Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mourinho makes Ballon d'Or promise to tempt Bale

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Red Devils as the January transfer window heats up

Mourinho makes Bale promises

Jose Mourinho has made various promises to Gareth Bale in an attempt to get him to sign for Manchester United, reports Don Balon .

The Real Madrid star has long been a transfer target for the Premier League side, with Mourinho now keen to pull out all the stops to land the Welshman.

The United boss has apparently promised Bale he will be the main man at Old Trafford and even gone as far as telling him he can start thinking about winning the Ballon d'Or if he joins them.

Mourinho confirms Man Utd 'are there' in Alexis chase


Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United "are there" in regards to their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, but says the deal is not yet done.

The United boss also revealed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be in the squad to face Burnley, but that he is in good condition ahead of his proposed switch to Arsenal.

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No Old Trafford return for Chicharito

Javier Hernandez West Ham

Javier Hernandez is close to leaving West Ham for Besiktas in an €8.5 million deal, Goal understands.

A return to Manchester United had been mooted for the Mexico international, with Jose Mourinho in the market for support and competition to Romelu Lukaku, but he appears set to head for Turkey.

Read the full story on the striker's future, including contract details, here.

Mourinho ends left-back search

Luke Shaw, Man Utd, 17/18

Jose Mourinho sees no left-backs “better than this Luke Shaw”, with Manchester United no longer seeking reinforcements in that area.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a number of performers who can slot into that position, including the likes of Alex Sandro, Danny Rose and Ryan Sessegnon.

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No Man Utd debut for Alexis v Burnley

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Alexis Sanchez will not make his Manchester United debut against Burnley this weekend.

Jose Mourinho's men are set to sign the Chile international in a £35 million deal, and were hopeful of playing him against Sean Dyche's men.

However, Alexis has not been registered in time to play against the Clarets.

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Alexis frozen out of Arsenal training


Alexis Sanchez trained away from the Arsenal first team on Thursday as his move to Manchester United draws nearer, reports the Daily Mirror .

Having trained with his team-mates as recently as the previous day, the Chilean cut a lonely figure on Thursday at the club's London Colney training ground. 

A deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan plus a cash payment could be completed as soon as Friday.

Arsenal confident of completing Mkhitaryan & Auba deals

Auba Mkhi

Arsenal are confident they will sign both Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan this January.

The Gunners have agreed personal terms with both players, as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking ranks.

Mkhitaryan is set to arrive as part of a deal that will see Alexis Sanchez move to United, while Aubameyang is valued at £55 million by Dortmund.

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Napoli join race for Man Utd target Lucas

Lucas Moura PSG

Napoli are the latest team to show an interest in Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .

Premier League sides Manchester United and Tottenham are also reported admirers, while the Serie A team now consider Lucas a bigger transfer priority than Barca's Gerard Deulofeu.

Wenger: Alexis loss won't hurt like RVP

Robin van Persie, Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is resigned to losing Alexis Sanchez and believes Arsenal fans have made their peace with him leaving as well, claiming the loss of Robin van Persie to Manchester United was much more painful. 

Arsenal and United are thought to be nearing a conclusion on negotiations of a swap deal that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to London as Sanchez moves the other way. 

Read his full comments right here on Goal!

Mkhitaryan will be a 'sensation' for Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Man Utd

Paul Merson believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be a "sensation" at Arsenal as the out-of-favour Manchester United playmaker closes in on a move to London.

Premier League rivals Arsenal and United are reportedly close to completing a deal which will see Alexis Sanchez and Mkhitaryan swap places.

Read what he had to say about Mkhitaryan on Goal!

Mourinho gives thumbs-up to Ronaldo return

Jose Mourinho Manchester United Southampton

Jose Mourinho has given his approval to Manchester United's attempts to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, reports  La Sexta  ( via AS ). 

Reports of a possible Old Trafford comeback have grown, as the Real Madrid star shows signs of discontent at his current team. 

United could pay up to £352 million in order to secure the blockbuster transfer at the end of the season.

De Gea happy to delay contract talks

David de Gea Manchester United

David de Gea is happy to delay talks over a new Manchester United contract until the end of the season.

United manager Jose Mourinho this week called for De Gea to be given a bumper extension to his current deal, which is set to expire in 2019, although it has an option to be increased for a further 12 months.

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Man United to challenge City over Seri

Jean Michael Seri Nice

Manchester United will rival neighbours City over the signature of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to The Guardian .

The Ivory Coast international was linked with a move away from the Allianz Riviera in the summer and has also been linked with Chelsea and Barcelona in recent weeks.