Manchester United news round-up: Kai Havertz boost, Gareth Bale and another EFL wonderkid


It may have been over two months since we've seen Manchester United play, but that doesn't mean that the work has stopped.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been working his players hard during the enforced break from action with each player having a personalised training programme to get stuck into at home.

The squad are now back at Carrington and preparing for a return to top flight action in just over two weeks time.

Plenty is going on off the pitch as well as the club look ahead to next season and start to eye up potential summer additions.

Here are the latest news stories to come out of Old Trafford in the last 24 hours.

Kai Havertz could be tempted by summer move to Manchester United


According to the Manchester Evening News, Kai Havertz could be tempted by a move to Old Trafford.

The 20-year-old, who is valued at £72m by Transfermarkt, is arguably the hottest young prospect in world football at the moment after an impressive campaign for Bayer Leverkusen.

Havertz has scored 15 and created 8 in all competitions so far this term as well as being handed the captain's armband for the 5th place side.

The midfielder is a key player for Leverkusen but given their struggles to get into the Champions League, it seems that Havertz could be tempted by a move to one of Europe's biggest clubs.

Numerous teams are said to be keen on a move, however news that he could be open to a switch to Old Trafford is a massive boost for a player who has been tipped as 'the next Zinedine Zidane'.

Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid despite Manchester United interest


Gareth Bale will not be returning to the Premier League, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett.

The Wales star has continuously been linked with a move back to England after leaving for Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.

Bale has enjoyed a successful career in Spain so far, but speculation has continued to mount over a fractious relationship with head coach Zinedine Zidane.

That has led both Manchester United and Newcastle United to be linked with a move for the 30-year-old as the topic of his future surfaces once again this summer.

Bale has two years remaining on his lucrative deal at the Santiago Bernabeu, and addressing his future, the forward's agent told the BBC that he can't foresee a time when the Welshman will leave Madrid.

Manchester United and Liverpool competing to sign EFL wonderkid


Manchester United and Liverpool are competing to sign Peterborough United starlet Ricky-Jade Jones, according to reports from The Daily Mail.

The 17-year-old has burst onto the scene with The Posh this term and has made 11 appearances for the League One side.

Interest from United and Liverpool is nothing new to the talented midfielder, who has also attracted admiring glances from Arsenal and Leeds United this term.

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