Barcelona make shock move for Chelsea superstar, David de Gea makes decision on Manchester United future and more: Transfer roundup, 15 January 2019
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. We are sauntering into the final 2 weeks of the January transfer window and the rumour mill is brimming with a great number of transfer stories and updates.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates that made headlines on 15 January 2019.
Manchester United join race for Cengiz Under
Manchester United have joined the race for 21-year-old Turkish winger Cengiz Under, according to ESPN. United join a long list of admirers including top clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.
However, the report also claims that contrary to recent reports, Cengiz Under will not move from AS Roma in the winter transfer window. Manchester United, who are currently being helmed by caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, are also expected to not make any signings in January and will wait until the summer before making big decisions on the transfer front.
That applies to the rest of Cengiz Under's admirers as well with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich not looking to sign players in January.
Roma have slapped a €50 million bid on the 21-year-old. Manchester United will want to sign Under for lesser than that. However, as AS Roma will have to pay 25 per cent of Cengiz Under's selling fee to his former club Istanbul Basaksehir.
Cengiz Under is also contracted to Roma till 2022 and therefore, he will have to be prised out of the club. Manchester United haven't had an out-and-out right winger in a very long time and have used Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata to varying fortunes in the recent past.
Under is one of AS Roma's lowest-paid players and will stand to get a serious upgrade in wages if he is to make a move at the end of the season to a club like Manchester United that is known for affording lucrative wage packages to their players.