Manchester United transfer rumours
Who have Manchester United been linked with this January? Latest rumours...
By Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 28/01/20 11:10am
The latest on the players Manchester United have been linked with this January - and who might leave the club...
What have Manchester United done?
There are yet to be any incomings at Old Trafford, but Ethan Hamilton has joined Bolton on loan.
Manchester United remain some way apart on what they are willing to pay and what Sporting Lisbon want for Bruno Fernandes. A deal is still there to be done, however.
Regarding other Manchester United targets, they are keen not to repeat the mistakes of previous windows and will not panic buy.
There is a chance they will not make a signing before Friday's deadline.
There are no new negotiations planned to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford - something which contrasts sharply with the optimism earlier in the window, when Sporting believed they had a basis of a deal with Manchester United to buy their 25-year old Portuguese international.
Super-agent Jorge Mendes flew to Manchester with Sporting Lisbon's president, Frederico Varandes and his director of football Hugo Viana to finalise a deal with United's Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward.
The mood on the return to Portugal was mixed - Varandes sorry to be losing a star player, but glad that a transfer fee of £55m had been agreed in principle, with United.
In the days that followed, however, Varandes' optimism was tempered by a change in United's stance.
Rather than progressing towards a £55m deal, United instead suggested they were willing to offer just £42m for Fernandes.
On Monday evening, Sporting boss Silas could not confirm whether the midfielder would leave the club.
"I cannot confirm that it was his last game. I would like him to stay, but I cannot say whether he will or will not.
"Bruno is a different player. He sees things that nobody does. Diagonal movements, long passes… Any team that had Bruno and lost him would suffer, and we will if we lose him we will suffer. If we lose him, we'll have to find solutions."
Odion Ighalo and Islam Slimani are two of a number of players United have looked at as they try to bring in a striker on loan.
Inter Milan have rejected a loan offer from Manchester United for midfielder Matias Vecino, according to Sky in Italy.
Could Cavani be the target?
Sky Sports News' Rob Dorsett on United's link with Edinson Cavani...
"If you look at the facts, he fits exactly their profile. We know they are in the market for a striker because of the lengthy injury to Marcus Rashford, who we know is out for three months because of this double stress fracture of his back.
"It's clear Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would prefer a loan deal specifically to cover for Rashford but United have done this in the past. Look at Radamel Falcao, look at Henrik Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. They go for world-class strikers with huge reputations that are coming to the latter ends of their careers, and they've been very successful for United, on the whole. It's kind of in United's DNA.
"Cavani is 32 and his contract expires at the end of the season with PSG. He hasn't started a game for PSG since November 9 and all of that points to the fact he's available, but PSG boss Thomas Tuchel says he's happy to keep him.
"The difficulty is that if United wanted to bring Cavani in they'd probably have to sign him. It doesn't look like they'd be able to get him on loan so are they willing to spend big money on a player of that age?"
The latest players Manchester United have been linked with...
United are desperate to sign a replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford over the next 11 days. Recruitment staff have been told to scour all available attacking options following Sunday's news Rashford could be out until March after suffering a double stress fracture in his back.
Sky Sports News understands there remains a willingness from all parties to get a deal done for the 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes to move to Old Trafford, with talks expected to resume between the clubs this week.
It is understood United's bid reflected Fernandes' consistent form and it allowed them to open negotiations with Sporting Lisbon over a transfer. Two days into negotiations Sporting's asking price dramatically increased to 80m euros.
However, United and Chelsea target Boubakary Soumare has suggested he wants to stay at Lille until the end of the season. United scouts were in France on Tuesday night to watch Moussa Dembele and Soumare in Lyon's game against Lillle.
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 Dembele.
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.
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?
- Eric-Junior Dina Ebimbe, PSG [Mirror]
- James Maddison, Leicester [Daily Star On Sunday]
- Emre Can, Juventus [Calciomercatio, Sun On Sunday]
- 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, Daily Mirror]
- Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona [El Desmarque]
- Moussa Dembele, Lyon [Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Star]
- 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]
- 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]
- Paco Alcacer, Borussia Dortmund [Daily Star]
The latest on those who could leave Manchester United this January...
The Netherlands U21 international sees his contract at Old Trafford expire in the summer and he is free to speak to foreign clubs this month. The 20-year-old winger has also been the subject of talks over a move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning before the transfer deadline.
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. Sky in Germany report that Pogba is likely to leave Manchester United in the summer.
Juventus and Real Madrid are both chasing his signature. United want to keep Pogba until the end of the season due to lack of replacements available on the market this month.
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?
- Marcos Rojo, Estudiantes [Sunday Mirror]
- 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]
- Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, MLS [Mail]
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.
Meanwhile, the Transfer Talk podcast will also be back at the turn of the year with more expert analysis from here and across the continent.
And as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don't miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.
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