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Manchester United transfer rumours: is Joshua Kimmich heading to Old Trafford?

The arrival of Jim Ratcliffe at Manchester United has fuelled speculation Erik ten Hag will be given funds to strengthen his squad in January.

Although the club are limited in what they can do given their significant spending last summer, there may be wiggle room for a couple of shrewd purchases should the right players become available.

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Here, we round up the latest rumours regarding potential ins and outs at Old Trafford:

INS

United are keeping tabs on Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich. The Germany international’s contract expires at the end of next season and Bayern are desperate not to lose him on a free transfer. A potential summer switch seems more likely with United, Liverpool and Barcelona all interested. (AS)

Chelsea have entered the race for Nice centre-half Jean-Clair Todibo. United have been linked with the 24-year-old as they look to overhaul their defensive options with Rafael Varane reportedly set to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Teamtalk)

United have been linked with another French centre-half in Leny Yoro. The 18-year-old, who is also reportedly interesting Manchester City, is a France Under-21 international. (Le10Sport)

Reports in Italy suggest United are keeping a close eye on Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini. The 20-year-old centre-half has emerged as a key player under Gian Piero Gasperini and would command a fee in the region of 40 million euros. (Tuttosport)

OUTS

Atletico Madrid have made contact with United regarding the availability of forward Mason Greenwood. The England international is spending the remainder of this season on loan at Getafe following allegations made against him were dropped in February 2023. (Marca)

RB Leipzig have reportedly joined Borussia Dortmund in trying to lure Jadon Sancho back to the Bundesliga. Sancho remains ostracised following his falling-out with Ten Hag and a January loan move could suit both club and player. (Telegraph)

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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