Ole Gunnar Solskajer is keen to bolster his Red Devils squad before the January window slams shut.
An AC Milan sharpshooter, a Bayern Munich freak and a $57million-rated 16-year-old are all on his wishlist.
That and more in this Manchester United edition of Rumour Mill!
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MAN UTD ON RED ALERT WITH THIAGO SET TO LEAVE BAYERN
Manchester United are on red alert following the revelation that long-term target Thiago Alcantara may be up for grabs, according to The Sun.
The Bayern Munich midfielder could be one of five names heading for the Allianz exit door as the club plot a major shake-up on and off the field.
Alcantara has been on United’s radar for years with David Moyes pursuing his signature when he took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
The 28-year-old has just 18 months left on his contract and talks to extend his deal have hit an impasse.
Alcantara has remained an important player in midfield this season with 11 league starts but Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are seen by many as ready to carry the workload in midfield.
RED DEVILS JOIN SPURS IN RACE FOR PIATEK
United have reportedly joined the race to sign AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to bolster his attacking options this month – but faces competition from Spurs and Newcastle.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, United have already made contact with the Italian club.
It is understood that Solskjaer made his interest known weeks before Marcus Rashford was ruled out through injury.
The Red Devils boss inquired about Piatek’s situation in Italy as reports claimed he was close to joining Spurs.
Tottenham have been heavily linked to the Polish ace as they hunt for a striker to replace injured Harry Kane.
OLE GOING ALL OUT FOR 16-YEAR-OLD
Manchester United have offered over £30million (A$57m) for Birmingham’s teenage star Jude Bellingham.
The 16-year-old midfielder, England’s most exciting young talent since Wayne Rooney, will now be the subject of a ferocious price war between football’s superpowers.
All of Europe’s top clubs want to sign Bellingham who has already made 25 appearances this season for the Blues.
United have made it clear they will now pay over the £30m ($57m) mark but face the prospect of that offer being comfortably beaten by their rivals.
Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Dortmund are just some of the clubs who want to sign this amazing talent.
He became Birmingham’s youngest player at 16 years and 38 days when starting a Carabao Cup first round match at Portsmouth last August.
OLD TRAFFORD SCOUTS SENT TO WATCH DEMBELE AND SOUMARE
Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembele and Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
The two Ligue 1 clubs faced off in the French League Cup semi-final on Tuesday, with Dembele scoring the opener from the spot and also converting a penalty in the shootout to send Lyon through to the final following a 2-2 draw in regular time.
According to Sky Sports, United scouts were in attendance as they ramp up their search for a midfielder and a striker, and the 23-year-old forward remains a strong option for the Red Devils after interest in the summer.