Previous
RB Leipzig
Zenit St Petersburg
9:55 AM UTC
Game Details
Ajax Amsterdam
Chelsea
9:55 AM UTC
Game Details
FC Salzburg
Napoli
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Racing Genk
Liverpool
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Internazionale
Borussia Dortmund
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Slavia Prague
Barcelona
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Benfica
Lyon
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Lille
Valencia
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

No recent activity

Sources: Man Utd facing premium on UK talent

With Paul Pogba linked with a return to Juventus and no players signed yet this summer, ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says Manchester United need to up their game in the transfer market.
Paul Mariner says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's wealth of experience and knowledge will be an asset for Marcus Rashford to find consistency at Man United.

Manchester United's summer transfer plans are being frustrated by what they believe are unrealistic premiums being placed on young British players and are turning their focus on cheaper, foreign options, sources have told ESPN FC.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has targeted a host of homegrown players he wants to weave into his squad as he plots a rebuild at Old Trafford following a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

- When are the Premier League fixtures published?
- When does the new Premier League season start?
- Who qualifies for Europe from the Premier League?

But attempts to lure the best British talent are being hampered by what United believe are huge price hikes. Sources have told ESPN FC that it has led Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to look abroad.

United have lodged interest in Harry Maguire, James Maddison, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ryan Fraser, Declan Rice, Ryan Sessegnon, Sean Longstaff and Nathan Collins but have so far been put off by what they consider to be vastly-inflated valuations.

Sources have told ESPN FC United have been quoted a price of more than £50 million for Crystal Palace full-back Wan-Bissaka despite playing just one full season in the Premier League. That fee would make the 21-year-old the fourth most expensive player in United's history behind only Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Angel Di Maria.

United are set to make 21-year-old Wales winger Daniel James their first signing of the summer after agreeing a deal with Swansea. James underwent a medical at Carrington on Thursday and is expected to be officially unveiled next week.

United had initially valued James, who has only had one season in the Championship, at under £10 million. Instead, they will pay Swansea £15m with the deal possibly rising to £22m if a series of add-on clauses are met.

In January, James was on the verge of joining Leeds United in a £1.5m loan deal with a view to move permanently for £8.5m this summer before Swansea pulled the plug. James' move to United is complete but an official announcement may have to wait until Wales' Euro 2020 qualifier against Hungary on Tuesday.

Sources have told ESPN FC the club are hopeful of completing at least one more signing before the players report back to preseason training on July 1.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.