A frustrating summer transfer window has now closed with Manchester United having missed out on a number of their top targets, including Jadon Sancho.
The Red Devils were busy on deadline day, though, bringing in Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Facundo Pellistri, in addition to agreeing a deal to sign Amad Traore in January. Attention will now switch to other business they may do when the window reopens in the winter.
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Old Trafford.
Friday morning’s Manchester United transfer talk news roundup:
Chelsea could supposedly swoop for a number of Napoli players if reports of a planned firesale are accurate.
Like many clubs across the globe, Napoli have been hit hard by the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Italian club’s problems reportedly run deeper than a loss of matchday revenue.
Napoli players are supposedly now in their fourth month without pay, and several star names could be heading for the exit door as Gennaro Gattuso’s side look to ease the strain on their finances.
As a result, football.london claim that Chelsea are sure to be in for some of Napoli’s most-prized assets if the Serie A outfit do end up offloading a number of players in the wake of the ongoing outbreak.
The report suggests that attacking duo Hirving Lozano and Dries Mertens could both be on Frank Lampard’s wishlist, while the Blues are sure to consider a move for the much-coveted defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
However, Chelsea would certainly have a fight on their hands to land the Senegal international, who has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City.
Napoli currently lie sixth in the Serie A table with five wins and three losses from their opening eight matches.
Manchester United are closing in on a future deal for AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu, according to transfer expert Christian Falk.
The Turkey international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for several weeks following his strong performances for the Rossoneri, where he boasts four goals and four assists in the current campaign.
Arsenal and Atletico Madrid have also been linked with a swoop for the 26-year-old, but Falk has claimed that negotiations between Calhanoglu and United are already at an advanced stage and a move to Manchester is edging ever closer.
Speaking to the Stretford Paddock Podcast, Falk said: “It’s true and I think this will happen because last summer there will already talks with his agent. I don’t know if you know but Juventus would have also have liked him last summer but he said ‘no’.
“He said no because he already knew what would happen this summer with United. Talks are already very, very far at the moment and he’ll be a free agent, so this transfer is very, very likely.
“He can be a good player if everything around him is working, then he can help United. He’s not the kind of player that if something went wrong he’d say ‘now we have to fight’.
“He’s a technical player, perhaps it is Pogba to show him the way. Then I feel like he could do it at United.”
Calhanoglu is currently in the final year of his contract with Milan, although the Italian giants are supposedly attempting to tie him down to a new deal.
More transfer news from Manchester United:
Real Madrid ‘passed up chance to sign Bruno Fernandes’
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Manchester United ‘offer Timothy Fosu-Mensah new contract’
Manchester United offer versatile defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah a new contract, according to a report. Read more.
Dimitar Berbatov: ‘Sergio Ramos would be a brilliant signing for Manchester United’
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Everton ‘at the head of the queue for Sami Khedira’
Everton lead the race for Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira, according to a report. Read more.