Good morning United fans
Casemiro will become one of Manchester United’s all-time top earners in a £60million switch from Real Madrid, NEIL CUSTIS WRITES.
The 30-year-old defensive midfielder will double his salary by signing a four-year deal worth a staggering £350,000 a week.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo on £480,000 a week and goalkeeper David de Gea on £375,000 a week will earn more at Old Trafford.
United’s football director John Murtough has made progress in the last couple of days in completing the deal for the Brazilian international and former Real team-mate of Ronaldo.
The club hope to confirm a deal before Monday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool.
Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe has confirmed he wants to buy Manchester United.
A spokesperson for Ratcliffe said: “If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer.
“If something like this was possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership.
“This is not about the money that has been spent or not spent.
“Jim is looking at what can be done now and, knowing how important the club is to the city, it feels like the time is right for a reset.”
The Glazer family have entered into exclusive talks with US private equity firm Apollo to sell a minority stake in Manchester United.
The Daily Mail report that although the Glazers are not prepared to give up control of the club, some family members are understood to want out.
Brothers Avram and Joel are still expected to keep their shares and oversee the day-to-day running of Old Trafford.
Reports claim any deal to sell a minority stake to Apollo is not expected to be concluded until next month at the earliest.
Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund could offer Cristiano Ronaldo a new way out of Manchester United, according to reports.
Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon, Chelsea, Inter Milan and AC Milan have all been linked with a potential swoop, but a move has failed to materialise.
However, Borussia Dortmund have now expressed an interest in signing the superstar.
Finally, United have suffered a huge setback in their pursuit of Ajax ace Anthony.
The Red Devils submitted an €80m offer for the winger on Wednesday night, The Athletic reported.
But the proposal was swiftly rejected by the Dutch outfit, it was added.
At this stage, it remains to be seen if the Red Devils will place another bid for Anthony or turn their attention to PSV star Gakpo, the report also stated.