Sofyan Amrabat is a target for Manchester United, but despite Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso’s confirmation of late interest from other clubs in the Moroccan midfielder, Amrabat is solely interested in completing a deal to Old Trafford before Friday’s transfer deadline.
After keeping an eye on Amrabat since his excellent performances at the 2022 World Cup, United’s ability to make a permanent transfer bid has been hampered by their inability to offload enough players from their current roster to generate enough money.
The Serie A team is ready to accept an initial loan as long as it includes a binding buy clause for Amrabat next summer. This will ensure that they receive a sizeable transfer price for Amrabat. Fiorentina had requested £29m early in the transfer season, but as negotiations over the precise payment structure of a move continue, a deal may potentially be for a £5 million loan fee and a further £20 million in 2024.
Even if a transaction between United and Fiorentina is almost complete, Amrabat has drawn interest from other teams. The 27-year-old is one of 15 players with whom Fulham has made contact in the last few hours before the transfer market closes as a result of their late transactions. Galatasaray has likewise been connected.
Amrabat has no interest in joining any other clubs. He has been waiting for United to make an offer all summer, which has severely restricted Fiorentina’s capacity to bargain with competing bidders.