Man Utd transfer news and rumours: January transfer window 2022

Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Old Trafford; January transfer window runs from January 1 to 31.

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Wrapping up the Man Utd transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 January window.

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Manchester United and Chelsea are on red alert after reports in Spain hinted that Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has turned down the offer of a new contract beyond 2023 (The Sun, January 27).

Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City will try to sign Endrick when he turns 16 in July (Sky Sports News, January 25).

Manchester United are reportedly one of 10 clubs tracking Porto playmaker Fabio Vieira (The Sun, January 25).

Erik ten Hag's stunning defensive record at Ajax could edge him into pole position to pip Ralf Rangnick and Mauricio Pochettino to the Manchester United job in the summer (Daily Mirror, January 24).

Zinedine Zidane is ready to become Paris Saint-Germain's next manager, allowing Mauricio Pochettino to take over at Manchester United in the summer (The Sun, January 20).

Manchester United led a posse of Premier League clubs running the rule over Aberdeen's wanted full-back Calvin Ramsay in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Rangers (Daily Mail, January 20).

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Manchester United have shortlisted Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn as a potential signing this summer when the club hope to have deals lined up in tandem with the arrival of a new manager (Daily Telegraph, January 18)

Manchester United are stalling on making an official bid for RB Leipzig's Amadou Haidara, with Newcastle set to make an offer for the midfielder (The Mirror, January 16).

Manchester United are favourites to sign Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz in the summer, according to reports in Italy (Daily Express, January 14).

Manchester United and Liverpool are unlikely to follow up their interest in Denis Zakaria this month (Daily Mail, January 25); Manchester United and Arsenal have been put on red alert after Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl admitted transfer target Zakaria could leave (The Sun, January 18); Manchester United are plotting a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, who has also attracted interest from Liverpool (Daily Mirror, January 13).

Denis Zakaria celebrates after scoring for Borussia Monchengladbach
Image: Denis Zakaria (r) is reportedly wanted by United, who are short in midfield

Manchester United are to go head to head with top-four rivals Arsenal in their pursuit of Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey this month (Daily Mirror, January 13); United have a strong interest in Lamptey, but their £30m valuation is £10m short of Brighton's asking price (Daily Mail, January 12).

Manchester United have made signing a midfielder their number one priority this summer - with Declan Rice reportedly top of their wishlist (The Sun, January 7); United are preparing a summer bid for Rice but are expected to need to spend £100m to secure his signature (The Sun, January 3); West Ham's disappointing December has given United a major boost in their hopes of signing £100m-rated Rice (The Sun, January 2).

United are determined to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves this month (The Sun, January 6); Neves is one of a number of players United have been looking at in their search for a new midfielder (Sky Sports, December 5); United will have to compete with Chelsea for Neves in January (The Sun, December 27).

Ralf Rangnick looks like he will be unable to lure Erling Haaland to Manchester United despite initial plans to do so (Sunday Mirror, January 9); Manchester United have pulled out of the race to sign Haaland in the summer and believe his mind is already made up on joining Real Madrid (Daily Star, January 8); Haaland has reportedly been told by his club that he must decide his future by the end of January as speculation continues (Daily Mail, January 5).

'United are willing to let Van de Beek leave on loan'

Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth on The Transfer Show (January 27):

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The Transfer Show's Dharmesh Sheth reports that Crystal Palace are in talks with Manchester United over the signing of Donny van de Beek

"It is not guaranteed Donny van de Beek will leave as we are running out of time in this transfer window. Crystal Palace remain in talks over a loan move for Van de Beek and it seems it's the boss, Patrick Vieira, who is really pushing for this.

"It is thought United are willing to let him leave on a straight loan, as long as it is good for them financially and it is a good move for Van de Beek as far as his football is concerned.

"So United would want a loan fee and they would want his wages paid in full. Now Valencia are another club who are in discussions with United over Van de Beek, but is very doubtful they could cover his salary.

"Van de Beek's priority is to play football and there is a suggestion he feels a little bit let down by the previous boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, because in the summer he was given some kind of assurance that yes, you will be playing football for Man Utd this season on a more regular basis. But Premier League starts amount to zero for Van de Beek so far this season.

"His contract is up in 2025, United have an option to extend that by a further year, so they have no problems on that side of it, they just want to make sure that his value is maintained, or at the very least he can go away, play regular football and then come back and then there is a new manager in charge at United. And who knows, the new manager might say, 'You know what, Van de Beek is part of my plans, you are still under contract for another three or four years, you are here to play.

"So his long-term future will be reassessed in the summer."

The latest players linked with a Man Utd exit

Newcastle United are in talks with Manchester United over a loan move for goalkeeper Dean Henderson (Daily Mail, January 30); Ralf Rangnick has asked Henderson to remain at Old Trafford and fight for his place (Sky Sports News, January, 14).

Everton are close to signing Donny van de Beek on loan after agreeing a deal with Manchester United (Sky Sports News, January 30); Crystal Palace want to sign Van de Beek on loan from Manchester United (Sky Sports News, January 25); Newcastle, Everton and Wolves are interested in Manchester United's wantaway midfielder Donny van de Beek (Daily Mirror, January 22); Ralf Rangnick wants Van de Beek to stay and prove himself at Old Trafford (Sky Sports News, January 14); Manchester United have offered Van de Beek on loan to Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund with the Dutchman struggling for game time at Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News, January 13);

Manchester United could re-ignite their interest in Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips after West Ham made moves to sign him to partner with good friend Declan Rice (Daily Express, January 31).

Manchester City's ­capture of Argentine starlet Julian Alvarez has paved the way for Edinson Cavani to join Buenos Aires giants River Plate when he leaves Manchester United in the summer (Sunday Mirror, January 30).

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has snubbed the chance to join Bordeaux on loan (Daily Mirror, January 31); Manchester United are in talks with Bordeaux over a loan deal for defender Jones (Mail on Sunday, January 30).

Cristiano Ronaldo has joined a Manchester United WhatsApp group in bid to unify the Old Trafford dressing room (Sun on Sunday, January 30); Manchester United fear that losing Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the season will leave the club's plans to tour North America in the summer in chaos (Daily Star, January 20); Paris Saint-Germain could reignite their interest in Ronaldo this summer (Daily Star, January 11); Ronaldo has held crisis talks with his agent Jorge Mendes about his future at Manchester United (Mail on Sunday, January 9); Ronaldo is ready to quit United if the club's next managerial appointment is not to his liking (Daily Star, January 7).

Paul Pogba is open to staying at Manchester United - if Ralf Rangnick remains as manager (The Sun, January 28); Pogba has told Manchester United he wants to join Real Madrid in the summer (Daily Star, January 19); Pogba has not been offered a new contract since last summer and is still deciding whether to extend his stay at Old Trafford. Contrary to media reports, Pogba, whose contract at United runs until the end of June, has not been offered a new deal since last summer and that offer has not yet been accepted or rejected. He can sign a pre-contract with a foreign club in the January transfer window, but is increasingly likely to wait until the summer before making a decision on his future (Sky Sports, January 8).

Manchester United are "petrified" of letting Jesse Lingard leave and him proving a success elsewhere, according to those close to the midfielder, after his proposed loan move to Newcastle effectively collapsed over United's insistence on a £12m survival payment if he helps the Toon stay up (Daily Mirror, January 28); Lingard is furious with Manchester United after revelations that any deal to loan him to Newcastle United would cost the St James' Park club more than £1m a week because of a significant survival bonus (Daily Mail, January 27); Newcastle have all but given up hope of signing Lingard with one source telling Sky Sports News the deal is now dead (Sky Sports News, January 25); Newcastle are prepared to pay a loan fee for Manchester United forward Lingard as well as the player's full wages (Sky Sports News, January 25);

Manchester United will accept a fee as low as £13m in order to let Alex Telles leave the club, a surprising report has claimed (Daily Express, January 25); Barcelona are showing interest in Manchester United full-back Telles, who has never been able to secure a long run in the first-team at Old Trafford (The Sun, January 20).

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has told his bosses that Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are "not good enough" to play for the club (Daily Star, January 19).

Juan Mata is refusing to commit his future to Manchester United as the prospect of a return to Spain looks more likely (TeamTalk, January 15)

Flamengo want to make Andreas Pereira's loan from Manchester United permanent and have offered £8m for his services (The Sun, January 15).

Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing United youngster Charlie Wellens to Roma (The Sun, January 3); Mourinho is reportedly keen on signing Wellens (Daily Star, December 28).

Man Utd contract news

Bruno Fernandes posed for pictures with his agent Miguel Pinho as speculation continues over the midfielder's contract situation at Manchester United (Daily Mirror, January 26).

Marcus Rashford faces a big decision over his future at United as he prepares to open talks over a new contract (Daily Mail, January 12).

Anthony Elanga is set for a new deal at United after impressing Ralf Rangnick (Daily Telegraph, December 17).

Confirmed Man Utd signings

No signings

Confirmed Man Utd departures

Teden Mengi - Birmingham, loan

Ethan Laird - Bournemouth, loan

Axel Tuanzebe - Napoli, loan until end of season

Anthony Martial - Sevilla, loan until the end of the season

Amad Diallo - Rangers, loan

Reece Devine - Walsall, loan

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The clock is ticking. Who will be on the move before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday January 31?

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