Fabrizio Romano issues Man Utd transfer update amid release clause change

Manchester United have been sent an update over a reported striker target on deadline day.

Manchester United fans have been sent a fresh update over a reported bid to land a striker this winter. The Red Devils have been forced into a quiet winter window due to high summer spending, taking them close to their Financial Fair Play limit.

But that has not prevented links over a possible late move for a striker, with Rasmus Hojlund hardly hitting the ground running following his big-money arrival. The Red Devils are firmly behind the Dane as he continues to adjust to his new surroundings, but Erik ten Hag needs goals between now and the end of the season.

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That need has given birth to links with Stuttgart forward Serhou Guirassy, who has scored 17 goals in 14 league games since making the move to Germany during the summer window. Guirassy has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, and largely because of the presence of a release clause in his contract.

But in a fatal blow to any United hopes, transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has reported that said release clause has now expired, ending any hope of a January deal. Romano said: “I’m hearing about fresh reports on the future of Serhou Guirassy, but from what I understand the release clause of the Stuttgart striker has now expired.

“It’s no longer valid, so if the likes of Chelsea or Manchester United wanted to move for him now, it would be almost impossible – the player is staying at Stuttgart and the clause is no longer valid”. It looks as though Ten Hag will have to continue relying upon Hojlund for goals, while he will also need to get Marcus Rashford back to form amid a frustrating season for the England international.

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