As we approach the business end of the transfer window, there seems to be serious change afoot at Manchester United
According to reports The Red Devils are set to complete four transfers this week that will see three players exiting the club and just one arriving.
Brazilian right back Rafael has already touched down in France as he is set to sign for French giants Lyon after falling out of favour with Dutch manager Louis van Gaal.
This deal is almost 100% done as Rafael has already effectively admitted his departure on Twitter and the Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed the news himself today via his own Twitter account.
Although he did state that a fee was yet to be finalised between the two clubs, it seems that is simply a formality these days as Robin Van Persie was presented to the Fenerbahce faithful earlier this summer before a fee had been agreed for his services.
— Jean-Michel AULAS (@JM_Aulas) August 3, 2015
The tweet effectively translates to: “Rafael has arrived from Manchester United. We expect to reach an agreement over his transfer. He is in good Brazilian spirits.”
Meanwhile Argentine Angel Di Maria is also on his way out the door after pictures of the Champions League winner in Doha have just been leaked online.
The former Real Madrid man has arrived for his medical that will see him completing his move to French giants Paris Saint Germain.
Di Maria endured a frustrating spell at Old Trafford and it now looks as though United are already set to cut their losses on the tricky winger after reportedly agreeing a fee in the region of €63m.
In less concrete news, some outlets are reporting that David De Gea will complete his move to Real Madrid this week. The Spanish goalkeeper has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu since the dawn of time and now it seems that the deal may finally be drawing to a close.
According to Spanish daily Marca, Manchester United are finished playing hardball with the Madrid club and will do everything to get the deal across the line before the Premier League kicks off.
“DE GEA WEEK” – Marca tomorrow reporting that all parties want a De Gea deal closed before PL starts on Saturday pic.twitter.com/YVjLCVYgIX
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) August 2, 2015
According to the piece, De Gea himself is fighting the hardest to get the deal done this week as he still wishes to maintain a good relationship with the Manchester United faithful and does not want to be booed on the opening day of the season at Old Trafford.
Finally, it’s not all doom and gloom for The Red Devils as Sport are reporting that Ed Woodward will fly to Barcelona tomorrow in order to finalise a deal that will see World Cup winner Pedro plying his trade for Louis Van Gaal next season.
After making just 15 starts in La Liga last season, Pedro is firmly behind Luis Suarez, Leo Messi and Neymar in the pecking order at the Nou Camp and the winger is now adamant that he wants to exit the club.
According to the report, Barcelona are willing to depart with the 28-year-old winger for a fee in the region of €30m.
If all those deals go through, that will be three out and one in for Manchester United this week alone… exciting times indeed.