Manchester United are pushing to strike a deal for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
Early this morning we have seen reports of Manchester United negotiator Matt Hargreaves flying to Italy to close a deal with Fiorentina for Sofyan Amrabat, via The Athletic, while there have even been claims of a private jet being prepared, to bring the midfielder the other way, via MEN.
A bid has reportedly been submitted, with Manchester United keen to strike an agreement with Fiorentina.
Financial Fair Play restrictions have left United looking at a loan deal.
Sofyan Amrabat was subject to a loan offer from Manchester United which includes an obligation to buy, which has now been agreed.
Italian outlet Viola News reported Manchester United’s offer included a £4 million loan fee. There will be a ‘right to buy’ at £21 million Euros, taking the total transfer fee to £25 million when it is all eventually paid.
However, Gazzetta dello Sport now reports the loan fee is £8 million Euros, with £16 million right to buy.
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While the Italian deadline is early evening, United have up until 11pm to close a deal for Amrabat.
Unlikely to face Arsenal
Manchester United need Sofyan Amrabat registered with the Premier League by midday to be eligible to face Arsenal.
This won’t happen, but it was very unlikely he would have played against the Gunners in any case.
Amrabat has not had a full pre-season with Fiorentina and has also not played in any of their matches so far this season.
United will ease him into action, if he signs, similar to Casemiro‘s gradual integration into the team last year.