Manchester United round-up: £50 million bid for Madrid ace; former Man City star linked; loan exit close
Manchester United could pull off one of the most sensational deals of deadline day if Spanish publication Diario Gol is to be believed. They say that United are preparing a £50 million bid for Real Madrid sensation Marco Asensio which could take the youngster to Old Trafford after making a breakthrough at the Bernabeu in the opening weeks of the season.
Tipped for huge things in Spain, Asensio has already scored four goals this season from midfield. However, the source is one of the least reliable in Spain and it seems hugely unlikely that Real Madrid would even consider an offer from United, it seems much more likely that Real Madrid would laugh an offer out of the door rather than accept it.
In another strange headline, the Daily Star say that Manchester United could go in for a player who spent much of his career at two of their closest rivals. That man is Bacary Sagna, who played for both Arsenal and Manchester City, with Jose Mourinho reportedly interested in the 34-year-old.
His contract at Manchester City expired at the end of June and was not renewed by Pep Guardiola and co., and Mourinho could now look to the free agent as a cheap fix to add cover in defence. Even so, with several options in the squad in that position, it would again seem unlikely that United will move for him at this time.
There could also be a departure from Manchester today as the Express and Star claim that young midfielder Scott McTominay could head to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan for the campaign. The 20-year-old made his first team debut on the final day of the 2016/17 season and was involved with the first team in pre-season.
Now, the Scottish central midfielder could head out to gain regular game time. The second division club are looking to add depth in the middle of the park and an agreement could suit all parties and help McTominay to reach his full potential.