Manchester United have had a very busy summer in the transfer window but more is being planned behind the scenes.
With that in mind, we take a look at eight deals Manchester United could complete on transfer deadline day.
One deal that will most certainly be announced today is the signing of Daley Blind. The Ajax defender is already in Manchester and as long as Blind passed his medical, he will be unveiled as United’s fifth signing of the summer.
First up with departures is Tom Cleverley. The midfielder has been told he can leave United this summer and he has a host of clubs such as Aston Villa, Hull City and Valencia interested. Current reports from The Telegraph suggest wage demands are hampering a deal but Cleverley is faced with a choice – stay at United, see out his contract and play little to no football or go elsewhere and take a pay cut in doing so. If playing football is Cleverley’s ultimate goal, there is only one choice he can make.
Real Madrid are almost certain to sign Javier Hernandez and the Spanish press are already reporting the deal as done. At this stage, it looks a case of when and not if Chicharito will move to Madrid on loan.
Anderson is a player who United seemingly can’t get rid of, it’s the only reason the Brazilian is still at the club on deadline day. Fiorentina had the chance to sign him following a loan spell last season but they decided not to follow through on it. Here’s hoping United can find a buyer before the window closes.
One that not many United fans want to see happen is a potential exit for Danny Welbeck. The latest on this suggests he could return to Sunderland on loan for a season. The crux of any situation with Welbeck is not that the club wants to let him go but more that he’d want to leave the club instead of being third choice behind Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney. Teams are interested in Welbeck, so the possibility remains there.
Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is still on the lookout for another club. He’d be a great keeper elsewhere so it’s a surprise nobody has come in for the big Dane yet.
Finally, two other exits that could happen are Nick Powell and Tom Lawrence. With Powell, a loan spell to Nottingham Forest has been labelled as a potential destination and for Lawrence it is Leicester City who are credited with an interest in him.