Manchester United transfer news: Update on the Dybala move, De Gea and Shaw to sign new contracts and more
Man United may have the first say for Dybala
Club chief Ed Woodward has already informed Juventus of Manchester United's interest in signing Paulo Dybala and is already working on a deal to sign the Argentine striker, reports Daily Express.
Dybala is wanted by the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, however, Jose Mourinho wants to add Dybala's pace to his already blistering forward line.
United want to secure the "first to sign" option of Dybala is listed in the transfer market.
Antoine Griezmann is edging towards a move to Real Madrid which has forced United to look for other options for next season.
Dybala has started the season brightly by already scoring 8 goals and establishing himself as one of Europe's most feared striker.
De Gea and Shaw to sign long-term deals
Manchester United could soon put the rumours of Luke Shaw and David De Gea's exit to rest by announcing new deals for the both stars, reports Manchester Evening News.
De Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for last few seasons but United have managed to keep hold of their Spanish keeper right under the noses of Spanish Champions.
However, De Gea has now made up his mind to invest in Jose Mourinho's plans and is expected to sign a long-term deal by the end of 2017.
As for Luke Shaw, the left back's lack of form and fitness has always put a question mark over his future but the club are ready to back the 22-year-old and offer him a new 3-year deal to give him time to justify the £30million switch to Old Trafford.
Sir Alex rejected Ribery back in 2006
Sir Alex Ferguson spent extensive scouting sessions to track Franck Ribery's proposed move to Manchester United while the Frenchman was playing for Marseille, according to The Times.
Ferguson's close friend Alastair Campbell recently spoke with The Times and claimed that he had accompanied the former United manager to many of his scouting trips and he knew United considered Ribery as an option for a long time.
He said: "Alex was watching Franck Ribery, the Marseille winger, but decided by half-time he was not good enough for United."
Manchester United did, however, manage to sign Cristiano Ronaldo during that time and we all know how that move turned out for both the club and the player.
Ronaldo went on to win the Premier League, Champions League trophy and also won the Ballon d'Or trophy for the 2007-08 season.