Manchester United have been heavily linked with Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who performed superbly well at the World Cup in Qatar, but the deal seems to be on hold for now.
According to a report from Jamie Jackson in The Guardian, which has also been reported by multiple outlets, United could move for the Moroccan midfielder towards the end of the Summer transfer window but it’s not as advanced as others, particularly in Italy, are claiming.
The report states that United need to sell players before moving for the midfielder or indeed any other defensive midfielder on their list of targets.
Fred most likely to go
Fred, who has been linked with Galatasaray and briefly with Lazio, seems the most likely move as things stand but the club are also reportedly listening to offers for Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson, Anthony Martial and McTominay, with these players being on the fringes of the first team squad.
The Guardian goes on to say that Mctominay and Martial are the most likely to stay at Old Trafford but the situation is described as ‘fluid’.
United reportedly value the Brazilian midfielder, Fred a lot higher than what Galatasaray are willing to offer with the Turkish giants only willing to offer £10 million but United value him a lot more than that figure.
The Guardian claims that the midfielder is valued at around £30 million. United are also reportedly closing in on a deal for Atalanta forward Rasmus Hojlund according to Santi Aouna. Were United to strike a deal for the Atalanta forward, sales would become the priority.
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United’s budget for this summer, according to The Telegraph, was around £100-120 million, well, if United complete the signing of Hojlund for £65 million, then they would need to generate around £45 million in sales to reach that figure.
Crucially, United have already generated around £20 million from the sales of Anthony Elanga and Alex Telles, which will certainly help Erik ten Hag’s budget for the summer.