England beat the Czech Republic 1-0 on Tuesday night thanks to Raheem Sterling’s first-half header.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire made a confident return from injury in that game to start for the Three Lions.
Luke Shaw also represented United at Wembley, with Marcus Rashford — and United target Jadon Sancho — making an appearance off the substitutes’ bench and their Round of 16 opponents were revealed yesterday – England will play Germany at Wembley.
In transfer news, United have been handed a transfer boost in their pursuit of Raphael Varane this summer.
That is according to The Athletic who claim Real Madrid have become increasingly resigned to losing Varane, who has just one year left on his contract at the Bernabeu, with the player’s representatives having revealed their client’s desire for a new challenge.
The MEN understand United have already submitted a £50m bid for Varane and the Spanish club might be tempted into accepting that offer, with reports suggesting they intend to clear the wage bill and raise funds for the eventual signing of Kylian Mbappe.
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Man City have ‘informal interest’ in United target Raphael Varane
This is an interesting one.
Man City have ‘informal interest’ in United target Raphael Varane, according to the Athletic.
They note United are the side most likely to sign the Real Madrid defender this summer, but add City and Chelsea are monitoring his situation.
United ‘increase offer’ for Jadon Sancho
The BBC report United have increased their bird to €85m (£72.6m) for Jadon Sancho.
It’s said that the bid is likely not to be accepted, though, with Borussia Dortmund holding out for a higher fee for the 21-year-old, but that those involved with the deal are confident a deal can be struck. Dortmund have a gentleman’s agreement to allow Sancho to leave this summer.