Paris St Germain defender Marquinhos has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Manchester United in the summer. It is well-known that United need reinforcements in defence.
The signings of Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind have only added temporary reinforcement to the inexperienced line. United have been looking at a number of top defenders. They are thought to hold a long-standing interest in Borussia Dortmund centre back Mats Hummels. The poor form of the 26-year-old appears to have made United look at other alternatives. United are back to winning ways in the top four race after a 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Betfair puts United at 8/11 to qualify for the 2015/16 Champions League.
Manchester United have opened talks with David De Gea over a new contract, according to Jorge Mendes, the goalkeeper’s agent.
The 24-year-old, who has less than 18 months left on his contract, has been in outstanding form this season and has repeatedly been linked with a move to Real Madrid, as the Spanish giants look to replace Iker Casillas.
David De Gea will remain at Manchester United for the foreseeable future, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.
The 24-year-old has only 18 months on his contract and has attracted interest from Real Madrid, with reports suggesting the European champions would be happy to wait for De Gea to see his contract out at Old Trafford before returning to Spain on a free transfer.
Darren Fletcher has been given permission to talk to West Ham United ahead of a possible January move, Louis Van Gaal confirmed at Friday’s press conference.
Fletcher, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this month, with Valencia, West Brom and West Ham linked with a move for the Scotsman.
Manchester United will make a last-minute attempt to sign Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels or Athletic Bilbao Aymeric Laporte this month.
With the transfer window closing on Monday, United are running out of time to bolster their defensive options and while they’ve not seemed in a rush to get their hands on a new signing, reports suggest things might be about on change over the next four days, according to reports from ESPN.
David De Gea has become the subject of increasing interest from Real Madrid who have identified the 24-year-old as the heir to Iker Casillas’ long-standing throne as number one goalkeeper.
Signed from city rivals Atletico Madrid in 2011 for £18.9 million, De Gea has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and is arguably the reason why Manchester United have a strong chance of finishing in the top four. A number of outstanding saves throughout the season has allowed Louis Van Gaal’s side to pick up crucial points in their pursuit of returning to the Champions League, but there is belief that De Gea sees his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabau.
Adnan Januzaj will not leave Manchester United on loan or on a permanent basis this month, after Louis Van Gaal blocked PSG’s attempt to lure the Belgian away from Old Trafford.
Arguably the only positive of David Moyes’ disastrous tenure, Januzaj has started just five games in all competitions this season but Van Gaal has made clear he has no intentions to part way with the 19-year-old.
Manchester United will face competition from Real Madrid in their bid to sign Athletic Bilbao’s centre-back Aymeric Laporte. The 20-year-old has been on United’s radar for over 18 months and with Louis Van Gaal determined to bolster his defensive options, the France U21 international has emerged as one their main targets.
However, if United are to reunite Laporte with former team-mate Ander Herrera at Old Trafford, they’ll face a strong challenge from Real Madrid, who are also keen on the Athletic Bilbao defender.