Aug 06, 2020
Man Utd should target Harry Kane over Jadon Sancho transfer as they need a real centre-forward, warns Paul Scholes
This news has been received from: the-sun.com
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.
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.4
"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.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news Most read in FootballPicturedGEORGEOUS Georgina Rodriguez puts on VERY racy display in tiny black lace bodysuitPicturedSOR SUBJECTNeymar's ex-girlfriend Soraja Vucelic almost pops out of dress in steamy selfie'AGENT RIO'Ferdinand hints at Sancho transfer after finding old tweet from Dortmund starPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUTD LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: Follow all the latest Red Devils updates and gossip
"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 2024.4 Tony Cascarino can see a reason why Man Utd don't want to spend on Sancho transfer
News Source: the-sun.com
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.2Roma have made a £13.6m bid for Chris Smalling Credit: Getty Images - Getty
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.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news
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.2Four Premier League teams crack the top ten highest wage bills in Europe Most read in FootballPicturedHOT RODGeorgina Rodriguez gives fans an eyeful with bikini selfie as she relaxes on yachtOLE WITH A BROLLYFans mock Solskjaer as drenched assistant holds his umbrella at BrightonLive BlogBTON 2 MAN UTD 3Bruno penalty steals it at the death for Utd against luckless SeagullsRED LIGHTLiverpool could face horror draw with Barcelona, Inter Milan and MonchengladbachLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: Follow all the latest news from Old TraffordRevealedGREEN WITH ENVYFIFA 21 most upgraded stars revealed with Greenwood & Saka among big risers
"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.Man Utd could land Champions League group of death against PSG, Inter Milan and Monchengladbach when draw is made