Man Utd and Woodward irked by striker transfer story featured by BBC

Date published: Tuesday 4th August 2020 11:31 - Matthew Briggs

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Ed Woodward and his fellow Manchester United officials are “growing increasingly frustrated” behind the scenes at Old Trafford with the summer’s transfer circus.

According to the Daily Mail, United’s hierarchy are not happy with the summer’s transfer speculation.

The paper says the club are annoyed with “deliberately placed bogus transfer stories attempting to generate interest in players and increase prices”.

Mike Keegan writes that one particular story that has irked United was regarding Wolves forward Raul Jimenez.

Reports in Portugal suggested the former Benfica man’s move to Old Trafford was practically sealed.

Broadcaster RTP claimed that Jimenez was “on his way” to Old Trafford this summer, getting his dream move after admitting he would be open to the idea of the move.

It was later stated that any deal for Jimenez would cost United £60m.



However, Keegan says the story was described as ‘utter nonsense’ by a United insider.

The source also said: “The Jimenez story making the gossip page on the BBC’s website certainly did not help.”


United will be active in the summer’s transfer market with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to add to his squad.

However, there is a belief at Old Trafford that agents feel the club are an “easy target” and that agents chase links to United in order to benefit financially.

United are understood to be closing in on Jadon Sancho with a price tag of €120m being mooted.

It’s a fee which United are reluctant to pay and they tried to influence the price tag last month. They publicly claimed they would not go above £50m for the England starlet.

Apparently “senior club officials” told Sky Sports that United and Borussia Dortmund were poles apart regarding the valuation of the 20-year-old.

Talks though are underway and Borussia Dortmund want the deal done by August 10, according to the BBC.

As yet no agreement is in place but the German club could accept a deal that would involve United paying in instalments

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