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PAUL SCHOLES has become the latest Manchester United legend to warn that signing Jadon Sancho may not be the best idea.

Harry Kane is a better bet for the Red Devils as they have a number of players similar to Sancho, the former midfielder reckons.

4England teammates Jadon Sancho and Harry Kane have both been linked with United over the years 4Paul Scholes, 45, wants to see Sancho at Old Trafford but believes Kane is a stronger shoutCredit: PA:Press Association

United are plotting a £108million move for the Borussia Dortmund winger having reportedly agreed personal terms.

Sancho bagged 20 goals and 20 assists in 2019/20 but Kane would represent an option United do not currently have, says Scholes.

The 11-time Premier League winner told BT Sport: "Don’t get me wrong, Sancho is a top-quality footballer, I think he would improve any team in world football.

"His stats say that he is a goalscorer, he will make and score lots of goals.

"I just think we already have three forwards or wide men that are very similar to Sancho, possibly not quite as good as him, but potentially I think they could be.

“I think if that is Harry Kane you are talking about, I would be more desperate to sign him than Sancho at this stage.


"I just think United need a centre forward, a real No9, a real goalscorer, and Kane would be that man for me."

Scholes' warning follows a similar suggestion by Sir Alex Ferguson's former assistant Rene Meulensteen.

A move for Tottenham star Kane, who has claimed in the past he would leave North London if the team was going backwards, also makes more sense for the Dutchman.

Meulensteen told talkSPORT: "They’re bringing Jadon Sancho in, but more than anything, I would have gone for a more prolific out-and-out striker, somebody like Harry Kane.

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"There is so much creativity coming from midfield with [Bruno] Fernandes, [Paul] Pogba, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial… they can all contribute to goalscoring.

"But [they need] somebody in the middle who’s going to score 25-plus goals. That will close the gap for United."

Kane, 27, scored five goals in Tottenham's final three games of the Premier League season to secure Europa League football next season - with his contract running to 2024.

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Man Utd star Chris Smalling subject to ‘last ditch £13.6m Roma transfer offer’ with defender desperate for Italy return

ROMA have made a last-ditch £13.6million bid for Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling, according to reports.

The Serie A side reportedly have an official in Manchester to try and tie up a deal for the Englishman who is desperate to return to Italy.

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Roma's bid is said to be £10.9m up front with £2.7m in add-ons.

United are open to selling the 30-year-old but are still digging their heels in on their £18m asking price.

And Roma have sent a representative to England in a bid to sway Old Trafford chiefs, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.

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The Serie A side's offer is valid until Monday night when the international transfer window shuts.

But Roma will reportedly move on to alternate targets - including Daniele Rugani - if a deal is not complete by Friday.

The ex-England international was a hit last season on loan in the Italian capital.

Roma boss Paulo Fonseca recently angered United chiefs by admitting he is in regular contact with Smalling.

Fonseca said: "I am confident Chris will return to Rome.

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"We are working on Smalling.

"I am always in contact with him, even yesterday I spoke with him, he wants to come back and we want to have him back.

"I think that in the next few days we could have him back here with us."

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Smalling has been reporting for training at Carrington.

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