Fabrizio Romano reveals Man Utd’s fresh transfer hope as key star tipped for ‘farewell’
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Erik ten Hag’s men squeeked past Wolves on Monday night to open their season with a win, but it was a disappointing performance from the Red Devils. Significant improvement will be required to see off Tottenham this weekend, but in the meantime, the club continues to work on transfers, and largely outgoings at this point.
Fabrizio Romano still believes there is a chance United could sign Benjamin Pavard despite Harry Maguire’s exit falling through.
He told CaughtOffside: “I would say he [Pavard] is the big favourite together with Jean-Clair Todibo, he is in second position. But, the favourite candidate is Benjamin Pavard because the player wants the move, he is very clear on this.
“From what I’m hearing, Pavard already communicated to Bayern that he wants to go. He is not going to sign a new contract. He’s out of contract in summer 2024, and he has this possibility to go to Manchester United. He was also in the list at Manchester City to replace Kyle Walker, but at the end Walker decided to stay at the club and sign a new contract.
“So, for Pavard this big opportunity to go for Man United is something that he really wants to do. So, he’s pushing to make it happen. Man United, on Friday, approached Bayern, but there initial approach was not successful because Bayern told them that they have, at the moment, no intention to sell. Right after the player sent a very clear message to the club: he wants to go. He wants to get this opportunity to play for Man United, and so I think he is the favourite candidate.”
United have been tipped to offload Jadon Sancho in the coming weeks.
Journalist Rudy Galetti has told GiveMeSport: “Manchester United are expecting to be busy when it comes to the exits of Martial and Sancho in the next days. In fact, in the event of a suitable offer for these two players, it will be seriously considered and evaluated.
“A farewell for Martial and Sancho is possible. Man Utd are confident of receiving some offers for both of them, especially in the second part of August and close to deadline day.”