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Manchester United Looking To Sign Benfica Star Gedson Fernandes In January

Manchester United Looking To Sign Benfica Star Gedson Fernandes In January

Manchester United are interested in signing Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes in the January transfer window.

The 20-year-old was linked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in the summer and has been again as January looms.

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Image Credit: PA
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Sky Sports have reported that Fernandes' representatives have been in the UK to broker a loan deal with views to a £34 million transfer.

It is believed the youngster's release clause is £102m - but he has apparently fallen out of favour with head coach Bruno Lage.

United boss Solskjaer has said United aren't against making January signings but they must be the right fit.

He's also explained that he has the final say on ins and outs at Old Trafford.

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"I'll always have the final say on transfers," said Solskjaer.

"No one comes in the door without me saying yes. It has to be that way, even though signing players is a process involving other members of staff.

"I don't really speak to agents, because I have nothing to do with the money side of it, but the final decision on who becomes a Manchester United player will be mine."

The news of Scott McTominay's injury means United will be keen to bolster their midfield options.

The 23-year-old damaged his knee ligaments against Newcastle United on Boxing Day and could be out for eight weeks.

Paul Pogba has made a return from injury but it still leaves United thin in the middle of the park.

They have also suffered a big blow in pursuit of a top transfer target.

Erling Braut Haaland signed for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday despite many believing he was favourite to move to Old Trafford.

After his sensational start to the season, the Norwegian striker has signed a deal until 2024 with the Bundesliga outfit.

It is believed United pulled out of a deal for the 19-year-old after they refused to agree to a buyout clause and percentage of future sales.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Haaland's representatives, which include agent Mino Raiola, wanted to secure a share from future sales of Haaland as part of the transfer.

It was a major detail United were unwilling to agree on.

The Premier League side were 'unprepared to put themselves in a position where the agent could effectively control the sell-on, rather than the club.'

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Topics: January, Football, Manchester United, Transfers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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