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Manchester United are set to sanction their first permanent departure of the summer, with young midfielder Charlie McCann reportedly expected to sign for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

It is believed that the 19-year-old will initially join the Scottish side’s B team in a £750,000 deal. 

However, Gerrard has plans for McCann to step up to his senior side in the next 12 months.  

McCann joined the Red Devils from Coventry City in 2015 but now seems set to depart. 

He has not made a first team appearance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side but scored four goals in 17 Premier League 2 games for the club’s U23 side last term.

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Twelve months ago, the Old Trafford hierarchy were priced out of a deal by Dortmund, but the Bundesliga side have backed down on last year’s £110m asking price. 

Sancho will soon be joined at United by Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. 

A £35m deal for the Frenchman has been agreed and a medical is reportedly scheduled before the end of the week.  

Solskjaer has explained that Varane came close to signing for United when legendary former boss Sir Alex Ferguson was manager.

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“Of course, very happy that we’ve managed to get a deal with Real Madrid,” Solskjaer said after his side drew 2-2 with newly promoted Brentford in an entertaining friendly at Old Trafford.  

The medical should hopefully be okay, he’s a proven winner, he’s a player we’ve followed for many, many years. 

Sir Alex was very close to signing him. 

“This time around, we’ve got him at the other end of his career. He’s proved over his whole career what a good person he is, professional and he’s won what there is to win. 

“I’m very happy getting both our players in.  

“The club shows ambition with one of the most exciting young forwards in world football and one of the most respected centre-backs in the world and one of the most winning centre-backs in the world. 

“With him in, we’ve got different ways of playing as well. 

“I can see different ways of playing with Raphael, I can’t wait to get him in. Hopefully we can get him in as soon as possible.”

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