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MANCHESTER UNITED WANT UPAMECANO 

After struggling to secure their first-choice targets this summer, Manchester United are already beginning to plan for next summer’s transfer window. This won’t soften the blow for the club’s supporters, who remain frustrated that The Red Devils missed out on Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

Dayot Upamecano of Leipzig runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04 at Red Bull Arena on October 03, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. 

According to Bild, via The Sun, the Old Trafford club will attempt to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano for £36.5 million in 2021. However, Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested. Given how poor they’ve been defensively so far this season, supporters will be questioning why they didn’t target the 21-year-old this summer, rather than waiting another year to pursue a deal.

AOUAR NOT DISAPPOINTED 

Arsenal managed to secure the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey on Deadline Day. However, they weren’t able to sign one of their other top targets, in the form of Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.

France’s midfielder Houssem Aouar shoots the ball during the International friendly football match between France and Ukraine, on October 7, 2020 at the stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. 

However, according to the Daily Mail, the 22-year-old midfielder has since revealed that he is not disappointed about moving out on a move to the Emirates. Aouar’s comments suggest he wasn’t keen on a move to the Premier League, which will make The Gunners even more pleased that they managed to secure the signature of Partey to boost Mikel Arteta’s midfield options.

EFL TARGETS EMERGING 

Of course, this summer’s transfer window isn’t officially over until this time next week, as Premier League sides can still sign players from the Football League and vice versa.

According to Football Insider, Bournemouth will not allow David Brooks to leave before the end of the domestic transfer window. Sheffield United want to re-sign the 23-year-old, whilst Manchester United have also been linked with the winger earlier in the window.

David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth controls the ball under pressure from Tommy Doyle of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup third round match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on September 24, 2020 in Manchester, England. 

Elsewhere, West Ham United are considering a £5 million move for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ryan Manning, according to The Daily Star.

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