Man United are having a quiet transfer window so far.
Even though a host of reports are linking them with players, with the Bruno Fernandes saga the stand-out one this winter, the Red Devils only have the departure of Ashley Young to Inter Milan to show for on their ins and outs list.
This is despite it being extremely clear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and company will require arrivals in order to continue a high-octane brand of football. In fact, such is the state of affairs at Old Trafford that quality aside, the squad may be lacking in simple numbers alone in certain positions.
In this regard, an Evening Standard report does show the club being involved in a specific deal, although fans may not be too excited about it.
The source suggests that United are looking to seal a £25 million deal for Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham.
However, the catch is that the starlet is only 16 years of age and presently functions for a Championship club. While the antics of Daniel James so far this campaign clearly shows that a player from a lower league isn’t to be disregarded, paying this much for a teenager doesn’t precisely appear to be United’s top priority at the moment.
Further still, it is understood that the Mancunian outfit will look to loan the youth player back to Birmingham if a deal can be met. It is clear that the Red Devils are looking to invest in the promising lad and make a move that could pay dividend in the near future.
Moreover, other claims had also suggested that the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool are also keen on acquiring the youngster.
Incidentally, the report also adds that the injury woes may force Solskjaer to deploy the starlet straight away, which certainly poses questions about academy graduates like James Garner not making the cut.