An anticipated Manchester United deal will no longer take place, though a report claims a different move that could go through AFTER tonight’s 11pm deadline is possible.
The Red Devils are among the busiest clubs ahead of tonight’s English transfer deadline of 11pm. Indeed, the loan acquisition of Sergio Reguilon from Tottenham has been announced, while an initial loan agreement to sign Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat has been struck.
Elsewhere, back-up goalkeeper Altay Bayindir was unveiled earlier on Friday, though one deal in particular will not go ahead.
According to the Athletic the heavily exit-linked Scott McTominay is going nowhere.
The Scotland international has tumbled down the pecking order under Erik ten Hag so far this season.
That led to West Ham tabling a £30m bid, while London rival Fulham as well as Inter Milan and Bayern Munich all showed interest.
With Amrabat on the way, many expected McTominay to be the fall guy. But per the Athletic, that is not the case.
They categorically stated ‘it can now be confirmed McTominay will continue under Erik ten Hag.’
The Dutch manager is understood to be reticent to lose a proven performer who can add balance to his midfield. As such, and with no club matching United’s £40m-plus valuation, McTominay will stay.
Second deal is ON despite rejected bid
However, the same cannot be said of fellow midfielder Donny van de Beek. The Netherlands international, 26, ‘is available’ for transfer, state the Athletic.
Turkish giant Galatasaray are his primary suitor at present and are currently in talks.
Galatasaray have already seen a loan approach that contained a £1m fee knocked back by United. Nonetheless, they have not been dissuaded and continue to explore the Dutchman’s signing.
However, imminent updates on Van de Beek’s future may not come as quickly as you might expect.
Indeed, the Turkish transfer window does not close until September 15, meaning Galatasaray still have another two weeks to pursue Van de Beek.
The Athletic conclude an exit may well take shape in the days after tonight’s English 11pm deadline.