Man United enquire about Sancho alternative, Tottenham interested in Chelsea defender and more news


The Red Devils have turned their attentions to the former Liverpool transfer target after Sancho appeared to stay in Bundesliga for at least one more season.

Manchester United have enquired Watford about the potential availability of Ismaila Sarr, according to a report by The Telegraph.

The Red Devils have been scouring the transfer market for alternatives to Jadon Sancho after they failed to land the Borussia Dortmund star. The 20-year-old winger’s potential move to the Old Trafford never got off the ground as United refused to meet Dortmund’s €120m valuation of their prized asset.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have now until October 15 to wrap up the potential signing of Sarr, as the domestic window will remain open for eleven days after the shutting down of the European transfer window next Monday.

Watford are bracing themselves for approaches for their winger and it is understood the Championship side won’t budge from their £40m valuation of the Senegal international.

Man Utd make decision on Sarr transfer
Sarr was previously on the transfer radar of Liverpool (Image Copyright: imago images / COLORSPORT / ANDREW COWIE)

Top News 2: Tottenham interested in Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger

Tottenham interested in Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger
Antonio Rudiger was dropped from Chelsea's matchday squad last weekend (Image Copyright: imago images / Sportimage / Paul Terry)
Jose Mourinho’s side have turned their attentions to the Chelsea defender after Inter Milan refused to lower their €60m asking price of Skriniar.

Tottenham Hotspur will try and sign Antonio Rudiger if they cannot get a deal for Milan Skriniar over the line, reports The Telegraph.

Ligalive had reported last week that Spurs were locked in negotiations with Inter Milan over the potential move of Skriniar to North London. Both the sides remain poles apart in their valuation of the Slovak as Tottenham are willing to offer only half of Inter’s €60m valuation of the 25-year-old.

With only three days remaining in the closure of the European transfer window, it seems that Spurs have now accepted defeat in the pursuit of the 6’2’’ centre-back and have begun looking at alternatives – one of whom is out-of-favor Chelsea defender Rudiger.

The Germany international has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Thiago Silva from PSG earlier this summer. He has not been named in Chelsea’s matchday squads for their last two games in the Premier League and is expected to leave the club.

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Top News 3: Serie A season could be suspended for two weeks due to COVID-19

Serie A season could be suspended for two weeks due to COVID-19
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Provided the Italian top-flight is suspended for two weeks, it will only affect one round of games due to next week’s international break.

Serie A could be suspended for fourteen days after 14 team members of Genoa test positive for COVID-19 in the latest round of results, per La Repubblica.

The Italian top-flight minnows, who were thrashed 6-0 by Napoli at the weekend, were originally scheduled to play Torino this coming weekend – a fixture that is surely going to be cancelled after their team members tested positive for coronavirus.

Similar fate could befell Napoli who hosted Genoa on Sunday and are set to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in a top-of-the-table clash on Sunday.

Corriere della Sera claims that the Italian sports bodies and the government are working together to limit the clusters of the virus in Serie A, with suspension one of the ‘options under consideration’.

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