Manchester United are being linked with two very unlikely moves for highly talented midfielders. Really, we would be stunned if the budget went this far.

Manchester United are expected to sign one more midfielder this summer and it is tipped to be Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat.

Fabrizio Romano reports he has ‘said yes’ to United’s proposal, with a bid expected from the Red Devils in due course.

That has not stopped a couple of alternate rumours doing the rounds, and frankly, we don’t believe them one bit…

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Aurelien Tchouameni

Spanish newspaper Sport claim Manchester United want Aurelien Tchouameni. The report says Erik ten Hag is an admirer, adding: “The English are considering presenting an economic proposal in terms very similar to those that Real Madrid paid exactly one year ago.”

Real Madrid paid £68.3 million plus add-ons for Tchouameni last summer. His arrival prompted Casemiro’s departure to United.

The Spanish side have since signed Jude Bellingham and may need to raise funds to sign Kylian Mbappe. That’s the only path we could see to this one happening.

Manchester United were admirers of Tchouameni last year but were not in a position to rival Real after a disastrous 2021/22.

It would be surprising if United spent this much on another midfielder, however. Sofyan Amrabat would cost half the price, and has worked under Erik ten Hag before.

Rumour rating: 1/5

Leon Goretzka

The German press have been pushing this one, and it just isn’t being taken seriously at all.

Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg, who also laughably claimed Macnhester United wanted Leeds defender Robin Koch, has been reporting the Goretzka links.

He claims: “ManUtd never lost their focus on Leon #Goretzka! Understand the 28 y/o is still on the list of the club.”

It is reported that Goretzka has fallen down Thomas Tuchel’s list at Bayern, where he earns a salary of £230,000 per week.

Goretzka, 28, is not expected to be a priority for the club at all. He would be more expensive than Amrabat, and while he could leave Bayern, United are likely simply being named to try and drum up interest from other clubs.

Rumour rating: 0/5

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