Ever since the summer window shut, we have seen stories about Inter Milan wanting to sell Denzel Dumfries, and Manchester United being linked.

The Serie A side know they will need to bring in around €60m worth of sales in the upcoming transfer market to balance the books, and the Dutchman, who so happens to be the type of player Erik ten Hag wants on the right-hand side of his defence, is their likeliest chance of an easy and expensive sale.

The small resurgence of Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Manchester United hasn’t stopped any of these stories from appearing, and Diogo Dalot’s contract situation isn’t helping.

Gazzetta dello Sport have an article on the Netherlands international’s future on Wednesday, where they explain that the number one name to replace him when he gets sold is Club Brugge’s Tajon Buchanan.

They write that Dumfries ‘has never hidden his desire to try an adventure in England’, where Manchester United and Chelsea are interesting for him, but ‘they aren’t the only ones’.

What is certain, however, ‘is Inter’s request, which will hardly be satisfied with an amount of less than €50m’.

The Serie A side are also planning in case they cannot get Buchanan, and have alternatives at the ready, with the first being the aforementioned Dalot.

With his contract expiring in 2024, and him being only 23 years old, ‘his candidacy could become even stronger in the coming months’ if Manchester United don’t sit down and try and extend him.

Not only that, but the Red Devils’ interest in Dumfries ‘could also play a role in starting a double operation’.

That’s something to keep an eye on, because if Ten Hag wants to work with Dumfries, and Dalot, who already has spent time in Italy with Milan, is of interest to Inter, then perhaps something favourable for all parties could be worked on in the coming months.