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Manchester United could make unexpected first summer signing after U-Turn



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Manchester United could make an unexpected first summer transfer signing in the coming months.

United have four games remaining this season, with the FA Cup final against Manchester City at the end of the month being the last hope of ending the campaign with success.

The summer transfer window opens on 14 June 2024, and INEOS will likely be hoping to make major moves.

According to reports, the club are open to listening to offers for the majority of the squad and they’ll also be keen to get names in the door as quickly as possible.

One of the major positions that needs strengthening is the centre of defence. United have had so many injuries in this position this term and multiple players could be leaving the club too.

Raphaël Varane looks likely to depart at the end of his contract, and there are question marks over the futures of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelöf and Jonny Evans.

Unexpected signing after U-Turn

Earlier this week, there were reports stating that Newcastle United were closing in on a deal for Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

However, ESPN have since reported that United remain interested in the centre-back and that he could make a move to Old Trafford this summer.

The report added that Newcastle, Chelsea and Tottenham have also expressed an interest in the 26-year-old.

Jason Wilcox’s role could also play a part for United, however. The report explains that United’s new technical director knows Adarabioyo well from their time together at Manchester City.

Wilcox worked in City’s academy before joining Southampton as director of football and captained Adarabioyo for the under-18s team when he was in charge.