And we are back for another daily installment of the Manchester United summer transfer merry-go-round after the Red Devils continue to struggle to add further quality to the senior squad under new manager Erik ten Hag.
Recent reports linking United in a potential shock move for veteran Austrian and current Bologna forward Marko Arnautović have amounted to nothing - which many will likely be thankful for - after reports confirmed that the club pulled away from any potential deal for the 33-year-old former Premier League veteran.
This comes as yet another twist and turns in what is amounting to a summer of frustration for the club, who have stalled in their rebuild under Ten Hag in the wake of successful deals for Lisandro Martínez, Tyrell Malacia, and Christian Eriksen.
With United desperate for additional quality in the forward line with no key indicators suggesting that any of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, or even Cristiano Ronaldo will be up to the task this season, fresh links have put United as possibly joining the fray for Watford star Ismaïla Sarr.
90min transfer correspondent Graeme Bailey reported less than two hours ago that United was now considering Sarr as a potential transfer option this summer, but would be made to tussle with multiple Premier League clubs for the 24-year-old Senegalese international winger with Newcastle United, Leeds United, and West Ham United all said to be eyeing the former Stade Rennais standout.
Sarr already scored what could be the goal of the season in the Championship yesterday with a 60-yard blockbuster against West Brom at Vicarage Road, and is viewed by many as being too good to remain in the English second tier this season.
But news of interest in Sarr comes in the wake of earlier reports that United is also eyeing a possible move for PSV Eindhoven’s Dutch international Cody Gakpo despite both Arsenal and Nottingham Forest remaining keen on the versatile forward.
With constant rumors persisting regarding who United could turn to next, the haphazard nature in the way that the English giants have comported themselves in the transfer market this summer smacks of a club without direction, who have already abandoned principles laid down by Ten Hag suggesting that they would only sign the right players, rather than just anyone.
Despite that, the clock certainly is ticking and the club does need fresh faces into the senior setup if they are to hopefully push further up the table after a disappointing 2021-22 Premier League campaign.