Man Utd Round-Up: La Liga No.11 on Radar, New Deal For Brazilian Midfielder, Battle For Serie A Midfielder

By | December 4, 2020

Man Utd lining up loan move for 23-year-old Barcelona forward

Manchester United are reportedly planning to make a January loan move for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.

The 20-times English champions were heavily linked with the France international over the summer, however, were unable to agree a new contract with Ronald Koeman’s team before the window closed.

The 23-year-old Frenchman has been a regular for the Catalan giants this campaign, scoring three goals and providing one assist in nine games in all competitions, however, the World Cup winner’s long-term future at Spanish giants is up in the air.

Dembele’s current contract deal with the La Liga heavyweights is set to expire in June 2022, and Serie A champions, Juventus are believed to be keeping a close tabs on the developments surrounding the French forward.

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Red Devils are not interested in signing the Frenchman on a permanent basis in January, however, will attempt to loan him for the rest of the 2020/21 season with an option to make his move permanent next summer.

Dembele has largely struggled with injuries since arriving at Nou Camp, however, has now been involved in Barca’s last five La Liga games, playing the full 90 minutes against Atletico Madrid earlier last week.

Man Utd set to offer new contract to £75,000 a-week midfielder

Manchester United are reportedly giving consideration to offer a new deal to Brazilian midfielder Fred.

While the South American midfielder has not always impressed since his arrival at Old Trafford, the defensive-minded player is currently regarded as first choice under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

With the 27-year-old tied to the 20-times English champions until the end of the 2023-24 season, the Red Devils remain in a strong position with regards to his future.

However, according to the Manchester Evening News, club officials are contemplating whether to open talks over fresh terms.

Fred has been played 12 games since the beginning of September, with eight starts coming in England’s top-ter and the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has reportedly emerged as a surprise transfer target for El Classico giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Portugal international midfielder has enjoyed a productive first 11 months at Old Trafford, founding back of the net 18 times and provided 13 assists from just 33 games.

With Bruno Fernandes possessing a deal until 2025, the Red Devils are in a good position regarding the player’s future.

However, according to Fichajes, Fernandes will look to depart the Premier League heavyweights should things not improve at the club.

Man Utd told to pay £27m to sign 28-year-old Serie A midfielder

Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly told to pay £27m in order to lure Danish playmaker, Christian Erisken away from San Siro in January transfer window.

The former Spurs midfielder is free to depart from San Siro during the January transfer window, having struggled to make his mark since arriving from the Spurs earlier this year.

Denmark International has not managed a goal or an assist in eight games at club level this season, while he has managed to found back of the net just four times and three assists in 34 appearances for Inter since his arrival.

Arsenal and Man Utd have both been credited with an interest in the former Tottenham playmaker, who contributed 69 goals and 89 assists in 305 games for London giants between 2013 and 2020.

According to Tuttosport, the Italian heavyweights have informed the Premier League pair that an offer of £27m will be enough to lure Erisken away from San Siro.

The 28-year-old is also believed to be attracting the attention from German giants Borussia Dortmund, however, player himself is believed to be keen on to play for a Premier League team once again and it gives Arsenal and Man Utd chance to sign him.