Man Utd target moves for Wolves duo in January transfer window


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Worrying injury record of Paul Pogba and the lack of depth up front might force the Red devils to sign a new midfielder-striker pairing this month.

Manchester United want to sign Wolves pair Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez in the January transfer window amid rumors linking Paul Pogba with a move away from the club.

The French World Cup-winning midfielder has been the subject of transfer speculation since admitting in the summer that he wanted a ‘new challenge’ away from Old Trafford.

His uncertain situation at the club has put manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in jeopardy, with the Norwegian insisting that the 26-year-old won’t be leaving the club this month.

Whether or not Man Utd decide to let Pogba join Serie A side Juventus in January, whom the Frenchman has previously played for, it would have little impact on the Red devils’ reported pursuit of the Wolverhampton Wanderers’ pairing.

Man Utd want to sign Jimenez and Neves this month

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Goal.com has reported that the Old Trafford residents are seriously considering to add the striker-midfielder partnership to their ranks in the January transfer window.

The report further claims that United, who are also linked with Leicester City star James Maddison, have started talks with Wolves to enquire about the availability of the duo.

Solskjaer is reported to be a huge fan of both Jimenez and Neves whom he sees as the perfect candidates to let United fight for a top-four place this season.

The Red devils are currently five points off Champions League places after suffering a lackluster 2-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal last weekend.

Repeated injuries suffered by Pogba and Anthony Martial have hamstrung the club’s push for a top-four place in a season before which the club spent over £100m on new transfers in the summer.

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Following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan in the summer, the 28-year-old Jimenez would add much-needed depth to United’s attacking department.

Having scored 8 goals in 21 Premier League appearances so far this season, the Spanish striker has been a major reason for Wolves fighting for a top-four place.

When compared with his peers at Man Utd, only Marcus Rashford has scored more goals than Jimenez (12), with the Spaniard’s 6-assists taking him on par with United’s assist leader Daniel James.

As exciting as his signing would be for Man Utd fans, it would be the potential arrival of Ruben Neves that would be a major coup on the part of the Old Trafford residents.

Neves has put in some hugely impressive performances since achieving promotion to the Premier League with Wolves last season, with his age of just 22-years making him a perfect candidate to be a long-term replacement of Paul Pogba at Man United.

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