6 Man Utd transfers that could still happen on Transfer Deadline Day

Manchester United have already spent over £200million in the summer transfer window, but Erik ten Hag might not be ready to put away the chequebook just yet.

Antony became the latest big-money arrival at Old Trafford earlier this week as he joined from Ajax in an £85million deal, putting an end to one of the window's longest-running transfer sagas. He followed Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro through the doors at the 13-time Premier League champions, who could still be active throughout today.

With the Sky Sports News ticker…well…ticking down and those iconic yellow ties freshly off the hangers, Daily Star Sport takes a look at six stars who could yet end up at the Red Devils by the close of Deadline Day.

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Cody Gakpo

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There's no place like home for Ten Hag, who has plundered the Eredivisie for three prodigious young talents already in the transfer window. And he could still go back for a fourth time to sign PSV attack Cody Gakpo.

Gakpo, who registered 12 goals and 12 assists last season, admitted after PSV's win 6-1 win over Excelsior last week that a move to United was a "serious option" for him. He said: "United is a serious option, though. I can hear it all."

The Dutchman also said that United's move for Antony would have no bearing on his own future, giving hope that a switch to Old Trafford could still be on. However, the Red Devils face plenty of competition for his signature, with Leeds, Arsenal, Fulham and Southampton all linked to the star.

Sergino Dest

Ten Hag certainly has his favourites. Having signed former Ajax winger Antony earlier this week, there's now a good chance he could also reunite with Sergino Dest.

The Dutchman managed Dest in the Dutch capital during the 2019-20 season before the 21-year-old joined Barcelona in an £18million deal. Reports emerged on Tuesday that United were exploring a move for the right-back, who has not been included in any of Xavi's squads for Barcelona's three league games so far this season.

Dest's acquisition would solve the Red Devils' right-back problem and could allow Aaron Wan-Bissaka to leave on loan with both West Ham and Crystal Palace interested in signing him.

Victor Osimhen

United have conducted some decent business during the transfer window, but they're still short of an out-and-out centre-forward. With Ronaldo's future uncertain, regardless of whether or not he ends the day at Old Trafford, Ten Hag needs a goalscorer.

Napoli star Victor Osimhen could be that man. Reports in recent days have suggested that the 23-year-old, who has 30 goals in 65 games for the Italian club, might join the Red Devils with Ronaldo going the other way on loan.

However, even if Ronaldo does finally get his move away from Old Trafford, Osimhen's involvement in a potential deal looks difficult. Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has revealed that the Nigeria international would cost in the region of £85million, meaning that a move would take United's summer outlay to over £300million.

"I say that if a club offers you €100m, it is not easy to say no. Since I arrived here, all the players have been on the market for the right price," Spalletti said.

Marco Asensio

Rumours linking United with a move for Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio have cooled following the arrival of Antony, but there's still a chance the Red Devils could go in for the 26-year-old.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claimed on Tuesday that the Spanish winger had been offered to Ten Hag in the last couple of weeks, saying: "Marco Asensio has been offered by his agent to many important English clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester United, in the last two weeks."

While Romano went on to admit that the chances of Asensio to Old Trafford are now slim after the conclusion of Antony's drawn-out switch, it wouldn't be the biggest surprise to see him join United, with Real Madrid reportedly willing to accept £25million for the ace.

Thomas Meunier

Ten Hag's right-back search could lead him to Borussia Dortmund defender Thomas Meunier. It is understood that the former PSG man would be allowed to leave the German club as they look to trim their wage bill.

The Red Devils boss is believed to be a fan of Meunier, seeing him as a reliable defender. However, a move for the 30-year-old star will likely depend on the future of Wan-Bissaka, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford before the window closes.

Memphis Depay

Barcelona forward Memphis Depay could yet make a dramatic return to Old Trafford by the time the window slams shut this evening.

The 28-year-old played for United between 2015 and 2017 but failed to live up to expectations and joined Lyon, where he impressed, earning a move to Barca. Despite scoring 13 goals for the Catalan giants last term, it has been claimed that he is free to leave the Nou Camp following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski.

Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo said on Tuesday that Depay was "evaluating an offer" to return to the Red Devils and play under Ten Hag.


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