Man Utd transfer news is still ongoing despite the Premier League window closing and Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo are being linked with transfers.
Manchester United players have a day off today as they enjoy a breather ahead of next week’s trip to Brighton.
The nine-day gap between games will be welcomed by Jose Mourinho as returning players continue to build up their fitness following their World Cup break.
It was at Brighton in May that Mourinho rounded on United’s forwards for failing to capitalise in the absence of the injured Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian squandered his own chance against Leicester on Friday night but should return at the Amex Stadium.
The transfer window is still open for overseas clubs and Matteo Darmian has five days to clinch a return to Italy, amid interest from Juventus, Napoli and Internazionale. Mourinho and senior club sources have already indicated they would be happy to keep the Italy international.
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Darmian back in Italy
The Italian has been staying at The Lowry since he returned to Manchester and his wife does not appear to have even come back to England. The United full-back has gone back to Italy as the players enjoy a day off and several supporters will doubtless hope Darmian stays there.
A number of Italian clubs have shown interest in Darmian but United have farmed out Fosu-Mensah on loan while Valencia and Dalot are injured, so Darmian could end up staying until January, at the very least. United also have the option of an additional year on his contract, so if he doesn’t move this month or in the winter, then they will trigger that one-year option.
The Italian transfer window closes on Friday.
Barcelona to ‘continue Pogba pursuit’
The transfer window in England might be closed but Barcelona will continue their pursuit of Paul Pogba according to the Telegraph.
United don’t want to sell and the report claims that while Barcelona privately accept that they will continue their interest the same way they pursued Philippe Coutinho.
The report adds the La Liga giants are likely to return in January or even next summer with a vastly improved offer for the 25-year-old and will closely monitor both his mood and his relationship with Mourinho.