6am Man Utd news: Manolas to join, Pogba stuns fans, Old Trafford baby boom, Bailly joins Jay-Z
MANCHESTER UNITED are on the verge of making a long-awaited transfer move as Roma defender Kostas Manolas is set to join the Red Devils.
Read on for all this and more of today’s latest transfer news, views and gossip from Old Trafford.
Roma defender Kostas Manolas is set to join Manchester UnitedReuters
THE HEEL DEAL
PAUL POGBA proves he has come back to his best form and stunned fans with an outrageous no-look flick in a TV interview.
The Frenchman stopped a ball dead as it dangerously flew towards the camera.
BABY FACED DEVILS
BABY BOOM is coming to Old Trafford as FIVE Manchester United players will become fathers this season.
Paul Pogba, Victor Lidelof, Chris Smalling, Fred and Matteo Darmian all feature in United’s five-a-side father’s team.
MANCHESTER UNITED are close to completing a cut price deal for Roma defender Kostas Manolas.
The Greece international, who scored the winner against Barcelona in last year’s Champions League, has seen contract talks fizzle out and has a £30.5m release clause.
ERIC BAILLY has joined Romelu Lukaku by signing for Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports.
He is the third footballer to be signed to the music mogul’s management company along with NBA star Kevin Durant.
NO AVERAGE JOA
RED DEVILS could miss out on Joachim Anderson with reports claiming Tottenham will move for the Danish centre-back if Toby Alderweireld leaves in the summer.
The Belgian defender signed an extension at Spurs, but will be allowed to leave for £25m at the end of the season – leaving the North Londoners in need of a top replacement.
NEED MOUR TIME
MAN UNITED could threaten to hold up any negotiations between Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese boss has been contacted by Los Blancos with returning to the Spanish capital – but his £15m pay-off could prevent swift appointment.
ANTHONY MARTIAL and Romelu Lukaku visited Salt Bae’s restaurant while on Dubai trip with Man United.
French striker Martial cracked a rare smile as they enjoyed steak served by the celebrity chef.
MAN UNITED will offer Andreas Pereira as part of a swap deal for Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic.
The Brazilian has struggled for game time at Old Trafford and could be used to bring in the Serb to solve their defensive problems.
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RED DEVILS face missing out on Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen as they are prepared to wait until the summer.
The Dane has impressed plenty of elite clubs this season with Inter Milan and Tottenham also targetting the centre-back.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is optimistic about Paul Pogba’s fitness ahead of Manchester United’s crunch Premier League fixture at Tottenham on Sunday.
Solksjaer was unable to call upon Pogba in the 2-0 FA Cup third round win over Reading on Saturday because of a knock the Frenchman sustained in a challenge with Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey last week.