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Manchester United switch information: Updates on Bruno Fernandes, scouts watch Declan Rice, newest on Birmingham’s Jude Bellingham

Manchester United transfer news: Updates on Bruno Fernandes, scouts watch Declan Rice, latest on Birmingham’s Jude Bellingham


Manchester United look set to make no less than one signing within the January switch window.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect are in want of reinforcements to help their top-four push this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is more likely to bolster his squad this month
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United are fifth, 5 factors off fourth-placed Chelsea after 22 Premier League video games and can want all the assistance they will get to show issues round.

Under, talkSPORT.com rounds up the celebs United have been linked with fixing their issues on the pitch.

Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon)

Fernandes was closely linked with United and Tottenham final summer time, however remained at Sporting Lisbon.

Now, signing a midfielder seems to be one of many highest priorities for United.

Paul Pogba (ankle) and Scott McTominay (knee) are sidelined, whereas Nemanja Matic is reportedly in talks with MLS membership Chicago Fireplace over a transfer.

The Mirror declare United are near finishing a £65million deal to convey Fernandes to Outdated Trafford.

The Portugal midfielder scored 31 targets in all competitions final season and has discovered the online 15 occasions to date this time period.

Bruno Fernandes has been a long-term goal for Manchester United
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It’s understood Solskjaer, together with assistant Mike Phelan, watched Fernandes in Sporting’s 2-1 defeat to Porto earlier this month, which helped persuade them to chase the 25-year-old’s signature.

Final week, Sporting boss Silas admitted he was beginning to put together for all times with out his star man.

He stated: “I’m beginning to think about options inside our crew if Bruno doesn’t stick with us. I hope that doesn’t occur.

“In Portugal, sadly, we will’t maintain one of the best gamers for lengthy. Bruno is one of the best participant within the league.”

Jude Bellingham (Birmingham)

Bellingham has been one of many breakout stars within the Soccer League this season.

The 16-year-old has damaged into Birmingham’s first-team, making 23 appearances, 17 of which have been begins.

He has netted three targets and supplied one help because the Blues sit 18th within the Championship desk.

The Mirror declare United have bid £12.5million for the teenager, who’s a boyhood Birmingham fan.

Regardless of United’s curiosity, the Blues are assured Bellingham will signal a bumper deal when he turns 17 on the finish of June.

Final month, Birmingham supervisor Pep Clotet insisted Bellingham was dedicated to the membership amid hypothesis about his future.

Jude Bellingham has been a breakout star within the Championship this season
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He stated: “The one factor I can say is that I’ve numerous conversations with Jude to assist him make one of the best of himself, in addition to the gamers having numerous conversations with him, and he has by no means talked about anything.

“I’ve by no means seen him not centered on us, and solely on us. The membership hasn’t talked about something to me about Jude Bellingham.

“It’s regular that the scouts are coming and I feel that’s good for us. It’s good for the membership to draw this sort of consideration.

“I feel Jude may be very dedicated to doing his greatest for this membership.”

Declan Rice (West Ham)

Manchester United have been linked with Rice prior to now, and stories of the membership reviving their curiosity have resurfaced this month.

The Mail say Solskjaer despatched his private scout, Simon Wells, to observe Rice in West Ham’s 1-Zero defeat at Sheffield United final week.

Declan Rice is reportedly being tracked by Manchester United
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The England midfielder thought he had assisted an injury-time equaliser, scored by Robert Snodgrass, solely to have the aim dominated out by VAR.

The aim was disallowed after the ball had inadvertently hit Rice’s arm within the build-up.

In October, stories claimed United have been planning to launch a £70million January bid for the 20-year-old.

Solskjaer is eager so as to add extra homegrown gamers to his squad and Rice matches the invoice.

Christian Kabasele (Watford)

Kabasele has been a shining gentle in Watford’s troublesome marketing campaign.

The Hornets are embroiled in a relegation battle, however a 3-Zero win at Bournemouth on Sunday moved them out of the relegation zone for the primary time this season.

Kabasele, who’s presently serving a three-match ban, has impressed in his 16 appearances beneath three totally different managers since August.

Christian Kabasele is serving a three-match ban
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He began Nigel Pearson’s first 5 video games in cost, earlier than seeing crimson in a 2-1 win over Wolves on New 12 months’s Day.

Le10 Sport say Manchester United and Arsenal are weighing up a transfer for the Belgium defender, whose contract at Vicarage Highway runs out subsequent yr.

Issa Diop (West Ham)

Diop has been an unused substitute in David Moyes’ first two Premier League video games in cost.

The 23-year-old, who was as soon as dubbed ‘a monster’ by an impressed Jose Mourinho, has been linked with a £40million transfer to United this month.

Issa Diop is being chased by high golf equipment within the Premier League
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With Axel Tuanzebe (hamstring) injured and the unsure futures of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo, United are with out stable back-up for first-choice defensive pair Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

Chelsea are additionally believed to be monitoring Diop, with the membership in a position to make signings once more after their switch ban was diminished.

Sean Longstaff (Newcastle)

United have been reportedly excited by signing Longstaff final summer time, however have been delay by his £50million price ticket.

The Newcastle midfielder has not been an everyday starter beneath Steve Bruce this season resulting from damage and type.

Sean Longstaff has struggled for type this season
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ESPN report United have cooled their curiosity in Longstaff due to the Magpies’ reluctance to decrease their valuation.

Longstaff is assessed as a homegrown after coming via the ranks at St James’ Park.