Man United have one eye on Rangers’ clash with PSV amid links to Cody Gakpo and this may well be intensified amid reports Atlético turned down an Old Trafford bid for Joao Felix.

The Red Devils are enduring their worst start to a league season for 100 years and following defeats to Brighton and Brentford there is much transfer speculation heading into he final few weeks of the window.

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This includes £35m links to PSV attacker Cody Gakpo, with the Netherlands international’s future to be settled depending on the Dutch club’s Champions League fate.

PSV Eindhoven are preparing to welcome Rangers to Ibrox next week with the tie neatly poised following a 2-2 draw in Glasgow.

But there is no guarantee either way and if reports are to be believed Erik ten Hag’s hunt for attacking reinforcements doesn’t begin and end with the winger.

The latest suggests that Man United had a €135m (£114m) bid rejected for Atlético Madrid attacker Joao Felix in late July.

According to Marca, Man United were warned off the attacker when they were quoted with the €350m (£295m) release clause in the player’s contract.

Combine this with the fact Joao Felix reportedly has no intention of leaving Atlético Madrid and it has Man United once again scrambling around in the transfer window.

Whilst it will have absolutely no bearing on the match between Rangers and PSV Eindhoven, it’s an interesting subplot to the game.

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PSV manager Ruud van Nistelrooy – famously once of Man United as a player – was also asked if Cody Gakpo was discussed with Sir Alex Ferguson, who was at Ibrox on Tuesday evening.

“He didn’t (mention Cody Gakpo),” said van Nistelrooy [Daily Mail].

“We were just talking about how we were. We didn’t really discuss United or players. It was just a personal chat, really.”

Speaking of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ruud van Nistelrooy and PSV – read how Rangers tried to pip their former forward to the signing of the Dutch striker.

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