News Sports: Reports earlier today said Manchester United admire Casemiro but are still in contention over the signings of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.
With several reports confirming that Rabiot’s transfer proposal to United fell through due to excessive salary demands, Casemiro has been marked as a key alternative target.
He has won five Champions League titles while playing in an unrivaled midfield trio alongside Toni Kroos and Luka Modrić.
30-something could command a deal north of £50m. United have agreed to transfer Rabiot to Juventus for around £15 million. It’s hard to see why Manchester United would consider Casemiro as a replacement for underdog Rabiot for any reason other than the player’s initial financial appeal.
The lack of a specific place in Madrid’s iconic first-team squad could prompt the Brazilian to explore his options at Old Trafford.
One potential hurdle would be whether he is willing to give up Champions League football and join a wealthy Manchester United side. United Muppeters confirmed their connection to the experienced Madrid defensive midfielder via Twitter. “The general interest in Casemiro is real, Madrid would probably be happy to sell. It was the first hurdle but not out of the question.