut short his game time.

    The Nigeria striker, 30, completed his shock but dream move to Old Trafford on Deadline Day in January, amassing four goals in eight appearances.

    Ighalo is due to return to parent club Shanghai Shenhua at the end of May  – with the new Chinese Super League season finally set to get underway in June or July.

    But the MEN say Ighalo, is desperate to remain at Old Trafford at least until whenever the season concludes.

    The Premier League have proposed a “2019-20 loan extension”, which would see players in Ighalo's position remain at their borrowers until midnight on the day the season finally concludes.

    But any deal will have to be agreed with Shanghai Shenhua. Ighalo earns £300,000-a-week with the CSL side – and already took a 40 per cent cut to move to Old Trafford in the first place.

  • QUICK OFF THE MARC

    United have reportedly secured the exciting signing of Marc Jurado, 16, from Barcelona in a deal said to be worth £1.5million.

    The Catalans will be sad to see him go, after it was said they offered the galloping right back a three-year contract, which he snubbed.

    And Red Devils fans might be intrigued to know the incredible talent hit the fastest recorded youth goal ever – just five seconds after kick off for Barca Under-10s seven years ago.

  • SANCH-NO

    Chelsea and Manchester target Jadon Sancho is “unlikely” to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

    That's the view of respected journalist Guillem Balague amid heated Premier League interest in the £100million-rated England winger, 20.

    Balague said: “I know that obviously Chelsea has looked into the possibility of Sancho, so has Manchester United.

    “Sancho is playing with the idea of either staying or going but it needs a huge investment to take Sancho away from Borussia Dortmund right now. We will see if that money's available.

    “If anybody's got it, according to all the agents I have spoken to, it will be Chelsea or Manchester United or Manchester City.

    “But if Manchester City don't have European football, it leaves Manchester United and Chelsea.”

  • TGI FRIDAY

    Jesse Lingard has a Friday message to all United fans.

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    Feel Good Friday 😄 Have A Productive Weekend And Stay Safe ❤️🙏🏾

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  • REDDY WHEN YOU ARE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he wouldn't hold it against his players if they had concerns about returning to work.

    The Manchester United boss said: “You wouldn’t hold anything against them – if a player is not mentally ready to play I don’t think we could force anyone.

    “They’ve not raised too many concerns, but of course we trust the experts, the health officers.

    “Football has always been about the fans, the environment we play in and the atmosphere.

    “But these are strange times.

    “Whatever they decide it’s going to be a boost for everyone to get football back on. I’m just hoping we get a safe solution soon.”

  • SUPER SUBS

    IFAB has confirmed teams will be permitted to use a maximum of five substitutes during matches.

    Here's how it will work:

    • To reduce disruption to the match, each team will have a maximum of three opportunities to make substitutions during the game; substitutions may also be made at half-time.
    • If both teams make a substitution at the same time, this will count as one of the three opportunities for each team.
    • Unused substitutions and opportunities are carried forward into extra time.
    • Where competition rules allow an additional substitution in extra time, teams will each have one additional substitution opportunity; substitutions may also be made before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time. The use of return substitutes is not an option for senior competitions.

    THEY'RE BORN TO 'WIN

    Edwin van der Sar has told Manchester United and Chelsea that Ajax's stars won't come cheap.

    The former Old Trafford and Fulham keeper is adamant that many clubs won't be able to afford his players after coronavirus lockdown.

    He told Reuters: “In January last year, people said we were going to lose seven or eight players but we lost only two key members.

    “The big clubs such as Bayern Munich have said the benchmark fee will go down in the next few transfer windows. But it’s easier for them to say because they are the buyers.

    “Of course, the 150 million-200 million euros transfers are gone, but I think there is still a lot of value for players who come from Ajax.

    “Well educated, experienced in winning and playing European football.”

    HE'S REFFIN MAD

    Jamie Carragher joked the reason for Manchester United’s slump is because Alex Ferguson is no longer the manager to bully referees.

    The former Liverpool defender stunned his fellow Sky pundit Gary Neville – who played under Fergie at United – by asking him live on the Football Show: “Do you think the reason Manchester United have dropped off Gary is because Ferguson is not into referees now?

    As host David Jones and reporter Patrick Davison chuckled, Carra added: “I’m deadly serious.”

    Neville responded by saying: “I think that’s libel actually.

    “You’re suggesting Manchester United won championships through basically influencing or buying referees.”

    BLUE THEM AWAY

    Jack Grealish has sparked further transfer speculation by “liking” a post from Manchester United's official Instagram account.

    The Aston Villa skipper has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

    Red Devils scouts are believed to have been watching the 24-year-old all season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a big fan.

    And Grealish himself has done little to silence the noise surrounding his future with his social media presence.

    With United posting a throwback to their opening day 4-0 victory over Chelsea, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Grealish had liked the post – fuelling talk that he is keen on a summer move.

    Grealish was fined £150,000 by Villa in March and forced to apologise after attending a friend's late-night house party, crashing his motor and breaking coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

    SOLSKJAER ON UTD SQUAD

    The Norwegian reckons he is satisfied with what he has in the makeup of the United players.

    He added on Sky Sports: “I'm very happy with the squad I've got.

    “I think today's world is different to what it was two months ago.

    “We've got to adjust to that and there are clubs out there struggling more than us financially.

    “But it's still a new world and the transfer market this summer will be completely different to what anyone thought it was going to be.”

    MARKET TRADERS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is braced for a “completely different” transfer window following the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Manchester United boss had prepared to spend big this summer on the likes of Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho.

    And Solskjaer even hinted that there is a chance United's attack may not be strengthened during an interview with Sky Sports.

    He said: “I think Mason [Greenwood], Anthony [Martial] and Marcus [Rashford] this season have been fantastic. They've scored upwards of 50 goals, the three of them.

    “Marcus was on course for his best season, Anthony was on course for his best season, Mason, of course, is just a unique talent, with his goalscoring abilities.

    “But we're always looking to improve the squad and this uncertainty in the market now, who knows how football is going to be and how the market is going to be.”

    GREEN SHOOTS

    Mason Greenwood has been voted the third-best teenager in world football.

    The striker, 18, has scored a hugely impressive 14 goals in all competitions this season.

    The list, compiled by Talent Scout, has Hannibal Mejbri ranked 33rd and James Garner at 35th.

    It looks like United’s production line of young talent is in rude health.

    LEST WE FORGET

    United captain Harry Maguire has paid tribute to those who died during World War II.

    VE day was 75 years ago today and a minute's silence has been held across the country at 11am.

    Today is the 75th anniversary of #VEDay and we remember all the heroes who gave so much. We thank you. #VEDay75

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    SUITS YOU SER

    Lazio have admitted the future of £80million-rated midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is in his own hands.

    Chelsea and Manchester United have long kept track of the 25-year-old, but have always been told he is not for sale.

    But now, Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has revealed if the player wants to leave the club it “shouldn't be a problem” but it would have to be decided at the end of the season.

    Tare told Sky Sport Italia: “Generally speaking, if a player thinks that their time is up and wants to go somewhere else, it shouldn't be a problem.

    “Eras come to an end. The fact he stayed in Rome for five years is because he has strong links with the city and club.

    “When there was some temptation, a bit on our part, a bit on his, we never went all the way. However, things must be assessed at the end of the season.”

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