STILL WITH A CHANCE
With Antoine Griezmann won’t be joining United this summer but, the possibility of him joining next summer has potentially increased. Reports suggested that Griezmann’s release clause will remain the same at £88m in the new contract. This means that should come back for him, United will be able to get the Frenchman.
NO TO MILAN
Alvaro Morata’s agent ruled out the possibility of his client joining AC Milan this summer, leaving United as the only club seriously interested in the Spaniard. When asked about the possibility of Morata joining United, Juanma Lopez said: “It’s a great club, a very interesting option. I can say that this is a very important proposal and now the decision is real.” Negotiations between United and Madrid continue with a deal still tantalizingly close to completion.
The clubs are on the verge of sealing a £71m transfer. The fee will make Morata the most expensive Spanish player in history, surpassing the amount Chelsea paid Liverpool for Torres in 2011.
Manchester United is the only club Monaco midfielder Fabinho will leave for this campaign. Both clubs are said to be locked in negotiations, but the player has made it clear that it is either United or Monaco. A £40m fee is believed to be enough for Monaco to let their midfield enforcer leave. Mourinho sees Fabinho as a direct replacement for Michael Carrick, who will be phased out at Old Trafford. Fabinho has previously revealed his desire to play for United. He said: “My objective is to get to a club with the dimension of Manchester United.
“I have no clue if one day I’ll be a United player, but I’ll keep working so it stops being a rumor and becomes reality.” Fabinho may be on the verge of completing a move with reports in France suggesting he will complete a before Morata completes his.
Gianluigi Donnarumma was said to be at the top of the list of goalkeepers United considered replacing David De Gea with. There were also rumors that Donnarumma was on the move to Madrid, but he put all that speculation to bed. He said: “Everyone knows that my wish is to stay at Milan. I’m looking for a house in the city to live with my family. I’m calm, all the parties involved know the decision I’ve made. I’m very much tied to these colors. Both Mino and Enzo Raiola and I are a cohesive team.”
With Norway and Sweden playing their friendly later today, Lindelof is expected to jet into Manchester tomorrow to complete all remaining formalities pertaining his transfer to United. Benfica also confirmed that a fee was agreed upon.