Wilfried Zaha has admitted he remains unsure about his future, claiming that he’d be open to a permanent return to Crystal Palace as doubts remain over his chances of making the cut at United.
Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in January 2013 after impressing with Palace, Zaha was left on loan with the South London outfit for the remainder of the season, helping them to promotion before arriving at Old Trafford at the beginning of last season.
Manchester United have denied making a bid for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, despite rumours suggesting the Argentinian had been identified as the man to bolster United’s defence this season.
On Monday, Valencia claimed they had received a £27m offer for the defender but refused to specify which club was behind the bid, sparking speculations it was United, as Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options.
Louis Van Gaal could be given another £150m to further bolster his squad, according to some of today’s back pages. Van Gaal and Ed Woodward are due to meet on Friday to discuss the club strategy in the coming summer transfer window but the United manager could even try to add a signing this month.
According to the Daily Mirror, the man Van Gaal is desperate to add to his squad this month is Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels, who’s long been linked with a move to United. The Germany international stated last summer that he had no intention of leaving the Westfalenstadion but with Dortmund enduring a torrid season, he could well become the latest high profile figure to leave the Bundesliga club.
Manchester United have had a bid for Palermo’s striker Paulo Dybala turned down, according to the Serie A club’s president Maurizio Zamparini.
Zamparini told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport that he had rejected a bid from United for the Argentinian, insisting that he’s worth more than €40m (£31m), though he added he would speak again about Dybala with United “in six months.”
Paul Pogba has insisted that Manchester United still have a special place in his heart and that his decision to leave Old Trafford was motivated by Sir Alex Ferguson’s reluctance to give him an extended run in the side.
Pogba’s acrimonious exit from Old Trafford has been well documented as the Frenchman, frustrated by the lack of first team opportunities, decided to move to Juventus on a free transfer after United declined to meet his financial demands.
Darren Fletcher has emerged as a surprise transfer target for West Bromwich Albion, as the Baggies’ new manager Tony Pulis looks to add experience to his squad in the January transfer window.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Pulis had already wanted to sign the midfielder when he was in charge of Crystal Palace last season, but he didn’t follow up his interest as he quit Selhurst Park shortly before the start of the current campaign.
Adnan Januzaj is set to be loaned out in the January transfer window as the Belgium international clearly does not feature in Louis Van Gaal’s plans.
One, if not the only, positive of David Moyes’ tenure at Manchester United, Januzaj has struggled for opportunities under Van Gaal, starting only two Premier League games and playing a meagre 27 minutes from the first week of November, despite the catalogue of injuries that affected United.
Jorge Mendes, Radamel Falcao’s agent, has admitted he doesn’t know where his client will play next season but claimed the Colombian will almost certainly leave United if he’s not guaranteed a spot in the starting XI.
Having struggled with fitness issues since joining United on loan from Monaco last summer, the Colombian returned in the squad making four consecutive starts and scoring twice in the process, with his goals against Aston Villa and Stoke earning United two points. United’s number nine, however, was left out of the squad for Sunday’s defeat against Southampton for “tactical reasons” and his future at the club remains in doubt.