Manchester United transfer news and rumours: Gareth Bale, Arturo Vidal and Matteo Darmian
Last Updated: 28/01/18 9:06am
All the latest Man Utd transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Sunday, January 28.
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says new signing Alexis Sanchez is making a fantastic impression.
Carrick captained the United team on his first appearance since September in the FA Cup on Friday evening and he told MUTV that landing Sanchez was a real coup for a club.
"He is not bad, is he? Not bad for a little man," said Carrick. "He is going to be a terrific player. He is a proper Manchester United player and it's great to have him here. He is so exciting and so dynamic.
"He's always looking to create opportunities, to play forward, and the fans are going to enjoy watching him. Hopefully, we will enjoy playing with him."
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Spanish outlet Diario Gol reports that Gareth Bale wants a move to Manchester United and is desperate for a return to the Premier League.
Real Madrid are said to be eyeing a swap deal with David de Gea and president Florentino Perez is willing to give up Bale to bring the Spanish goalkeeper to the Bernabeu.
Staying on the continent, and German publication Bild says Bayern Munich are ready to sell Arturo Vidal after the confirmation of Leon Goretzka's move to the club, with United and Chelsea said to be interested.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly confident that former Juventus team-mate Paul Pogba and countryman Sanchez could persuade Vidal to move to Old Trafford.
Mourinho is set to reject bids from AS Roma and Juventus to take Italian international full-back Matteo Darmian on loan, the Sunday Express reports.
The full-back has struggled for game time this season, but Mourinho reportedly wants to keep his squad intact as they look to chase down Manchester City in the Premier League and compete in multiple cup competitions.
The Daily Star on Sunday also says United and City are squaring up for another transfer scrap this week - over Brazil midfielder Fred.
The Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder is seen by Pep Guardiola as the successor to Fernandinho, and he is valued at a reported £50m.
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