Fred looks set to join Manchester United (Picture: Getty)
Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred has dropped a major hint that he’s set to join Manchester United .
The Red Devils have tracked the Brazilian throughout the season and Manchester City cleared the way for their Premier League rivals to sign Fred by pulling out of the race to sign him in February.
Jose Mourinho is keen to strengthen his midfield and defence this transfer window with United handing him around £150million to spend.
Fred touched down in London today as Brazil prepare to take on Costa Rica in a friendly at Anfield but the midfielder has been busy exciting United fans. A post shared by Fred Rodrigues (@fred08oficial) on May 27, 2018 at 12:51pm PDT
The 25-year-old ‘liked’ a comment on his most recent Instagram post that said ‘Welcome to Manchester’. Fred ‘liked’ the comment (Picture: Instagram)
United hope to take advantage of the fact that Fred is in the UK by conducting his medical during his stay in the north-west and it appears the transfer is only a matter of time. Fred says ‘thank you’ to fan congratulating him on United move (Picture: Twitter)
Replying to a post on Twitter that was congratulating Fred on his move to Manchester United, the midfielder replied: ‘Thank you’ in Portuguese. Advertisement Advertisement
The midfielder has a £53m release clause in his contract and Shakhtar insist they won’t listen to offers below that mark.
Sport Manchester United transfer news LIVE Marko Arnautovic and Antoine Griezmann latest Man Utd transfer news continues with the latest updates in the summer window 2018 amid interest in Shakhtar midfielder Fred and Diogo Dalot.
Manchester United are looking to make their first signing of the 2018 summer transfer window. Jose Mourinho is linked with a move for Gareth Bale, while Shakhtar midfielder Fred looks certain to sign in the coming weeks.
United were linked with a move for Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon, however owner Shahid Khan insists his side have no intention to sell.
He said: “We don’t want Sessegnon leaving. I don’t think he wants to go. He’s going to be at Fulham for the coming year, leading us into the Premier League.
“Frankly, if we had not been promoted, well, we have a responsibility to our players. He’s been there since he was eight. We want to do the right thing for him and he is Fulham through and through. He is going to be there next season.”
Stick with us all day as we bring you the latest transfer news live. Key Events Arnautovic ‘off limits’
Sky Sports earlier reported that Marko Arnautovic is a £50million target of Manchester United.
But the London Evening Standard are now claiming the 28-year-old West Ham man will not be sold under any circumstances. Going nowhere: Marko Arnautovic will not be sold this summer, according to the London Evening Standard 18:43 Private jet headed for London from Porto
There is a private jet that is set to depart Porto airport imminently.
The destination? England.
Could it be the Porto right-back Diogo Dalot flying to England to complete his transfer to Manchester United?
Watch this space. 18:23 Skriniar keen on Inter stay
Milan Skriniar has been linked with United recently but the 23-year-old Inter Milan defender has no intention of leaving the club.
He told Pravda :
“It’s the wish of me and the club [for me to stay].
“I don’t know about any particular offer, I have no reason to leave, and I don’t think Inter would sell me anyway.
“I also love the fact that we’ll play in the Champions League, I’m looking forward to it.” 17:14 KEY EVENT Griezmann ‘update’
Antoine Griezmann is being advised to snub a move to Barcelona by his France teammates, according to Don Balon.
It is claimed that there are fears Griezmann would struggle at the Nou Camp, with Luis Suarez determined to keep his place as the main striker and Lionel Messi in full support of his Uruguayan teammate.
Griezmann is under increasing pressure to stay at Atletico but United and City are both said to be monitoring his situation.
The report claims Mourinho has promised Griezmann he will be United’s star player if he opts to make the move to Old Trafford. Antoine Griezmann’s future is up in the air 16:46 Ronaldo’s mum would prefer United return
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has said she would prefer her son to join Manchester United over PSG.
In an interview with French TV, Dolores Aveiro said:
“I like Paris. I come every now and again. The last time was when my son received the Ballon d’Or. It was a great honour. when I arrived I was treated well by everyone.
“Convince Cristiano to sign for PSG? To be honest, it wouldn’t annoy me [if he did], but I would prefer him to return to Manchester United.” 16:27 Dalot’s injury
United will be signing an injured player in Diogo Dalot.
Portuguese outlet O Jogo, per SportWitness, say Dalot is yet to fully recover from knee surgery which kept him out of Porto’s final three fixtures of the season.
He is expected to have fully recovered by mid-July which means he would be available for United’s pre-season tour of America. Diogo Dalot recently had knee surgery 16:15 KEY EVENT Arnautovic’s price tag revealed
West Ham want £50million for 28-year-old forward Marko Arnautovic according to Sky Sports – and United are one of the clubs interested in signing him.
Jose Mourinho and Arnautovic worked together at Inter Milan. 15:49 KEY EVENT Milinkovic-Savic ‘tells friends his next club’
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has reportedly told his friends which club he will sign for this summer – and it’s bad news for United fans.
It is claimed by Il Bianconero, per Calciomercato, that Lazio midfielder Milinkovic-Savic has informed pals that he’ll be joining Juventus.
MEN Sport understands United are interested in the player but deem Lazio’s valuation of him too high. Milinkovic-Savid in training with Serbia ahead of the World Cup 15:31 United ‘to battle Chelsea for Alba’
Manchester United could battle Chelsea for the signature of Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba.
A Sun report says Alba, 29, is frustrated at not being offered an extension to his contract in Catalonia.
He has two years left to run on his current deal. 15:21
The United striker’s latest Instagram story is superb… 15:02 Ex-United star urges Mourinho to change tactics
Jose Mourinho has been urged to switch up his tactics and play a more attacking brand of football by former United favourite Lee Sharpe.
“For me it was a pretty disappointing season and not entertaining enough,” Sharpe told Press Association Sport.
“There are clubs with certain identities and United have never been a 1-0 team that sits back and rests on its laurels.
“You’ve got the blue side of Manchester under Pep, you’ve got Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool playing some of the best football in the league and United are playing slow, pragmatic, boring and even dated football.
“Maybe it’s time Mourinho reassess things tactically. He’s been one of the most successful managers in the game over 10-12 years, trophies everywhere he’s gone, so I can understand him saying, ‘I’m doing it my way’.
“But times have changed and if it doesn’t start well next season he could find himself under pressure from the fans.” Lee Sharpe has told Mourinho to change his tactics 14:53 KEY EVENT Lukaku refutes Mourinho’s FA Cup final claim
Romelu Lukaku has rejected Jose Mourinho’s claim that it was the player’s decision to start the FA Cup final on the bench.
Lukaku struggled with an ankle injury in the build-up to the Wembley showpiece and only managed a substitute appearance in the defeat by Chelsea.
After the match United boss Mourinho said that it was Lukaku’s call to start on the bench but the Belgian striker says that wasn’t the case.
“Of course [I wanted to start], I was but I didn’t look good in training at all. It was a difficult situation and me and the manager had a conversation and he’s the one that made the decision.
“At the end of the day we had a conversation after the game where we were both disappointed that we lost the game and I said to him that I am looking forward to next season to see the team that he is going to prepare for next year to hopefully challenge Manchester City.
“Everybody’s now thinking that me and the manager have a big issue or something but it’s not like that. Me and the manager have a perfect relationship. We had a little chat after the game and everything is all clear.” Lukaku started the FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea on the bench (Image: Getty Images Europe) 14:38 Chelsea’s message to Anthony Martial
A report in The Daily Mail claims Chelsea are hopeful of resolving their managerial situation by the end of next week.
The article says Antonio Conte is expected to be dismissed, with ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri leading the race to replace him.
United forward Anthony Martial is said to be on Chelsea’s wishlist this summer.
And it is claimed that Chelsea have been in touch with Martial’s representatives to tell them that a decision on who the club’s manager will be next season will soon be made. 14:30
Some words from the United forward.
Not quite sure why every word is capped up. 13:57 Lingard feels ‘more comfortable’ playing for England
Jesse Lingard has revealed that he feels more comfortable playing for England than Manchester United.
He told GQ , per ESPN :
“I actually feel more comfortable when I play for England than United. Every game, you’ve got to play with no fear.”
On the World Cup itself, Lingard added:
“It’s one of the pinnacles of your career as a player and it will be my first World Cup so I’ve got to enjoy every minute, whether I start or if I’ve got to make an impact from the bench.
“And I do think we will do well because of the team spirit we’ve got.” Jesse Lingard (left) 13:49 How United could still sign Justin Kluivert
Dutch starlet Justin Kluivert has looked Roma-bound for some time now but the move is yet to be completed.
And now a report by Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport is saying that the transfer might not happen at all.
It is claimed that Roma will only be able to sign Kluivert if either Diego Perotti or Stephan El Sharaawy leaves the club.
If Perotti and El Shaarawy both end up staying put, that will open the door for another club to sign the 19-year-old.
United have previously been linked with Kluivert, who is leaving Ajax this summer after rejecting a new contract. Ajax Amsterdam’s midfielder Justin Kluivert reacts after opening the scoring during the Dutch Eredivisie soccer match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Twente Enschede, in Amsterdam on February 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Olaf KRAAK / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read OLAF KRAAK/AFP/Getty Images) 13:32 Where next for Pereira?
MEN Sport revealed earlier today that Joel Pereira wants to leave the club on loan next season.
We understand clubs from both Serie A and La Liga are interesting in acquiring his services.
While Pereira has made it clear that he is keen on a move away from Old Trafford, he has no desire to quit the club permanently. Joel Pereira is keen to leave United on loan 13:11 More from De Gea
In an interview with MUTV, David de Gea was asked if he is pleased with the progress he has made with United and Spain ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
This was his response:
“Of course, that’s absolutely right. Being able to pull on the Spanish national team shirt at a World Cup is something really special.
“It’s unbelievable and I’m just so keen for it all to get under way, both the games themselves and all the emotion, and let’s hope we can make the entire country really happy.” De Gea will be Spain’s No1 at this summer’s World Cup 13:01 Bale ‘willing to accept pay cut’ to seal Spurs return
A report by The Independent’s Miguel Delaney says Gareth Bale is willing to take a cut on his huge Real Madrid wages to seal a return to Tottenham.
Bale has been heavily linked with a move back to the Premier League after he admitted he will be considering his future in the Spanish capital after Saturday’s Champions League final.
It is claimed that Bale is “very open” to the possibility of going back to Spurs and that the club are prepared to offer him wages of around £200,000 a week. 12:47 Mourinho ‘wants to swap Pogba for Bale’
A report in Spain says Jose Mourinho is keen to offer Paul Pogba to Real Madrid in exchange for Gareth Bale.
The outlandish claim comes from Don Balon, so it’s wise to take it with a pinch of salt.
The report says Madrid president Florentino Perez is only interested in accepting a cash offer for the Welshman and won’t entertain any kind of swap deal. No deal: Madrid won’t accept a Pogba-Bale swap offer, according to a report in Spain 12:16 Rashford relaxing on England duty
The United forward has been showing off his skills in the pool room at St. George’s Park. 12:15
Royal honeymoon rumoured for Jasper, Alta., resort | CBC News
Royal honeymoon rumoured for Jasper, Alta., resort Notifications Learn more about the new look . Royal honeymoon rumoured for Jasper, Alta., resort Rumours are swirling that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will honeymoon at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, but the resort says nothing is “currently booked.” The last time a royal couple swept through the Rockies, their stay at a prime lodge was kept mum CBC News · Posted: May 28, 2018 6:37 PM MT | Last Updated: May 29 The sumptuous lodge has a long association with Canada’s kings and queens.0:36
Rumours are swirling that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will honeymoon at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, but the resort says nothing is “currently booked.”
On Monday, the gossip site TMZ reported the newly married couple were planning to stay at a luxurious six-bedroom cabin in Alberta’s tourist hot spot.
But the rumours that have been tweeted, reported, and talked about from Alberta to London, and everywhere in between, could mark a rocky start to the trip.
Angela Moore, a spokesperson for the resort in Jasper National Park, said “the couple is not currently booked for a stay.”
And hoteliers that have hosted royal couples in the past say privacy is the prime concern when it comes to a royal visit. The Outlook Cabin at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, also known as the Royal Retreat, was recreated from the floor plans of the 1930 original.(Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge) Secrecy key to success
William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, stayed during their first royal tour as a married couple in 2011 at the Skoki Lodge in Alberta.
“The challenge for us was to see if we could pull it off without anyone finding out — and we did,” said Dan Markham, communications director for Lake Louise Ski Resort, which owns Skoki Lodge.
Their sojourn at Skoki Lodge was unknown to most of the world, until the royals had completed most of their stay in the remote and pristine alpine meadow.
The story eventually surfaced after a prior guest told a Globe and Mailreporter that he saw construction crews installing a toilet and bathroom at the remote lodge.
Someone admitted it was for an upcoming visit by some very, very important people.
Markham said just a handful of people at the family-owned ski resort knew about William and Kate’s visit. Then they had to co-ordinate with the office of protocol for the royal family.
That’s where the directive for indoor plumbing originated.
“It was the protocol office that says any royal at a certain level must have these certain things available to them,” Markham said. No official booking
Jasper officials did not confirm that Harry and Meghan were scheduled to honeymoon there. “While we greatly appreciate the interest in our beautiful destination, and though Jasper and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge have a long-standing history of serving as a royal retreat, we can confirm that the couple is not currently booked for a visit,” wrote James Jackson, the general manager of Tourism Jasper. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kiss on their wedding day. Rumours abound regarding a possible honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies.(Neil Hall/EPA-EFE)
But the Outlook Cabin, also known as the Royal Retreat, has hosted royalty in the past.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stayed there in 1939. The cabin was destroyed by fire in 2000, but was rebuilt according to the original floor plans from 1930.
In 2005, the Queen and Prince Philip also stayed at the cabin. Rumour creates a local buzz
At the Jasper Planetarium on Monday, general manager Peter McMahon said his staff has noticed “additional helicopter activity lately.”
McMahon speculated the unusual number of helicopters could be for Parks Canada or tourism, but it could also indicate a pending visit from a high-profile guest. “It certainly bears out what could be happening in terms of staff scouting out locations for things,” McMahon said. “If there is going to be a royal honeymoon here, what’s more romantic than the Canadian Rockies?” Sylvie Walsh, owner of Bombshell Boutique in Jasper, says that if Meghan Markle visits her shop she would take the opportunity to show her some Canadian designers. (CBC)
Sylvie Walsh, owner of Bombshell Boutique, said she woke up to a text from a friend alerting her to the Jasper rumour. Walsh said she would be overjoyed if the Duchess of Sussex visited her shop.
“I would obviously be thrilled to have her in the store, being a celebrity with some connections to Canada. It’s always wonderful to have someone like that in the shop,” Walsh said.
“I’d be keen to show her all of our amazing Canadian designers that we are thrilled to showcase here at the boutique.” ‘World’s most boring place’?
Meanwhile, a New York Post Page Six headline describing Jasper, Alta., as the “world’s most boring place” has drawn the ire of social media users.
The jab topped an article about the honeymoon rumours.
Fans of the picturesque getaway took to Twitter to defend the mountain town and chastise the Post’s gossip column for being unfair.
One Twitter user by the name of Isabel Horvath, with the handle @Izzzywith3zees, felt compelled to speak for the entire country: “We in Canada are not amused,” says the tweet.
The royal couple have not revealed their travel plans, or said when they would go on a honeymoon. They married May 19 at Windsor Castle.
With files from The Canadian Press
Why did Fox News attack Michelle Wolf’s new Netflix show
Michelle Wolf on her new Netflix show (Photo: Netflix) More Michelle Wolf’s new Netflix show, The Break With Michelle Wolf, premiered over Memorial Day weekend. It wasn’t a very auspicious debut; Wolf’s standup comedy was OK but not hilarious, and her taped segments demonstrated a tendency to repeat the same joke over and over. You’d think that all the folks who got so upset with Wolf for her performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner would be happy, eager to leave Wolf where she is, tucked away where only curious Netflix subscribers will find her. But no. The snowflakes on Fox & Friends spent a segment on Tuesday morning decrying Wolf as “vile” and “cruel.” Why? Because she made a few more jokes about Correspondents’ Dinner target Sarah Sanders, and added a few new ones about Gina Haspel, President Trump’s recently approved head of the CIA. Haspel, you’ll recall, faced resistance from some in Congress over her involvement with the CIA’s use of torture. Among Wolf’s jokes: “I didn’t watch the swearing-in, but I hear it was torture” and “the first woman head of the CIA — that’s great! Who knew you could waterboard a glass ceiling until it broke?” As for Sanders, Wolf called the White House press secretary a “hypocrite,” and then said, “That was not a looks-based joke — it was about her ugly personality.” Not exactly shocking material, right? Wrong, if you’re a Fox News personality. Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt appeared upset, asking, “Who’s going to watch this show — it’s so negative! ” Guest talking-head Kayleigh McEnany, whom I had hoped had been put on ice after her nonstop cable-news appearances during Donald Trump’s election campaign, was defrosted just enough so that she could ask, rhetorically and nonsensically, “Where do liberals celebrate their women?” She characterized Wolf’s material as evidence of “a very angry, militant type of feminism,” and said Wolf vilifies people in “a malicious, angry, vile way.” McEnany called upon Wolf to “put the vile, comedic jokes aside.” In other words, stop being a comedian. As usual, Fox News roots under every nook and cranny to find some bit of pop culture to be offended about. The “fair and balanced” network didn’t bother to mention that Wolf, in that same segment, also ridiculed an MSNBC host, Stephanie Ruhle. And Fox & Friends wrapped up this segment by having co-host Earhardt say with tremulous earnestness, “She does have the right to have a show, and we have the right not to watch it.” So don’t watch it already, and stop obsessing over it. The Break With Michelle Wolf is streaming now on Netflix. Fox & Friends airs weekdays at 6 a.m. on Fox News. Read more from Yahoo Entertainment:
Man killed as car hits people outside club – BBC News
Man killed as car hits people outside Stockport club 28 May 2018 These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image caption The scene was cordoned off after people were struck by a car at the Salisbury Club A murder investigation has been launched after a man died and two others were injured when a car hit pedestrians in Greater Manchester.
They were struck at the Salisbury Club in Truro Avenue, Stockport, at about 22:45 BST on Sunday.
The victim, believed to be in his 30s, died in hospital. The car driver fled and the vehicle was found abandoned in the middle lane of the M60.
The incident is not being treated as terror-related.
Two men, aged 31 and 33, suffered minor injuries, police said. Image caption The incident happened in the Brinnington area of Stockport
The driver of the car, thought to be a black Audi A4, is believed to have scaled the fence next to the M60, close to the Redrock centre in Stockport town centre, and run away.
Det Insp Kris Williams said: “We’ve already spoken to a number of witnesses in the area and will continue to do so to build a fuller picture of what has exactly happened.
“From what we know so far, we believe the driver of the car scaled the fence next to the M60 and ran away.
“My thoughts go out to the man’s family who sadly have to deal with the tragic news that their loved one has died.”
Brinnington Road between Manor Road and Northumberland Road remains closed while investigations take place. Image caption Flowers were left at the scene Related Topics