Manchester United are reportedly planning for at least one more incoming and more outgoing before the window slams shut on the 1st of September, which is next Friday.

According to the report from the Manchester Evening News, United are planning to add at least one more addition, although that could well be Turkish goalkeeper Altay Bayandir.

Bayandir is reportedly closing in on a move to United after Erik ten Hag’s side agreed to pay the £5 million release clause in the goalkeeper’s contract

According to the report, the Turkish goalkeeper remains the most likely signing. Outgoings are also crucial if the Red Devils are to make any more big-money signings and there have been updates on these deals, too.

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Harry Maguire’s situation

It seemed for all the world that Harry Maguire would complete his move to West Ham United earlier this month.

Barely a few days later that deal collapsed because the East London side got fed up with waiting according to The Guardian.

It is said that United offered Maguire £6 million as a pay-off to complete his move but the defender rejected the offer and was seeking around double that amount.

Van de Beek and Henderson latest

Dean Henderson may well be given the green light to leave Old Trafford if Bayandir joins the club.

Henderson may well command a higher fee which could well provide United with the funds needed for midfield reinforcements.

The English goalkeeper is still expecting to complete his much-desired move away from Old Trafford despite Ten Hag’s statement that he expects the goalkeeper to stay.

With Donny van de Beek, it seems likely the midfielder might remain at Old Trafford.

The report states that interest in the midfielder has cooled which could scupper United’s plans for another midfield addition before the window closes.

Underwhelming update

It is an underwhelming update, with a conservative approach from United lacking ambition.

The Red Devils need a lot more than just a back-up goalkeeper to compete.

Three or four new faces could be required to get United to a level to battle for the title. But it seems like the club might simply lack the funds, or creativity, to do it.

Let’s hope the end to the transfer window is a lot more exciting than this latest report suggests.

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