Donny van de Beek ‘offered fresh route out of Manchester United’ and other transfer rumours

The Dutchman, who played for Reds boss Erik ten Hag at Ajax, had been expected to leave the Old Trafford outfit this summer but loan interest from Real Sociedad and Lorient failed to materialise into an official offer. The Manchester Evening News understands United are hoping, with the Turkish transfer window set to close on September 15, that either Galatasaray or Fenerbahce will follow-up on previous expressions of interest in the midfielder.

With the European transfer market closed, Van de Beek is running out of options should he wish to play regularly this season, having not been included in United&aposs Champions League squad for the coming campaign. But now, according to 90min, he could also receive offers from Qatar – where the window closes on September 18.

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Former Barcelona and Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is the blockbuster name to have moved to Qatar this summer, signing on loan from Aston Villa but it appears Van de Beek could be next. The report claims the Qatar Stars League is “of particular interest to United as they seek to trim their squad”.

It adds that Turkish giants Galatasaray and Fenerbahce have not progressed with their interest in the player but “there is understood to be other clubs exploring a potential move for Van de Beek”.

Elsewhere, reports from several outlets – following our update on the club&aposs early transfer plans – argue United will encounter competition from Arsenal and Tottenham if they are to pursue Brighton sensation Evan Ferguson.