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Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Man Utd face battle to convince Griezmann

16:15 GMT 08/01/2018
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid
Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Red Devils as the January transfer window heats up

Barca ahead of Man Utd in Griezmann chase

Manchester United face a battle to convince Antoine Griezmann to join them, with Barcelona considered favourites to land the Atletico Madrid star, according to ESPN .

The Red Devils retain an interest in the France international but he would prefer to stay in Spain, thus edging Barca to the front of the queue for his signature.

Griezmann is unlikely to leave the Liga club in January and although he remains open to a switch to Old Trafford, there are still reservations about swapping Madrid for Manchester.

Roma still want Darmian

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian remains Roma’s primary target in their search for a new right-back, reports  Corriere dello Sport .

Darmian has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter at Old Trafford, but the Italy international’s agent recently insisted he was not for sale .

However, Roma are still interested in bringing Darmian back to Serie A, even if a loan deal for the rest of the season is unlikely.

Juventus ready Ozil offer

Juventus are ready to move for Mesut Ozil, if the Arsenal playmaker doesn’t join Manchester United in the January transfer window, claims Corriere dello Sport .

Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a €40 million reunion with his former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho at United.

However, if that transfer doesn’t materialise, then Juve, who have been long-term admirers of Ozil, will look to put together a package to sign the Germany international on a free transfer and offer him the chance to play in a new league.

Griezmann demands £400k-a-week salary

Talks between Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United are floundering over the Atletico Madrid star's outrageous wage demands, claims the Sun .

Atletico's France international has attracted attention from both United and Barcelona, with Jose Mourinho's men tipped as his likely next club. 

Sources close to the Red Devils, however, claim that Griezmann wants a mammoth £400,000 a week to join the club next summer.

PSG's Moura keen on Man Utd move

Paris Saint-Germain outcast Lucas Moura has made a Manchester United move his top priority in January, according to Telefoot  (via the Daily Star ).

The Brazilian has found himself out in the cold since PSG splashed out on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, and would welcome the chance to kick-start his career at Old Trafford.

Man Utd & Chelsea chase Porto's Marega

Manchester United and Chelsea have both enquired over the availability of Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to Metro .

The Mali international has been in fine form this season, and with both clubs looking light on attacking depth Marega is seen at both Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge as a valid option.

Man Utd to make bid for Ozil

Manchester United will make a move to sign Mesut Ozil from Arsenal in the January transfer window,  The Mirror   claims.

The Germany international can leave the Gunners for free at the end of the season, but United will offer them a fee to take him off their hands this month.

Teenage keeper to cost Man Utd £4m

Manchester United have been told Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Jake Turner will cost £4 million, reports The Sun .

Turner has yet to start a first-team game for Bolton, but has been tracked in recent months by United and fellow Premier League side Everton.

United and Jose Mourinho view the 18-year-old as a long-term prospect for the future, but are now being put off by Bolton’s asking price.

Man Utd target Malcom prepares for life in England

Manchester United target Malcom is learning English as speculation over his future at Bordeaux continues.

Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the 20-year-old and is keen to agree a deal to bring him to Old Trafford this month, with Goal  understanding a £40 million deal may be on the cards.

Read the full story on Malcom's proposed move to United here!

Bolt set for BVB trial, hopes for Man Utd move

Usain Bolt is reportedly set for a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March, with the eight-time Olympic gold-medallist still holding out hope for a Manchester United move.

The retired Jamaican sprinter, 31, explained that he has had discussions with former United boss Alex Ferguson and says that he also stays in touch with Red Devils star Paul Pogba.

Read the story in full right here on Goal!

Madrid no longer looking at Luiz

Real Madrid have backed away from the idea of bringing in David Luiz, according to  Don Balon

The Spanish side made contact with the Brazilian a few weeks back, according to the report, but he has been left waiting since then. 

While Luiz also drew interest from Manchester United, he was more interested in Los Bloncos, though it now seems as though Zinedine Zidane believes he might cause issues in the dressing room with the club having two established centre-backs.