Manchester United’s pursuit of Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat may have received a lifeline from Fiorentina.
The Premier League giants are facing a time crunch as the transfer window closes this Friday, September 1.
Financial Fair Play regulations have also hindered their ability to make a permanent deal, especially as they have yet to free up their desired budget through player sales.
The Telegraph reports that Fiorentina is willing to send Amrabat to Manchester United on loan for the 2023/24 season. However, the Serie A side stipulates that a loan would come with the requirement for Manchester United to purchase the 27-year-old the following summer.
United manager Erik ten Hag could find this arrangement beneficial as he aims to strengthen his midfield.
The club’s early-season performances have revealed vulnerabilities, notably an unsteady core and a susceptibility to counter-attacks.
Amrabat, previously with Utrecht, Feyenoord, and Hellas Verona before joining Fiorentina in January 2020, carries a market value of approximately €30 million (£25.7 million).