It’s transfer deadline day and we’re here to bring you anything and everything Manchester United as the final window of the season ticks closer to closure. Today could go one of two ways: explosive, or empty. United have done next to nothing in this window, so we’re (still!) holding out for a big day.
I’m James Browning and this is the deadline day live blog! I’ll take you through right up until the window closes at 11pm tonight.
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According to BBC Sport, Omar Elabdellaoui will not be joining Manchester United then. That’s it then, no signings for Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils. Shambolic.
Ex-United man Radamel Falcao could be off to China. How the mighty have fallen!
We only have one hour and forty five minutes left until the window shuts – and still no bids from United. Safe to say that won’t be changing, I think!
On the off-chance that United pull off an outrageous last-minute coup, refresh your memory on the possible deal for Renato Sanches, here.
Time’s ticking. We have less than three hours until the deadline and it would appear that Omar Elabdellaoui is the only hope for a United signing. Will it go through?
More disappointing news – it’s been a bit of a theme today.
Everton’s under 21 side are leading 1-0 at half-time at Finch Farm.
More on Omar Elabdellaoui; Benfica went in for him in the summer, but had a bid of five million euros rejected by Olympiacos.
Transfers are quiet as we wait for something to happen on the Icardi/Musa/Elabdellaoui fronts. So why not take a look at some pre-match content?
United take on Stoke tomorrow and I’ve decided on a combined starting eleven, here.
Since Tweetdeck don’t have polls built in yet, I had to ask this question on my personal account – but it was fairly conclusive in its results!
United fans are largely pleased that Debuchy won’t be playing for their side this season:
Who would you rather fill in at right-back?
— James Browning (@JamesBrowning96) February 1, 2016
*possible late deal alert*
Jim Solbakken, the agent of Elabdellaoui of Olympiakos has said: “The interest of Manchester United is in place. Please, we’ll see what happens during the night.”
Manchester United made no attempt to hijack Manchester City’s deal to bring Pep Guardiola in as manager from the start of next season. Make of that what you will.
For those of you who have joined us this evening, you may have missed this morning’s shock story – Barcelona were supposedly interested in taking Juan Mata to the Camp Nou, but the story was quashed by Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague: details here
Any sightings of Wesley Sneijder at Manchester Airport?
Our Renato Sanches Twitter poll has advanced further, with 26 votes in favour of a late bid, and 4 people thinking we shouldn’t bother. One of those people is probably Ed Woodward.
Sunday World journalist Kevin Palmer has declared on Twitter that he has an “interesting” update on Luke Shaw’s fitness… We’ll keep you posted.
Ex-United star Teddy Sheringham has been sacked as manager of Stevenage. Sad news for one of the heroes of 1999!
Elabdellaoui is a 24-year-old right-back. We could do with one of them. Cracking stuff.
Have you ever heard of Omar Elabdellaoui? Me neither – but he’s apparently been offered to United by Olympiakos.
Latest: Nick Powell’s loan move to Hull City may be off because of agents fees demands.
The most recent rumour is that United are considering a late swoop for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi. We’ll have more on that as soon as possible!
The “boring boring Man United” line seems to be the flavour of this month, and it’s only February:
Will we sign anyone in the next six and a half hours?
RT – No
FAV – Yes
— Read Man Utd (@ReadManUtd) February 1, 2016