Manchester United appear to have pinpointed their main two January transfer targets, while there are reports of mutiny at Tottenham, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
MAN UTD PLOT JANUARY TRANSFER MOVES
Manchester United are preparing for a busy January transfer window, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to save his job.
The Red Devils have made a disappointing start to the new season and currently sit eighth in the Premier League table with eight points from their six games so far.
Solskjaer has, to be fair, been hit with a number of injuries to key men but that has only served to prove that United’s back-up options are not good enough to mount a sustained bid to finish in the top four.
And according to the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils are ready to back the Norwegian with more signings in the new year.
The report adds that the top two additions Solskjaer wants are Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21, and Red Bull Salzburg’s 19-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland.
The two players certainly fit in with the club’s new policy of signing young, hungry players but are unlikely to appease the Old Trafford faithful, given United have also been linked with the likes of Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen, Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho and Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.
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Problems are piling up at Tottenham with Mauricio Pochettino agitated, key players set to leave, and Harry Kane unhappy (Daily Mail)
Manchester United believe manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still the right man for the job, despite their dismal form (Daily Mail)
Arsenal’s late winner against Aston Villa should have been disallowed under IFAB’s new laws (Daily Mail)
Manchester City are keeping tabs on Aaron Hickey at Hearts after the teenage full back’s rapid rise to prominence over the last four months (Daily Mail)
Everton boss Marco Silva has launched a brutal attack on his players by accusing them of ‘hiding’ (Daily Mirror)
AC Milan have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen, according to latest reports from Italy (Daily Mirror)
The Welsh FA has slammed UEFA after away fans were denied entry to the Euro 2020 qualifier with Slovakia (Daily Mirror)
Eric Dier is poised to finally make his first Tottenham appearance of the season in the Carabao Cup against Colchester (Daily Telegraph)
Sunderland owner Stewart Donald has slammed a section of his own supporters after vile chants about Gary Speed (The Sun)
Tottenham are continuing their policy of targeting Europe’s top young players by taking a trip to watch Fiorentina winger Riccardo Sottil (The Sun)
Liverpool are set to hand a number of reserve team players a starting spot against MK Dons, including goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher (The Sun)
Manchester United have opened preliminary talks with Paul Pogba over a new contract as they look to persuade the midfielder to stay at Old Trafford (The Times)
Goalkeeper Fraser Forster believes Celtic would be good enough to compete with teams in the Premier League on a weekly basis (Daily Star)