Transfer Talk: Red Devils plot Ram raid for Benfica star
Erik ten Hag wants Manchester United to make a January move for Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos.
The 21-year-old has been making headlines in Portugal having netted eight goals in 12 appearances for the Eagles this term.
Ten Hag is desperate to add another forward to his ranks in the winter window and The Sun suggest a £25million bid for Ramos is on the cards.
Old Trafford chiefs were hoping for a quiet January having spent big in the summer, though they are keen to help Ten Hag maintain recent positive momentum.
Having lost their opening two Premier League clashes to Brighton and Brentford in humiliating fashion, the Red Devils have since won four straight outings.
However, Marcus Rashford is the only United player with more than two league goals to his name — making extra firepower a priority for the Dutch tactician.
Ramos has a £100m release clause in his contract but clubs are not yet willing to go anywhere near that fee.
The youngster netted against Liverpool at Anfield in last season’s Champions League quarter-final and has attracted interest from Newcastle and Bayern Munich in the past.
With 14 goals in 18 Portugal Under-21s appearances, media in his homeland have speculated he could be a dark horse to make the senior side’s Qatar World Cup squad.
In other news
Reports in Italy suggest new Chelsea boss Graham Potter wants the club to make a move for Harry Kane, with on-loan forward Romelu Lukaku to be potentially offered to Tottenham in return.
Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona are exploring a shock January move to take attacker Marco Asensio from bitter rivals Real Madrid.
TalkSPORT say Liverpool are tracking Flamengo midfielder Joao Gomes, 21, with the Brazilian admitting he would love to play for the Reds on a social media post.