Manchester United transfer roundup: Chelsea steal Pedro after Louis van Gaal drops interest

Manchester United transfer roundup: Chelsea steal Pedro after Louis van Gaal drops interest

Here is the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.

Wednesday was a hugely dramatic day as Manchester United ‘dropped their interest’ in Barcelona forward Pedro.

The Spaniard had been linked with a move to Old Trafford for a number of weeks but Chelsea are now the frontrunners in the race to secure his signature.

United reportedly pulled out of negotiations for Pedro on the orders of Louis van Gaal, who isn’t said to be convinced that the Spaniard would fit into his system.

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It was a disastrous turn of events as far as United were concerned. If the club weren’t interested in Pedro, why did they send Ed Woodward to Spain to ‘conclude’ a deal this week?

The shocks didn’t stop there and The Telegraph’s Jason Burt later claimed that United have made an initial bid for Southampton forward Sadio Mane. It’s safe to say that no-one really knows what’s going on!

Meanwhile, United have also reportedly made a €85m bid for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller but the club’s sporting director Matthias Sammer recently insisted they have no intention of selling.

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