Man Utd transfer rumours: Brobbey back on radar; Pellistri offered in swap deal

90min rounds up the latest Manchester United transfer news, rumours and gossip circulating around the world…

Liverpool lead Manchester United in the race to sign Jean-Clair Todibo from Sir Jim Ratcliffe-owned OGC Nice. The Frenchman’s close relationship with Ibrahima Konate is seen to give Jurgen Klopp’s side an advantage in negotiations, even though he could end up blocking Todibo’s pathway to the first team. (Nice-Matin)

Erik ten Hag is lining up another ‘Ajax reunion’, with striker Brian Brobbey back on the agenda. The 21-year-old has scored eight goals during 2023/24 and could be turned to as United plan for life without Anthony Martial. (Daily Mirror)

Ten Hag was tightlipped about Hannibal Mejbri‘s future at Manchester United at his Friday press conference. The Tunisian has been tipped to join Sevilla on loan with an option to buy in January, but the Red Devils boss simply said “when we have the news, we will tell you,” when asked about the 20-year-old. (Manchester Evening News)

Joshua Zirkzee is another forward being targeted by United, with the former Bayern Munich striker now plying his trade at Bologna. But he is also wanted by Premier League rivals Arsenal, who may need to come close to his £50m valuation to have any hope of pulling a deal off. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton manager Sean Dyche is unconcerned by reports linking United with midfielder Amadou Onana. The Belgian has also been linked with other Premier League clubs, but Dyche says the rumours are “just another story”. (PA)

The foundations are being laid for a mega-money move for Royal Antwerp sensation Arthur Vermeeren. There is ‘regular contact’ between United and the player’s representatives, though any deal is likely to cost upwards of £50m. That would include Antwerp receiving half of that figure up front – an amount they feel is achievable given the significant interest in Vermeeren from around Europe. (Football Insider)

Jonah Kusi-Asare could be involved in a bidding war involving United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich. The towering 6’5 striker, who is just 16, is tipped by scouts to be one of European’s brightest young prospects, and currently plays for AIK in his native Sweden. (HITC)

In the search for a new central midfielder, United have retraced their steps to reignite their interest in Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana. The Frenchman could be the player tasked with partnering Kobbie Mainoo in the long-term – Sofyan Amrabat’s loan spell from Fiorentina having not panned out as hoped – and £26m could be enough to get a deal done. (TeamTalk)

Facundo Pellistri has been offered to Sporting CP in a swap deal involving Morten Hjulmand, who has a £69m release clause written into his contract. The Dane cites Christian Eriksen as a ‘mentor’ but a deal will need to be revisited as the Portuguese giants have no interest in the current proposal. (The Sun)


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