United have made recruiting a new center-back their top priority this summer, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has a clear path to signing Napoli’s 28-year-old Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly, with Paris St-Germain no longer interested.
Barcelona has lowered its valuation of 26-year-old French defender Samuel Umtiti to just £27m, amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.
Juventus and Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, will turn down a move to the Premier League this summer, with Chelsea among the clubs interested.
Real Madrid and Manchester United could be forced to wait two years to sign 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, with the Norwegian’s 75m euro release clause not active until 2022.
Meanwhile, the Gunners have joined Everton in targeting Juventus’ French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, and hope he can form a partnership with compatriot Matteo Guendouzi, 21.