Man Utd enter 'swap deal talks' as interest arrives after winger exit sanctioned

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All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Manchester United as they enjoy a week's break.

Manchester United now get a weekend off as part of the Premier League's alternating winter break schedule. The Red Devils drew with Tottenham last weekend, and they will now wait until January 28 to return to action, and in the FA Cup no less.

Erik ten Hag's men are now in seventh place in the Premier League table, but they could drop a spot over the course of this weekend, with Brighton in action. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Old Trafford.

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Swap deal 'talks'

United are said to be in talks over a swap deal involving Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The full-back was signed for around £50million in 2019, but it's claimed the Red Devils are now interested in signing Crystal Palace star Michael Olise, potentially leading to a swap deal, according to ESPN.

Naturally, United would need to pay on top of any swap deal, with Olise still only 22 years of age, while Wan-Bissaka is 26 and with just 18 months remaining on his current deal. Olise has been linked with a number of clubs both last summer and during the season so far.

Pellistri exit on the cards

United are said to be willing to allow Facundo Pellistri to leave on loan this month, and there has been formal interest from three clubs, according to Fabrizio Romano. Romano has tweeted: "After PSV Eindhoven and LA Galaxy, also Granada have asked for Facundo Pellistri on loan until the end of the season. Discussions will follow in the next days to decide on next step for Pellistri."

Pellistri has not featured regularly this season, but he has impressed with flashes over the last 18 months or so. Spanish club Villarreal were said to be interested in the winger earlier in the window, but talk of that particular deal has seemingly disappeared.

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