Today’s gossip has stayed off the glug

Have Manchester United signed anyone yet? Answer, of course: no. Their supporters have spent the first weeks of the transfer window getting very angry about this, even interrupting chief suit Richard Arnold’s lunchtime pint to show their frustrations.

So, any progress? To set aside the Frenkie de Jong tedium, there’s also Feyenoord’s Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, and Antony and Lisandro Martínez of Ajax. A theme there, right, all Dutch connections. And considering those from the Eredivisie don’t always find it easy in the Premier League, all a bit risky. In the case of Martínez, there’s the added complication that Arsenal want the Argentinian defender. Will that push Arnold et al into working faster? Let’s see about that. The price is set at £43m, and the Gunners have already offered £38m.

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