Manchester United to sign Barcelona star before transfer deadline day

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According to the Telegraph via Metro, Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona defender and former Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso.

Manchester United hope to bring in a new left-back before next week’s transfer deadline after losing Luke Shaw to injury. The England international is expected to be out until November with Tyrell Malacia also still sidelined.

Alonso, 32, ended his six-year spell at Chelsea last summer to join Barcelona, starting 11 La Liga matches in their title-winning campaign last season.

Manchester United have also reportedly inquired about the availability of Chelsea left-back Marc Cucurella and Sergio Reguilon of Tottenham.

With both Shaw and Malacia unavailable, Diogo Dalot shifted over to a left-back role as United came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday.