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Manchester United to contact Moises Caicedo

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It’s been another frustrating start to another transfer window for Manchester United. The drawn out dragging feel of the summer has started already, a feeling all too familiar for United fans. 

Negotiations are still ongoing with Chelsea over signing Mason Mount despite it being a divisive option amongst the fanbase. Especially with Casemiro having no cover in arguably the most important position on the pitch. When the Brazilian is either injured or suspended, it is clearly evident that Erik ten Hag needs to improve the depth and quality of the midfield ranks. 

Scott McTominay, and Fred could both leave this window, should United receive suitable bids for the pair. Donny van de Beek’s future remains unclear, a departure is not ruled out for the 26-year-old. If these outgoings happen, United reportedly want to finalise at least two midfield signings, with Mason Mount being one of the priorities for Ten Hag. 

According to Sky Sports News, Manchester United are set to formally approach Brighton for Moises Caicedo after making contact this week. 

Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks with Brighton to sign the Ecuadorian international, having agreed personal terms, but United could hijack the deal if the Mount pursuit collapses 

Ten Hag’s side have to rejuvenate the midfield, considering the limited options available in the central midfield positions and the signing of Caicedo would meet the requirements for United need; especially with a number six having the ability to win the ball effectively, progress in possession intelligently and physically dominating in duels against the opposing sides. 

Caicedo will no doubt transform the midfield, but it is very unlikely that United will maintain the interest and snatch him away from Chelsea.

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