Manchester United could miss Sofiane Amrabat after lining up a move for the star midfielder during the summer transfer window.
Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Rasmus Höglund were snatched away by Erik ten Hag before the new season.
And he wants more recruits before the transfer window closes, with the Dutchman keeping tabs on Amrabat.
But the Red Devils’ pursuit of the Fiorentina player could be hijacked by Juventus, who have turned their attention towards the player.
It comes after Juventus sold Denis Zakaria to Monaco, with the Turin-based club looking to replace the Swiss midfielder.
according to SportsSporting director Cristiano Giuntoli wants Amrabat to replace Zakaria, with the club ready to suggest a number of exchange opportunities.
Fiorentina want £26m for the Morocco international as Juventus hope to keep him in Serie A.
If Juventus sign Amrabat, Man United will be stuck and not complete the transfer immediately.
But Ten Hag could return to the table in the coming days once Fred completes his move away from Old Trafford.
He has been linked with a move to Turkish side Fenerbahçe, with a £13m fee floating around. His departure would see Manchester United pursue another midfielder.
Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek have also been linked with moves away from Man United.
West Ham United has expressed interest in signing the Scottish international, while Real Sociedad wants Dutch.
Amrabat, meanwhile, spent three seasons at Fiorentina and played in the 2022 World Cup where he cemented his reputation in Qatar.
Will he practice his trade in the English Premier League? See this space.