Exclusive: United hoping to seal Traore deal
Manchester United are trying to conclude a deal to sign Atalanta winger Amad Traore ahead of the transfer deadline next week.
MEN Sport understands talks are advancing between the two clubs with United cautiously optimistic about finalising a move for the 18-year-old.
It would represent a significant achievement for the Reds to get a deal for the youngster over the line, with sources describing it as ‘not straightforward’.
You can read more on the transfer and why United have opted to try and secure his signature this summer by reading the full piece here .
Smalling set to depart as Roma enquire about Dalot
Chris Smalling is close to completing a permanent move to Roma, but Diogo Dalot is unlikely to be included as part of the deal.
MEN Sport understands the Serie A side have made a breakthrough in negotiations for Smalling, with United keen to earn a fee in the region of £20 million for the England international.
Elsewhere, the Italian giants asked about the availability of Dalot on loan. United would prefer a transfer fee for the right-back if he is to leave Old Trafford this summer with talks ongoing.
The 21-year-old was a surprise inclusion during United’s 3-0 Carabao Cup win against Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday night.
The former FC Porto defender has been linked with a move to AC Milan this summer, and MEN Sport revealed recently that Ethan Laird has been restored to the United first-team squad.
United signed Dalot from Porto for £19million in 2018
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United Champions League group stage opponents confirmed
Manchester United will face Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, and Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League group stage after the draw in Geneva on Thursday.
United will return to Europe’s premier competition after a one-year absence during which they reached the semi-finals of the Europa League.
They fell to eventual Europa League winners Sevilla, and will now gear up for a trio of tough tests in Group H.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer engineered a memorable win against PSG in the knock-out rounds of the competition when he first arrived as United manager and will be hopeful of doing the same again.
You can read the latest on United’s group opponents here .