Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United:
Victor Valdes looks set to leave the club during this window, after his relationship with Louis van Gaal publicly broke down, the Daily Mirror report.
The manager accused the 33-year-old of refusing to play for the reserves, which prompted Valdes to respond with a tweet asking for respect.
While Valdes’ United future looks bleak, van Gaal is keen to persuade Angel Di Maria to rebuild his reputation with the Premier League side, the Daily Star report.
The winger has been attracting the interest of Paris Saint-Germain recently.
The Red Devils have reportedly beaten off competition from Liverpool to seal the signing of Christian Benteke, according to the Daily Star.
The Belgian will move to Old Trafford for £32.5m.
He could be joined in the north-west by Sergio Ramos next season, after the Metro reported that the club had made an improved £41.9m offer for the defender.
United’s previous bid of £32m had been turned down by Los Blancos.
Finally, United have also been handed a boost in their pursuit of Nicolas Otamendi, after the Metro suggested that Chelsea had pulled out of the race to sign the Valencia defender.
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