Manchester United are still open to making more signings before the transfer window shuts, according to 90min.com‘s Graeme Bailey.
The journalist reports that Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier and Wolves’ Ruben Neves are the two players that could still end up moving to Old Trafford this month.
There are, though, a number of caveats to this happening. Atletico are still demanding Trippier’s €60m (£51m) release clause which is a sizeable figure for a 30-year-old.
In Neves’s case, Wolves are more open to doing business but the Premier League side will expect any team to pay close to £40m for the Portuguese international.
Spending over £90m on two players is very unlikely to happen without sales. United have nine players they would consider offloading. Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Nemanja Matic, Alex Telles, Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, and even Donny van de Beek are all available but, so far, the Red Devils have not received satisfactory offers for any of them.
That may change ahead of the window closing, but Trippier and Neves do have other potential suitors. Reports in recent weeks suggest Arsenal could be United’s main rival for both players so it remains to be seen who will win the race for the pair.