Manchester United’s recent run of results has lifted them up the table and has them down as potentially Liverpool’s closest challengers.
Those results though have come after a poor summer of recruitment.
Plenty still feel as if the Red Devils have areas that are in need of improvement having missed out on several key targets.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to want four more players to bolster his United squad.
Jadon Sancho was the club’s top target in the summer and they may again return to test Borussia Dortmund’s resolve.
United also have to decide what to do with Paul Pogba who has again been linked with a move away after comments from his agent Mino Raiola.
Here are the latest transfer rumours coming out of Old Trafford.
Sancho to leave next summer
Jadon Sancho is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund next summer according to Fabrizio Romano.
The forward was United’s top target back in the summer but they were unable to get a deal done in time.
Dortmund are not prepared to entertain a midseason sale which means Sancho will remain put for now.
Romano though told Que Golazo Podcast : “Next summer I expect Jadon Sancho to leave the club. Yes, he was really one step away from leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer, Manchester United were really close to signing him for €100m.
“But then Borussia Dortmund changed their plans, but Manchester United had the agreement with the player and his agents, so everything was ready, and then the deal collapsed at the last stages.
“That’s why I say next summer, I expect Jadon Sancho to leave the club and be back in the Premier League.”
United track Hakan
AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu is into the final six months of his deal at the San Siro.
The Turkish star has impressed this season at the San Siro as his side top Serie A.
Gazzetta Dello Sport understands that talks between the player and the Italian giants are ongoing.
United are keeping tabs on the situation and may look to make a move for Calhanoglu if talks break down.
Red Devils Pogba demand
The Red Devils are willing to let Paul Pogba leave the club at the end of the season, but want a sufficient replacement in return.
Reports had suggested United would allow him to leave for Juventus in exchange for either Aaron Ramsey or Adrien Rabiot.
However that may not be true as Fabrizio Romano claims they will only sell the French midfielder for a hefty transfer fee or in exchange for a world-class player.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola recently came out and declared his time at Old Trafford “over” and has already touted Juventus as a possible destination.