Man Utd ‘handed blow’ over Serie A star as scouts ‘watch’ possible David De Gea replacement

All the latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours as Erik ten Hag’s men look to move on swiftly from their derby defeat.

Manchester United are picking up the pieces from their crushing Manchester Derby defeat to City.

United were four down by the break and wound up losing 6-3, with Erling Haaland and Phil Foden helping themselves to a hat-trick each.

The Red Devils are back in action as soon as Thursday night, when they take on Omonia in the Europa League ahead of a Premier League clash with in-form Everton.

In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Old Trafford.

Locatelli rejection

United do not look likely to pull off a deal for Juventus star Manuel Locatelli any time soon.

The Red Devils have been linked with the Juve star, who is being heavily touted for a move away from Turin

According to Calciomercato, Locatelli wants to help Juventus correct course amid struggled over the last couple of years, but the club don’t view him as a crucial piece.

That could see him depart in January, but it’s claimed Arsenal are the most likely to make a move.

United have not been ruled out, but it’s highlighted that Locatelli ‘politely declined’ a proposal from United during the summer window.

Scouting mission

United are said to have attended an FC Porto clash as they keep an eye out for a new goalkeeper.

There is uncertainty over David De Gea’s future, with the Spaniard out of contract at the end of this season.

And according to Football365, United scouts watched Porto and Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa in action, with Newcastle scouts also reportedly present.

Costa has impressed of late, and he is almost certain to be at this winter’s World Cup with Portugal. For United, much will depend on how the De Gea situation plays out.