Man United are under no pressure to sell players, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Paul Pogba and any other wantaway players that Manchester United do not have to sell anyone.

For the first time in 62 days, the United manager faced the media at the WACA in Perth, where the press conference was dominated by the happiness of their record signing.

Pogba’s public declaration that he would be keen to leave for a “new challenge” has been compounded in recent days by the midfielder’s agent, with Mino Raiola saying he was “in the process” of arranging a move for the World Cup winner.

Asked about the France international, Solskjaer said: “There has been loads of talk and speculation, of course, about all our players or many of our players, both ins and outs.”

“For me, it’s business as usual. When you’re Man United, you expect all these things to pop up in the summer,” Solskjaer added.

“And of course I’ve been in touch with Paul, spoken to Paul. Spoken to Rom [Romelu Lukaku], spoken to Rashy [Marcus Rashford], Jesse (Lingard) – I’ve spoken to all the players, more or less, over the summer.

“As you do, you keep in touch with them.

“As far as I am aware and up to now, we don’t have any bids for any of our players. We are Man United – we don’t have to sell players.”

“Agents talk all the time. Paul is a top bloke, a great professional. He has never put himself out of the team. He has always wanted to play and he always gives his best.”

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Man United given permission to speak to Mario Lemina over transfer

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Manchester United have been given permission to speak to Mario Lemina over a potential move, according to the Express.

Lemina, who has said he would be open to leaving Southampton, is said to be wanted by both United and Arsenal.

And United’s problems are said to be growing as Victor Lindelof’s agent hints the defender wants to join a “great European club”, according to The Telegraph.

Lindelof’s agent has suggested the Swede could be open to a move amid interest from Barcelona.

The Mirror says Bournemouth expect Callum Wilson to sign a new four-year deal next week to ward off interest from West Ham.

The England striker has been targeted as the Hammers look to be losing out to Valencia in the race for Celta Vigo marksman Maxi Gomez.

Bayern Munich remain determined to sign Leroy Sane this summer, according to the Mirror.

The Bundesliga champions have so far been scared off by Manchester City’s £90 million valuation but the 23-year-old Germany winger is still expected to be a high-profile casualty of manager Pep Guardiola’s off-season surgery on his title-winning squad.

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Manchester United and Arsenal push for Southampton battler Mario Lemina

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Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs who have enquired about Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, PA understands.

Signed from Juventus two years ago, the 25-year-old looks set to leave St Mary’s this summer after a stop-start time on the south coast.

Along with United and Arsenal, Leicester have also expressed an interest in Lemina, although none of the Premier League trio have been willing to meet Southampton’s valuation as of yet.

Saints paid an initial €17 million to sign the Gabon international from Juve, who were owed a possible extra €3m.

The club will at least want to get their money back as they look to cash in on Lemina, who has not been included in Southampton’s 26-man squad for their pre-season training camp in Austria.

The former Marseille midfielder has made 52 appearances in all competitions for Saints, although only three of them have come in 2019.

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