This past week, there's be dozens of players linked with moves to Manchester United, with many failing to agree personal terms, but it seems that the club have finally sealed a deal to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid. The Brazilian defensive midfielder is set to join on a four-year-deal worth up to €70 million.
Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal with Real Madrid to sign Casemiro for a €60 million fee up front, followed by €10 million in add-ons.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed this afternoon that Casemiro was set to join Manchester United.
" I have spoken with Casemiro. He wants to try a new challenge. We understand his decision.
"Negotiations are ongoing but he has decided to leave Real Madrid."
The 30-year-old has won five Champions League titles, three La Liga titles and three Club World Cups.
Manchester United are obviously desperate for reinforcements after their abysmal start to the campaign which included an opening day defeat to Brighton, followed by a 4-0 trashing away to Brentford.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Adrien Rabiot failed to agree personal terms with the club after Manchester United had an €18 million bid accepted by Juventus.
Prior to this, it looked certain that Frenkie De Jong would be linking up with Erik Ten Hag yet again, but it looks like a move to Chelsea is more likely than him heading to Manchester.
After speaking about Casemiro's move to Man United, Ancelotti was asked about potential replacements arriving to the Bernabeu. Carlo Ancelotti played down talk of this and suggested that his side had enough strength in depth to deal with the loss of Casemiro.
"Casemiro will not play on Saturday. Replacement? We have signed Tchouaméni and he's one of the best on the market. Then we have Kroos and Camavinga.
"Yesterday I realised it was a real thing (Casemiro to Man Utd). My plans won't change."
Manchester United's summer business isn't likely to end here, with the club still keen on bringing another midfielder, a right back and a versatile forward to the club.
Casemiro will bring needed experience and some fire power to what has been an underwhelming Manchester United centre of the park for a number of years now.
In related news, 'he's 30' is trending on Twitter today in relation to Casemiro's age.