The January transfer window is now open, with Manchester United continuing to be linked with a host of big names.
The Red Devils have already agreed a deal to sign Amad Traore, and could look to bolster their ranks further to build on an encouraging first half of the season.
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Old Trafford.
Saturday morning’s Manchester United transfer talk news roundup:
Manchester United are reportedly still interested in Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
The England international was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford over the summer, but the Red Devils were not prepared to meet Villa’s asking price, which was thought to be in the region of £100m.
The 25-year-old has been in excellent form for Dean Smith’s side during the 2020-21 campaign, scoring six times and registering eight assists in 15 appearances in all competitions.
Grealish is expected to captain fifth-placed Villa against second-placed United on Friday night when the two teams lock horns in the Premier League.
According to the Daily Mail, the 20-time English champions still want to bring the playmaker to Old Trafford, but they could be quoted in excess of £100m for a player who signed a five-year deal at Villa Park in September.
Grealish has scored five times and registered eight assists in the Premier League this term, helping his side win eight of their opening 14 matches during an excellent start.
Manchester United are reportedly confident of signing Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho for ‘notably less’ than £107m during this summer’s transfer window.
The Red Devils were strongly linked with the England international over the summer but were not prepared to meet BVB’s asking price for the former Manchester City youngster.
Sancho has struggled to show his best form for Dortmund this season, failing to score in 11 Bundesliga appearances, although he has contributed four goals and eight assists in 18 outings in all competitions.
According to 90min, United are not concerned by the 20-year-old’s form this term and are confident of signing him for less than £100m ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
Sancho’s contract at Signal Iduna Park still has another two and a half years left to run, meaning that his Bundesliga side will not be under huge pressure to sell in the summer window.
However, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano recently said that he expects the Englishman to move to the Premier League in 2021.
Chelsea and Liverpool are also thought to be interested in a player who has scored 38 goals and registered 51 assists in 117 appearances since arriving at Dortmund in 2017.
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