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The Odds Of Each Main Manchester United Target Arriving At Old Trafford This Summer

Using the latest bookies’ odds via Oddschecker, we take a look at the players most likely winging their way to Manchester United this summer.

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Though a solid, tangible method of determining which transfer target will end up where come next season, it’s worth keeping in mind that odds can often be dictated by the amount of interest in a particular bet.

For example, if Lionel Messi is 10/1 to join Nottingham Forest, and punters back the bet in their droves for whatever reason, the relevant bookmaker would cut the available odds to 8/1 etc (in order to reduce losses if the move goes through). This is despite the likelihood of the move happening not changing whatsoever, so these numbers come with a caveat.

Nonetheless, here are the footballing stars to have been linked with Manchester United in recent weeks (for the purposes of consistency we’ll use the highest available odds).

The Front-Runners

Paul Pogba – (4/1 SkyBet)

Paul Pogba

It sounds fanciful, but the link between the Juventus star and his former club has raged on for the bones of a year. That being said, the most in-demand player in Europe could be on his way to the Bernabeu if he is to leave.

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Raphael Varane (4/1 – Unibet)

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The well-placed MARCA have cited Varane’s frustration at Real Madrid and his close relationship with ex-boss Jose Mourinho as indicators that a move could happen. Aside from Madrid, United are second favourites to be his home come September.

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Pedro Rodriguez (4/1 – Unibet)

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Jose Mourinho is said to be interested in bringing his former Chelsea colleague to Old Trafford.

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Cristiano Ronaldo (13/2 – Netbet)

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 27: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts as he fail to score during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 27, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

A return that would bring a tear to many an eye among the Old Trafford faithful, Ronaldo has apparently had his heart set on moving back to England, particularly if Guillem Balague is to be believed.

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The Middle Pack

Everton Trio – Romelu Lukaku, John Stones, Ross Barkley

Romelu Lukaku

Belgian striker Lukaku (10/1 – Netbet) has impressed at Euro 2016 with national side Belgium, and has courted the interest of every Premier League club worth mentioning.

Mourinho pursued John Stones (11/1 Skybet) at length last season while at Chelsea, and is said to have renewed his chase for the young centre-back along with his former club.

Though Barkley (at 9/1 – 888Sport) has seldom been reported on as a potential target, United have a penchant for splashing out on young Englishmen.

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The Improbables

Antoine Greizmann (20/1 – Unibet) 

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Atletico Madrid have been keen to rebuff Manchester United’s interest in their star forward, which is reflected in his lofty odds.

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Neymar (22/1 Skybet)

during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal at the Camp Nou on March 16, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

It’s the story that just won’t go away.

Despite the lack of Champions League football on offer from United, Barcelona superstar Neymar has yet again been linked with a move to the red half of Manchester.

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Edinson Cavani (33/1 Unibet)

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Tuttosport reported today that United were set to make an offer for the PSG striker. The trouble is that strike partner Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on his way to England, and it’s difficult to see the Parisians allowing their two star forwards to move in the same window, let alone to the same club.

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