Manchester United Transfer News: Latest Updates on Gabigol, Fonte and More


Like previous years, tons of transfer rumors are flying around Old Trafford. Although few rumors became the reality in this year a lot more are still on the headlines of every newspaper. According to some analysis, this seasons is about to be more tactical because of having Mourinho, Guardiola, Klopp along with some other managers.

To strengthen the team, Mourinho has already bought the Swedish striker, Ibrahimovic along with Pogba from Juventus, Eric Bailly from Villarreal and Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund. However, Manchester United is in need of another centre-back. Looking at the transfer rumors, Mourinho has an eye on various players across some famous clubs. Some of the trending Manchester United transfer news are enlisted here.

Manchester United Transfer News

Before August 31, Mourinho wants to buy more players, according to the reports. Although none of the following news is confirmed, yet, they have been backed by some reliable news sources.

Gabriel Barbosa to make decision on his future

The Brazilian forward, Barbosa or known as Gabigol is under the United radar since a long time now. This young Santos player has been offered a decent amount – probably £30million by Red Devils. However, according to some other news sources, Barbosa’s agent has dismissed further transfer talks with Manchester United. On the other hand, Gabigol has said that,

Up until now, I haven’t had the time to think about anything because my attention was completely on the Olympics. Now I will celebrate with my family; then I will return to Santos and think about what I should do.

There is another news about him, and that is all about getting so-called “real offers” from two non-EPL clubs i.e. Juventus and Inter.

Mourinho may not buy Fonte until fringe players are sold

Mourinho is certainly in need of center back, and Fonte is probably the best option for this Portuguese. Fonte has been an important part of Southampton since 2010, but Manchester United authority is not ready to spend more money on this player until other non-mainstream players are sold out. According to a source, Mourinho is trying to convince United to make a bid of £12million for Jose Fonte but, that is nothing but a rumor, like said before. Ed Woodward has asked Mourinho to trim the team first, according to The Sun.

Marcos Rojo transfers news

To feed the United team with more players, Mourinho needs to trim the current squad – this is what he was asked to do by Ed Woodward. Few players can be off, and Rojo is one of them. This Argentine defender has been a part of Manchester United start lineup since 2014 but now Monaco is interested in Rojo and according to a report, they have already made an undisclosed bid. After the rejection of Shanghai SIPG deal, this defender now near to set to join Monaco. Nevertheless, that French club wants United to subsidies wages, according to Phil Cadden.

Phil Jones transfer updates

According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester United is willing to get Fonte to replace Rojo as well as Phil Jones. However, the Daily Mail has said that he won’t be moved as United still has an interest in this English defender. According to the report, all the queries of Stoke City, Watford, and Hull City have been denied by Old Trafford as Mourinho thinks that he has future at Manchester United.

Matthew Knox is under the United radar

Matthew Knox – the 16 years old young Livingston striker has impressed few EPL clubs including Manchester United. Although, this young player has the least experience in senior club games but still Jose Mourinho’s club has an eye on this player. According to the report, United has already made a bid of £150,000 to get him in the squad. Knox has already given a trial in January, but the club wants to sing him for a longer time.

There is few other Manchester United transfer news as well, but these are the most trending since past weeks.