Man Utd Round-Up: Transfer Blow, Swap Deal, Transfer Revelation

By | January 15, 2020

Sporting Lisbon keen on to sign Man Utd 29-year-old defender

Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon have reportedly asked Man United to keep paying some of Marcos Rojo’s current wages if the full-back is to be included in any deal involving Bruno Fernandes.

The Red Devils are allegedly pushing to finalise the signing of Fernandes before the end of the January transfer window, potentially this week ahead of Sunday’s trip to the Merseyside Reds.

However, as it stands, the terms of any transfer are unclear, with Portuguese giants believed to prefer a straight-cash bid rather than any players being involved in a swap deal.

Nevertheless, Rojo stays an option for Sporting Lisbon, although O Jogo reports that the Portuguese heavyweights are against paying the Argentina international’s income in its entirely.

The report claims that Sporting are only open to securing a reunion with their ex-player if the Red Devils agree to subsidise his wages.

That would likely last for the remainder of Rojo’s current deal, which does not end until the end of next campaign.

Meanwhile, Man Utd have reportedly approached Birmingham City with an offer worth £12.5m for star playmaker Jude Bellingham.

The Englishman will not turn 17 until June, however, has made 23 Championship appearances for the West London club during the 2019-20 season, founding back of the net three times in the process.

A number of teams are believed to be interested in securing the services of midfielder, with the Red Devils allegedly sending their assistant head-coach Mike Phelan to keep close tabs on him in action this campaign.

Inter Milan beat Man Utd in their pursuit of world-class no.23 midfielder

Serie A giants Inter Milan have reportedly won the race to secure the services of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen before the end of the January transfer window.

Despite their best efforts, North London club have accepted that the midfielder has no intention of extending his stay at the club, which is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.

While Real Madrid and Manchester United have been rumoured with the move for Denmark international, Inter Milan have now emerged as frontrunners to lure Eriksen’s at San Siro this month.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Danish midfielder has agreed to sign a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Italian heavyweights worth £6.5m per year.

However, the report suggested that Tottenham are yet to give the green light to a January exit from the club as they demand £17m for the long-serving player’s services.

Eriksen is believed to be keen to depart from North London before the end of the January, while Tottenham may be more open to a sale if they can push through the transfer of Benfica’s midfielder Gedson Fernandes.

Meanwhile, another Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been rumoured with a switch to Old Trafford before the end of the season.

Liverpool January signing reveals reason why he snubbed Man Utd interest

Takumi Minamino chose to make Liverpool because he felt it was an opportunity he could not turn down. the Merseyside Reds newest transfer signing had a chance to make his Premier League debut against Tottenham on Saturday following his move from RB Salzburg on January 1, however, he has remained on the bench/.

Manchester United were chasing the services of Japan attacker, however, Liverpool managed to pip the 20-times English champions to the transfer when they discovered the Japanese’s £7.25million release clause.

Asked why he decided to join the Jurgen Klopp’s side, Minamino told France Football: ‘I received an offer from what is currently the best club on the planet, that means a lot to me.

‘I felt that I was very fortunate, a wonderful opportunity that I really wanted to take.

‘Everything began with my entourage, I knew that Liverpool were interested in me.

‘I was surprised, but after having faced them twice in the Champions’ League and having had the opportunity to speak with Jurgen Klopp, I became more and more excited to take this challenge on.

‘The fact that I scored a goal at Anfield gave me a certain level of confidence.

‘I said to myself that I want to savour this atmosphere more often.’

Minamino could be the Merseyside Reds only new addition to their team this month, with Fabinho and Joel Matip poised to return from injury.

Jurgen Klopp’s side took on Jose Mourinho’s Spurs this weekend and maintained their healthy lead at the top of the Premier League table after beating them 1-0 at White Hart Lane.