Saturday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour roundup.
Their delay could allow cross-city rivals Manchester City to steal in with an offer of their own.
Manchester United and Manchester City target Nicolas Otamendi is close to leaving Valencia after the 27-year-old defender asked not to take part in training on Thursday because he did not feel in the right frame of mind, AS.com reports.
Following his goal in United’s 1-0 win at Aston Villa on Friday, 20-year-old Adnan Januzaj has vowed to remain at Old Trafford rather than go out on loan this season, the Daily Express reports.
He has been linked with a season long loan move to Sunderland.
Gary Neville has criticised Manchester United’s handling of the David De Gea saga – as speculation over the Spaniard’s future continues to rumble on, the Daily Mirror reports.
De Gea was again absent from the Red Devils’ team sheet as they continued their perfect start to the season with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.
United’s £45m target Harry Kane has shunned interest from the club by insisting that he is eager to stay at Tottenham to ‘become a legend’, the Daily Telegraph reports.