Manchester United Transfer News: Manchester United’s season has not gone according to the plan. The Red Devils have struggled in the Premier League and are out of the title race. However, the record Premier League champions have picked up form in the last few games. Ralf Rangnick’s men managed a last-minute winner against West Ham to move into the top 4 just before the break.
The Red Devils cause was further helped by rivals Chelsea when they defeated Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Arsenal could manage a draw against Burnley. The results ensured that the Reds would remain in the Champions League places for the brief winter break.
Rangnick’s tenure as the interim manager has been a rollercoaster ride so far. If the German can maintain United’s position in the top 4 by summer, it will be considered a success.
Before we talk about the summer, United must navigate the January transfer window. We will be looking at the three latest rumours around the club in the last few hours.
Manchester United Transfer News: United favourites for Kamara
Three-time European Champions is leading the race to sign Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara. The young Frenchman is seen as one of the most promising defensive midfielders in Europe. He has been Marseille’s best player for a couple of seasons now.
However, Kamara’s situation is a problem for Marseille. The midfielder will be a free agent in 6 months’ time. If reports are to be believed, United is leading the race for the youngster.
AS Roma was also in the mix but Italian outlets suggest that United seem to have overtaken all competitors. The Manchester giants are in desperate need of a central defensive midfielder to challenge for the titles.
Manchester United Transfer News: AC Milan is interested in Bailly
Eric Bailly’s United career is a mess. The big central defender is linked heavily to AC Milan throughout the window. The Ivory Coast international is struggling for game time with United. He has slipped down the pecking order since the arrival of Raphael Varane last summer.
He is representing the Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations now. However, the Italian giants identify him as their main target. Stefano Pioli feels that the former Villarreal man can be the key in the second half of the season. Milan is fighting arch-rivals Inter for Scudetto this season.
Milan has lost both Simon Kjaer and Fikayo Tomori to long-term injuries this season. Stefano Pioli’s side is desperately looking for a loan move for the 27-year-old central defender.
Joao Palhinha to make a move to Premier League
Sporting Lisbon and Manchester have conducted great transfers in the past. The Portuguese powerhouse has given some fantastic players in the past to Manchester United. Joao Palhinha is the latest Sporting player linked with the club. The Portuguese international’s future is in limbo with Sporting Lisbon, and he reportedly wants out of the club.
Premier League sides like Tottenham and Wolverhampton Wanderers are in the race for the talented midfielder. However, Portuguese outlet Record, via Sport Witness, understands United is also interested in the player.
According to the report, Sporting is asking for a fee of £25m. Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are monitoring the situation of the midfielder, who has 12 international caps for Portugal.