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Manchester United are hoping to be one of the first clubs in action during the January transfer window. 14:09, Mon, Dec 26, 2022 | UPDATED: 14:11, Mon, Dec 26, 2022 Erik Ten Hag is ready to battle rival Premier League managers for big signings (Image: GETTY) Invalid emailWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoManchester United are set to dominate the market when it comes to attacking reinforcement, with Erik ten Hag set on buying himself a new striker.The Red Devils have the awkward situation of having to deal with Marcus Rashford’s contract situation, given the local icon is rapidly entering a period where he could become a potential free agent.United have both Cody Gakpo and Goncalo Ramos firmly in their sites, with sources indicating the Premier League giants are ready and willing to negotiate.The Red Devils still hold long-term affections for Barcelona maestro Frenkie de Jong, who manager Ten Hag knows well from his time spent at Ajax.Follow all the latest transfer action coming out of Old Trafford, LIVE with Express Sport. 10 mins ago14:09 Alex TurkPalace address Wan-Bissaka returnCrystal Palace manager Patrick Viera has been asked about Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s potential return to the club in January.Wan-Bissaka’s days at Manchester United may be numbered, and Palace are among a handful of Premier League suitors.But Viera has refused to be drawn to transfer speculation, offering a coy response to a question about Wan-Bissaka.He said: “He is a Man United player. He’s a good player; there’s no doubt about that. But you know, we will not go through different names. We respect the player.“The player is a Man United player, and there’s nothing more to say about that.” 54 mins ago13:25 Alex TurkMurtough’s Gakpo meetingJohn Murtough recently met with the head of Cody Gakpo’s agency at Carrington as talk of a January transfer gathers pace.Reports claim CEO of SEG agency, Kees Vos, met Murtough at Manchester United’s training ground in the last fortnight.Erik ten Hag shares the same agency, and Vos is often at Old Trafford for games. 2 hours ago12:19 Alex TurkEverton eye ElangaEverton are eyeing a move for Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga.The Athletic report Frank Lampard is keen on a loan move for Elanga to bolster his attacking options.Minutes have been limited for the young Swede this season, so he could make a January switch to continue his development elsewhere. 3 hours ago10:50 Alex TurkWilliams set for permanent exitBrandon Williams is set for a permanent Manchester United exit.According to The Athletic, United are expected to welcome transfer talks over Williams in 2023.Erik ten Hag’s opinion is unsurprisingly influential in the young full-back’s future. 5 hours ago09:02 Daniel GallagherHolland star ‘expected’United are well aware than interest in Cody Gakpo is high, though recent reports suggest the Red Devils already see a deal as a formality.The youngster won’t come cheap after dazzling for Holland at the World Cup, and is likely to command a fee in the region of £60million.Team Talk suggest United are now “fully expecting” to win the race for his signature amid reported late interest from rivals Liverpool and Real Madrid among others.The youngster can fill both wide and centrals berths in the attacking line. Cody Gakpo is a serious target for Manchester United (Image: GETTY) 6 hours ago08:20 Daniel GallagherUnited close now to agreementManchester United have reportedly entered ‘final talks’ with Joao Felix in a bid to get a deal done on the stroke of the January window opening.According to French outlet Le 10 Sport, Felix is unsettled at Atletico Madrid and United appear to be the frontrunners for his signature.Arsenal are named as United’s main competitors for the January transfer with both clubs in talks with the forward’s agent. 6 hours ago08:16 Daniel GallagherTen Hag must address dilemmaThe United boss has a rapidly growing issue to tackle regarding Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford.The former, his Old Trafford captain, is still essentially a fringe player despite commanding for England at the World Cup.Maguire made the team of the tournament and been subject to subsequent interest as a result.Rashford, meanwhile, is coming painfully close to the end of his current Old Trafford contract.READ THE FULL STORY HERE.

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