Manchester United have long been linked with directors of football, with half promises coming from the club on several occasions about a new way forward in the transfer market.

Several names have been pushed forward, and the latest comes from TMW. They report Manchester United are in talks with Antero Henrique, for him to become their new ‘market man’.

There’s very little detail given on the former PSG director of football, just that the Premier League club are in talks with Henrique and could appoint him as their new ‘market man’.

He would be the ‘head’ of Manchester United’s transfers, so work like his role at PSG.

Henrique had a few issues towards the end of his time with the French club, with some relationships turning sour, as often happens. He was then replaced by Leonardo, with the Brazilian returning to the Ligue 1 side after a previous spell there.

Right now, this could just one more link with one more name.

Given it’s coming from Italy, this very much isn’t likely to be an Ed Woodward ‘brief’.