Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mkhitaryan set to leave Old Trafford

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

Mourinho hints at Mkhitaryan exit


Jose Mourinho has suggested that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to leave Manchester United.

Mkhitaryan has reportedly been part of the negotiations regarding Alexis Sanchez's move to Old Trafford and looks set to be heading to Arsenal.

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Chelsea in for Alexis after Man City withdrawal


Alexis Sanchez ArsenalManchester United's main rivals for Alexis Sanchez's transfer now appear to be Chelsea after Man City dropped out of the race, reports the Manchester Evening News.

City had appeared close to signing the Arsenal star, but have now withdrawn from contention frustrated at the pace of negotiations.

But United have not landed their man yet, and could even see a reported £35 million fee pushed up by the Blues' late interest. 


Ronaldo wants Man Utd return


Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Villarreal

Cristiano Ronaldo has told his Real Madrid team-mates he wants to return to Manchester United in the summer, claims AS

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is unhappy with the failed promises regarding a new contract at Madrid and is looking to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old, who has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain as part of a swap deal involving Neymar, previously spent six hugely successful years at United before leaving for Madrid in 2009.


Dortmund sign Akanji


Manuel Akanji, Switzerland

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of reported Manchester United and Liverpool target Manuel Akanji from Basel.

The two Premier League giants were said to be interested in the services of the 22-year-old, but Dortmund have beaten both to the prize in a deal thought to be worth in the region of €22 million.

Akanji, a Switzerland international centre-half, has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Signal Iduna Park.

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Martial a makeweight in Alexis bid


Anthony Martial, Leicester vs Man Utd, 17/18

Manchester United are closing in on a move for Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal and could throw in Anthony Martial as part of a deal for the Chile international, the Evening Standard reports.

The Red Devils are ready to throw in the France star as part of the transfer, which could prove decisive as the Gunners hold out for a fee of around £30-35 million. Manchester City, meanwhile, have stalled their interest.


€50m China offer for Nainggolan


Radja Nainggolan Roma

Guangzhou Evergrande have offered €50 million to Roma to sign midfielder Radja Nainggolan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport .

Roma may be pressed into selling one of their key players, either in the January transfer window or the summer, and Nainggolan’s future is uncertain.

The Belgium international, who has previously been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, could earn a €12m annual salary by moving to China, with Guangzhou Evergrande’s total outlay on the fee likely to come close to €100m due to the luxury tax for signing players from overseas.


City pull out of Alexis deal


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Chelsea

Manchester City have pulled the plug on their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, leaving rivals Manchester United with a clear run at tying up a shock deal for the Arsenal man in the coming days.

City made it clear on Friday that they would walk away from the deal if the total price of a January move did not suit them, and that is exactly what has happened.

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Arsenal explore Auba & Mkhi deals


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal are exploring the possibility of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in addition to Malcom, reports the Daily Telegraph

With Alexis Sanchez seemingly now on his way to Manchester United , the Gunners are searching for a replacement and are closing in on a £44 million deal for Bordeaux star Malcom .

But Arsenal are also interested in signing Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund and the Gabon striker’s former team-mate Mkhitaryan from United as part of the Alexis deal.


City make striker promise to Pep


Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Manchester City have promised Pep Guardiola the funding to sign a new striker if the club doesn't land Alexis Sanchez, reports the Manchester Evening News

With City having chased the Arsenal star but seemingly come up short , the report suggests that Guardiola will turn his attention to Antoine Griezmann.

Despite being linked with Barcelona and Manchester United, the Atletico striker has long been admired by the City boss and would become a top prospect for the summer. 


PSG raise Guedes price


Gonçalo Guedes PSG Nancy

PSG have raised their asking price for Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester United target Goncalo Guedes to €70m, reports Telefoot .

The 21-year-old is on loan with Valencia and has also drawn interest from the Spanish side for a permanent deal. 


Man Utd to offer De Gea new deal


David De Gea Manchester United Premier League

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United will offer David De Gea a new contract.

United have an option to extend De Gea's current deal, which runs until 2019, by a further year, and Mourinho has confirmed that the club will trigger that clause while also attempting to negotiate longer terms with the Spain international.

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Lucas set for PSG exit


Lucas Moura PSG

Lucas Moura has confirmed that he is likely to leave PSG this January, amid interest from Manchester United.

The Brazilian winger, who has spent five years in the French capital, has found his game time severely limited this season following the club's acquisitions of both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

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