Man Utd market goes bonkers – Wednesday’s transfer round up

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • 17 Aug 2022 22:30 BST
  • 3 min read
FT Desk 17 Aug 2022 22:30 BST 3 min read
Joao Felix during Atletico Madrid's LaLiga match vs Athletic

The Manchester United transfer market rumour mill went completely bonkers on Wednesday as the club were linked with an unprecedented number of players in one day.

FootballTransfers rounds up the biggest of the stories from Wednesday.

Elon Musk to buy Man Utd?

Elon Musk at Tesla Delivery Day.

The day begun with whe world's richest man Elon Musk teasing buying Manchester United on Twitter. Is there a chance of it happening?

With an estimated worth of $242 billion/€234b, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO submitted a bid to buy Twitter for $41b/€40b in April before reneging on the deal.

Man Utd in Casemiro talks

Casemiro Real Madrid

Real Madrid will consider selling Casemiro to Manchester United if they receive a bid in the region of €70-80 million, according to Relevo.

Man Utd have made the Brazilian their primary target at central midfield before the end of the transfer window.

Man Utd make club record Felix bid

Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid, 2021/22

Manchester United have had a club record €130 million offer rejected for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

United had reportedly identified the 22-year-old as a target after failing with a €50m bid for Felix's teammate Matheus Cunha but Atletico are not willing to sell either player.

The Spanish side signed Felix from Benfica for €126m in 2019 and has become one of the club's most important players, scoring 21 goals in 83 La Liga games.

Man Utd linked with 22 players

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lazio, 2021-22

Manchester United have been linked with an incredible 22 players since the beginning of this week as the transfer market goes bonkers.

The Red Devils are expected to be the most active club in Europe in the closing two weeks of the transfer window.

Chelsea to sign Casadei

Cesare Casadei, Inter, 2022-23

Chelsea are set to sign Inter Milan's highly regarded midfielder Cesare Casadei. What are the terms of the deal for the young Italian?

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has been keen to add some youthful talent to his midfield with Ngolo Kante and Jorginho now both the wrong side of 30 and the former in particular increasingly injury-prone.

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