Manchester United gossip: Plans for four signings, loan deals on agenda
Manchester United could very well be in for a difficult January when it comes to bringing in the calibre of signing they are looking for. The club have previously indicated they want four players in, but the club also don’t want to be held to ransom of transfer fees. That last bit feels like an inevitability unfortunately.
They could also loan out a number of young players, who have been involved in the first team, who have not had quite the impact that Ole was looking for.
All the very latest gossip from United in the Premier League is below.
United won’t overpay in January
Manchester United are not prepared to overpay for players in January, according to reports.
MEN Sport have previously brought you the story that United want four signings over the next two transfer windows – and the fact that they will only go into the market in January for the right players.
But ESPN claim that Ed Woodward and the Glazers will be cautious and not held to ransom over transfer fees, despite the obvious need for new signings in midfield and up front.
Croatian pair Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Rakitic have both been linked, but it’s claimed the moves are both unlikely at this stage.
We reported today that United are anticipating a tough January window.
Manchester United preparing for challenging transfer window
Manchester United are braced for a testing January transfer window as they look to strengthen their squad as part of a long-term rebuild.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has outlined his intention to recruit a forward in the New Year but high-level club sources have told the MEN that January is a ‘difficult market’ to conclude business in.
United consider loaning out players in January
Manchester United could let youngsters Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and James Garner leave the club on loan in January.
The club have revealed that the young trio — who have all been involved in first team squads this season — could have departed on a temporary basis in the summer, but were retained by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team.
The club’s loan boss, Les Parry, whose official title is academy player performance manager, has spoken about the loan process at Old Trafford and the tough decisions that were made in the summer.