” Manchester United need to change something if they want to find themselves in the top four at the end of the season. Their current form sees them winless in six Premier League games and bar a promising first half against Chelsea, they’ve looked pretty dismal. With no forward thrust, the Red Devils have looked toothless under Louis van Gaal and new signings are desperately needed.
So, we’ve pored over the rumours across the backpages and looked out who they could land in the January transfer window to boost their squad. Click the right arrow above to see the latest Manchester United transfer rumours… 6 Manchester United will be looking for a big signing in January but will it be Lazio’s Felipe Anderson?
Click the right arrow for more rumours… – With Manchester United in dire need of pace in the attacking third, rumours surrounding the Brazilian star have emerged again. The Red Devils have been regularly linked with the Serie A and Italian publication Forza believes a ?33m transfer is a possibility as Louis van Gaal looks to save his bacon.
6 Adnan Januzaj – Click the right arrow for more rumours… – It seems like aeons ago that the Belgian first burst onto the scene under David Moyes in 2013/14. His talent was clear but he was never quite able to make himself a first-team regular and as a result was shunted out to Borussia Dortmund on loan.www.1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/
He could, though, be on his way back to the Red Devils after he was spotted in the stands against Chelsea after making just six substitute appearances in the Bundesliga for the German side. His attacking nature could be exactly what Louis van Gaal needs if the loan is cut short.
6 James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – Click the right arrow for more rumours… – It wouldn?t be a Manchester United transfer round-up without them being linked with at least one huge deal. This time it?s not Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, or Neymar ? it?s Colombia star Rodriguez. Spanish website Fichajes reckons Louis van Gaal is going to try and tempt midfielder to Old Trafford in a ?59m move.
6 Joe Williams (Everton) – Click the right arrow for more rumours… – The 19-year-old midfielder has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Toffees but that hasn?t stopped him making a big impression with their Under-21 side. It?s been reported by the Daily Mail that the Red Devils have been keeping a close eye on the talented teen and could move for him in January.
6 Matteo Darmian – Click the right arrow for more rumours… – The Italian?s career at Old Trafford could be over before it has really got started with reports Juventus could swoop for the player in the transfer window. He?s struggled, at times, to get to grips with English football, receiving five yellow cards in just 14 appearances. According to the Daily Express, chiefs from the Serie A side are flying to Manchester as they look to sort out a deal.
6 Sam Johnstone – Click the right arrow for more rumours… – The 22-year-old is clearly a very able goalkeeper but, despite successful loan spells away from Old Trafford with the likes of Preston North End and Doncaster, he finds himself down the pecking order under Louis van Gaal. Hoping to hone his talents, the shot-stopper is keen on a loan move and it looks like his wishes will come true.
Preston, Wolves, Bristol City, Reading, Huddersfield and QPR are all interested, according to the Daily Mail. ” ” 3 This is Franck Kessie’s debut Serie A season He only made his top flight debut in the summer, but Franck Kessie is a player in demand. The 20-year-old announced himself in style with two goals for Atalanta in the 4-3 loss to Lazio on the opening day of the season and has gone from strength to strength since.
Here, talkSPORT finds out what is being said about the Serie A prospect. Who wants him? Roma, Man United, Juventus and Chelsea have all been linked in recent months, while he was close to joining Sunderland in the summer, but did not meet the requirements for a work permit as he had not played enough games for Ivory Coast.
3 Having arrived in northern Italy in January 2015, Kessie joined the Atalanta academy and spent last season on loan at Serie B club Cesena. Juve were constantly sniffing around him, according to Rino Foschi, Cesena’s director of sport: “They used to often ask about his character,” he explained, adding that he’d advise the player to sign for the Italian champions if asked.
However, it is Old Trafford where Kessie wants to be. “I like the Premier League and in particular Man United, the club I dream of playing for,” he said recently. While it is almost certain he will leave in the summer, any club wishing to sign him will need to dig deep given that Chelsea reportedly had a ?21m rejected in January and he has a contract until 2021.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Anelka
Strengths and weaknesses His physicality and dynamic displays in midfield have earned comparisons with Michael Essien and Yaya Toure. Kessie appears to be an intelligent player and confident surging forward with the ball. He has operated in defence and in both a defensive and attacking midfield role, though some might point to his two red cards this season as a cause for concern.
What he says: “I must improve tactically. I came to Italy for this reason. I think that this is the best league in the world from a tactical point of view. Here, a young guy learns more about the game, especially from a defensive perspective.” A few notable Atalanta academy graduates: Gaetano Scirea Roberto Donadoni Riccardo Montolivo Giampaolo Pazzini Manolo Gabbiadini 3 “