Moisés Caicedo: ‘My dream has always been to play for Manchester United‘
That optimism could lead to a busier January than was once expected with money available should the right target or targets reveal themselves. Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba is among the potential new recruits, and Ecuadorean midfielder Moises Caicedo is another such name. Summer signing Amad Diallo could join both in Manchester this month with his paperwork finally set to be resolved. Serie A side Atalanta were keen to keep hold of him until the summer but the suggestion is he could be on his way to bolster Solskjaer’s title challengers imminently.
We will have all the latest Manchester United news, rumours and gossip – on both comings and goings – throughout the day.
ERIKSEN OFFERED TO ANOTHER PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB AMID UNITED INTEREST
Christian Eriksen has been offered to West Ham as Inter look to offload the midfielder in the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports.
The former Spurs man has been heavily linked with Arsenal and Manchester United, while Wolves and Ajax have reportedly spoken to the player’s representatives.
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 12:44
DYBALA ‘SH*TS HIMSELF’ UNDER PRESSURE
Manchester United have again been linked with Juventus forward Paolo Dybala, but outspoken former Italy international Antonio Cassano would probably advise them to look elsewhere.
The Argentine has yet to sign a new contract with the Bianconeri, leading to speculation over his future. And Cassano is clearly not impressed.
“All his coaches at Juventus did not consider him necessary, so I wonder if he is a champion or a great player,” he said.
“For me he is not a champion, he does not make the difference. He has [scored] good goals, like I saw [Antonio] Di Natale and [Lorenzo] Insigne do. But if you want to take Juventus’ No.10 [shirt], you have to be at a higher level.
“I have the feeling that, when they put pressure on him, he sh*ts himself!
“And then he asks for €10m per season? Oh, please!”
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 12:22
United could face competition for Moises Caicedo from MLS side Atlanta United…
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 12:13
UNITED RECALL ON-LOAN GOALKEEPER
Matej Kovar has been recalled by United and will return from his loan spell at League One side Swindon Town.
The 20-year-old was certainly tested in the third tier, conceding 41 goals in 20 appearances for the struggling Robins.
According to the Swindon Advertiser, “too many costly performances and a lack of confidence in his ability from Town’s management ultimately saw his time in Swindon end prematurely”.
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 11:59
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 11:34
ATALANTA BOSS SAYS DIALLO WILL ‘CLEARLY’ JOIN UNITED
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini appears to have all but confirmed Amad Diallo’s move to Manchester United, despite admitting to “difficulties” in negotiations between the clubs.
The 18-year-old was signed for £37m in October but failed to secure a work permit and was sent back on loan to the Serie A team.
But there have been suggestions that he could be on the verge of joining up with United.
“There seemed to be transfer difficulties but as soon as they are unlocked the player clearly goes to Manchester United,” Gasperini told Corriere dello Sport.
“It is clear that he is going to Manchester United, but he could still remain here for a few months with us. I like him a lot, he’s only 18. I’d like him to stay until June, obviously it depends on his club.”
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 11:10
We’ve taken a look at some of the likely transfers in the Premier League which could decide the title, Champions League qualification and the relegation battle.
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 10:47
SOLSKJAER INSISTS VAN DE BEEK HAS PART TO PLAY AT UNITED
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has quickly sought to end speculation surrounding the future of Donny van de Beek.
There have been suggestions that the Dutchman is unhappy about his lack of game time following his summer arrival from Ajax.
“Donny has played well when he’s got the chance. I think we are too quick sometimes to jump on that if he isn’t playing, that it is a failure,” Solskjaer said.
“Victor [Lindelof] and Fred are good examples in my team that it takes a little bit of time and now they are massively important players in our squad and in our team and it will be the same with Donny. He has come in and is in a midfield pool of players with quality, challenging with Bruno [Fernandes], Juan [Mata], Jesse [Lingard].
“I’ve got loads of no.10s and loads of centre-midfielders with Paul [Pogba], Nemanja [Matic], Scott [McTominay], Fred. There are many of them and Donny has played well when he’s got the chance and that is a big thing, that you are ready.
“He is always ready, he works hard in training, [is] positive and he will make differences in many games for us this season, but he’ll grow more and more even for next year.”
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 10:37
UNITED INTERESTED IN DYBALA
United have rekindled their interest in Juventus forward Paolo Dybala, according to Tuttosport.
The report claims United are ‘back in’ for the Argentina international, with a potential part-exchange deal involving Paul Pogba on the cards.
Dybala, 27, is out of contract at Juventus next year and United want to capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding his future.
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 10:12
UNITED COULD OFFLOAD SIX PLAYERS IN JANUARY
United could let as many as six players leave the club this month as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to trim down his squad.
The Sun claim that Sergio Romero, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Jesse Lingard and Dan James are all available, while Brandon Williams will be loaned out.
Callum Rice-Coates6 January 2021 09:54