Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mata has no plans to leave Man Utd

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Mata happy at Man Utd


Juan Mata is happy at Manchester United and has no plans to leave the club at the end of the season, reports Superdeporte .

United have yet to exercise their 12-month option to extend Mata’s contract and the Spaniard is free to discuss a deal with clubs outside of England.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a return to former club Valencia amid concerns for his place in the team ahead of Alexis Sanchez’s impending arrival, but the playmaker intends to spend at least another year at Old Trafford.


Arsenal make Smalling enquiry


Chris Smalling, Manchester United, 17/18

Arsenal have made an enquiry about signing Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, claims The Gambling Times .

Arsene Wenger is in the market for a new centre-half and fears missing out to Manchester City on a deal for West Brom’s Jonny Evans.

If that proves to be the case, Wenger plans a move for Evans’ former United team-mate Smalling once the swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been completed.


West Ham watch Dendoncker


Leander Dendoncker Anderlecht 2017

West Ham assistant manager Stuart Pearce watched Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker against Genk on Sunday, reports Het Laatste Nieuws .

Dendoncker played as a centre-back in the game, but Hammers boss David Moyes views the 22-year-old as someone who will play in midfield.

Manchester United have held a long-standing interest in Dendoncker, with Anderlecht recently insisting only an ‘insane’ bid will persuade them to sell in the January transfer window.


'Alexis snubbed City because United are miles bigger'


Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has opted for Manchester United over Manchester City because the Red Devils are "miles bigger" than the runaway Premier League leaders, according to Paul Ince.

Sanchez is joined United having snubbed Pep Guardiola and City , although some past players and pundits have claimed the Chilean's decision is based on money .

However, former United midfielder Ince insisted City simply cannot compete with the history of their rivals – the 20-time English champions.

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Wenger: Alexis left for money


Alexis Sanchez Arsene Wenger Arsenal Bournemouth

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed they had "no chance" of keeping Alexis Sanchez and suggested the forward is chasing money by joining Manchester United.

The 29-year-old finalised his move to Old Trafford after undergoing a medical on Sunday, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to the Gunners in a straight swap deal.

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Real Madrid could go after De Gea


David de Gea Manchester United

Manchester United will be worried after Kepa Arrizabalaga rejected Real Madrid , extending the La Liga club's search for a new goalkeeper, claims the Mirror .

With the Athletic Bilbao star passing on Los Blancos, the Spanish giants could once again target Man Utd's No.1 David De Gea.

De Gea has yet to sign a new deal with the Red Devils with one year remaining on his current contract.

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