Not only do the Red Devils require a new midfielder, but after losing Luke Shaw to injury for several months, the team is also looking for a new left-back.
Marc Cucurella of Chelsea appeared as a surprising alternative earlier this week but with United keen to include a provision that could see any deal terminated in January, the Blues’ number three became an impossible aim. Erik Ten Hag has since focused on Tottenham Hotspur’s Sergio Reguilon.
However, the 26-year-old Spanish full-back is not the only possible deadline arrival. Sofyan Amrabat of Fiorentina, who has remained a target for Ten Hag throughout the summer, appears to be coming up on a move to Old Trafford despite being kept out of his club’s matchday squads.
Despite the midfielder’s constant ties to Manchester United, according to a recent Manchester Evening News article, some ‘ senior club figures’ have not been ‘wholly convinced’ by the Moroccan’s skills.
Ten Hag, on the other hand, remains a fan and, according to the newest sources, is ‘trying to be reunited’ with the midfielder, whom he managed at Dutch club Utrecht earlier in his career.