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Contact made: Mourinho could be ready to cash in on £18m-rated Man Utd first-teamer

The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are hopeful that a few players could move to Old Trafford on deadline day. It’s been a pretty quiet month so far for the Red Devils, and to be honest, that’s no real surprise given how well they have done this season. The signing of Alexis Sanchez was massive, of course, but that’s been the main extent of their dealings thus far. 

However, that’s not to say that any more business won’t be done, but at present, it’s looking more likely to be a case of outgoings, rather than incomings – with one defender mooted with a move to Italy.

According to the Mirror, Roma have made an enquiry regarding the availability of Man Utd defender Daley Blind, who has found game-time hard to come by this season. The report adds that Man Utd and Mourinho could be willing to cash in, provided that their valuation of the player is met.

What that valuation is remains to be seen, but he’s rated at £18 million by Transfer Markt, so you’d imagine that a move around that fee would be enough for the Red Devils to consider a sale.

Blind has fallen in prominence at Man Utd this season, and so that would explain his potential availability. Luke Shaw’s return to prominence on the left has limited his minutes, whilst a personal lack of form has made any regular involvement increasingly rare.

Clearly, then, this has all the makings of a potential deal.

Landlord’s Verdict

Blind has never really been able to cement himself in this team. He’s played often, but never during his tenure has he been a player that can be considered undroppable.

Unfortunately for him, there is no clear route back into the first team – and having made just 3 Premier League starts this season, it’s clear that he isn’t valued particularly highly by Jose Mourinho.

If Roma pay enough, this deal could happen.

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