MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31:  Manchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho reacts on the sidelines after the final whistle in the Premier League match between Manchester United and Middlesbrough at Old Trafford on December 31, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Transfer Likeliness: Assessing Manchester United’s Targets And Whom They Can Realistically Sign

Manchester United have steadied their dwindling ship in the last month or so and are currently on their best winning streak in recent years as they beat Wigan 4-0 to notch up their 7th win on the trot. It is rather surprising that they still find themselves in the 6th place and that is a testimony to the uber-competitiveness of the league, especially at this very moment. The numerous draws at home also played its part in ensuring that Jose Mourinho’s side do not reap any immediate reward for their winning run.

With the January window in full swing, there is a chance that Manchester United will be adding to their squad with a number of departures also in the offing.

With the transfer window heating up gradually, let us take a moment to assess the transfer likeliness of the following rumours circulating Old Trafford.


The Swedish international has been embroiled in transfer proceedings for quite a while now. United will be looking to offload Blind and Smalling in the near future and with Bailly off to the AFCON and Rojo suffering an injury, the stage is set for Lindelof to make the move.

The contract dispute between Benfica and his boyhood club Vasteras is now resolved which will most likely see the player take up the No.2 jersey at Old Trafford which has apparently been allocated to him already. But with Mou reiterating he does not intend to sign in January, the deal might get stretched to summer.


The Real Madrid star has apparently issued a come and get me plea to Jose Mourinho. He hasn’t been able to nail down a starting spot and has gone further down the pecking order under Zidane. The 25-year old played a starring role in the Copa Del Rey and had positive words to say about the club.

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - AUGUST 21:  James Rodriguez of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Real Madrid at Estadio Anoeta on August 21, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain.  (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN – AUGUST 21: James Rodriguez of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Real Madrid at Estadio Anoeta on August 21, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

But it is understood that his high-profile agent Jorge Mendes in busy behind the scenes to construct a move to Manchester United. With Depay, Schneiderlin and Fellaini linked with an exit, the move could yet materialise.


Another central defensive target for Manchester United. It is believed much like his counterpart at the other side of the City, Jose Mourinho also wants to overhaul his defensive backline as he aims to get into the Champions League and then look to sustain it next season.

The Southampton man has been impressive for the Saints but United will face competition in the form of Manchester City and Chelsea if Southampton do decide to sell.

Facebook Comments


Share This Article

Why The Transfer Of This Arsenal Superstar To Everton Will Transform Koeman’s Side

Next Story »

The Best And The Worst Liverpool Players Rated From Their Draw Vs Plymouth


  • MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 19:  Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on March 19, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

    A Borussia Dortmund Fan On Whether Liverpool Should Raid Klopp’s Old Club For This Star Defender

    12 hours ago

    As per the Sun, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on bringing Matthias Ginter in his squad. The Borussia Dortmund centre-back, who was touted as one ...

    Read More
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04:  Krystian Bielik of Arsenal battles with Lukas Nmecha of Man City during the FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    Arsenal Loan Update: How This Defensive Midfielder Is Turning Into A Beast At Birmingham City Under Zola

    3 days ago

    Birmingham City might be loitering aimlessly in the doldrums of the Championship table, but Premier League outfit Arsenal are keeping a watchful eye on the progress of ...

    Read More
  • Lyon's French Algerian midfielder Rachid Ghezzal celebrates at the end of the French L1 football match between Lyon and AS Saint-Etienne at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, southeastern France, on October 2, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

    Everything You Need To Know About Middlesbrough Sending Scouts To Watch This Right Winger

    1 week ago

    Middlesbrough scouts attended both of Lyon’s games last week against Roma and Toulouse and were reportedly watching Rachid Ghezzal. Ghezzal has emerged as a summer target for ...

    Read More
  • Hoffenheim's forward Mark Uth and Dortmund's Spanish defender Marc Bartra vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between TSG Hoffenheim and BVB Borussia Dortmund at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, southern Germany, on December 16, 2016. / AFP / Amelie QUERFURTH / RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050
        (Photo credit should read AMELIE QUERFURTH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Complete SWOT Analysis Of This Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Target

    2 months ago

    German Bundesliga has always been the factory of producing fine talents who go on to become the superstars in due course of time. Many also attract interest ...

    Read More
  • Monaco's French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (R) vies with Caen's French-Beninese midfielder Jordan Adeoti (L) during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Caen (SMC) on December 21, 2016 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. / AFP / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

    SWOT Analysis of Chelsea’s Latest Transfer Target: What Can This Youngster Offer?

    3 months ago

    After the 2015-16 season, which was handicapped by managerial ramifications, off-field tantrums and shambolic performances, Chelsea seems to be back in the groove. Antonio Conte’s appointment at ...

    Read More