Man United transfer round-up: Ralf Rangnick suffers midfield blow but new target emerges

It’s been a season to forget for Manchester United fans… and there are still 19 Premier League fixtures left to play.

Ralf Rangnick’s team are currently seventh in the table, four points behind Arsenal in fourth with a game in hand.

Many Red Devils supporters will be desperate for the interim manager to bring in some fresh talent and let a few players go in January.

Reports suggest Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Donny van de Beek could all leave the club in the coming weeks to play regular football.

But who could arrive? Here are the latest transfer rumours from Old Trafford, including an update on Eric Bailly’s future.

Real Madrid are the most likely to sign United target Franck Kessie this summer, according to Catalan outlet El Nacional.

The AC Milan midfielder, 25, has been linked with a host of clubs in recent months,including Tottenham, Liverpool and the Red Devils.

Kessie, who’s played 159 Serie A games since joining Milan from Atalanta in the summer of 2017, is out of contract at the end of the season.

“I want Kessie in my team,” said ex-Milan striker Antonio Cassano in March, as quoted by Milan Live. “He scores, he assists, he has personality, he has quality, he doesn’t lose the ball, he is intelligent.

“I’m watching him carefully… he reminds me of the Yaya Toure of the best times. He is a different player, but in terms of impact. He is holding Milan’s midfield alone.”

Serge of interest

United are reportedly interested in signing Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer, according to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.

The Serbia international, 27, is reportedly viewed as a cheaper alternative to West Ham ace Declan Rice, who is rated at £100million.

The Red Devils may also struggle to sign Rice if they fail to qualify for the Champions League this season, with the Hammers battling them for fourth place.

Lazio are thought to have slapped a €70million price tag on Milinkovic-Savic – around £58.5m.

The 28-cap international joined the Italian side in the summer of 2015 and has gone on to make 213 Serie A appearances, scoring an impressive 44 goals from the middle of the park.