Manchester United are in for a massive summer transfer window.
With a new manager set to arrive before the start of the next season and several players’ contracts expiring come the end of the 2021/22 campaign, it is likely to be a busy time at Old Trafford. With this in mind, some of the biggest names in world football are being tipped to arrive at Old Trafford by the bookmakers.
MEN Sports you have taken a look at Sky Bet to discover who is being backed to come to United. Here are the 14 players being tipped to join the club if you believe the bookies…
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Gareth Bale – 1/20
After an up-and-down loan spell at Tottenham last season, Bale has returned to Real Madrid this season for yet more time on the bench. The Welshman — who scored twice for his nation against Austria on Thursday — has made just five appearances for Carlo Ancelotti’s men this season.
With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, it seems inevitable that the 32-year-old will be leaving the Bernabeu. United are currently outsiders to bring the winger to the club at 20/1 with Spurs, Cardiff City and a move to the MLS currently leading the way for his signature.
Kylian Mbappe – 25/1
The French youngster has taken the world by storm since bursting onto the scene at Monaco in 2017. After yet another early exit in the Champions League with PSG, reports suggest he is on his way out.
United sit at 25/1 to sign the 23-year-old, who will become a free agent at the end of the season. Real Madrid lead the way to sign Mbappe, however the bookies are yet to rule out the forward re-signing in France.
Paulo Dybala – 9/1
Reports have suggested that contract discussions between Dybala and Juventus have broken down and that the Argentine striker will be leaving the Old Lady in the summer. His next destination of him is somewhat of a mystery at present.
Tottenham Hotspur are marginal favorites at 4/1 but United sit at 9/1 not too far behind them. Other clubs believed to be interested include Atletico Madrid, Inter and Arsenal.
Declan Rice – 4/1
Speculation claiming Rice could join United was rife during the January transfer window. Manchester Evening News understands that there was genuine interest from the Reds earlier this year, the West Ham talisman is a long-time target.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that United are favorites at 4/1 to sign the England midfielder. Chelsea and Manchester City are both close behind at 5/1 and 6/1 respectively to snap up Rice.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 9/1
The Everton forward has suffered a frustrating season at Goodison with limited game time due to a fractured toe injury. With the Toffees also struggling in the Premier League Calvert-Lewin — who was hot property last season, due to his stunning scoring form — could well be looking for a move.
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United are second favorites to land the England international at 9/1. However, Arsenal are solid favorites for his signature at 2/1.
Erling Haaland – 33/1
United are very much outsiders to land Haaland during pre-season. Manchester Evening News understands that Man City are in a position to meet the Norwegian striker and Borussia Dortmund’s demands.
As such, City sit at 1/2 to sign the 21-year-old with United as far back as 33/1. Real Madrid at 7/2 are the only side close to stopping the Blues, according to the bookmakers.
Harry Kane – 6/1
A more likely option than Haaland for United could well be the England captain Kane. United sit at 6/1 — second favorites behind City — to sign the striker.
The possible arrival of Mauricio Pochettino as manager could help United secure his talents, with the pair having been close at Tottenham. However, MEN Sports understands that Erik ten Hag was interviewed for the role this week and is the preferred option among the board.
Jude Bellingham – 7/1
Bellingham is a rising star in world football and, still only 18, he is likely to have a long and successful career in the game. Premier League clubs have reportedly been monitoring the midfielder for some time.
Both Manchester clubs sit at 7/1 to sign the Birmingham City academy graduate. But, it is Liverpool who currently lead the way with the bookies at 3/1.
Jarrod Bowen – 1/14
The West Ham forward has shone in another successful season down at the London Stadium. With 12 goals and 11 assists to his name, Bowen has quickly become an asset for the club.
At 14/1, the former Hull star looks unlikely to join the ranks at Old Trafford. Liverpool are the favorites to snap him up, at 5/1.
Kalvin Phillips – 12/1
Leeds, like Everton, have struggled in the Premier League with Phillips’ injury and lack of game time hindering the Yorkshire club. If the Elland Road team were to be relegated, it seems unfeasible that the England international would stay at Leeds.
Arsenal, Aston Villa and Newcastle are joint favorites at 7/1 to sign Phillips. United meanwhile are slightly further back at 12/1.
Ousmane Dembele – 4/1
Dembele’s relationship with current club Barcelona appears to be strained at this time. His contract with him at Camp Nou expires at the end of the season and there seems to be no sign of a new deal on the horizon.
United are one of the teams looking to potentially snap up a bargain, according to the bookies. The Reds are 4/1 to complete the deal.
Raphinha – 1/14
Like his teammate Phillips, Raphinha is unlikely to stay at Elland Road if Leeds are relegated. The bookies, however, see a move to Old Trafford for the Brazilian to be unlikely at thins stand.
At 7/4 Barcelona are firm favorites to sign the forward. United are out at 14/1.
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Robert Lewandowski – 12/1
Reports have suggested that Lewandowski’s agent has been notifying clubs about the Polish legend’s availability at the end of the season. With Edinson Cavani looking set to leave, it is no surprise that United have been linked with a move for the striker.
At 12/1 the Reds seem unlikely to be snapping up the 33-year-old. City are slight favorites at 5/1.
Youri Tielemans – 9/2
United are firmly in the bookies minds when it comes to Tielemans’ next club. His recent comments from him have suggested that he is yet to decide where he wants to play next season but he is still contracted at Leicester City until 2023.
United are just 9/2 to sign the Belgian, just behind favorites Liverpool at 3/1. It is clear that the bookmakers see the central midfield department as the key area that United will look to strengthen.
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