Man Utd transfer news LIVE – Weghorst updates, Ronaldo help

ten Hag comments on Man Utd's January transfer plans

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Manchester United have already added the signature of Jack Butland in the January transfer window but that is not expected to be the last of Erik ten Hag’s business. A new striker is now the Dutchman’s top priority as he searches for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Wout Weghorst appears to have become the Dutchman’s top target with the club reportedly in talks with Besiktas and Burnley over ending his loan deal in the Turkish Super Lig to allow him to come to Old Trafford. The 30-year-old has already appeared to wave goodbye to the club and its supporters with his heart set on a return to the Premier League. 

Joao Felix, Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting have also been among the names linked but Ten Hag looks to have settled on his man. In the meantime, Anthony Martial shall remain as the club’s sole out and out No 9. 

Express Sport will have all the latest news and updates from Old Trafford throughout the day with a particular focus on how Weghorst’s move to the club is progressing. 

Harry Maguire to Aston Villa ruled out

United captain Harry Maguire will not be moving to Aston Villa despite shock reports linking the centre-back to the West Midlands. 

The rumour appears to have stemmed from the fact the 29-year-old was spotted near the Villa training ground leading to bookmakers slashing their odds on the transfer to 1/6. 

However, sources close to the club and player have told the Manchester Evening News that the speculation is ‘laughable’ and he will not be going. 

Cristiano Ronaldo inadvertently helping United

Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Al-Nassr may have inadvertently helped Manchester United in the transfer market. 

The Saudi Arabian side were forced to release someone in order meet the Pro League’s regulations on the number of foreign players with Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar the one to make way. 

He has now become an option to replace Wout Weghorst at Besiktas after previously spending two separate spells at the club, freeing up the Dutchman to move to Old Trafford. 

Good morning!

Hello and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of all the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford as Manchester United make their moves in the January window. 

So grab a cup of tea and find a comfortable place to sit as you follow along with us as Erik ten Hag negotiates his second transfer window as Red Devils boss. 

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