With the January transfer window only six weeks or so away, speculation is starting to ramp up with regards to Manchester United’s predicted involvement.
Ahead of the opening of the much-vaunted window, talk has once again arisen relating to the possibility, or should that be probability, that Jose Mourinho will be looking to bring in a top-class centre-back.
Our friends over at the Telegraph, are already speculating that in order to bring in a centre-back Mourinho will be forced to generate the funds by reducing the squad numbers.
Our aforementioned source is stipulating that two of the casualties could be Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo.
Bailly, 24-years-of-age and an Ivory Coast international, hasn’t quite lived up to the hype surrounding his arrival and, perhaps, Mourinho has decided to move the player on.
As for Rojo, a 28-year-old Argentine international, he’s become more of a squad player in recent months and the time could be ripe for his departure.
But, in musing about what possibly lies ahead, it’ll certainly be interesting to see who Mourinho has his eyes on.
We’re at the stage where Manchester United have to get this right, there have been too many false dawns when it comes to bringing in centre-backs with Bailly and Victor Lindelof immediately springing to mind.
One last throw of the dice is how I view it!