Manchester United transfer news: Mourinho planning Rashford-Asensio swap, Carrick's next club and more - 30th October 2017
Rashford to be traded for Asensio
In a rather surprising news, Manchester United could look to swap Marcus Rashford for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, reports Don Balon.
Despite his remarkable start to the season, manager Jose Mourinho believes Rashford does not do enough to seal a place in the starting XI week in week out.
Mourinho is eyeing to sign a player who can be a regular figure in United's attack and thinks Asensio could be that player.
Real Madrid have also kept a close eye on Rashford and think he can eventually success Cristiano Ronaldo as he has got the skill and goal-scoring ability.
We are yet to get an idea of the transfer fee as both clubs could look to work out a straight swap deal given Rashford's meteoric rise and Asensio's €700million release clause.
Fabinho could join United in January
Manchester United are about to make a move for AS Monaco's Fabinho to sort out their midfield woes, according to reports from Daily Star.
United are currently missing Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, and Michael Carrick which has led to a sloppy last few games for the Red Devils.
Although Pogba is tipped to make his return in next few day, Mourinho is not taking any chances with United's title bid this season and will look to sign Fabinho to sure up his midfield.
Former Arsenal star Robert Pires has also backed Man United to sign Fabinho in January and continue their bid for the title.
Pires said: “I think this could happen in January, or next summer. Manchester City could also be interested but they’ve got Fernandinho at the moment, who is playing very well.”
Aston Villa eyeing a move for Carrick
Aston Villa are eying a move for Manchester United captain Michael Carrick and could make a move for the midfielder next summer, reports Sunday Mirror.
Carrick has found hard to get game time this season with the arrival of Nemanja Matic and Jose Mourinho's tweak in the playing system.
Carrick's injury concerns have not helped his cause as he is yet to play 2 consecutive games this season. Despite the lack of playing time, Carrick is determined to stick with United until the end of this season and then take a call on his future.
Carrick arrived at Old Trafford from Tottenham in 2006 and since then has gone on to win five Premier League titles and a Champions League success in 2008.