Manchester United to follow Antoine Griezmann transfer with Monaco full-back and Adnan Januzaj value halved

All the latest rumours coming out of Old Trafford on Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Jack Austin
Wednesday 18 January 2017 10:05
Januzaj's contract expires in 2018
Januzaj's contract expires in 2018

Manchester United are planning to make significant waves in the transfer market in the summer, with a world-record move for Antoine Griezmann at an advanced stage.

As reported by The Independent on Tuesday, negotiations are so far along that the Frenchman has even discussed what squad number he will take at Old Trafford.

Luke Shaw is likely to be on his way out of the club at the same time, but according to the Mirror, he won’t be the only one, with winger Memphis Depay close to a move to Lyon.

They report the Dutchman could complete his move from United to the Ligue 1 side in a little as 48 hours, following the departure of fellow want-away Morgan Schneiderlin last week.

With The Independent’s revelation that Shaw is set to be sold by Jose Mourinho, the club are looking to bring in a new left-back, with Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy top of their list. say United will move for the 22-year-old in the summer, having already made enquiries about his availability.

Mourinho is also keen to permanently flog Adnan Januzaj this summer, as he continues to fail to stand out while on loan at relegation-threatened Sunderland.

Januzaj – who burst onto the scene under David Moyes – was originally valued at £15m by the club but, according to The Sun, Mourinho has instructed the board to listen to offers as low as £8m.

Lyon are interested in bringing him to France at the end of the season, with a source telling the newspaper: “The club will demand a lot less than before for Adnan from his valuation in the past.

“They will now accept way below £10m for him due to his £50,000-a-week wages and lack of game time over the past 18-months.

“His future is on the agenda. Jose likes him as a player and thinks he’s very talented, but not enough to keep him around by the looks of things.”

Januzaj’s deal expires in 2018 and it is unlikely he has done enough to earn another one at Old Trafford.

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