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Friday's Manchester United transfer talk news roundup: N'Golo Kante, Alex Sandro, Kalidou Koulibaly

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Friday, August 21.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Manchester United eye possible reinforcements.

The Red Devils brought in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in the final days of the winter window but are still expected to be active in the summer as they aim to restore their former glories.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Old Trafford.

Friday morning's Manchester United transfer talk news roundup:


Manchester United to sign N'Golo Kante this summer?

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante pictured on July 4, 2020© Reuters

Manchester United can be backed at odds as short as 1/2 to sign France's World-Cup winning midfielder N'Golo Kante from Chelsea during this summer's transfer window.

Kante struggled to show his best form for the Blues during the 2019-20 campaign and was restricted to just 28 appearances in all competitions due to some injury problems.

The 29-year-old could allegedly be available for transfer this summer as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard considers moving the team in a new direction.

One bookmaker have placed United as the 1/2 favourites to sign him, with a spokesperson from Oddschecker claiming that the Frenchman could be on his way to Old Trafford before the transfer deadline at the start of October.

Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been mentioned as potential suitors, while a recent report claimed that Inter Milan were interested in his signature.

Kante helped Leicester City win the 2015-16 Premier League title before arriving at Stamford Bridge.



Manchester United 'attempt to hijack Arsenal move for Gabriel Magalhaes'

Lille's Gabriel in action in January 2020© Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly attempting to beat Arsenal to the signature of Lille's Gabriel Magalhaes.

The Gunners are believed to be in pole position to land the central defender, who is expected to leave his French club in a £22m deal, potentially before the end of the month.

However, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, United have now made a late move for the Brazilian, holding talks with his representatives over a potential deal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are believed to be keen on bringing a new centre-back to the club this summer due to the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

Gabriel, who has also been linked with Napoli as the Italians seek a long-term replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly, made 34 appearances for Lille last term, including six outings in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, United are said to be on the verge of agreeing a lucrative new deal with Dean Henderson.


More transfer news from Manchester United:

Report: Alex Sandro back on Manchester United's radar
Juventus defender Alex Sandro is reportedly a target for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Read more.

Arsenal 'confident of securing Gabriel Magalhaes deal'
Arsenal are reportedly confident of beating Napoli to the signature of Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes. Read more.

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira a target for Benfica, Valencia?
Andreas Pereira is reportedly ready to leave Manchester United and could be offered an escape route by Benfica or Valencia. Read more.

Manchester United to use Sergio Romero in Jack Grealish deal?
Manchester United could offer Sergio Romero to Aston Villa as part of a move for English attacker Jack Grealish, according to a report. Read more.

Dean Henderson 'on verge of penning new Manchester United deal'
English goalkeeper Dean Henderson is reportedly close to signing a new long-term contract with Manchester United. Read more.

Jadon Sancho's teammates 'convinced he will stay at Borussia Dortmund'
Jadon Sancho's Borussia Dortmund teammates are reportedly convinced that he will not be joining Manchester United this summer. Read more.

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