Deadline Done Deal – Manchester United completes signing of $20 million deadline deal to fulfil Ten Hag wish
Manchester United's plans for transfer deadline day
Man United has spent more than £230 million this summer, and any permanent additions are doubtful before the deadline tonight.
Manchester United is not expecting any additional arrivals on transfer deadline day, other than Antony and Martin Dubravka.
United have discussed a season-long loan for Sergio Dest, 21, but are likely to be stuck with Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Wan-Bissaka, 24, has started four of United’s previous 29 Premier League games, and former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was interested in signing Kieran Trippier last year.
Crystal Palace is interested in re-signing Wan-Bissaka but is hesitant to invest more than £10 million on a player they sold for £45 million three years ago.
Wan-Bissaka, according to United manager Erik ten Hag, will stay past Thursday night’s deadline.
“Aaron will remain,” Ten Hag stated. “So this squad will be with us from September until January at the very least, but we will play with this group this season.”
United are expected to formally confirm the signings of Antony from Ajax and Dubravka from Newcastle today.
After United approved his sale three weeks ago, James Garner is on the verge of joining Everton for a sum of up to £15 million.
Garner, 21, has been left out of the last two matchday squads and has drawn interest from Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, and Nottingham Forest.
United will almost certainly be without Phil Jones into the new year since he is out with an injury for the third summer deadline in a row.
Jones, 30, has started eight Premier League games since signing a four-year contract extension in February 2019.
Injuries to Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams have also prevented them from leaving when they were available.
A slew of academy loans to Football League clubs is possible. Tahith Chong has resumed training in preparation for a possible move after having his contract extended by a year in order for United to receive a price.
Teen Mengi and Dishon Bernard have been sidelined due to injury, and Will Fish was promised a loan move when he signed a new contract in July.