Manchester United could now be set to miss out on three midfielders, with bids submitted and a release clause activated for the talented names.
What a busy old day it’s been on the transfer front. News has just broken that long-term Manchester United target Harry Kane is Bayern bound – with Tottenham Hotspur accepting a bid of £86m+ for the England talisman.
United won’t be too disheartened by that. They secured the signature of the highly rated Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta. This meant the striker slot was something they’d already covered for the new season.
However, a position United are still looking to bolster is the central-midfielder slot. Many names have been speculated, but there are three who certainly won’t be won’t be walking out in red at Old Trafford next season.
United set to miss out on three midfielders
In a hectic morning, it seems like three midfielders who were all prior United targets will now be heading to Premier League rivals.
ESPN reported that Tyler Adams was on United’s radar. The American midfielder was relegated with Leeds United last season. He looked likely to move somewhere as he’s evidently far too good for Championship football.
United sniffed around, but Fabrizio Romano confirmed today he’s London bound with his trademark ‘Here we go!’
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Chelsea triggered Adams’ £20m release clause. A proper bargain.
Romeo Lavia of Southampton was also a name United sought after. The Independent reported that United joined the chase for the highly-rated teenager a week ago.
Liverpool looked to be the clear favourite for his signature. But Sky Sports reported today that Chelsea has hijacked the deal with a £48m offer!
This was probably in response to something else…
Yep, Moises Caicedo. Chelsea have been monitoring the Ecuadorian for some time now. He looked destined to be playing at Stamford Bridge next season.
But Liverpool have entered the race for him and are likely to submit a bid soon, as reported by Sky Sports.
This probably prompted Chelsea’s Lavia bid, with the Blues looking to secure at least two midfielders this summer.
Caicedo was previously on United’s radar, with the club making ‘contact’ at the end of June. However, he’s way too expensive, so we cooled our interest early.