11am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Jonny Evans return EXCLUSIVE, Haaland and Sancho double blow, Dembele ‘loan in January’


United expect Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford to be fit for this afternoon’s Premier League trip to fifth-placed Southampton.

But boss Ole Gunnar Solsjaer admits Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are “very unlikely” to be ready as United, in 13th spot, chase a fourth straight win.

Fellow midfielder Jesse Lingard is available, though, after finishing isolation for being in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

And with ex-Saints left-back Luke Shaw included in United’s nagging batch of injury worries, former Old Trafford defender has emerged as a shock figure on their radar.

Club chiefs will ponder a swoop for the Northern Ireland star, 32, if he fails to sign a new Leicester contract in time for the next transfer window.

Solskjaer wants a left-sided centre back in his squad but has just £20million to spend in January.

And a United source said: “Johnny’s name has come up in conversation.

“A lot of people here have plenty of time for him – and that includes Ole and Mike Phelan.”

But any dreams United have of landing goal machine Erling Haaland – instead of or as well as his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho – have met with a stern response from his Bundesliga club.
Dortmund director Michael Zorc said: “We plan for the long term with Erling. [Rumours] do not have to be dealt with at all. I will see him with us for a long time.”


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