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3 players Manchester United could sign on deadline day

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Jose Mourinho could sign 3 players on the deadline day

Considering the number of reinforcements they need, Manchester United have been surprisingly quiet throughout the transfer window this season. To add to the misery of a frustrated and fretting Old Trafford crowd, their rivals have made a number of top-notch signings.

The Red Devils have been linked with a number of players this summer, but they are still short of a statement signing. Having been linked with a good number of stars, they have bought only three players; midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, right back Diogo Dalot from Porto and goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke City.

With the transfer deadline looming on the EPL clubs, the fans are still hoping for Mourinho to make a marquee signing before the window slams shut. That being said, here are 3 deals Mourinho and co could finally hammer out before the transfer window slams shut.

#3 Jerome Boateng

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Jerome Boateng has Premier League experience with Manchester City

Manchester United finished the last season with the least number of goals conceded in the league. However, that was far from curtaining their struggles at the back.

With Chris Smalling mostly disappointing and Phil Jones usually failing to impress in the meagre minutes he played, the English outfit still requires a sturdy partner for Eric Bailly in defence.

Mourinho reportedly views Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng as the man to cure the problems in the ailing backline at Old Trafford. The Bavarians are reportedly open to selling the 29-year-old for around €50 million.

Manchester United made an offer of €25 million which is significantly less than what is required. It remains to be seen if the German, who was once a Citizens player, agrees to don the colours of the rivals of his former club.

#2 Toby Alderweireld

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Toby Alderweireld has been courted by Manchester United this summer

The United fans have become extremely weary by following Toby Alderweireld’s transfer saga this summer. Viewed as the perfect solution for their leaky defence, the Red Devils have reportedly agreed on personal terms with the Belgian and are mulling over a transfer fee.

Alderweireld would be a valuable asset for Mourinho, given his ball-playing abilities and composed style of defending. He would also add a strong aerial presence to the backline and help in neutralizing dangerous set-pieces.

However, given the reputation Daniel Levy boasts as a tough negotiator, only time will tell if Mourinho and Woodward can agree on a deal for Toby Alderweireld before it is too late.

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#1 Willian

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Willian has been linked with Manchester United throughout the summer

Manchester United have an abundance of riches when it comes to the left-wing department. Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will all be engaged in a tussle for a position in the starting XI.

However, Jose Mourinho is short of quality options when it comes to the right side, which is why the Red Devils have targetted Chelsea playmaker Willian this summer. The Blues are hell-bent on keeping hold of the Brazilian after rejecting bids from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Willian also gave Chelsea a boost after speaking about his wish to stay put at the Stamford Bridge. However, the winger’s recent statements about a possible reunion with the Manchester United gaffer is bound to send the fans into a frenzy. It remains to be seen if United can convince Chelsea to part ways with their star.

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