Manchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba, Ezequiel Garay, Jose Fonte, Fabinho, Leonardo Bonucci latest

1 Aug

Is this the week that Paul Pogba finally completes his long-drawn-out transfer to Manchester United?


Barely a day has gone by in recent weeks without some small yet (apparently) significant development being made, usually on Instagram.

According to Sky Sports, Pogba is “preparing to fly” to Manchester, having holidayed in the United States for the last few weeks, though it is unlikely he’s currently browsing through a duty-free section and enjoying a pre-plane pint.

On his unveiling as United’s new manager, Jose Mourinho promised one more ‘fundamental’ signing (i.e. Pogba) and potentially a few other supplementary additions.

The Portuguese is known to want more options at centre-back and his compatriot, the Southampton defender Jose Fonte, could be just the man he needs.

Fonte’s former boss Ronald Koeman is also interested, however. Everton have tabled a £9million bid for the 32-year-old, according to the Daily Record.

The Record’s story also claims that Monaco will reject all advances for Fabinho, the Brazil full-back, if they reach the next Champions League qualifying round.

The Ligue 1 side face Fenerbahce at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday, having lost 2-1 in the last week’s first leg.

Ezequiel Garay is another option for Mourinho, as The Sunday Times reported.

The Zenit St Petersburg defender has been linked with Old Trafford in the past and would be a cheaper option than Leonardo Bonucci.

A move for the Juventus centre-back would probably be a costly one, around £60m. United know too well that they drive a hard bargain in Turin.

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