Manchester United have just been in for loan deals this month, a far cry from Chelsea’s relentless spending spree.

Chelsea are not slowing down, only the closure of the transfer window will actually stop them adding more players to their squad.

The latest is interest in Lyon right-back Malo Gusto. However, Manchester United are reportedly appealing to the player to snub Chelsea’s offer.

RMC Sport report United have urged Gusto’s representatives to wait and not rush into a move to Chelsea this transfer window.

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United keen on Malo Gusto

French outlet L’Equipe first reported Manchester United’s interest in the Lyon defender back in the summer.

However, the position was not an immediate need for Erik ten Hag to address. It had been thought the club could look at it in January, before the spending taps were turned off.

Gusto, 19, has now received the outline of a contract offer from Chelsea, RMC Sport report, which is at least five-years in length. No fee has yet been agreed with Lyon.

The French outlet adds: “The Red Devils are also interested and have asked those around the player not to rush into their choice.”

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Manchester United are not spending this window because the club is up for sale. A takeover is expected to be completed ahead of the summer window.

Gusto is one of the most promising right-backs in Europe and is a France under-21 international. He is currently working under former United defender Laurent Blanc, the Lyon manager.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has done enough to show Erik ten Hag that he can be of use until the end of the season, however, right-back is expected to be a position United return to in the summer, with competition required for Diogo Dalot.

Gusto could be an option, if he listens to United’s advice, and ignores the riches on offer from Chelsea this month.

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