Manchester United Transfer Update
The deadline is fast approaching and clubs across England are chaotically trying to wrap up any late deals.
The World Cup was always going to make it a tough window for the big boys, add in the the early window closure and you have a recipe for disaster.
Some of the big boys have managed to get by this, Liverpool for example have been utterly ruthless in the summer transfer window. Their business has saw them be rightfully installed as second-favourites to Manchester City for the Premier League title.
One side who have struggled more than most however is Manchester United. The window is set to shut and United are in free-for-all. The full-back area was a key area of concern for United and it simply hasn't been addressed. The young Dalot is a prospect and can't be expected to be the immediate answer to United's problems.
Penny-pinching over the likes of Alex Sandro has left United in a pick ahead of the window closure. Their annual fruitless pursuit of Gareth Bale will certainly have not done them any favours either.
So what is the situation now?
Manchester United are prioritising a Centre-Back. Mourinho also wanted to sign a Right-Winger however the chances of that are now quite slim. United have identified Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Harry Maguire as their top three targets.
All three reportedly want the move, Leicester's asking price for Maguire has been a major stumbling block as has Tottenham's asking price for Toby Alderweireld.
United would ideally like to do a loan deal for Jerome Boateng however the Bavarian giants would prefer a straight sale making the deal a tough one for the Red Devils.
So what will happen?
Of course United could actually end up with no one. However, it is our belief that with both clubs actively trying to reach a resolution, Toby Alderweireld is likely to end up at Manchester United. This isn't a given, as you all will be aware Daniel Levy is a tough negotiator and has caused United big problems this summer. However, the player wants the move, he will be available for less-than half the price next season, so the likely outcome does seem to be that the Belgian will end up at Old Trafford before the window closes.