Manchester United have had a dream transfer window to date with the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid confirmed on Tuesday, subject to a medical.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had previously confirmed the arrivals of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and the return of goalkeeper Tom Heaton after his exit from Aston Villa.
It does not appear that the club are going to stop there either, with enquiries made about the possibility of adding a new central midfielder and a new right-back.
Any new additions will have to be funded by player exits with United aiming to trim down their squad and wage bill ahead of the new campaign with peripheral squad figures likely to be moved on.
With that in mind, Mirror Football brings you the latest transfer activity from Old Trafford.
Trippier stance on move
Manchester United continue to pursue a move for Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier and the player’s stance on the situation has now been reported by the Manchester Evening News.
It is claimed that Trippier remains hopeful that a move to Old Trafford will be sanctioned before the end of the transfer window, but it is now likely to materialise until late in the day.
While other Premier League clubs are said to retain an interest in the England international, the player’s family are claimed to have spoken confidently about a move to United.
It is highlighted how Atletico are in over €1billion of debt and could be tempted to lower their valuation of a player now aged 30.
Trippier is into the final year of his contract in the Spanish capital and is said to be open to a return to Manchester, having previously played for Man City’s youth sides.
He is primarily a right-back and his arrival would challenge Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s position in the team, but he is also capable of playing on the left side of the defence - as evidence at Euro 2020.
PSG open Pogba talks
Paris Saint-Germain have opened initial discussions to gauge the interest of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in joining the club, report The Athletic.
The Frenchman is out of contract at Old Trafford next year and the club now must make a decision on whether to cash-in on him this summer, offer him a lucrative new contract or risk losing him as a free agent next summer.
PSG have not yet made contact with United over the possibility of any deal and they are said to acknowledge that any move this summer may be fraught with difficulties.
The Parisians have already signed Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi and Georginio Wijnaldum in a busy summer transfer window to date.
United will be keen to avoid allowing Pogba to leave as a free agent for the second time, having joined Juventus without a transfer fee in 2012.
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United ‘option’ for Vinicius
Manchester United are said to be the ‘second best option’ for Vinicius Jr should he not stay at Real Madrid beyond this summer, according to Diario AS.
The report outlines how the Brazilian forward may be moved on this summer due to the impact of Brexit meaning Gareth Bale is now registered as a non-EU player.
That means that Madrid are now over their quota of three non-EU players, with Vinicius, Eder Militao and Rodrygo Goes all already classified in this category.
Vinicius is said to be the most likely to fetch a transfer fee whilst being viewed as replaceable in the Spanish capital.
The report also highlights that Paris Saint-Germain may be a possibility for the player, as he could be used as a makeweight in any blockbuster move for striker Kylian Mbappe.
Milan may also hold an interest in Vinicius, who is unlikely to be a priority for United due to their depth of wide forwards.
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