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Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Shaw contract clause activated

17:10 EAT 06/01/2018
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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

Man Utd activate Shaw clause

Manchester United have activated a 12-month extension clause in Luke Shaw's contract, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The England international left-back was due to see his current deal expire in the summer, but will now be tied to the Red Devils until 2019.

Speculation had suggested that the 22-year-old was heading towards the exits at Old Trafford, with United eyeing Danny Rose, Ryan Sessegnon and Kieran Tierney as possible replacements, but he has played his way back into favour.

Dybala told he can't play up front

Paulo Dybala has been told by his own coach that he “cannot play centre-forward for a big club”, but Juventus intend to fend off admiring glances from Manchester United and Barcelona.

Could Massimiliano Allegri's latest comments push Dybala towards Jose Mourinho, who is known to be a huge fan of the forward?

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Five Premier League sides watching Marega

Four Premier League sides are monitoring the progress of Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to Foot Mercato.

The Paris-born stirker has 12 goals in 15 games in the Portuguese top flight this season and is being watched by Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United, as well as Brighton and Leicester.

Porto do not wish to sell, but the centre forward has a release clause of €40 million.

Zidane certain Ronaldo will stay at Madrid

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will stay put, despite recent speculation that the forward is unsettled at the Santiago Bernabeu,

"I cannot imagine a Real Madrid without Cristiano," he said ahead of the club's La Liga match at Celta Vigo on Sunday.

"He is a Madrid player and what he wants is to finish his career here. I do not see him playing anywhere else.”

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Man Utd to swoop for Kane

Manchester United are ready to hijack Real Madrid's move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, according to Don Balon , via the Manchester Evening News

Kane is in high demand after establishing himself as one of Europe's best goalscorers, and the Red Devils have emerged as the main rivals for a potential Madrid bid. 

Chelsea and Manchester City are also reportedly interested in signing Kane, but Man Utd are seen as the biggest threat to Madrid.

Mourinho sorry for Mkhitaryan HT hook

Jose Mourinho has apologised to Henrikh Mkhitaryan for unfairly hauling him off at half-time during Manchester United’s FA Cup clash with Derby County.

“I didn’t like what I did. He didn’t deserve it, he was playing well, he wasn’t playing bad," the Man Utd boss said.

Find out why he substituted him in our full story right here on Goal!

'Keeping Kane will be difficult'

Tottenham may see their hand forced by Harry Kane at some stage if Real Madrid and Manchester United rumours persist, Christian Ziege has warned.

“He has the option to change [clubs] in the Premier League or if he wants to have experience away from the Premier League. At some stage, if he wants to move on, it will be difficult to keep him.”

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Alex Sandro free to leave Juve 

Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has opened the door for Manchester United and Chelsea, saying Alex Sandro is free to leave if he wishes. 

The left-back has been on the radar of the Premier League giants for some time, with the 26-year-old still yet to agree to a new deal at Juve.

And Marotta has given the Red Devils and the Blues hope, saying: “The policy of Juventus is that if a player asks us to leave, we will not hold him back.

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Darmian could join Juve in the summer

Juventus have registered an interest in signing Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian this summer, according to  Gianluca Di Marzio

The Italy international has fallen out of Jose Mourinho's plans and could be tempted by a return to his homeland after he departed Torino for Old Trafford in 2015.

Dortmund rival Man Utd for Malcom

Borussia Dortmund have joined the chase to sign Bordeaux’s in-demand winger Malcom, according to The Sun .

Manchester United are expected to make a £40 million bid for Malcom in January, with a view to allowing the Brazilian to stay at Bordeaux for the rest of the season.

Arsenal and Tottenham are also reported to be interested, and now Dortmund are considering an approach as they look for a long-term replacement for Ousmane Dembele, who joined Barcelona last summer.

Shaw expects to stay at Utd past January

Luke Shaw expects to remain at Manchester United past the January window after a private meeting with Jose Mourinho, the Mirror reports.

The left-back, 22, had been linked with a move away from Old Trafford after having been publicly criticised by the Portuguese boss.

Now, however, the often-injured England international has given his gaffer assurances that he is fully fit and eager to fight for a regular starting spot.

Man Utd enter Mourinho talks

Manchester United have already had talks with Jose Mourinho's agent over a new contract,  IBTimes  says.

There have been reports in the UK that the Portuguese could leave the Red Devils as he has become frustrated with their transfer business as they struggle to compete with Manchester City, but the board are confident of committing him to a deal beyond 2019. 

After failure to ignite negotiations in November, there has been progress in talks with Jorge Mendes and both sides are confident of a new deal to keep the coach at Old Trafford.

Man Utd cool left-back search

Manchester United have cooled their search for a new left-back, with Luke Shaw's resurgence key in the club's decision not to move for a new option, claims the Manchester Evening News

The reports says that, while the club will continue to keep an eye on Tottenham's Danny Rose, the search for a central midfielder and a winger will be the priorities this winter. 

The combination of Ashley Young and Shaw will be counted on through the rest of the season to fill the left-back spot.