Manchester United news and transfer news headlines from Wednesday’s national newspapers…
1. Daily Mirror report that Newcastle could reach an agreement with Watford for Ismaila Sarr this summer two years after Manchester United came ‘extremely close’ to agreeing a deal for the winger.
2. Ajax’s technical manager has unveiled his wish to keep Erik ten Hag away from Manchester United’s clutches, but conceded the Dutch giants “know how the world works”, per Daily Mirror.
3. Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui has distanced himself out of the race to become Manchester United’s next permanent manager, according to Daily Mail.
4. Daily Mail hold that Paul Pogba will have to take a significant pay cut if he plans to rejoin Juventus from Man United when his current de at Old Trafford expires in the summer, according to reports.
5. Daily Telegraph report that Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino remain the top choices for the Manchester United job, with Luis Enrique’s determination to manage Spain at the World Cup finals pushing him out of managerial race.
6. Manchester United plan to free up nearly £500,000 a week in wages by allowing three stars (Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard) to leave in the summer, according to The Sun.
7. Manchester United are reportedly once again planning to lure Sergej Milinkovic-Savic away from Lazio, per The Sun.
8. Manchester United are interested in Leeds United’s forward Raphinha. Barcelona are leading the race, according to @Glongari.