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Man Utd transfer round-up: Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek exit opportunities emerge

Paul Pogba and Donny Van de Beek are amongst the Man Utd players being linked with exits in January whilst the Red Devils could also target defensive reinforcements

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Manchester United returned to winning ways on Saturday with a much-needed 3-0 Premier League victory against Tottenham.

Before the game, many feared manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would get the sack if the Red Devils weren’t victorious in North London.

Yet it was Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo who was relieved of his duties, with Solskjaer restoring confidence in his United regime.

The Norwegian may even still be charge in two months’ time when the January transfer window opens, although it’s still a bit too early to tell.

Here, Mirror Football takes a look at the latest transfer rumours dominating the press and, unsurprisingly, there is a Donny van de Beek update.

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Finally Don his way

Donny van de Beek is reportedly set to leave Manchester United in January



Cash-strapped Barcelona are interested in signing out-of-favour midfielder Van de Beek on loan in January, according to Spanish outlet SPORT.

The Dutchman, 24, has made just four Premier League starts since joining United from Ajax 13 months ago, despite being fit for most of that time.

Van de Beek is thought to have hired Ali Dursun, who represents Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, as his agent to manufacture a way out of Manchester.

Rumours suggest the deal would include a clause to sign the 19-cap international permanently as Barcelona cannot afford to pay a transfer fee.

Van de Beek has also been linked with Everton in recent months after the club’s director of football, Marcel Brands, confirmed their interest.

Another Leicester defender?

Caglar Soyuncu is thought to be on United’s radar


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United have already signed one Leicester defender in recent years, Harry Maguire, and reports claim they could be after Caglar Soyuncu in January.

According to Spanish outlet Fichajes.Net, the Red Devils are interested in adding the Turkey international, 25, to their faltering back line.

Soyuncu has been outstanding in Leicester’s defence since Maguire’s move to Old Trafford, earning a spot in the PFA’s Premier League Team of the Year in 2019-20.

The good news for interested parties is the defender’s existing deal, which expires in June 2023. The Foxes will be keen to extend that as soon as possible.

United are also believed to be keen on another Leicester player – midfielder Youri Tielemans, 24 – who also has less than two years remaining on his contract.

Pogba is the Real deal

Paul Pogba’s existing United deal expires in June


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Paul Pogba’s time at Old Trafford appears to becoming towards an end and, according to Marca, Real Madrid want to make him their latest Galactico.

The Frenchman, 28, is out of contract in June and can start negotiating a free transfer with clubs outside of England from January.

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It’s believed Real are growing increasingly confident of completing a deal for Pogba, while moves to Paris Saint-Germain and former club Juventus have also been rumoured.

Earlier reports suggest United have not given up hope of persuading the World Cup winner to stay and will not try to sell him on the cheap in January.

The Red Devils are said to be prepared to let the player run down his contract, with speculation expected to be rife from January onwards.

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