ByRichard FayManchester United WriterIsaac Johnson
UPDATED12:28, 16 JAN 2023
After the weekend’s celebrations, Manchester United have only a few days to prepare before they’re back in action again.
Erik ten Hag’s side will travel to London for the first of two trips to the capital this week on Wednesday to take on Crystal Palace.
United could be buoyed by the inclusion of new signing Wout Weghorst. The Dutch striker trained with his new teammates for the first time on Sunday following his loan move to Old Trafford from Burnley for the rest of the season.
Should United win again at Selhurst Park then they will actually overtake Manchester City in the table and jump to second place. The Blues aren’t in action until the following day when they take on Tottenham.
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Marco Reus’ agent spotted at Old Trafford
The Daily Mail has obtained an image showing that Marco Rues’ agent – Dirk Hebel – was present at Old Trafford for United’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday.
His 33-year-old Borussia Dortmund client is out of contract in the summer and is reportedly being targeted by Al-Nassr.
Hebel’s cliental includes West Ham centre-back Thilo Kehrer and Hull City winger Ryan Longman.
United in ‘deep discussions’ over Dumfries move
United are apparently in advanced talks with Inter Milan about right-back Denzel Dumfries, with the Italians asking for £35m.
Tuttomercato claims Chelsea have also touched base but Bayern Munich said to be out of the race.
No offer has yet been made from United but they have learned that Inter are willing to let their Dutch defender leave for the right price.
Borussia Dortmund ‘eyeing move for Elanga’
Anthony Elanga is being targeted by Borussia Dortmund this month.
That’s according to talkSPORT, which claims Bournemouth have also been in touch regarding the winger.
MEN Sport reported last month that Everton were interested in Elanga, who has started just two Premier League games in four-and-a-half months, too.
United ‘lining up’ Victor Osimhen
United are reportedly preparing a summer bid for Napoli star Victor Osimhen.
The striker has netted 13 times in 17 matches for the Serie A leaders this season with many top European clubs keeping tabs ahead of potential off-season moves.
Il Mattino claims Arsenal and Newcastle are among the interested parties but that Erik ten hag is already working on a package for the 24-year-old, whose agents apparently wish to facilitate a Premier League switch.
The report adds, though, that the player has told his representatives to hold off talks about his future until June at the earliest with Napoli chasing their first league titl