Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick is set to have a £100million transfer warchest at his disposal in the January window, with the squad in need of recruits to aid a top four push
Rangnick is thought to have a £100million transfer warchest at his disposal in the January window, with the United boss set to boost his squad as they bid for a top four place.
December will be a chance for the Red Devils’ manager to weigh up the areas of the squad that are most in need of recruits.
But Rangnick will also have to deal with a number of expiring contracts, with players such as Jesse Lingard able to sign pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs from the New Year.
Here, Mirror Football rounds up the latest United transfer news…
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Lingard urged to make Newcastle move
Lingard may well be given a chance to impress by Rangnick, but having seen his game time still be limited despite a successful spell at West Ham last season, now could be the time for his to move on.
And if he does so, former Newcastle star Rob Lee believes he would be the perfect player for the Magpies.
“Lingard would score goals, it’s what Newcastle need,” Lee told Coffee Friend when asked who Newcastle should be looking to sign.
“West Ham are probably desperate to get him back, he was unbelievable for them. He’s got energy, he gets around the pitch and he’ll get on the end of things and score goals.
“We don’t want players coming to Newcastle just for the money, but players who want to play for this club and play for these fans. If we get those types of players in, we’ll be okay.”
Dalot set to stay
With Aaron Wan-Bissaka clearly the first-choice right-back under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it appeared that Diogo Dalot would likely cut his Old Trafford stay short.
Dalot was signed from Porto in 2018, but spent last season on loan at AC Milan after seeing his playing time limited.
Wan-Bissaka continued to be favoured this term, until the sacking of Solskjaer, with Dalot finally being given his chance.
Before that change in his situation, it was thought that Roma were eyeing a potential loan move for the Portuguese defender.
But Il Tempo now report that the Serie A side have all but given up on such a move, with an exit for Dalot now seen as ‘improbable’.
With a transfer now seen as being ‘difficult’, either as a loan or permanently, it appears Dalot will now be staying at Old Trafford.
Dortmund reveal Haaland timeline
Erling Haaland is set to be one of the hottest properties on the market in both the January and the summer windows.
United are thought to be one of the clubs interested in a move for Haaland, with Rangnick having viewed him up close during his spell at Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig.
Haaland is understood to have a release clause in his contract that will activate next summer and Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzkehas now hinted when they expect that to be triggered.
“We are not in control alone,” Watzkehas told Prime Sport ahead of Dortmund’s Champions League hammering of Besiktas.
“We are a bit dependent on signals coming from him and his agent. There is no pressure to negotiate that we now have to extend the contract.
“Will he trigger the clause or will he not? [We] will be trying to find that out before March or April.”