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Mourinho wants to spend to strengthen Man Utd defence in January

Manchester United are apparently ready to spend to strengthen their defence in January. The Daily Record reference club sources as saying Utd will "allocate significant funds to the transfer fee and salary" of a "Champions League-level central defender". Who that might be is not known, but Utd could be without summer signing Eric Bailly for much of January as is he set to be away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Carrick wants to stay

Michael Carrick cannot see himself finding a new club if he's not offered a new deal at Manchester United beyond this summer. "It is not something I am looking to do at the minute - it would be very difficult to play somewhere else," Carrick said. "Everyone is different. It depends on circumstance. It depends on a lot of things. "I have said all along, I am relaxed about it (his future at United). It depends if I am playing and if I am playing well enough, if I feel I can contribute, if the manager feels I can contribute. There are a lot of things to be decided. I am quite relaxed."

Juventus join Lindelof race

Juventus want to sign Victor Lindelof. According to, the Serie A current titleholder and Inter have joined Manchester United in the race to land Benfica fullback Victor Lindelof. Juve  are believed to want to bring in the Sweden international to Turin due to a recent defensive injury crisis.

Mourinho to serve one-match touchline ban

Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has been issued with a one-match touchline ban after being sent to the stands against West Ham at the weekend. The 53-year-old specialist was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association - his third charge of the season. Mourinho was been sent off for kicking a water bottle in frustration when Paul Pogba was booked for diving.  

Shaw wants United stay

Man Utd left-back Luke Shaw is determined to stay and fight for his first-team place at Old Trafford, says The Times. The England international, who was left out United's squad for their Premier League match at home to West Ham on Sunday, only joined the Red Devils from Southampton two years ago.

Man Utd want Mata talks

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is eager to open talks with Juan Mata over a new contract, reports The Sun. The Spaniard was set to hold talks at the end of the season, but has impressed Mourinho with his start to the campaign. Mata reportedly wants to stay at Old Trafford.

“Bastian should make Man Utd pay every penny”, says Bayern ex-president

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been told to punish Manchester United by seeing out his contract "until his last day". The World Cup winner has been frozen out completely under Jose Mourinho and was not even named in United's Europa League squad. Mourinho only recently recalled Schweinsteiger to first-team sessions after weeks training with the club's youngsters, and the 32-year-old is yet to play this season as he approaches the final 18 months of his deal. Now his former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has advised him to take United for every penny he can before quitting football for good. "If I were him, I would make the people in Manchester pay until his last day," Hoeness, quoted by ESPN, said on a visit to a Bayern supporters' group. "That's what this club deserves for what they've done to him. They should be punished."

Juventus eye Italy international

Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian is a transfer target for Juventus, according to The Italy international is also reportedly attracting the interest of Inter Milan. However, Juventus are the favourite to win the race for the right-back, who is having a hard time in Manchester and wants to get more playing time.

Man Utd eye Sweden defender

Manchester United had scouts posted to Benfica's clash with Moreirense on Sunday. According to A Bola, the subject of United's attention was Sweden fullback Victor Lindelof. The 22-year-old fullback is emerging as a January target for Red Devils. He can play either as a centre-half or a defender.    

Premier-League duo want to sign Roma star

Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with a move for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, according to reports in Belgium. Chelsea reportedly attempted to sign the Belgium international in the summer but Roma resisted those approaches to keep hold of the 28-year-old. However, it is thought Nainggolan is a possible January target for both the Blues and United, despite reports in Italy suggesting Roma are set to offer him a contract extension.
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