United have been active in the market ahead of the new Premier League season, with the £ 73million capture of Jadon Sancho set to be followed by a £ 41million deal for Raphael Varane.
But their heavy spending might not continue, with the club considering the bulk of its activities have already been completed.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still keen to add another midfielder to his squad, with a number of players under consideration.
The Europa League finalists spotted Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes and Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich.
However, it is believed that Camavinga may prefer to move to Spain as United fear Goretzka will use them to create a better deal with Bayern.
United have also watched Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, which has sparked interest from Barcelona.
Reports have also linked United with Declan Rice, but it is understood they have no plans to move for the England international, while West Ham are highly unlikely to allow him to leave this summer.
If Pogba left Old Trafford this summer, it would only reinforce the club members’ desire to sign a new midfielder.
The France international has only a year left on his United contract and although the club remain in talks with their representatives, Pogba is unlikely to commit to a new deal as it stands. .
Paris Saint-Germain want to sign the 28-year-old and are expected to formalize his interest this summer.
While United’s business for the summer may not yet be over, it is notable that they have looked to complete the bulk of their signings before the start of the new Premier League season.
Last summer Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles arrived on deadline day, while the previous January also featured the late additions of Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo.
The relationship between Solskjaer, outgoing Executive Vice President Ed Woodward and recently appointed Director of Football John Murtough is seen as key to the increased harmony seen at the club during the current window.
However, while United have recruited impressively so far this summer, they are not immune to the financial impact of Covid-19 and the club accept that they cannot sign players in all of them. positions they would like.
United are also willing to let several fringe players go to free up finances, with James Garner, Phil Jones, Andreas Pereira and Facundo Pellistri all possible departures.
If Pellistri leaves, he will likely be on loan, as he is seen as a prospect for the future. He could be joined by Axel Tuanzebe, although United want him to sign a new deal ahead of any potential loan release.
Jesse Lingard’s future at Old Trafford is also still uncertain. While Solskjaer said the midfielder was still ‘in my plans’ earlier this month, West Ham remain interested in bringing him back to London Stadium after his impressive loan spell in the second half of last season.
Is Varane the missing piece of Man Utd’s puzzle?
Manchester United fans are understandably delighted with the imminent arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, although the club would not have needed to spend more than £ 40million on the defender had Sir Alex Ferguson been successful in attracting the Frenchman at Old Trafford ten years ago.
A young Varane was starting to gain people’s attention during his first campaign with Lens in 2010/11, including that of then-French United scout David Friio, who has become a regular in the last few months of the player at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium.
Varane, who just turned 18, may not have been able to save Lens from relegation from Ligue 1 that season, but that didn’t bother Ferguson, who got to know a future world star when he did. saw one.
Unfortunately for the Scotsman, he wasn’t the only one watching Varane and with the United manager en route to northern France to sign the center-back, Real Madrid’s new special adviser learned of the encounter and is quickly intervened.
A phone call from Zinedine Zidane was all he needed to get Varane to end up in Madrid, not Manchester that summer, with United instead buying Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers for £ 16.5million.
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