Reported target and Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu has spoken to discuss speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford and seemingly talked up a move to Manchester as he told Lig TV:
“Barcelona and Manchester United are huge clubs it would be different to turn them down but I have not said anything about any transfers or anything of the sort.”
The 22-year-old is a Turkish international and has impressed fans and critics alike with his performances in the Bundesliga, developing a reputation for his superb free-kicks.
Chelsea are also said to be interested in they atattacking midfielder, but the Red Devils’ title rivals could also provide competition in the race to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko with Jose Mourinho having made the Frenchman his number one transfer target according to the Daily Star.
United are desperate to secure the services of the brightest talents of the next generation, with the 22-year-old said to be among the options being considered despite Monaco having put a £40 million price tag on his head and seemingly having ruled out a sale this month, meaning that Mourinho may have to wait until the summer to get his man.
Until then, the club will definitely retain the services of Marouane Fellaini after the club opted to activate a clause in his contract to extend his current deal to next summer. The move means that the Belgian will continue to be paid £120,000 per week but avoids him entering into talks with European clubs as he was entitled to from 1st January.
The 29-year-old has been in and out of the team under Mourinho this season and it was unclear whether or not the former Everton man would be retained or not with additions clearly a priority for the club.
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