Fiorentina have warned Manchester United there are other clubs interested in top midfield Sofyan Amrabat, although a deadline day move to Old Trafford is still expected to go ahead.
The Morocco international has been linked with United and Liverpool for the majority of the summer, having excelled in Florence over the past three seasons and performed superbly at last year’s World Cup in Qatar.
However, it appears there may finally be some closure over his future, with reports on Thursday claiming a switch to the Red Devils is finally set to happen.
Indeed, Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla claims that the 27-year-old is desperate to clinch his move to United, having ‘total agreement’ with the club.
Fabrizio Romano also reported on Thursday evening the Premier League club are set to hold a fresh round of talks with Fiorentina, despite talk of Fulham trying to hijack the deal.
Hurdles remain, however, with United wanting a loan while Fiorentina would sooner sale. The Serie A side will sanction a deal though, if an obligation to buy is inserted in the contract.
However, Fiorentina have also warned the Red Devils that they will need to act quickly, as there are more suitors for Amrabat‘s signature.
The Italian club’s president Rocco Commisso said: “There are other clubs for Amrabat too. I cannot give an answer right now, because not even I know what will happen tomorrow.
“We told Amrabat that if he has an opportunity to leave, then we’ll let him go. If this deal cannot be done, then he has two years left on his contract and will remain.
“There are many negotiations in progress. I don’t want to name names. So wait 24 hours and then you’ll know what happens.”
Reguilon loan deal close
So while United wait on Amrabat, they are very close to announcing the capture of Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon on loan.
Erik ten Hag has turned to the Spain international after the Blues discovered he would be a much cheaper option than Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella.
Not only is Reguilon on cheaper wages, Chelsea were demanding a £7 million loan fee for Cucurella, and wanted his wages paid all season.
United also have a break clause in January in the Reguilon deal, as per Romano. That clause certainly makes sense, given that both first-team left-backs Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia should both be fit by then.