Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils urged to sign £100m defender, Inter star available for reduced price, and more - 10th January 2018
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The Red Devils are yet to make a statement signing in spite of being linked with a host of players in regards to transfer moves. However, from what it looks like, the Old Trafford faithful may have to wait to see their beloved club splashing out cash on a big transfer until the summer.
On that note, let's have a look at the top stories concerning Manchester United today.
#1 Duncan Castles makes Manchester United transfer claim
Ten days have already passed since the transfer window flung open, but United are yet to make a concrete move for any of the players they were being linked to in the previous months. The Red Devils' fascination for Kalidou Koulibaly is well-known and they also had made a bid to sign the defender, only to see Napoli reject their advances.
Now, amidst doubts being cast over the club's intentions regarding signing players in this window, Daily Record journalist Duncan Castles has given his views on the matter.
Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, he said,
“It would be ironic after Mourinho had gone to war with the club to try and force them to buy in the summer and they’ve refused to reinforce in that position [centre back]."
“What I’m hearing is that they are ready to do it for the right player and obviously the big change at Manchester United is they now have control of transfer policy back, so they don’t have to fight with the manager."
“So, in that sense Mourinho leaving has opened it up for them."
“They don’t have to worry about signing a player and Mourinho doing well of the back of it and then them being stuck with Mourinho into another season.”
United have already won their first five games in all competitions under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who now prepares for his first tough test as Manchester United visit Wembley to face Tottenham on Sunday.