Man United transfer news and gossip – United make Hummels bid, De Gea contract talks and Cavani linked again

by Phil Shearer

Here is today’s Manchester United transfer news and gossip.

Manchester United have submitted a £35 million offer for Mats Hummels, according to Christian Martin of Fox Sports. In November, Martin claimed United were readying a bid for the German international and he now reports United have officially lodged an offer for the Borussia Dortmund star.

This contradicts the claims of Hummels’ father that his son will not leave Dortmund in January. Additionally, German paper Bild rubbishes Martin’s claims by insisting that Dortmund have received no offer for Hummels. The rumours surrounding Hummels moving to Old Trafford will likely persist right up until the end of the January transfer window.

Edinson Cavani is a target for United, according to French outlet Le 10 Sport. As relayed by The Mirror, United are being credited with an interest in bringing the Uruguayan striker to Old Trafford for a fee of around £62 million. The claim is that United want to bring Cavani in to further bolster their impressive front line, whether or not this move would hinge on the future of Radamel Falcao is worth considering.

United are interested in signing Nathaniel Clyne as the impressive Southampton right-back continues to stall on a new contract. United are being linked with an interest in recruiting a new right-back as the future of Rafael continues to look in the balance and the club are being credited with a revived interest in Clyne. The English right-back has established himself as a key figure in Ronald Koeman’s Southampton team and as the wait for him to sign a new contract goes on United are increasingly interested.

David de Gea‘s future is subject of further discussion today with contrasting reports coming from various outlets. The Mirror claim that Real Madrid have taken initial steps in securing De Gea has their new stopper.

De Gea is being continually linked with a move to the Bernabeu and the arrival of Victor Valdes at United has only added fuel to the fire. However, in contrast, The Daily Star are reporting that De Gea has been offered a new £140,000 a week contract to keep him at Old Trafford.

Adnan Januzaj is being linked with a loan move to Juventus. The young Belgian has been continually linked with a loan move away from United over the past month; the possible destinations have included Everton, Inter Milan, PSG and now Juventus. Carlo Laudisa of Gazzetto dello Sport has reported that the Italian champions want to take Januzaj on loan.

Young Turkish midfielder Irfan Kahveci has revealed his dream of playing for Man United. The 19-year-old has outlined his dream of making the move to Old Trafford and will now hope that he can attract the attention of United scouts and make his dream a reality at some stage in his career.

The signing of Victor Valdes has sparked much conversation over the future of De Gea. However, the arrival of the former Barcelona keeper is likely to mean Ben Amos and Anders Lindegaard are set for the United exit door.

Lindegaard has been a willing and solid backup to De Gea but will now leave in search of first team football following the arrival of Valdes. Amos will also likely search for a new club as his chances of breaking in to the United first eleven look increasingly slim.

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