Manchester United news and transfer roundup: Lukaku, Costa and more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put smiles back on the faces of Manchester United fans as he oversaw a 5-1 victory over his former club Cardiff on Saturday.
As he gears up for his first Old Trafford match as manager against Huddersfield, we’ve made sure you don’t miss any of the latest news heading into the festive period…

Juventus line up Lukaku

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According to CalcioMercato, via the Daily Mail, Juventus are lining up Romelu Lukaku to replace World Cup finalist Mario Mandzukic, and also have Paul Pogba still on their radar.
The Express claim that United have their eye on bringing a player the other way, but have failed with a £54m bid for wideman Douglas Costa.

Meanwhile, the Sun report that Solskjaer is plotting to bring his countryman Josh King back to Old Trafford in a £25m raid on Bournemouth.

Alderweireld back on the radar

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The Mirror report that Ed Woodward is ready to give Solskjaer a January warchest and that puts Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld back on the cards as a potential target.
Sir Alex Ferguson may have a big role to play in how that money is spent as the Irish Independent report that the former United manager is set to be more active within the club following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.