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Manchester United on Transfer Deadline Day: Cavani, Telles, Traore, Pellistri in

Manchester United are also reported to be keen on 18-year-old Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri, who plays for Penarol in his homeland.

By: Reuters | Manchester |
Updated: October 6, 2020 12:39:30 pm
Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, Amad Traore and Facundo Pellestri have joined Manchester United. (Source: AP/Reuters)

Premier League and other European clubs entered the final stretch of the transfer window on Monday with Manchester United being among the busiest on Deadline Day.

United’s 6-1 thrashing at home by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday has increased the pressure on chief executive Ed Woodward to give manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some new options, having only added Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek so far.

However, Amad Diallo Traore has joined Manchester United in a late move but he will on be available next January.

Brazilian left-back Alex Telles has also completed a move from Porto and so has 33-year-old Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who is a free agent.

United have also announced the signing of the 18-year-old Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri, who plays for Penarol in his homeland.

In Spain, new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is also keen to bring in a central defender and another striker to replace Luis Suarez who has joined Atletico Madrid.  Ousmane Dembele would need to leave if Barca were to be able to clear space for another forward with Olympique Lyonnais’ Dutchman Memphis Depay known to be a favourite of Koeman’s.

Manchester City’s Spanish defender Eric Garcia has been linked with a move back to Barcelona all through the window.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has been insistent that he is happy with his squad, after off-loading forward Gareth Bale back to Tottenham on loan.

In Italy, the biggest move being anticipated by the media is Juventus seeking Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa.

Inter Milan are inevitably being linked with a number of coach Antonio Conte’s former charges at Chelsea as he looks to add to his contingent of ex-Premier League players.

AC Milan have been linked with Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan while Fiorentina are also looking to France with Antonio Barreca of AS Monaco, on loan at Genoa last season, a target.

Meanwhile, United will also be hoping to ship out some of the players who are no longer part of the main first team squad, a task that also faces Liverpool and Chelsea amongst others.

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