Super Lig giants in advanced talks to sign out-of-favour Man Utd midfielder
Manchester United star Fred is closing in on a summer move, after being allowed to discuss a potential deal with Galatasaray.
The 26-year-old midfielder moved to Old Trafford from Shakhtar Donetsk the previous summer for £52m – as per the Independent – but his debut season in Manchester didn’t exactly go according to plan.
The South American was restricted to just 17 EPL appearances in total under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho, struggling to live up to expectations in the middle of the park as United failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
According to Fotomac via Sport Witness, the Red Devils flop is nearing a summer transfer to Turkish club Galatasaray, after holding positive negotiations with the club over a loan move.
The Red Devils are content to offload Fred ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, but only on a temporary basis with a view to bringing the star back to Old Trafford if Fred can rediscover his best form by playing regular first-team football.
The Brazil international was considered as the man to help free up Frace international Paul Pogba in midfield last season, but he was not able to hold down a spot in United’s starting eleven and flattered to deceive when get the chance to prove himself.
He did show glimpses of his talent, most notably during a UCL last-16 win over Paris Saint Germain, which saw Ole’s side overturn a two-goal aggregate deficit in France.
However, it now looks likely that the midfielder will be shipped off to Turkey in order to regain his confidence, which might mean Red Devils are gearing up to bring in an extra midfielder before the transfer market slams shut on August 8.
Man Utd reportedly will make offer for 24-year-old Portuguese midfielder
Manchester United are reportedly moving towards making an offer bid for Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes, with his entourage said to be in England.
The 24-year-old star is coming off the back of a stellar season in which he bagged 32 goals and 18 assists in 53 matches for the Portuguese giants.
Coupled with making an impression at the international level, Bruno has come a long way since his early stint in Serie A as he looks to be on the brink of a major move.
As noted by the Independent, the Red Devils have previously been connected with making a £50 million bid for the midfield ace, although Sporting Lisbon have continued to value him closer to £70 million.
Speculation of a move to Premier League has been rife for weeks, but according to a The Mirror, as initially cited by Sport Witness, it appears as though the current situation could be set to develop imminently.
It’s stated that reports in Portugal have claimed that not only is Bruno Fernandes’ representative, Miguel Pinho, in England to try and seal a deal but that a formal offer is expected in the ‘coming hours’.
Importantly, Tottenham Hotspur are also specifically mentioned in the report, and so manager Mauricio Pochettino could yet see his side make a rival bid for the creative star.
Nevertheless, with the Red Devils failing to secure a Top 4 finish in the Premier League last campaign as well as being left empty-handed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate to see the club reinforce his roster ahead of the new season.
Solskjaer gives green light for Man Utd to sign Arsenal striker in surprise £62m deal
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his approval to the landing of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, it has been reported.
The Red Devils have been linked with a swoop for the Arsenal forward in the latest weeks amid speculation the player had proposals from the Chinese Super League.