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Manchester United could complete Pedro deal from Barcelona this week

Ed Woodward has returned from Manchester United's pre-season tour with the intention of signing Pedro from Barcelona, with a striker and a central defender also wanted by Louis van Gaal.

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According to the Daily Mail, PSG have offered Manchester United £29 for Angel Di Maria, less than half of what they paid for him. Obviously a compromise figure much higher than that is almost certain, but let's not forget that despite the falling euro, PSG are a club funded to launder the PR reputation of an oil-and-gas rich state which carries out repression and human rights abuses (much like our own, that is true) - you'd think all that indentured labour would give them more room on the transfer fee, the vile despots. You can read that here.

Ed Woodward is back in Britain and it seems first point of business is to sort out the Pedro deal. He's got a £22 million release clause, and after talks in the US, it appears that the transfer is set up to be completed shortly. That's what is says in the Mirror, anyway. Look: HERE.

In the Manchester Evening News, Tyler Blackett, Paddy McNair, Jesse Lingard, James Wilson and Andreas Pereira could all go on loan next season, but it depends on how many more arrivals there are in the rest of the transfer window. Another central defender and a forward would allow for more of them to leave, but that depends on United actually finding a defender, with the Nicolas Otamendi deal cooling. The loan news can be read here.