Manchester United transfer roundup: £93million Bale bid made, Rashford to Barcelona and more

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Gareth Bale could soon be donning red
Shashi Choudhary

United step up their efforts for Bale

According to the latest reports from Daily Star Manchester United have made a £93million bid for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and expect to complete his transfer before deadline day.

Daily Star claims, United waited for Alexis Sanchez's decision who now looks set to join Manchester City after Pep Guardiola has decided to offer Raheem Sterling and 40million for Sanchez's signing.

United and Jose Mourinho are still keen on making one marquee signing before the window ends and Bale has been on top of their transfer list for a long time.

Bale is currently sidelined from Marco Asensio's rapid rise at Bernabeu and will struggle to get game time once Cristiano Ronaldo regains full fitness.

Man United are aware of the possibility of signing Bale, however, following David De Gea's transfer conundrum 2 seasons ago and Kylian Mbappe's move to PSG, United will find it difficult to break Real Madrid's resistance of selling the Welshman this summer.

Barcelona want Rashford to replace Suarez

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Rashford has formed a lethal partnership with Lukaku

It seems the Catalan media have gone into the overdrive with transfer deadline day approaching after Manchester United's Marcus Rashford has been linked with a surprise move to replace Luis Suarez at Barcelona.

Suarez, 30 has shown signs of rustiness this season and many experts have tipped the Uruguayan to be sold next season.

Barca have lined up Paulo Dybala, Andrea Belotti, and Rashford to be the next striker to lead the club's attack. However, Rashford has already made an impact for Jose Mourinho this season with The Red Devils expected to turn down any possible bid from the Catalan side.

Despite playing on the left wing, Rashford has looked lively and has formed an understanding with United's new summer signing Romelu Lukaku which is expected to be United's key attacking line-up for seasons to come.

Griezmann's agent confirms United transfer

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Man United have reserved the number 7 jersey for Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann's agent has confirmed that the French striker was on the verge of joining Manchester United before Atletico Madrid were handed the transfer ban.

Speaking with Independent, Eric Olhats said: ‘Griezmann didn’t feel able to leave Atletico. He’s been integral to them and has shown his commitment to the club at a time when they couldn’t sign players. Without the Fifa sanctions he would have gone."

After failing to sign Griezmann in the summer, United went ahead and signed Romelu Lukaku who has already scored 3 league goals in 3 matches.

However, sources close to the club are certain of United making a move for Griezmann next summer with the number 7 jersey reserved for the Atletico Madrid man.

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Edited by Anuradha Santhanam


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