Manchester United are finally set to make an offer for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat in the next 48 hours after weeks of waiting for United to make their move.

According to Viola News, the long-awaited offer for the 27-year-old is set to arrive in ‘the next 48 hours’ as United continues to scour the market looking for midfield reinforcements.

After there has been links this morning from the Manchester Evening News with Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich being a target, it could well be a case of both, rather than one or the other.

Gravenberch is a different type of midfielder so recruiting both may well be the smartest option for United and Erik ten Hag.

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Tottenham defeat has sped up the deal

According to the same report from the Italian outlet, the rather poor defeat to Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham Hotspur has forced United’s hand in their search for a midfielder.

The Italian side are still demanding €25-30 million (£21-£25 million) for the Moroccan midfielder, who was crucial as the African nation reached the 2022 World Cup semi-final before they suffered defeat against France.

United’s interest in Amrabat has been one of the sagas of the summer but the deal looks no closer to being completed, although this 48-hour update is certainly a positive one.

Fiorentina open to sale

A quote from Joe Barone, the general manager of the Italian side via Viola News, has shed some light on their views around the deal for the midfielder.

“We are always ready for other entries and exits. If there is someone who is not happy, we can satisfy them by the end of the market,” Barone said.

If Fiorentina are willing to sell the midfielder then there is hope that United could get the former Utrecht midfielder for a cut-price deal.

The Old Trafford side are crying out for an alternative to Casemiro or even a midfielder to play alongside the Brazilian who could provide defensive stability, which Amrabat would offer in abundance.