Deadline day for the Women’s Super League is upon us and Manchester United Women could be very, very busy.
We’re not even two weeks removed from the men’s transfer deadline but it’s time for some late deals again.
This time it’s the Women’s Super League taking centre stage amid increased interest following the World Cup in Australia.
This has already been a busy window for United, headlined by the painful departure of striker Alessia Russo to Arsenal.
The likes of Ona Batlle and Vilde Boe Risa have moved on whilst Geyse and World Cup Golden Boot winner Hinata Miyazawa represent exciting additions, as is 17-year-old Emma Watson, who has arrived from Rangers.
Plenty of business has already been done but Marc Skinner and co could yet have a few more deals to do in the coming hours – both incoming and outgoing.
Here are some deals Manchester United Women could complete on deadline day…
One signing which looks very close is that of Everton defender Gabby George.
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BBC Sport report that United have activated a £150,000 release clause in George’s Everton contract with a deal now close.
The 26-year-old – who is the cousin of Jesse Lingard – was born in Manchester and spent time with United before heading to Everton in 2014.
A centre back with two caps for England, George will be looking to shine back in Manchester if this deal goes through.
The spending may well continue with a record deal for OL Reign goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce close.
The Daily Mail claim that United are pushing to sign Tullis-Joyce after moving closer to OL Reign’s asking price.
Any deal is expected to pass the £100,000 mark, which is the current world record fee for a goalkeeper in women’s football.
The 26-year-old has yet to receive a cap for the United States and will now be looking to take the next step in her career with United.
News of a goalkeeper potentially coming in will leave fans fearing the worst about Mary Earps.
The England international has cemented herself as one of the top stoppers in women’s football – but that means interest is mounting.
Arsenal have been chasing Earps, attempting to reunite her with former United teammate Russo in North London.
That would be a hammer blow for United and the Mail suggest that United are expecting Earps to stay even if Tullis-Joyce signs.
Earps is out of contract in 2024 though and, having seen Russo leave on a free transfer, there may be a temptation to cash in.
Tullis-Joyce’s expected arrival does though have an impact on another goalkeeper with Sophie Baggaley potentially moving on.
BBC Sport claim that Baggaley is closing in on a move to WSL rivals Brighton and Hove Albion ahead of the deadline.
The 26-year-old has served as backup to Earps but will now be allowed to leave with Tullis-Joyce replacing her in the United setup.
Another goalkeeper here and this may be a long shot, but West Ham United stopper Arnold is thought to be on the United radar.
Arnold was Australia’s number one stopper at the World Cup and has catapulted herself onto United’s wish list.
The Mirror claimed last week that Arnold is the top target if Earps was to move on to Arsenal.
There are a lot of moving parts here but if Arsenal come back with a bid for Earps, don’t be surprised to see United go all-out for Arnold as a replacement.
United are expected to complete the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Irene Guerrero ahead of the deadline.
Reporter Jamie Spencer has suggested that Guerrero will be coming to United after Boe Risa’s move the other way.
Guerrero, 26, is formerly of Real Betis and Levante and will give United another midfield option.
Guerrero was part of the Spain squad at the World Cup but was an unused substitute in the final win over England.
One more departure is expected with striker Martha Thomas on her way to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Scotland international has already had a medical with Tottenham according to BBC Sport.
Spurs are looking for another striker after Bethany England suffered an injury, with Thomas now heading back to London after a previous spell with West Ham United.