Manchester United have entered into the last day of the transfer window relatively quietly, but it could be the calm before the storm, with the club’s only known target Wesley Sneijder admitting that a deal can be done in eight hours if need be.
"At this point I don't think I will move. But, on the other hand, my move to Real Madrid was solved within eight hours. Things can move fast," Sneijder said yesterday, giving fans hope that a deal could still be on the cards for the Inter Milan playmaker.
United moved very early in the transfer window to shore up their main targets; Aston Villa winger Ashley Young, Blackburn defender Phil Jones and Atletico Madrid keeper David de Gea were all with the club before the end of June.
And all have so far shown moments of brilliance in a new look Manchester United squad, alongside youngsters Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley, who returned from loan spells with Sunderland and Wigan respectively.
Nemanja Vidic has been linked with a possible exit from the club, with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala eyeing the defender to join Samuel Eto’o for a huge wage rise. But United fans will assume that Ferguson would never sell his captain, and when Vidic returns from injury he’ll be back clocking up the minutes at Old Trafford once more.
Tomasz Kuszczak has been linked with a move to CSKA Moscow, and Federico Macheda is reportedly set for a loan deal this season, with the Italian’s agent claiming Newcastle are the front runners to secure the striker by the end of the day.
“Macheda doesn't return to Italy, Manchester United will lend him on
loan in the Premier League,” Macheda’s agent Giovanni Bia told calciomercato.com.
"At this time Newcastle has the edge over Queens Park Rangers."