Serie A expert Nicky Bandini has admitted live on Sky Sports that serious enquiries have been lodged by Manchester United for Denzel Dumfries.
It has previously been reported that Man United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be on the move this month amid interest from a host of Premier League clubs, although he’s now started the last four league games, which may hint at a change in stance.
Given the unclear future of Wan-Bissaka in light of Diogo Dalot’s injury, it’s no surprise to see them linked with Dumfries, who starred at the World Cup with a goal and two assists for the Netherlands.
Dumfries has been playing in Serie A since 2021, but with Inter said to be experiencing financial troubles, they could soon look to cash in on their flying full-back – and Old Trafford is being tipped as a possible destination where he would play under fellow countryman Erik ten Hag, who has already brought in another Dutchman in Wout Weghorst.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Bandini believes the Red Devils have made serious moves to try and bring Dumfries to Old Trafford and help bolster Ten Hag’s current squad.
Would Dumfries be a starter for Man United?
She said: “Manchester United are definitely the club who have made more serious enquiries at this point. I think the interest from Chelsea is sort of in the background, but as we know, that could mean that they’re about to make the bid that just takes them away.
“Manchester United have had more serious enquiries; I honestly don’t know that anyone’s really in a rush to move on this right now.”
TIF Thoughts on interest in Dumfries…
The enquiries from Man United may well have been from earlier in the month before Wan-Bissaka appeared to endear himself to Ten Hag, so the fact that Bandini believes nobody is rushing to sign Dumfries may suggest that the United boss will be content with his options at right-back once Dalot is back fit.
However, we feel Dumfries would indeed be an excellent option for Man United going forward as he would provide a seriously appealing attacking threat, having registered 17 goal involvements since the start of last season for the Nerazzurri.
Dumfries also made himself more well-known to the wider footballing world during the World Cup as he started every Netherlands game and was hailed as ‘breathless‘ by BBC pundit Micah Richards, who will certainly know a thing or two about full-backs.