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Manchester United transfer news LIVE: United close in on new goalkeeper and target loan deal for Atletico’s Joao Felix

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Keep up to date with all the Manchester United transfer news and speculation during the January transfer window.

United enjoyed a fruitful summer transfer window, with Erik ten Hag spending well in excess of £200m to reshape his squad.

United made a slow start to the new season, losing their first two games, including an embarrassing loss at Brentford, but an unexpected and most welcome win over Liverpool in Ten Hag’s third game kickstarted a vast improvement.

They have now moved into the top four but are still looking to improve the squad. And with the January window now open, we take a look at all the players United are being linked with and who the original source of the story is.

The summer transfer window officially closed at 11pm, Thursday 1 September, with this list featuring any transfer line with regards incomings and outgoing at Old Trafford since then…

Frenkie de Jong 

United were heavily linked with De Jong throughout the summer transfer window and reportedly agreed a deal with Barcelona.

While the move didn’t materialise, the transfer rumour mill hasn’t stopped and we’ve rounded up the latest major news about the midfielder.

–De Jong has had a conversation with Erik ten Hag, when he stated he is now in favour of the switch to Old Trafford. (Fichajes, January 1).
– Ten Hag will once again try and persuade De Jong to move to Old Trafford in 2023 and believes he can lure him to the club. (The Sun, December 17).
 A January move for De Jong is almost impossible while a summer move depends on the midfielder. (Fabrizio Romano, November 28).
 Barcelona are still willing to sell De Jong and an ‘astronomical’ bid from United will likely be accepted. (Sport, November 21).

 The Netherlands interntional has revealed that he wants to stay at Barcelona for the next 10 years. (De Telegraaf, November 20).

 De Jong has decided against leaving Barcelona if anyone comes calling in the January transfer window. (Sport, October 30).

– United are still interested in the midfielder but Chelsea and Liverpool are also exploring a possible deal. (ESPN, October 21).

– Ten Hag is begging United chiefs to launch a fresh bid to sign Se Jong in January and believes a deal will happen this time. (Sport, October 20).

Jude Bellingham 

Bellingham has become one of the most sought-after players in the world and we’ve rounded up rumours linking him with United.

– Ten Hag is insisting that United get into the fight for Bellingham’s signature next summer. (The Sun, December 17).

– United are out of the race for Bellingham and don’t stand a chance at this point. (Florian Plettenberg, December 6).

– United’s chances of signing Bellingham are low due to financial fair play factors as well as the competition from Liverpool and Manchester City. (Florian Plettenberg, November 8).

– The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has become Erik ten Hag’s top transfer target, replacing De Jong. (Daily Mirror, November 3).

 His representatives have been monitoring United and Liverpool closely to determine where the midfielder would fit best. (The Independent, October 10).

– United are putting themselves at the front of that race for Bellingham’s signature and have the financial muscle to beat their rivals. (AS, October 2).

– The midfielder is is central to Erik ten Hag’s plans going forward and United will look to beat Liverpool to his signature. (ESPN, September 30).

Who have Man Utd been linked with?


Jack Butland, loan, Crystal Palace(Football Insider, January 5; Daily Telegraph, January 4).

Yann Sommer, Borussia Monchengladbach – (90min, January 3; Sky Sport Italia, December 21; Graeme Bailey, December 16; Sky Sport Germany, December 9; ESPN, December 9; Bild, December 5).
Yassine Bounou, Sevilla(Estadio Deportivo, January 3; FootMercato, December 31; AS, December 8).
Jordan Pickford, Everton – (The Daily Mail, December 27; Daily Telegraph, September 24).
Illan Meslier, Leeds United(Media Foot, December 23; Media Foot, December 12).

Diogo Costa, Porto(A Bola, December 13; Fabrizio Romano, November 14, Graeme Bailey, November 9; Fabrizio Romano, November 9; Correio da Manha, October 28; The Athletic, October 27; Diario de Noticias, October 14).

Jan Oblak, Atletico Madrid(Fichajes, December 6; AS, September 29; Jeunes Footeux, September 14).
Unai Simon, Atheltic Bilbao – (Relevo, November 29; The Athletic, October 27).
Wojciech Szczesny, Juventus – (Calciomercatoweb, November 21).
Robert Sanchez, Brighton(Daily Mirror, November 13).

Mike Maignan, AC Milan – (CalcioStyle, October 24).
Simon Mignolet, Club Brugge – (Het Laaset Nieuws, October 18).
Odysseas Vlachodimos, Benfica – (The Sun, October 13; Media Foot, October 7).

Tarik Karic, Zeljeznicar – (Reprezentacija, October 13).

Emiliano Martinez, Aston Villa – (Football Insider, September 26).


Benoit Badiashile, Monaco(L’Equipe, December 27).

Kim Min-jae, Napoli  (Tuttomercato, December 28; Mimmo Malfitano, December 13; Daily Mirror, December 10; Calciomercato, December 5; Il Mattino, October 4; Napoli Piu, September 27; CNN Turkey, September 22).
Milan Skriniar, Inter Milan(Graeme Bailey, December 24; 90min, November 4; InterLive, October 5).
Malo Gusto, Lyon(Media Foot, December 23; Florian Plettenberg, December 13; 90min, October 11).

Denzel Dumfries, Inter Milan(Corriere Dello Sport, December 15; Calciomercato, December 13; Florian Plettenberg, December 13; Ciro Venerato, December 7; Fabrizio Romano, December 5; Inter Live, October 14; Calciomercato, October 7).

Jeremie Frimpong, Bayer Leverkusen – (Florian Plettenberg, December 13; Sky Deutschland, November 29; Florian Plettenberg, October 25; Fabrizio Romano, October 24).

Alejandro Balde, Barcelona – (Mundo Deportivo, December 12).

Josko Gvardiol, RB Leipzig (Foot Mercato, December 11; Florian Plettenberg, December 6).
Juan Foyth, Villarreal(Fichajes, December 10).

Josip Juranovic, Celtic (Dean Jones, December 5).
Max Aarons, Norwich City (Football Insider, October 31).

Antonio Silva, Benfica(O Jogo, October 24; Daily Mirror, October 8).

Alessandro Bastoni, Inter Milan  (InterLive, October 22; Fichajes, October 21; Gazzetta dello Sport, September 25).
Leon King, Rangers – (Fabrizio Romano, October 11).
Pau Torres, Villarreal (La Razon, September 27).

Jurrien Timber, Ajax (Calciomercato, September 27).

Vanderson, Monaco (Sport, September 21).

Santiago Arias – (Johnson Saenz, September 9).


Dani Olmo, RB Leipzig(Nacional, January 2; Fichajes, November 3).

Sivert Mannsverk, Molde(Jeunes Footeux, December 27).

Martin Zubimendi, Real Sociedad (Mundo Deportivo, December 28; AS, December 4; Graeme Bailey, November 30; Mundo Deportivo, November 25).
Declan Rice, West Ham (The Athletic, December 24; Jacque Talbot, November 12; Football Insider, October 8).
Enzo Fernandez, Benfica(UOL, December 23; Record, November 9; 90min, Novemebr 2).

Mohammed Kudus, Ajax(Fabrizio Romano, December 22; The Athletic, December 17).

Cher Ndour, Benfica(Daily Mirror, December 13).

Rodrigo Bentancur, Tottenham (Fichajes, December 13).
Sasa Lukic, Torino(Torino Granata, December 10).

Ismael Bennacer, AC Milan – (Calciomercato, December 5).
Moises Caicedo, Brighton(Simon Phillips, December 4; Florian Plettenberg, November 29).

Davide Frattesi, Sassuolo – (Il Resto del Carlino, November 17; Gazzetta dello Sport, October 8).
Bruno Guimaraes, Newcastle – (Jacque Talbot, November 12)

Marcos Llorente, Atletico Madrid – (Mundo Deportivo, November 7).

Brahim Diaz, AC Milan(Nacional, November 1).

Edson Alvarez, Ajax(Calciomercato, October 29; ESPN, October 27).

Tyler Adams, Leeds(Football Insider, October 27).

James Maddison, Leicester City – (Fichajes, October 14).

Adrien Rabiot, Juventus – (TuttoJuve, October 7).

Lucas Bergvall, IF Brommapojkarna  – (FotbollDirekt, October 5).

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lazio(Gazzetta dello Sport, September 23).

Youri Tielemans, Leicester City(Fichajes, September 17).

Joao Gomes, Flamengo – (Liverpool Echo, September 17).


Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid – (Relevo, January 4; The Athletic, January 2; Sport, January 2; AS, December 26; Daily Record, December 23; ESPN, December 14; Marca, November 26; Ben Jacobs, November 24; Cadena Ser, November 13; Sport, October 20; A Bola, October 14).
Memphis Depay, Barcelona(The Athletic, January 3; Daily Mail, December 31; Sport, December 11; AS, December 6; Florian Plettenberg, November 26; Sport, November 24).
Olivier Giroud, AC Milan(The Times, January 3).

Randal Kolo Muani, Eintracht Frankfurt(L’Equipe, January 2).

Youssoufa Moukoko, Borussia Dortmund(Ben Jacobs, January 2; Sky Germany, December 16; Sport Bild, December 15; Sport Bild, November 9).

Vincent Aboubakar, Al Nassr(Daily Mail, December 31).

Marcus Thuram, Borussia Monchengladbach(Daily Mail, December 31; Bild, December 31; Rudy Galetti, November 23).
Tammy Abraham, Roma(TEAMtalk, December 29; Dean Jones, December 27; Calciomercato, October 24; Calciomercato, October 17). 
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid(Nacional, December 29; Nacional, December 14).
Alvaro Morata, Atletico Madrid(ESPN, December 28; ESPN, December 23; ESPN, December 14).
Goncalo Ramos, Benfica – (Daily Mirror, December 27; Calciomercato, December 24; ESPN, December 14; The Sun, October 1; The Sun, September 20).
Dusan Vlahovic, Juventus – (Daily Mirror, December 27; Corriere Dello Sport, December 15; The Telegraph, November 5).
Rafael Leao, AC Milan – (Daily Mirror, December 27; Daily Mirror, December 4; ESPN Netherlands, November 26; Daily Mirror, October 16).

Jonathan David, Lille(Dean Jones, December 27).

Marco Asensio, Real Madrid(Defensa Central, December 27; Fichajes, October 13).

Martin Terrier, Rennes(Media Foot, December 26; 90min, November 1).

Cody Gakpo, PSV (Graeme Bailey, December 25; Daily Mail, December 23; Fabrizio Romano, December 23; talkSPORT, December 20; Daily Telegraph, December 16; Gianluca Di Marzio, December 16; Dharmesh Sheth, December 15; Marco Timmer, December 8; Daily Mail, December 7; Graeme Bailey, December 4; The Sun, December 4; Football Insider, November 26; ESPN Netherlands, November 26; MediaFoot, November 25; Calciomercato, November 23; Graeme Bailey, November 22; 90min, November 17; Rudy Galetti, November 4; Fabrizio Romano, October 27; Dean Jones, October 27; MediaFoot, October 23, Florian Plettenberg, October 12; Football Insider, October 1; Forbes, September 27).

Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile, Preston North End(Daily Mirror, December 22).
Kylian Mbappe, PSG – (Sport, December 19; Daily Mirror, November 15; Marca, September 14).
Christian Pulisic, Chelsea(Graeme Bailey, December 19; Calciomercato, November 30; ESPN, November 28; Daily Mail, November 27).

Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid(Fichajes, December 19).

Ansu Fati, Barcelona(OK Diario, November 30).
Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea(Calciomercato, November 29).
Leandro Trossard, Brighton (Ben Jacobs, November 28).

Victor Osimhen, Napoli(Il Napoli, November 28; Florian Plettenberg, November 27; Il Mattino, November 14; Manchester Evening News, November 9).

Moussa Diaby, Bayer Leverkusen – (Fichajes, November 24).

Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid(El Nacional, November 22).
Nico Williams, Athletic Bilbao(Fichajes, November 19).

Mykhaylo Mudryk, Shakhtar Donetsk (The Sun, November 14).

Benjamin Sesko, Red Bull Salzburg – (Dean Jones, November 10; The Telegraph, November 5; 90min, October 5).

Ben Brereton Diaz, Blackburn Rovers(90 min, November 9).

Miguel Almiron, Newcastle(Fichajes, November 8).

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Bayern Munich(Florian Plettenberg, November 8; Bild, November 7; MediaFoot, November 2).

Jhon Duran, Chicago Fire  (The Sun, October 23).

Lautaro Martinez, Inter Milan(La Gazzetta Dello Sport, October 15).

Hirving Lozano, Napoli – (Marca, September 29).

Brian Brobbey, Ajax – (ESPN.nl, September 6).

Who has been linked with a move away from Man Utd?

Phil Jones, N/A(The Athletic, January 3).

Brandon Williams, N/A – (The Athletic, January 3).

Axel Tuanzebe, N/A – (The Athletic, January 3).

Anthony Elanga, Everton(Football Insider, January 1; The Daily Mail, December 26).

Hannibal Mejbri, Marseille(The Sun, December 31).

Alejandro Garnacho, Real Madrid(Defensa Central, December 25; Relevo, December 8).
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Crystal Palace – (Graeme Bailey, December 26; Graeme Bailey, November 28, The Sun, November 5; The Athletic, September 14).

Fred, PSG(The Sun, December 22).

Facundo Pellistri, N/A(Daily Express, December 22; AS, November 8; Fabrizio Romano, November 4).
Marcus Rashford, PSG(Media Foot, December 21; Daily Mirror, December 11).
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, West Ham(Manchester Evening News, December 19; The Athletic, September 14).

David de Gea, free transfer(Florian Plettenberg, December 17).

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Wolves(Express & Star, December 16).

Jadon Sancho, loan, N/A(Graeme Bailey, December 15).

Luke Shaw, Barcelona(Sport, December 10).
Diogo Dalot, Barcelona – (Rudy Galetti, December 7; Sport, November 14; Mundo Deportivo, November 1; Calciomercato, October 12; Sport, October 10; Fichajes, September 16).

Diogo Dalot, Inter Milan(Ciro Venerato, December 7).

Jadon Sancho, Chelsea & Juventus (Calciomercato, December 7).

Marcus Rashford, Real Madrid(Daily Express, December 4).

Bruno Fernandes, Real Madrid(Record, November 30).

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Fulham – (Graeme Bailey, November 28).

Lisandro Martinez, Real Madrid(Defensa Central, November 26).

David de Gea, Juventus – (Calciomercato, Nopvember 21; Calciomercato, September 26).

Fred, N/A(The Guardian, November 12).

Harry Maguire, N/A(The Guardian, November 12; Rudy Galetti, November 10).

Luke Shaw, Everton – (Football Transfers, November 9).

Zidane Iqbal, loan, Middlesbrough – (Football League World, November 4).

Donny van de Beek, Valencia(Fichajes, October 28).

Diogo Dalot, Real Madrid – (Daily Mirror, October 22).

Diogo Dalot, Roma – (Calciomercato, October 12; Corriere dello Sport, September 23).

Diogo Dalot, Juventus – (Calciomercato, October 12; Calciomercato, October 1).
Donny van de Beek, Leicester City(Ekrem Konur, October 10; JeunesFooteux, October 4).
Luke Shaw, Newcastle (Football Insider, October 7).
Marcus Rashford, Arsenal  (Football Insider, October 5).
Anthony Martial, Inter Milan – (InterLive, October 5).
Donny van de Beek, Inter Milan – (InterLive, October 5; Fichajes, September 15).
Anthony Martial, Sevilla & Valencia – (Fichajes, October 3).

Diogo Dalot, AC Milan – (Calciomercato, October 1).

Marcus Rashford, Atletico Madrid – (Fichajes, September 19; Calciomercato, September 10).

Marcus Rashford, Chelsea – (Calciomercato, September 10).

Victor Lindelof, Roma (Rudy Galetti, September 16).

Contract updates

David de Gea – (The Daily Telegraph, January 4; Daily Mirror, December 20; Fabrizio Romano, December 20; The Athletic, October 27; The Guardian, October 18).
Diogo Dalot(O Jogo, December 31; Fabrizio Romano, December 20; Fabrizio Romano, December 9; Manchester Evening News, October 17; ESPN, October 14; Fabrizio Romano, September 27; 90min, September 22).

Marcus Rashford(Fabrizio Romano, December 23; Fabrizio Romano, December 20; Daily Mirror, November 30; Fabrizio Romano, November 22; Daily Mail, November 1; The Guardian, October 18; 90min, September 22; The Sun, September, 8).
Fred – (Fabrizio Romano, December 20).

Luke Shaw(Fabrizio Romano, December 20).
Alejandro Garnacho (Football Insider, December 9; Daily Star, November 19; Fabrizio Romano, October 28; AS, October 9).

Anthony Martial(Fabrizio Romano, October 4).

Not happening

Olivier Giroud(Fabrizio Romano, January 4).

Alejandro Balde(Marca, December 26).

Tyler Adams(Graeme Bailey, December 11; Dean Jones, December 5).

Manuel Locatelli – (Fabrizio Romano, October 4).

Emiliano Martinez – (Football Insider, September 29).

Antoine Griezmann(Fabrizio Romano, September 19).

Moises Caicedo(Daily Mirror, September 11).

Gavi(Mundo Deportivo, September 9).

Sergej Milnkovic-Savic – (Football Italia, September 8).

Summer transfer window review

Anthony Elanga – Everton wanted to sign the winger on loan but United decided to keep him. (Fabrizio Romano, November 8).

Manuel Locatelli – United tried to sign the Juventus midfielder in the summer, but he ‘politely declined’ the Red Devils. (Calciomercato, October 3).

Marcus Rashford – Kylian Mbappe wanted Paris Saint-Germain to sign Rashford during the summer transfer window. (RMC Sport, October 2).

Marko Arnautovic – Bologna director of football Marco Di Vaio has insisted that Arnautovic didn’t join United because he didn’t want to leave the Serie A side. (Corriere dello Sport, September 29).

Victor Osimhen – United were offered the chance to sign Osimhen towards the end of the window but Erik ten Hag prioritised Antony. (Fabrizio Romano, September 29).

Presnel Kimpembe – The defender was on United’s radar during the summer window but Paris Saint-Germain insisted he wasn’t for sale. (Le10 Sport, September 28).

Manuel Akanji – United considered a move for the centre-back but it didn’t happen because he was mainly admired by Ralf Rangnick, who left his position at Old Trafford. (Fabrizio Romano, September 27).

Frenkie de Jong – The midfielder has revealed that he wanted to stay at Barcelona throughout the summer transfer window. (September 21)

– United’s summer-long chase for De Jong ended in disappointment, and Red Devils director of football John Murtough privately admits they should have walked away from the deal a lot earlier. (ESPN, September 3).

Antoine Griezmann – United were one of a number of Premier League clubs to inquire about Griezmann during last summer’s transfer window. (The Athletic, September 18).

Cody Gakpo – United agreed personal terms with the PSV winger but decided against making a bid after spending £85million on Antony. (The Athletic, September 15).

Paulo Dybala – United tried to sign Dybala on a free transfer after he left Juventus at the end of last season, but the forward decided to join Roma instead. (Calciomercato, September 13).

Daniel Bachmann – The Watford goalkeeper has admitted he held talks with United before they decided to sign Martin Dubravka from Newcastle. (LAOLA1, September 13).

Moises Caicedo – United were the only club interested in Caicedo in the summer and they viewed him as a potential option before signing Casemiro. (Fabrizio Romano, September 12).

Joao Felix – United reportedly made a €130million bid for Felix in the summer but the Atletico Madrid forward has revealed that he was not aware of any interest in him from the Red Devils. (Marca, September 10).

Paul Pogba – Manchester City explored the possibility of signing Pogba this summer as his contract at United wound down. But he wanted to call time on his spell in the Premier League and ultimately opted for Juventus. (Fabrizio Romano, Here We Go podcast, September 7).

Antony – The Brazilian went on an Instagram rant after a row broke about between two rival agencies, who both claimed they were responsible for negotiating his record-breaking £85.5million move from Ajax to United. (Daily Telegraph, September 7).

Marco Asensio – Florentino Perez reportedly called United to offer them Asensio, but Erik ten Hag gave the idea short shrift and remained fully focused on reuniting with Antony. (El Nacional, September 5).

Cody Gakpo – Former United manager Louis van Gaal made sure PSV winger Gakpo didn’t join United during the summer window. (PSV TV, September 3).

Christian Eriksen – A fresh report has revealed how United pulled out all the stops to beat Tottenham to the signing of Eriksen. They offered him a staggering deal worth £200,000-a-week, as well as a £12million signing-on fee – far in excess of what Spurs were willing to pay. (Football Insider, September 3).

James Garner – The United academy graduate joined Everton on deadline day and it’s been revealed why Erik ten Hag decided to cash in(The Athletic, September 3).

Raul de Tomas – United made a late play to sign the Espanyol striker on deadline day, a report claims. United chiefs pushed to sign him but didn’t have enough time for the deal to reach completion. (Football Insider, September 2).

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