Man United transfer news: Mourinho wants Payet and Brazilian, but star to leave?

first_imgThe Paul Pogba saga is almost over, with the Frenchman’s move to Manchester United almost complete.As the final details on the world record transfer are confirmed, talkSPORT take a look at all the recent transfer rumours involving the Red Devils.Signing Pogba will not be the end of United’s transfer business, with Jose Mourinho keen to strengthen both his defensive and creative options.The Portuguese manager is also looking to trim down his squad, with NINE players reportedly on their way out of Old Trafford.So, to see the latest transfer rumours about Manchester United, click the arrow above, right… Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – click the arrow above, right, to read the latest transfer rumours on Manchester United – The French attacking midfielder was one of the best players in the Premier League last season, scoring nine goals and registering 12 assists in 30 games. This form brought him to the attention of some of Europe’s elite – with the Red Devils now joining that queue. France Football claim Mourinho wants to add the 29-year-old to his squad to provide even more flair alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, although this will require a fee in the region of £50 million. 6 Matteo Darmian – Bringing in Fabinho means Mourinho needs to trim his squad, and Darmian appears to be out of favour under the former Chelsea boss. The Italian international started last season in excellent style, but he failed to show consistency across the campaign, and ended up losing his starting spot. Gazzetta dello Sport indicate Napoli are the frontrunners for his signature, and although the Red Devils will want to recoup much of the £12 million paid for Darmian last summer, the Serie A side have cash to burn following the sale of Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus. 6 Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Talented youngster Fosu-Mensah was named as one of the nine players Mourinho is looking to get rid of this summer, despite the potential he showed when given a first-team chance last term. Seemingly well suited to the Portuguese’s coach’s methods, it appears the reports concerning an exit from Old Trafford are wide of the mark. Speaking to IBTimesUK, the 18-year-old’s agent Jonathan Barnett said: ‘There is no truth in it. These reports are complete rubbish.’ Paul Pogba (Juventus) – Paul Pogba is officially a Manchester United player…almost. Various media reports indicate the world record deal to bring him to Old Trafford is all-but complete, and the midfielder himself has hinted at the move going through. He recently signed a Red Devils shirt whilst on holiday in America, whilst also taking to social media to poke fun at the reports about him – claiming he is undergoing a medical at Universal Studios amusement park in California. Adnan Januzaj – Once touted as the future of Manchester United, Januzaj’s fall from grace has been incredible. He is still just 21, and has 74 professional appearances to his name, but a failed loan move with Borussia Dortmund has shown he is not ready for the top level of the game. The winger was named as one of the nine players Mourinho is ready to remove from his squad, and AC Milan are ready to take a gamble on the youngster. Gazzetta World believe Januzaj will head to Serie A on an initial loan deal with the option to purchase him outright as the end of the campaign should he impress at the San Siro. 6 6 6 Fabinho (Monaco) – 22-year-old full-back Fabinho has long been a target of United, and Globoesporte report that a deal to take him to Old Trafford is almost complete. Mourinho has agreed to the move, viewing neither Matteo Darmian nor Antonio Valencia as good enough for the right-back berth. A Brazilian international, Monaco have already signed Djibril Sidibe from Lille to take his place in their squad, and the Ligue 1 club are willing to sanction his sale. 6last_img

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