Manchester United have set up the outline of a deal for the signature of Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.

United are on the verge of a major addition with Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana undergoing a medical at Carrington today.

Onana is another important signing after landing Mason Mount and we’re expecting to see United make more moves soon.

A new striker will be a priority amid continued links to Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani.

There could be scope for another midfielder though with Casemiro needing more cover and competition as a midfield anchor man.

United didn’t quite look the same in midfield without Casemiro and adding somebody who can play that role would be ideal.

United may well have a target in mind for that role – and he knows Erik ten Hag very well…

Manchester United set up a deal for Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat

The man in question is Sofyan Amrabat, who played for Ten Hag at Utrecht for two seasons between 2015 and 2017.

Ten Hag was such a big fan of Amrabat that he suggested the Moroccan would ‘run through five walls’ for his team.

There have been murmurings of United’s interest in Amrabat but The Independent now claim that ‘the basics of a deal have been set up’.

United have been in contact for Amrabat and it seems a rough outline for a move to Old Trafford is now in place.

The report does though note that United would need to sell a few players before being able to push through the Amrabat deal.

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Who could help United fund an Amrabat move?

The likes of Donny van de Beek, Fred, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Dean Henderson, Alex Telles, Anthony Elanga and even Anthony Martial could be moving on this summer.

Telles is on his way out imminently and the likes of Henderson and Elanga shouldn’t be too far behind.

Not all of those mentioned will go for big money but every little helps with United now lining up Amrabat.

The 26-year-old was the beating heart of the Morocco side at the World Cup in Qatar, providing some sensational displays to lead his side into the semi-finals.

Described as “outstanding” by former Manchester United star Roy Keane on ITV (7:02pm, December 18, 2022), Amrabat was all-action, providing passion, determination and real physicality.

That’s the kind of player United need as cover and competition for Casemiro and Ten Hag may yet get his reunion this summer.

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