Jose Mourinho ‘keeping tabs’ on Man Utd star, ‘£67m’ price set for Red Devils target

All the latest transfer news and speculation involving Manchester United.

With the new Premier League season fast approaching, Manchester United are still in the market to recruit a number of new faces.

The Red Devils have been active this summer, but will feel that their business is far from done at this stage.

That could apply to potential outgoings too, with several players touted for possible exits.

With that in mind, here’s Friday’s United-related transfer news...

Mourinho eyes Bailly

Serie A champions AC Milan and Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma are reportedly keeping tabs on United defender Eric Bailly, according to The Athletic.

The Red Devils confirmed the arrival of Lisandro Martinez earlier this week in a move that looks set to shunt the Ivorian further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

It is understood that alongside Martinez, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, and Raphael Varane are all seen to be better options too.

As such, an exit looks increasingly likely for Bailly amid mounting interest from Italy.

Watford in for Laird

Another defender who could be headed for the exit door at Old Trafford is promising talent Ethan Laird.

As per The Athletic, Watford are in talks with United to take the 20-year-old on loan ahead of the new season.

A deal could prove to be mutually beneficial for both clubs, with the Hornets keen to recruit a homegrown full-back, and the Red Devils eager for Laird to continue his development with first team minutes following prior spells with MK Dons, Swansea City, and Bournemouth.

Ajax hold firm on Antony price

Dutch giants Ajax are understood to want £67.1 million for the sale of heavily-touted United target Antony this summer.

The Red Devils have been linked with the Brazilian for some time, and are said to have offered in excess of £50 million for his services already.

But Goal report that United’s valuation still falls some way short of the price tag Ajax have placed on the 22-year-old.

As such, it would appear that talks have hit something of a lull, with little sign of any likely breakthrough in the immediate future.