With less than 100 hours to the close of the transfer market, the opportunity for the bolstering of squad will not present itself again until the January of next year.
Earlier in the summer, Manchester United saw the departure of three of their key forwards, Robin Van Persie, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao and they have failed to make up for those voids bar the signing of Depay – although, Louis Van Gaal attempted to sign Barcelona’s Pedro until he opted to join the Premier League champions and that has left United still in search of a forward player that will compliment the prowess of Rooney and Depay in a trio with the aforementioned players.
With the clock ticking to the close of the market, we take a look at the deals United can complete to put them in pole position for the League this season.
The speculation over De Gea’s future heightened after it was reported that United officials were already in Spain to complete the deal within hours. The Red Devils can include Karim Benzema in the package that will end up as a swap deal between both clubs. Both players are unsettled at there clubs following the speculation surrounding their future. It is believed that the Los Blancos can let Benzema leave as Ronaldo or Bale has been tipped to be their forwards for this season. Both clubs are in possession of the other’s need and it is possible to reach such agreement.
Last season, the 27-year-old attacker was at his best ever for club as he scored two more goals better than his penultimate season. He scored 18 Ligue 1 goals and helped PSG claimed all the available titles in France. The player has been open about his frustration on the pitch stemming from being played on the flanks as Zlatan is favoured as the number 9 man. Cavani is reportedly looking for a way out of France to realise his centre forward dream, with Rooney drifting too much to the middle, Cavani can be made United’s front man.
Since the appointed of Louis Van Gaal as the manager of the Red Devils, Chicharito has struggled to find his footing with the Old Trafford outfit – last season, the 27-year-old Mexico international was sent on loan to Madrid but returned this season and has continued to play from the bench. United can sell him to recoup some money for the player as LVG seem to have lost faith in his abilities.