Man Utd transfer news: Pogba, Lingard and Van de Beek linked with moves away

We’ve dissected the biggest new reports surrounding incomings and outgoings from the Red Devils.

Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek. Credit: Getty.

Hardly a day goes by without Manchester United being linked with a new player, even with the transfer market shut for another two and half months.

It can also be near impossible to keep tabs on all the latest reports and rumours surrounding the Red Devils, and to trace stories back to their original source.

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Fear not because we’ve done the hard work for you and below are the biggest United transfer reports from the last few days…

Who might Utd sign next?

Erling Haaland has been linked with every top side in Europe over the last few weeks and United are no exception. Mundo Deportivo in Spain claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will ‘fight’ to sign his fellow Norwegian, who he worked with at Molde.

United are also reportedly keen on bringing Italy winger Lorenzo Insigne to Old Trafford, as per Gazzetta dello Sport. The Napoli man’s contract expires next summer and can start negotiating with clubs in January.

Another attacker linked with United is Ousmane Dembele, with Mundo Deportivo claiming Barcelona believe the Red Devils have opened talks with the Frenchman’s entourage.

Manchester United continue to be linked with Ousmane Dembele, who can leave Barcelona for free in the summer next year. (Mundo Deportivo) (Photo by Tibor Illyes - Pool/Getty Images)

Elsewhere in Spain, Fichajes are reporting that the 13-time Premier League champions are still keen on signing Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde, although they will face stiff competition from Chelsea for his signature.

The two clubs are also interested in Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni, according to the Mirror. The young French midfielder made his international debut recently and is one of Europe’s most-promising players.

Another exciting youngster is Club Brugge’s Charles de Ketelaere. The Belgian is being tracked by several Premier League clubs, including United, as per Fichajes.

Who might be sold?

It’s not just potential signings that have dominated the agenda recently, and with Paul Pogba in the squad there are no shortage of reports linking him with a move away.

Le 10 Sport claim Paris Saint-Germain want to bring the United No.6 back to France, and will offer him a weekly wage of €600,000.

But the player has also been linked with a return to Juventus, with the Daily Mail stating Aaron Ramsey could be offered to United as a ‘bargaining chip’.

Real Madrid (AS) and Barcelona (Mundo Deportivo) are two other clubs said to be keen on signing the midfielder when his contract expires next summer.

The latter, along with AC Milan, have also been linked with a move for out-of-favour Jesse Lingard, whose contract expires in 2022 as well. Although, the Daily Mail claim Solskjaer wants to keep the England international at the club, but the decision is ultimately in Lingard’s hands.

Another report, from the Sun, says United will be willing to accept a January offer of £15m for the academy graduate rather than losing him for nothing in the summer.

Jesse Lingard. Credit: Getty.

Sticking with Lingard, and he’s a target for Newcastle United after their recent takeover, as per the Mirror. The paper also believe Eric Bailly, Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek are on the Magpies’ transfer wishlist.

The last of those, Van de Beek, is reportedly a target for Juventus, according to Italian outlet La Stampa. They claim the Turin club have already made contact with the former Ajax midfielder’s agent about a possible January switch.

Elsewhere, in some confirmed transfer news, former United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has moved to Venezia.

View from our football writer

There’s never a shortage of views when it comes to United, and ex-midfielder Paul Scholes has offered his thoughts on the Pogba saga. He told the Webby & O’Neil Show that the Red Devils should keep the World Cup winner, providing he regularly “plays to his ability”.

Meanwhile, Scholes’s former team-mate Paul Ince has told the Kelly and Wrighty Show that Solskjaer “blatantly lied” to Van de Beek over his playing time at United and feels he must move in January “for the good of his career”.

Edinson Cavani has also had his minutes on the pitch reduced this season, and his compatriot Gus Poyet explained to talkSPORT that the striker should consider moving during the mid-season window.