Newcastle United target FOUR Manchester United stars in January transfer window


Anthony Martial is a target for Newcastle . (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Newcastle United are targeting four Manchester United stars in the January transfer window, with the Magpies keen on Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly.

The Magpies were bought by a Saudi-backed consortium last week for £300m, bringing to an end 14 years of under investment from Mike Ashley.

Steve Bruce is expected to be sacked in the near future, with the Magpies reportedly lining up Brighton’s Graham Potter as his successor.

Newcastle’s new-found wealth means they can afford any player in the world and they’ll show ambition in January by targeting a host of players from Old Trafford.

Manchester United Training and Press Conference

Van de Beek is out of favour at Old Trafford (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

The biggest name is Martial, who has fallen down the pecking order this term. With Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo arriving last summer, the Frenchman’s playing time is limited and he’s managed just one goal so far this term.

The former Monaco ace signed a new long-term deal in 2019 and United had been keen to keep him before Ronaldo’s arrival on the final day of the window in August.

The club are now minded to sell and could cash in on Newcastle’s new-found riches, though it’s unclear if Martial would accept a move to the Magpies.

Elsewhere, the Mirror claim Van de Beek, Lingard and Bailly are also of interest.

Manchester United Training Session

Lingard has less than a year left on his deal (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Van de Beek has started just four Premier League matches since his £35m arrival from Ajax in 2020 and the Dutchman is fed up with being overlooked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Lingard opted to stay at Old Trafford last summer, despite interest from West Ham.

The England international is into the final year of his deal at the club and though discussions have been held over an extension, United are no closer to…

Source : metro

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