Manchester United will look to build off a second placed finish in the league this season and compete with Manchester City and other top clubs for the league next year, a healthy off season will be needed for that push.
The European Championships group stages are about to wrap up this week, players looking for new clubs who are eliminated will begin speaking to clubs, Turkish playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu signed for Inter Milan a day after Turkey was eliminated.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City has made an offer to Tottenham for Harry Kane. Once teams get knocked out and players get done with their vacation the market will start to heat up.
Manchester United have been in the news somewhat. Linked players playing in the Euros, potential loan deals and star players leaving has dotted the tepid transfer news lately.
Possible Manchester United Players in the Euros
Two of the biggest and most probable names that Manchester United have been linked with and are playing in the Euros are Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho.
Jadon Sancho has not played one minute for England, but that could change after the poor offensive performance against Scotland, Scotland got tuned up by Czech Republic in the first game. England was supposed to play them off the pitch in London, but got booed off instead.
England need a good offensive performance against a surprising Czech side. Sancho could be the guy, but it does hurt Sancho’s transfer value if he can not get in a side that is lacking for chances. If Sancho were to turn things around and produce his value might rise.
The deal is almost done, Romano reported that a couple of weeks ago, I would not be surprised if Manchester United are holding out until the Euros is finished and use Sancho’s performance as leverage in negotiations.
Raphael Varane is still under contract until 2022 and Real Madrid have already parted with club legend Sergio Ramos. Replacing two center-backs will be more daunting.
If Varane does not sign an extension, Real Madrid could look to move on from the Frenchman. Manchester United, PSG and other top clubs have been interested.
PSG is a real competitor for United, they have already signed Georginio Wijnaldum and have also been interested in United star Paul Pogba. PSG look willing to spend even more to bring home the Champions League after coming close in the last two years.
Varane and France look like they will go deep in the knockout rounds, so news with him could take awhile.
Manchester United Players Possibly on the Move
It would be good to see Tuanzebe during the pre-season to see how he would mesh with newer signings, but we know what we have with Tuanzebe, he is solid. Like Bailly, there might be a yearning for more, someone world class like Varane makes sense for a club like Manchester United.
A loan could do him well, I would not mind him going somewhere in Europe. Tomori’s loan to AC Milan from Chelsea worked well and something like that could be beneficial for both Manchester United and Axel Tuanzebe.
Paul Pogba will always be in the news, it is good for his brand and he is one of the best midfielders in the world. His talents have been on full display for France. He plays really well for the French.
Swap deals with him has a piece has been constant. It is speculated that clubs could use swaps more this summer because of monetary problems because of lockdowns. PSG, Juve and Real Madrid have been constantly linked to the playmaker not just this summer, but previous windows as well.
If PSG were to lock up Varane and Pogba this window they could be favorites to win the Champions League.
The window during a major tournament is always cool and the windows always heat up once they get closer to deadline day, nothing new.
Just a heads up to see where Manchester United currently stand in the window.