Today’s fluff can see light at the end of the tunnel
The whispers have gone into overdrive and José Mourinho possibly into meltdown. The Manchester United manager is veering on inconsolable, deeply concerned at the lack of incomings and, unless Ed Woodward can pull a few rabbits out of the hat, the Portuguese could slump into his biggest and gloomiest huff yet. United are still keen on adding a defender, and Harry Maguire has his heart set on a move to Old Trafford but, after already swallowing two bids, Leicester City are refusing to even pick up the phone. Jérôme Boateng has turned his nose up at a move, favouring a £40.5m permanent switch to Paris Saint-Germain instead, while Toby Alderweireld is another face Mourinho longs to see waltz into Carrington.