The January transfer window is open and Manchester United could be forced to do winter business.
Things haven’t exactly gone to plan for the Red Devils this term, with Ralf Rangnick’s side looking off pace in what was expected to be a tough title season.
Unfortunately for them, it looks like all is not well in the United camp.
While some players might move on this month, Rangnick’s side might be tempted to bring in a new face or two to breathe new life into the squad for the second half of the season.
talkSPORT.com brings you all the latest transfer news and gossip from Manchester’s red half.
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United have loaned the missing midfielder to Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Still, Rangnick wants him to stay, saying: “It’s the same situation as with Dean (Henderson). I’m glad to have him on the team.
“He came against Aston Villa (in the FA Cup on Monday) and did well. He always performs at a high level in training.
“I had a chat with him after training two weeks ago and advised him to stay until the end of the season.
“Of course, with the World Cup coming up this winter, he wants to play. Louis van Gaal told him that to be a regular starter he had to play for his team.
“I can completely understand his desire to play but, on the other hand, we have a lot of competition in our team in these positions.”
Man United are in a good position to sign the 25-year-old Napoli midfielder, according to Italian outlet La Republica.
West Ham talisman Declan Rice remains the club’s top target but Ruiz is seen as the Red Devils’ plan B if they fail to land the England star.
Arsenal and Liverpool are also said to be in the running for the Spaniard, whose contract runs until 2023.
Man United have yet to make a formal offer for Denis Zakaria. according to Fabrice Romano.
The Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder has been hugely impressive for the German side and faces an uncertain future with his contract expiring this summer.
Four clubs are said to be interested in the player, but as things stand United are yet to confirm their interest.
The Manchester United goalkeeper has been denied a transfer request, Ralf Rangnick told talkSPORT earlier this month.
Henderson endured a frustrating time at Old Trafford after failing to beat David De Gea for the number one shirt.
The 24-year-old expressed his desire to move on but Rangnick said: “I told him I would like him to stay because he is a fantastic goalkeeper.
“Yesterday in training he made some fantastic saves.
“I can completely understand that he wants to play. I would really like to have him on board as one of the top three goalkeepers.
“He is at an age where you have to play regularly, but we are in three competitions.
“I can understand his desire to get regular playing time and be No.1 elsewhere in the Premier League.”
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly traveled to England for a crisis meeting with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The Sun claims the Manchester United icon is considering his future at the club after his return to Old Trafford was marred by the disgrace of the Red Devils.
Ronaldo has scored 14 of United’s 29 goals in all competitions this season but is said to be frustrated with the team’s underperformance.
Manchester United are determined to make a move to sign Ruben Neves this month, according to The Sun.
The Wolves midfielder has emerged as one of the top talents in Ralf Rangnick’s side as they look to bolster their midfield options.
With plenty of targets being considered, United are ready to offer around £35million to secure the Portugal international, client of Jorge Mendes.
It is claimed, however, that Wolves would be waiting around £40million to complete a deal.
The Marseille midfielder is another prime target for Manchester United.
Boubacar Kamara is considered one of the best players in French football at the moment with several top clubs including Leeds United, Newcastle United and AS Roma also said to be keen.
The 22-year-old is out of contract this summer meaning he is able to sign a pre-contract deal with any club outside of France, which United could look to capitalize on .
Manchester United have no interest in signing Julian Alvarez this month, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The Benfica star has been in stunning form after scoring 18 goals and seven assists in just 21 appearances.
This form has led to intense speculation over a move to some of Europe’s biggest clubs this month, including United.
However, a club-linked source said there was ‘nothing at all in the reports’.
Barcelona are reportedly planning a shock move to sign Bruno Fernandes, according to El Nacional.
The Manchester United midfielder is seen as a key figure at Old Trafford but has seen his form dip in recent months, drawing criticism.
Reports claim the Portuguese star is ‘unhappy’ with United and the Spanish giants are monitoring the situation in case the opportunity for a bold move materializes.
Newcastle United are the latest club to monitor Anthony Martial’s situation, according to the Daily Mail.
The French striker has made it clear he plans to leave Manchester United this month after falling down the pecking order this month.
Sevilla were expected to lead the race to sign Martial, but no deal to bring him has been agreed yet.
With Newcastle set to be without Callum Wilson in the coming months, that means the Magpies could make a late move to sign him this month.