Talks prepped as Man Utd January exit fodder gets significant transfer call

Date published: Sunday 19th September 2021 10:58 - Jonny Whitfield

Man Utd duo Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial

Inter are showing renewed interest in a January transfer for Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek, according to a report.

The Dutchman’s struggles have continued this season, following his tough debut season at Old Trafford. His United career got off to a flyer with a debut goal as a substitute, but he has struggled to maintain such momentum.

However, injuries have not proven a problem. Instead, Van de Beek has not enjoyed a sufficient run of games and starts.

Indeed, he has only played 51 minutes this term. Forty-five of those came in a Champions League start against Young Boys on Tuesday.

As such, reports have claimed that United will make Van de Beek available in the January transfer window to move on.

In fact, he is one seven players the Red Devils are supposedly willing to offload. They are subsequently eyeing up a deal for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

According to Calciomercato, Inter are looking at Van de Beek as a potential January signing. The club’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta is considering an initial loan transfer with a purchase clause.

The Serie A champions had interest last January, but did not advance their negotiations.

Nevertheless, those contacts are still there. As such, Inter would not struggle to re-open talks with Van de Beek’s representatives.

For now, the Netherlands international will look to convince United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He has two months in which to stake a claim for a starting role, but could move on if he fails with that task.

Calciomercato claims that the ‘ending seems already written’ for Van de Beek at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer assures Van de Beek

Donny van de Beek, Man Utd midfielder

Speaking at the end of August, Solskjaer insisted that Van de Beek will get his chances this season.

“Of course we started against Leeds with a team we picked and a 5-1 win was, of course, justification for the team selection,” the United boss said.

“We move to the next one, Scott [McTominay] couldn’t play and Nemanja [Matic] was our best player in pre-season, that’s why I chose Nemanja, he’s been terrific.

“Donny has worked hard, he’s done really well, he will get his chances when the season gets going.

“We had Carabao Cup games, a game every four days, we’ve had a week every game, I can’t say any other way we made the decision when you start as well as you do you don’t wanna rotate too much, that was the decision, Nemanja started ahead of Donny.”

Man Utd play their first Carabao Cup game of the season on Wednesday, facing West Ham after Sunday’s Premier League clash between the clubs.

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