Swap deals?

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Swap deals are tricky, because ultimately you have two players that neither club particularly wants. Pogba for Varane would be interesting, but why weaken ourselves when the signing of Varane is surely with a view of strengthening the squad?
a lot of swap deals are actually fine as two separate transfers.

a lot of work and a lot of parties have to agree for a single transfer, so when you double this it makes such transfers pretty unlikely.
 

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Still think we should explore DDG plus cash for Oblak. Oblak is supposedly closer now than he has been to moving on and there are a few factors in our favor. Athletico and DDG have history, they would probably view him as an acceptable replacement as would their supporters and we know DDG is keen on moving back to Madrid to be near his family. I don't know how much cash would be needed but you could raise a good chunk of it by selling Henderson because if we are getting Oblak there is no competition, Dean is the backup and we know he has no interest in that role. I am comfortable with a Goalkeeping list of Oblak, Heaton and Bishop and if we have any doubts about Bishop for the 3rd keeper role I am sure we could find a cheap veteran to be the 3rd choice and sit on the bench.
 

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Still think we should explore DDG plus cash for Oblak. Oblak is supposedly closer now than he has been to moving on and there are a few factors in our favor. Athletico and DDG have history, they would probably view him as an acceptable replacement as would their supporters and we know DDG is keen on moving back to Madrid to be near his family. I don't know how much cash would be needed but you could raise a good chunk of it by selling Henderson because if we are getting Oblak there is no competition, Dean is the backup and we know he has no interest in that role. I am comfortable with a Goalkeeping list of Oblak, Heaton and Bishop and if we have any doubts about Bishop for the 3rd keeper role I am sure we could find a cheap veteran to be the 3rd choice and sit on the bench.
Yeah that is the kind of swap deal I could definitely get onboard with more so than the Jesse plus cash one for Rice, saw one ITK suggesting that IF we could find a taker for Deano we would offer £40m & DDG for him. This one definitely feels like an opportunity more than a priority if all of the important pieces of it fall into place
 

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Yeah that is the kind of swap deal I could definitely get onboard with more so than the Jesse plus cash one for Rice, saw one ITK suggesting that IF we could find a taker for Deano we would offer £40m & DDG for him. This one definitely feels like an opportunity more than a priority if all of the important pieces of it fall into place
Jesse won’t be used to get Rice. No doubt in my mind he has better offers than West Ham
 

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How about Pogba for DeLigt.
Clear as day that there won’t be a contract extension done. Not sure it would be right too either.

also how about swapping Lindelof + 70m for DeJong
 

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If swap deals is so easy. And if I was United manager or D.O.F

Henderson —> Martinez- Aston Villa - GK
DVB —> Raphinha - Leeds RW/wide player
Pogba —> De Ligt - Juventus - CB
Fred —> Joao Palhinha - Sporting Lisboa - DM/nr.6 - No one is gonna bully this guy. I thought McTom was the new Roy Keane. Until I discovered Palhinha. Keane’s cloning. Really aggressive, good tough tackling and one on one. He will win most of them. Does has speed in him.
Bailly —> Still searching for a pacey , but still more composure than Bailly. Lesser reckless than Bailly. Fast , aggressive , but still full control = top composure.

New price players -
Sancho, wide player - Max 90 £ mill
Kane - CF - Max 110 £ mill - Take or leave it and last price
Sum of those 2 = 200 £ mill Max transfer budget this summer

Line them up in a 442 formation:

Martinez + Bissaka - De Ligt - Maguire - Shaw

Raphinha - Bruno - McTerminator - Sancho

Greenwood - Kane
Hate to burst your bubble, but no way could this happen. De Ligt has 3 years left on his deal whereas Pogba's expires next year. As much as Juve like Pogba, there is no way he is worth 3 years of wages of De Ligt who hasn't even hit his peak yet. Furthermore, no way would Van de Beek take a step down to Leeds. Even Sporting might be not be good enough for Fred who still has a few years left in his career. Not to mention that Sporting and Leeds would struggle to afford Fred's and Donny's wages.