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Denis Zakaria and Boubacar Kamara latest as Manchester United look favourites for midfield duo

Both Zakaria and Kamara are out of contract with their clubs this summer.

Manchester United have had a quiet January transfer window with no new signings under interim manager Ralf Rangnick so far.

The Red Devils have been monitoring several players this month and want to add a midfielder to their ranks according to reports.

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Two names linked to Old Trafford are Denis Zakaria and Boubacar Kamara, with United now favourites to sign the duo.

Boubacar Kamara. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangnick’s side have been given a ‘boost’ in their pursuit for Zakaria due to Liverpool having no interest in the Swiss international.

As per the Liverpool Echo, the 25-year-old’s club Borussia Monchengladbach are looking to sell the midfielder this month, instead of losing him on a free transfer in the summer and the Reds is not an option.

Due to his current contract situation with Gladbach, it is likely that the Red Devils will now wait until the summer to sign the Swiss international.

Zakaria has made 16 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit this season, scoring twice and assisting his teammates once.

What else do we know?

In terms of Kamara, according to Marca, United have ‘enquired’ about signing the Frenchman from Marseille during the winter window.

He is also out of contract in the summer and is free to discuss a move to another club this month.

The Spanish site claims that the Red Devils are interested in bringing the 22-year-old to Old Trafford during the January transfer window for a ‘reduced fee’.

Kamara has been ever-present for Marseille this season, featuring 23 times in all competitions, scoring once.

Marca adds that United are in ‘pole position’ for the midfielder despite interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and West Ham.

A move for Kamara would be deemed a sensible one from Rangnick considering Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard’s contracts expire in the summer and Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic aren’t getting any younger - both are 33.