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The latest Man United transfer updates and breaking news all day long as Jadon Sancho nears move to Old Trafford.

The MEN revealed Kieran Trippier is optimistic about joining Manchester United before the transfer window closes yesterday.

The Manchester Evening News revealed before the European Championship started that Bury-born Trippier, 30, had made arrangements to permanently relocate to Manchester and sources have told the MEN he is confident a transfer to United.

United have primarily focused on completing the signing of Jadon Sancho and working on a deal to recruit Raphael Varane but are aiming to make a third significant signing. Trippier started in every Atletico game he was available for last season as they won their first La Liga title in seven years and he played an important role for England at Euro 2020.

Elsewhere, Jadon Sancho is expected to be officially unveiled as a United player by the end of the week,

Team news and possible 26-man squad for first pre-season fixture

United begin their pre-season schedule on Sunday when they travel to face Derby County at Pride Park.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to give youth a chance for the first of five summer friendly matches as a number of key players enjoy a well-earned break after international involvement.

The absence of European Championship and Copa America stars should also give a number of United's fringe options the opportunity to impress as competition for places hot up ahead of the new campaign.

United face Derby in their first pre-season fixture on Sunday

United 'close' to completing £68m double defensive signing by next week

United are close to completing a double defensive swoop for Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier, according to The Sun.

They say United could complete deals for the duo by the end of next week in a £68m swoop for the pair.

It is sugggested Varane would cost close to £50m to sign this summer while the remaining £18m would be spent on Trippier.

Trippier, Solskjaer and Varane. (Image: Getty Images 2021)

Alex Telles issues update amid United transfer rumours

Alex Telles insists he is fully focused on proving his worth as he enters his second season with Manchester United.

The Brazilian full-back arrived at Old Trafford on deadline day of the last summer transfer window but only made 24 appearances during his debut campaign with the club.

Telles, 28, started brightly but saw his game time restricted amid stiff competition from revitalised teammate Luke Shaw, now regarded as one of the best defenders in world football.

Facundo Pellistri and Alex Telles could both play vs Derby this weekend

Why Hannibal only returned to United training on Friday

United granted Hannibal Mejbri extra time off at the start of pre-season following his international involvement with the Tunisian national team.

Hannibal, 18, made his senior United debut in a victory over Wolves on the final day of the last Premier League season and enjoyed further success with his inaugural call-up for Tunisia.

The former Monaco youngster switched his allegiance from France, who he had represented at under-16 and under-17 level, to represent the country of his parents.

Hannibal made his international debut in a victory over DR Congo on June 5, before making further appearances against Algeria and Mali a week after.

As such Hannibal will be a late arrival to pre-season training having missed the first week-and-a-half of action since a return to Carrington at the start of July.

Hannibal Mejbri in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex back in May

Cristiano Ronaldo 'set to remain' at Juventus despite United links

A summer reunion always seemed unlikely, now reports suggest Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Juventus next season.

Gazzetta dello Sport say Ronaldo could even sign a new one-year deal in Turin, although he'd have to accept a pay cut.

Exclusive: Kieran Trippier hopeful of Manchester United transfer

Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier is optimistic about joining Manchester United before the transfer window closes.

The Manchester Evening News revealed before the European Championship started that Bury-born Trippier, 30, had made arrangements to permanently relocate to Manchester and sources have told the MEN he is confident a transfer to United will materialise.

Trippier has entered the last year of his Atletico deal and the club is under pressure to sell the England international this summer in order to obtain a fee.

United have primarily focused on completing the signing of Jadon Sancho and working on a deal to recruit Raphael Varane but are aiming to make a third significant signing.

Mike Phelan lifts lid on Phil Jones work behind the scenes at Manchester United

Mike Phelan has revealed Phil Jones works hardest in Manchester United's gym.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are preparing for the new campaign in pre-season training and among those players at Carrington is Jones, who has been at United for over 10 years but last kicked a ball for the Reds against Tranmere in the FA Cup in January 2020.

That is mostly by design. Jones was rumoured to be in Solskjaer's 'leaked' starting XI that surfaced before United's final league clash against Wolves, for example, but the Norweigan used Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly in central defence instead.

However, Jones has been unfortunate with injuries over the last few years, most recently being sidelined with a serious knee concern, and United's assistant manager Phelan said he's the hardest worker in the gym, which might surprise some supporters.

Phelan was asked who worked hardest in the United gym. (Image: Sensible Soccer [YouTube])

Man United heavy favourites to sign Raphael Varane

The MEN understand United and Varane are close to agreeing terms, so here are the favourites to secure the Real Madrid centre-back's signature this summer:

  • Man United 1/4
  • PSG 16/1
  • Chelsea 25/1
  • Liverpool 40/1
  • Man City 50/1
Raphael Varane has been heavily linked with a move to Man United this summer. (Image: Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport via Getty Images)