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Manchester United Transfer News: Red Devils set to complete move for defender, club identifies three alternatives for transfer target, and more - 9th January 2018

09 Jan 2019, 19:17 IST

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has breathed fresh life in Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has breathed fresh life in Manchester United

Hello and welcome to the daily Manchester United transfer round-up - your one-stop shop for all the latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours!

Nine days have already passed and the transfer rumour mill continues to be filled to the brim and spilling out a lot of tittle-tattle about clubs and players regarding transfer activities.

Coming to Manchester United, the rumour mill has been churning out oodles of stories regarding the club since the past few months.

According to today's top stories, United might finally be just an inch away from solving their defensive frailties by signing a much-needed center-back.

Also, the effect of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival isn't limited to what we have seen on the pitch; the interim boss has also persuaded one of the players to stay put at the club.

On that note, let's have a look at the top stories concerning Manchester United for today.

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#3 Ander Herrera set to extend his stay

Ander Herrera looks set to extend his stay at Manchester United
Ander Herrera looks set to extend his stay at Manchester United

If reports from The Sun are to be believed, Ander Herrera has been convinced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to put pen to paper to a new deal at the club. The Spaniard, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is free to talk to foreign clubs this month.


However, Solskjaer's trust has convinced Herrera to stay put at the club. The 29-year-old earns £120,000-a-week and would be valued at £20m under contract. The Red Devils triggered his one-year extension last season.

Herrera, a fan favourite at Old Trafford given his love for the club, has been eyed by his former employers Athletic Bilbao. Bilbao director Rafael Alkorta confirmed the club's intentions about going after the midfielder as he quoted,

"We are interested in Javi Martinez, Ibai, Ander Herrera, Fernando Llorente... we're interested in all of them. We still haven't made progress. We'll get together on Tuesday to see what can be done. I have just returned and this week we will look at our options."

However, Alkorta has also admitted that no progress has been made over the thought of bringing Herrera back to Spain.

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