Man Utd news: Arnautovic deal backed, £50m Pochettino decision, Coutinho ‘conditions’ set

Manchester United could be the perfect destination for West Ham’s waterway star Marko Arnautovic, according to Stoke striker Peter Crouch.

“Marko Arnautovic always struck me as a player who could end up at Manchester United,” he told the Daily Mail.

“Old Trafford looked like it would be the perfect stage for him.

“Some of you may laugh at that statement but, believe me, Marko has always had special ability.

“There were doubts about his temperament and maybe that’s why one of the top six haven’t taken him.

“But the next best thing for him was a club such as West Ham, on the up in the Premier League.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will block any approach from Manchester United for Mauricio Pochettino – even one worth £50m.

The former Southampton manager has four years on his deal in north London worth £34m.

Manchester United are tempted to pay that up in full at the end of the season.

And The Sun say they would also pay an additional £16m to Tottenham for Pochettino.

Levy, though, expects his manager to honour his new contract, which was only penned earlier this term.

United could sign Neymar from Barcelona as long as they offer a substantial amount.

According to Italian publication Calciomercato, Barcelona are willing to listen to offers but the Red Devils will only be successful in their attempts to sign him if they submit a respectable bid.

No figure is mentioned in the report but Barca would likely want close to the £142m they paid Liverpool in January 2018.

They claim Coutinho is only an option that could be considered for sale as they pursue their own mega-money transfer in Neymar.

The Brazilian completed a world record move to Paris Saint-Germain for nearly £200m in the summer of 2017 but he is already being linked with a return to the Nou Camp.