Manchester United news and transfer roundup: Young, Koulibaly and more

Manchester United travel to face Newcastle tonight as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to make it four wins from his first four matches in charge.
All is going well at the club at the moment, but with the transfer window now open, rumours are beginning to swirl about the potential ins and outs that could be to come.
With Solskjaer only in temporary charge, it remains to be seen quite how much business he is allowed to do, but we’ve made sure you haven’t missed any of the latest reports…

Young is a wanted man

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According to the Daily Mirror, Inter Milan have turned their attention to Ashley Young and want the experienced utility man on a two-year deal at the end of the season, when his current United deal runs out.
After enjoying a real resurgence following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba has been named United’s player of the month for December.

A defensive reshuffle?

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Young is not the only defender linked with the Old Trafford exit door as Eric Bailly is reportedly attracting interest from Sevilla, as per Estadio Deportivo, via Sport Witness.
But there may also be defensive incomings and
Bleacher Report claim that United have drawn up a three-man shortlist of central defensive targets; consisting of Toby Alderweireld, Matthijs de Ligt and Kalidou Koulibaly.

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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.