The latest on the players Manchester United have been linked with this January – and who might leave the club…
Sky Sports News’ latest update on Manchester United…
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth has the latest on two of the biggest potential deals for Manchester United this summer – Bruno Fernandes and Ashley Young.
Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes wants to move to Manchester United. Further reports on Tuesday January 14 said the two clubs are in talks over a deal to sign the midfielder, but remain a long way apart in their valuations.
And Sporting Lisbon want United defender Marcos Rojo included in any deal that would take midfielder Fernandes to OId Trafford, according to editor-in-chief at Portuguese daily newspaper O Jogo, Filipe Dias.
United were confirmed as being interested in signing the 25-year-old Portugal international by Dias on the latest episode of the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast.
Solskjaer has said United are looking at transfer options in central midfield, after injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
Asked about the report, Solskjaer said: “We go back to speculation. We go and watch games all the time but where I’ve been and when I’ve been somewhere is irrelevant. That’s another player that’s in a different club and I can’t speak about.”
Donny van de Beek is a player Manchester United like and have been watching for some time, but the Ajax star ruled out leaving the Dutch giants in this window and suggested he might stay in Amsterdam next season too.
Van de Beek’s representatives have been in talks with a Netherlands team scout over his best position, but discussions have yet to take place with Manchester United or another Premier League club.
United have also ruled out making a bid to bring Christian Eriksen to Old Trafford in this window. Reports have linked United with a £20m offer for the Tottenham midfielder, who is out of contract at the end of the season, but no bid has been made.
Borussia Dortmund are determined to keep hold of Jadon Sancho in January despite interest from a host of clubs from around Europe, according to Sky in Germany. Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona have all made initial enquiries.
United are also interested in signing Wolves striker Raul Jimenez and are looking at Lyon’s Moussa Dembele.
After United’s 0-0 draw with Wolves in the FA Cup on January 4, Solskjaer refused to rule out moving for Jimenez, saying only: “I can’t comment on speculation”.
Manchester United are interested in James Maddison, but are wary that it is difficult to conclude big transfers in January. Leicester’s attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to United this month and he is a player who the club’s recruitment team have run the rule over this season.
Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes is close to joining Tottenham on an 18-month loan deal, with Manchester United having previously been interested in signing the 20-year-old Portugal international.
United are also one of several Premier League clubs considering a bid for Reading’s talented young striker Danny Loader. The 20-year-old is out of contract this summer and talks on a new deal have stalled.
Who else has been linked with United?
Declan Rice, West Ham [Daily Mail]Marash Kumbulla, Hellas Verona [The Sun]Issa Diop [Sun]Kalidou Koulibaly, Napoli [Daily Star]Arkadiusz Milik, Napoli [Daily Star]Donny van de Beek, Ajax [Daily Telegraph & MEN]Edinson Cavani, Paris Saint-Germain [Metro]Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona [El Desmarque]Moussa Dembele, Lyon [Daily Mail, The Sun]Marash Kumbulla, Hellas Verona [Daily Star]Fabian Ruiz, Napoli [Daily Star]Christian Eriksen, Tottenham [Daily Mirror]Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund [Daily Mirror]Eduardo Camavinga, Rennes [L’Equipe]Dejan Kulusevski, Atalanta [Manchester Evening News]Dries Mertens, Napoli [Daily Mail]Emre Can, Juventus [Calciomercatio]Arturo Vidal, Barcelona [Daily Mirror]Jack Grealish, Aston Villa [Daily Mirror]Ricardo Pereira, Leicester [Daily Mail]Richarlison, Everton [Daily Mail]Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton [The Sun]Ricardo Pereira, Leicester [Daily Express]Emre Can, Juventus [Daily Mail]Sean Longstaff, Newcastle [Daily Mail]Toni Kroos, Real Madrid [Sun]Todd Cantwell, Norwich [Daily Mail]Jude Bellingham, Birmingham [Daily Mail]Boubakary Soumare, Lille [Sunday Express]
The latest on those who could leave Manchester United this January…
Sky in Italy had reported that Inter Milan and Roma are close to agreeing a swap deal involving Matteo Politano and Leonardo Spinazzola which would scupper Young’s proposed move to the San Siro. If a deal is agreed, the Man Utd captain would be no longer required.
Paul Pogba‘s agent Mino Raiola says the midfielder’s “heart” is with Manchester United – but adds he needs to be playing in a side capable of winning trophies.
Pogba, who returned to United from Juventus in 2016, admitted in June that he was considering leaving Old Trafford for a “new challenge”, while Raiola added a month later that he was in the process of finding his client a new club.
But the 26-year-old remained with United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said this month he will not be sold in the January transfer window.
Atletico Madrid are interested in midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to Sky in Italy.
Matic has made just six appearances at United this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has not played in the Premier League since a 2-0 defeat at West Ham in September.
Inter Milan, who are led by Matic’s former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, were understood to be considering the Serbia international in October as one of their targets for the January transfer window, according to Sky in Italy.
Who else could depart Old Trafford?
Jesse Lingard [The Sun]Tahith Chong, Juventus [The Sun]Chris Smalling, Juventus and Inter Milan [Gazzetta dello Sport]Paul Pogba, Real Madrid and Juventus [Daily Express]Luke Shaw, Leicester City [The Sunday Mirror]
How to follow the January transfer window with Sky Sports
Sky Sports will bring you the very latest news from the January transfer market with the return of three shows.
Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering analysis of the biggest stories. Then join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day’s news with The Transfer Show.