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Manchester United transfer news: Defender keen on move to United, Red Devils want Barcelona man, and more - 8th January 2019

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8.06K   //    08 Jan 2019, 18:56 IST

Manchester United are close to making their first signing in this window
Manchester United are close to making their first signing in this window

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!

The Red Devils have been linked with a host of players prior to the start of the January transfer window, and now is the time to see whether any of those links actually tend to stand true.

In today's top stories, as usual, Man United have been linked with a defender, albeit a left-back and not a centre-back. According to a source, they are also inching closer to making their first signing in the window while one of their long-term defensive targets has expressed his desire to embrace Old Trafford as his home.

Without further ado, let's have a look at the top stories concerning Manchester United for today.


#3 Manchester United on the brink of making their first winter signing

Manchester United are close to making their first signing in winter
Manchester United are close to making their first signing in winter

Manchester United have accounted for a considerable amount of spotlight in this winter, and it looks like they could finally be signing a player by the time the January transfer window slams shut.

If reports from the English outlet The Sun are to be believed, the Red Devils are interested in the signature of Villareal's teenage defender Adrian Corral for their academy. The 16-year-old has already let the Spanish outfit known that he won't be signing his first professional deal with them.

According to reports, he is keen on joining the United academy and continuing his growth under Nicky Butt. The Red Devils, however, will have to shell out cash so as to compensate for Corral's four-year stay at Villareal.

The Spaniard, who can function as a left-back and a center-back, received his first Spain U-16 call-up in October.

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