MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand says “carnage” is about to happen on transfer deadline day as the Red Devils aim to sign at least one player before the window closes.
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Manchester United have signed Brazilian midfielder Fred, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant this summer.
But United boss Jose Mourinho has been vocal in his demands for more new players.
Leicester star Harry Maguire has been among the main targets but the Foxes are reluctant to sell the centre-back.
Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld is another name who has been strongly linked but United have been unable to agree on a fee.
And Ferdinand has questioned whether Mourinho will get the players he wants.
Ferdinand wrote on Twitter: “Transfer Deadline Day… carnage about to begin! Multiple Phone Calls Happening… wonder if Jose will be getting the 2 signings he wants?!”
United attacker Alexis Sanchez says the club must sign experienced players like Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal if they are to win trophies.
“At United we have to sign big players, with experience,” Sanchez told Sky Sports.
“He is a great player and my team-mate from Chile.
“He is an example of the type of players we need to sign to win trophies and compete at the highest level.”
United begin their Premier League campaign against Leicester City on Friday.
MOOTED DEALS AS THE TRANSFER DEADLINE LOOMS
France’s World Cup-winning midfielder has been subject to a concerted push from Barcelona to prise the 25-year-old away from Old Trafford. Pogba is in his second spell at United, with a stint at Juventus sandwiched in between. Tensions appear to have built between the all-action star and Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho, with Barcelona appearing ready to pounce.
Harry Maguire/Toby Alderweireld/Jerome Boateng
Manchester United’s dogged pursuit of a top-class centre back is expected to end with the capture of one of this trio. Leicester’s Harry Maguire has been a summer-long target for United, but his fine World Cup exploits with England have pushed up the Foxes’ valuation of one of their top assets. Spurs defender Alderweireld has been eyeing a move away from the north London club for some time now, and could be about to get his wish. Bayern defender Boateng has emerged as a possible fall-back option for United in the last few days.
Wily playmaker Grealish had appeared on the brink of an Aston Villa exit, with Tottenham the chief suitors. But Villa’s new owners are rumoured to be close to rebuffing the latest in a long line of attempts to prise the 22-year-old away from Birmingham.
Frankfurt midfielder Rebic lit up the World Cup as Croatia stormed to the final, leaving the 24-year-old’s services in high demand across Europe. Manchester United are rumoured to top that list of suitors, and still have time to conclude a deal to bring him to Old Trafford.