It certainly appears that the rumor mills work extra time the moment that Manchester United announce a new signing. As soon as the club announced the world-record arrival of Harry Maguire, the reports began flowing in as to who will be the next talent to be secured by the Red Devils.
With regard to that, a host of names have been doing the rounds, including players that they have been linked to all summer.
However, an old approach may be reignited in the couple of days that remain in the transfer window.
According to Marca, Manchester United will attempt a late signing of Sergej Milinković-Savić from Lazio. This claim works on the premise that Real Madrid are bolstering their attempts to sign Paul Pogba from Old Trafford and will make one more massive bid before Thursday.
This ought to be viewed with a grain of salt.
The notion that Ed Woodward and company are stocking up on quality midfielders in order to ensure the club’s roster remains loaded in the event that Pogba departs is doubtful.
While technically Pogba can depart by September 2, when the window closes for the rest of Europe, Premier League clubs seemed to make it clear that this wouldn’t be the way in which they’d do business.
At the same time, it is certain that the only possible way in which Pogba will be permitted to leave is if an adequate replacement is signed by Thursday. Here too some confusion exists. In addition to this report linking them with Sergej, separate claims have suggested a move for Christian Eriksen.
Furthermore, Bruno Fernandes is also touted to be on his way from weeks now.
The report goes on to add that Madrid are now willing to offer up to three players plus cash in order to land Pogba. United, meanwhile, are adamant that only full payment of their stated value in cash will permit the move to occur. Most claims agree that Real Madrid aren’t in a financial position to do so.