Date: 31st August 2023 at 4:35pm
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Manchester United will welcome fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace to Old Trafford in the third round of the Carabao Cup. 

The Red Devil, along with all other top flight teams competing in Europe this term, enter into the competition at the third round stage, while the Eagles booked their place in the next round with a 4-2 victory over Championship side Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday.

In the meantime United travel to face rivals Arsenal in their next league match on Sunday, but manager Erik ten Hag has been dealt a blow in the build up to the match with defender Raphael Varane ruled out for a number of weeks due to injury.

The Frenchman joins new signing Mason Mount on the sidelines, although fellow new arrival Rasmus Hojlund could be in line to make his debut on Sunday having recovered from an injury of his own.

Ten Hag has been keen to add to his midfield ranks for a number of weeks now, and it appears that the Dutchman could finally be close to having his wish granted.

As per 90min, the Manchester outfit are edging closer to reaching an agreement with Fiorentina to sign midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.

Amrabat could make a last minute switch to Manchester United on Friday

The report claims that United have been interested in Amrabat for some time now but are unable to finance a permanent move for the player during the current transfer window having failed to offload a number of fringe players.

Therefore, the Serie A club have informed United that they would be willing to accept a loan move if it included an obligation-to-buy clause for next summer.

Amrabat, 27, joined Fiorentina from fellow Italian side Hellas Verona in 2020 and has since made 107 appearances for the Tuscan outfit across all competitions.

The Morocco international has been praised for his performances at club level over the past three seasons, and was also instrumental in helping his country to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar last year.

It is also claimed that Amrabat has rejected interest from elsewhere this summer in an effort to force through a move to Manchester.

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