Manchester United identify Yannick Carrasco as possible transfer alternative to Christian Pulisic and Antony
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 18
Carrasco available for £25.5million (Picture: Getty)

star Yannick Carrasco is among ’s targets as the club seek to bring in another forward player.

United hope to make as many as five new signings before the transfer window closes on 1 September with talks underway to bring star Casemiro to Old Trafford.

Reports claim another midfielder, a right-back, a back-up goalkeeper and a versatile forward are also being sought this month.

United are interested in signing Christian Pulisic on loan from while Ajax star Antony has been a target throughout the summer. However, according to , Belgium international Carrasco is also a ‘serious’ target for the club.

The report adds the 28-year-old will be allowed to leave Atletico for £25.5million.

United have been linked with moves for a host of Atletico players having made enquiries into the availably of Matheus Cunha after being offered the chance to sign Alvaro Morata. Reports in Spain have suggested United have made a mammoth £110m bid for Joao Felix, although the club have insisted no offer was put forward.

Atletico are among the clubs to have been offered the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo who remains determined to leave United this summer.

Pulisic and Antony also wanted by United (Picture: Getty)

However, United’s attempts to sign Carrasco are being considered ‘in isolation’ and not part of efforts to offload their veteran Portuguese.

Pulisic meanwhile is said to be keen on a move to Old Trafford where he hopes to secure regular first-team football ahead of this winter’s World Cup.

Chelsea are sympathetic to Pulisic’s decision to want to leave the club and they will sanction his departure. However, they will block the move to Manchester with the Blues unwilling to let the USA international join a rival.

Brazil international Antony has been a top target for ten Hag since his appointment in May having thrived under the Dutchman at Ajax.

Earlier this summer, the Eredivisie champions moved to thwart United’s interest by raising their asking price to around £67m.

Recent reports suggest United plan to return with a ‘massive offer’ for the 22-year-old this week but it remains to be whether it will met Ajax’s asking price.


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