United have had a pretty successful summer thus far, signing three out of the four players Mourinho wanted. A number of players continue to be linked with moves to Old Trafford and a couple of youngsters have also been linked with moves away from the club.
Manchester United were heavily linked with a move for wantaway PSG right-back Serge Aurier. It was reported in midweek that a deal was in place with the player and only the fee with the Parisian club was to be agreed. Chelsea too entered the race for the right-back who can be an ideal utility man in midweek. Despite being favorites and very close to a move worth about £27m, United pulled out of the move on Mourinho’s advice. The speculation cooled close to the weekend while Inter Milan also enter the race for the 24-year-old Ivorian.
Another player heavily linked with a move to United was the Welsh wizard, Gareth Bale. With Madrid really keen on signing Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe but unwilling to pay the fee being demanded (upwards of £150m), Bale could be offloaded in a move to raise money.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez even reached an agreed to offload the player. Real also took a step further and ‘offered’ Bale to United and Chelsea. Chelsea are the only club likely to challenge United for the services of Bale should he leave Madrid this summer.
A fee in excess of £90m has been talked about in the back pages. The move would make United one of the favorites for the title if they aren’t one already.
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The youngster has been tipped to leave United temporarily on loan this summer. After a disappointing season at Wolves last time around, Borthwick-Jackson will want to move to a club that would guarantee regular game time.
Leeds United are favorites to sign him on loan for the upcoming campaign. They have beaten the likes of Ajax for the 20-year-old’s services.
Tabloids reported a deal was in place but the official confirmation was yet to be made.
Another highly rated prospect Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set to walk through the exit door at Old Trafford. Watford and Crystal Palace are in the running for the Dutchman. A move to Selhurst Park and a reunion with Frank de Boer was the favored move for the player. Mourinho’s wishes to keep the player at Old Trafford but a lack of playing time last season stalled Fosu-Mensah’s development.
A loan move to a Premier League club is the best move for further development of the youngster who has been tipped for a big future at Old Trafford.