Real Madrid are open to selling Casemiro to Manchester United in a potential deal worth over £60m.
Talks are ongoing between the two clubs and United are given enough encouragement to believe a deal is possible.
Real manager Carlo Ancelotti is very fond of the 30-year-old. However, Casemiro is reportedly not seen as indispensable given the plethora of options the Champions League champions have in midfield.
Luka Modric signed a contract extension until 2023 and Toni Kroos also provides experience to combine with younger talents Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni and Federico Valverde.
La Real cannot guarantee a margin of minutes for Manchester United’s potential new signing. It will be considered sensible to take your salary off the books, while a large transfer fee is deposited.
United have desperately needed a defensive midfielder for years and the Brazilian offers attributes that manager Erik ten Hag lacks in his squad.
It is not known if Casemiro is actually interested in leaving the Bernabéu for Europa League football at Old Trafford, even with the prospect of doubling his salary.
He is considering his options given that he needs playing time before the World Cup and has been tempted by United’s proposal.
Madrid has underlined that the final decision is Casemiro’s.
The former Sao Paulo player has played more than 300 times for Madrid and has been part of five Champions League successes.
United are still interested in Caicedo
With two weeks to go until the transfer window closes, Man Utd are looking at other midfield options with a move for Adrien Rabiot from Juventus now increasingly unlikely due to salary demands. However, they have increased interest in Moises Caicedo from Brighton.
United are deciding internally whether to formalize the interest given Brighton’s strong “no intention to sell” stance.
The 20-year-old Ecuadorian impressed in Brighton’s 2-1 win on the opening weekend at Old Trafford as Graham Potter’s side defeated new United boss Erik ten Hag in his first game in charge.
Caicedo only made his Premier League debut for Brighton at Arsenal in April. He has become a regular in Potter’s first team having started their last 10 league games and has made 12 appearances in all competitions for the club.
United are longtime admirers of Caicedo, seeking to sign him when he joined Brighton from Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle in February 2021.
However, Brighton’s transfer policy is that they will only sell at the right time for the right price.
United will have internal discussions about whether to formalize their interest with an official offer.
Caicedo, whose contract at Brighton runs until the summer of 2025, also scored his first Premier League goal against United in a shock 4-0 win at the Amex Stadium in May.
In October last year, he became the first player born in the 21st century to score in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, scoring in Ecuador’s 4-2 victory over Uruguay.
Brighton have already sold two key players to Premier League sides this summer after the departures of Marc Cucurella to Chelsea in a £60m deal and midfielder Yves Bissouma to Tottenham for £35m.
Caicedo interest comes amid waning optimism over de Jong deal
Manchester United’s interest in Caicedo comes after dwindling optimism over signing the Barcelona midfielder Frankie de Jong.
Man Utd have not given up hope of signing De Jong as they feel Barca want to make a deal and have a wide deal worth £72m.
They also believe that the player from the Netherlands wants to come, but they know that the potential move has dragged on for much longer than they wanted or anticipated.
Sky sports news He has been told “the door has not closed” on a de Jong deal but “confidence is not high” a transfer may happen.
Man Utd have been looking at other options all summer given the problematic nature of De Jong’s deal.
Alternate options may need to be activated soon as there are only 16 days left in the window.
Meanwhile, Man Utd are also in the market for a goalkeeper after Dean Henderson left on loan to Nottingham Forest.
His goal is a group of three ‘goalkeepers who are all capable of playing in the first team’.
David de Gea is currently the number one option with Tom Heaton number two.
United interested in signing a striker this summer
Man Utd is also still in the market for a striker, with PSV Eindhoven Cody Gakpo a player of interest.
They are being respectful of PSV’s participation in the Champions League qualifiers and are likely to go after the 23-year-old in the final week of the window.
from stuttgart Sasa Kalajdzic is also a player they are watching. The Austrian may be reasonably priced as he has entered the final year of his contract and wants to come to Old Trafford.
Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to sign Atlético de Madrid Alvaro Morata with the former Chelsea striker becoming an interest for Ten Hag’s side.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he is another striker who featured for United during talks with Barcelona, but as things stand his interest has gone no further with Chelsea pushing to sign him.
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Cristiano Ronaldo He may be allowed to leave United this month if Ten Hag decides his departure would be better for the club going forward.
United’s position has not changed and Ronaldo is not for sale. He still has one year left on his contract and United have the option to extend it for a further 12 months.
Sky sports news reported on Monday that Atletico Madrid and Chelsea remained two possible destinations for Ronaldo if United changed their stance and let him go.
However, there are senior figures at both clubs who are not convinced that Ronaldo should be signed.
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