Manchester United are hurriedly trying to sign a left-back before Friday’s transfer deadline after Luke Shaw was ruled out long term with a muscle injury.

Erik ten Hag fielded Diogo Dalot on the left side of his defence against Nottingham Forest on Saturday but is now searching for a better fit.

The Telegraph report that there are three names on United’s list, the first of whom is Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella.

The Spanish full-back signed for the Blues for over £60million last summer but has failed to establish himself at Stamford Bridge and could leave on loan.

Ten Hag is also reportedly considering a deal for Marcos Alonso — the man Cucurella replaced in West London.

Alonso made 37 appearances for Barcelona last season but was only registered with LaLiga for this term last week due to the club’s ongoing financial issues.

Tottenham’s wantaway defender Sergio Reguilon is said to be the third option for United.

The Spaniard is likely to leave Tottenham this week but talks with Fulham are at a more advanced stage.

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Matheus Nunes from Wolves, according to The Express.

The Evening Standard report that Tottenham will make a move for Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson before Friday’s deadline.

Liverpool have identified Joao Felix as a potential replacement for Mohamed Salah should the Egyptian move to Saudi Arabia, according to reports in Portugal.

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