Man United transfer news: Bale's transfer gets a boost, Messi stopped Alba joining United and more- 5th October 2017
Man United transfer news and updates
Bale's injury gives United new hopes
Gareth Bale's time at Real Madrid could soon come to an end after the winger picked up another injury, reports Don Balon.
According to the reports, club President Florentino Perez is not pleased with Bale's fitness after his 2 injury-hit campaigns and ha snow decided to sell the Welshman next summer.
Manchester United are delighted with the news and will make a move for Bale and are hopeful than ever to finally complete this long-due transfer.
Don Balon, however, also stressed on the point that United are in no mood to include David De Gea in any deal for Bale's transfer to Old Trafford next or any other season.
Ozil's move to Old Trafford gathers pace
Mesut Ozil's transfer to Manchester United took a new angle earlier today when local Manchester based journalists started to share their opinions on the pros and cons of Ozil's move to Old Trafford.
Ozil is expected to enter negotiations with United in January 2018 after deciding to leave Arsenal on a free transfer next summer, reports The Sun.
Jose Mourinho and Ozil share a cordial working relationship and United are ready to make their move for the German and offer him the chance to United's permanent number 10.
Messi stopped Alba from joining United
According to Diario Gol, Lionel Messi's close friendship with Jordi Alba stopped Manchester United from signing the Spanish left-back earlier this season.
Manager Jose Mourinho is hellbent on signing a new left-back given Luke Shaw's lack of form and fitness and was keen to bring Alba to the club.
However, Alba has struck a close friendship with Messi since their time in Catalonia and the Argentine superstar advised Alba against the move.
Diario Gol reports that even if United comeback with another offer, Alba is unlikely to quit Barcelona as he wants to play with Messi for seasons to come.
Mourinho and Guardiola chasing Harrison
Manchester United and Manchester City are chasing the signature of England Under-21 star Jack Harrison, reports The Sun.
Harrison is a former United youth star where he played for the club from 2003-2010 and was a teammate for current United star Marcus Rashford.
Despite his United's ties, Harrison is tipped to sign for Man City as he is currently playing for New York City FC, which has close ties with Man City.
All the scouts watching Harrison claim that he is a late-developer who will shine in his coming years despite making little impact in his academy days.