Man Utd tipped for bold double transfer raid including £54m winger and Premier League defender

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Manchester United are being linked with moves for a defender and a winger this month.

Manchester United have reportedly identified two transfer targets as they look to strengthen two positions this month. The Red Devils came into this month knowing they would be short of a winger, with Jadon Sancho, who has been frozen out over recent times, joining Borussia Dortmund on loan.

But they may well need to add depth at the back, with Lisandro Martinez's injury over recent months proving just how short of depth United are in defence. Jonny Evans wasn't expected to play a big role after returning to the club on a short-term deal for this season, but he has racked up as many as 12 league appearances so far.

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As far as the wing spot is concerned, reports in Spain have claimed Real Sociedad star Mikel Ayarzabal is a target, but he will not be an option until the summer. Todofichajes say United are keen on the Spain international, who has a release clause worth around £54million, but they also suggest he may prefer a move to Aston Villa given the presence of Unai Emery and how the former Villarreal and Arsenal boss has embedded fellow Spaniard Pau Torres.

At the back, United are being linked with a move for Chelsea man Trevoh Chalobah, who can play both in central defence and in the holding midfield role. Chalobah is under a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge until 2028, but he has not been able to feature so far this season due to injury.

Fichajes report that the Red Devils have joined the race to sign Chalobah amid interest elsewhere, and that's not all. Nacional are claiming United are also interested in Barcelona centre-back Andreas Christensen, who has plenty of Premier League experience having joined the Spanish giants from Chelsea.

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