Manchester United is riding the crest of a wave after defeating Manchester City in the derby last weekend.
United have won all seven of their games since the World Cup, conceding only twice. Erik ten Hag appears to have everyone on the same page, and the acquisition of Wout Weghorst, on loan from Burnley until the end of the season, adds depth up front.
For the time being, everything at Old Trafford is going swimmingly, but that doesn’t mean United has ceased working on moves. With two weeks left in the January transfer window, there are still rumors swirling around the club about who might still be active before it closes.
Here are the most recent rumors about United.
Dortmund is interested in Elanga.
Anthony Elanga is one player who has not been pleased with Ten Hag’s leadership thus far. The 20-year-old winger was one of Ralf Rangnick’s few beneficiaries, but he has only one assist in 16 games for Ten Hag this season.
He has struggled to hold down a starting spot, which might be exploited by rival clubs. According to talkSPORT, Everton and Bournemouth have enquired about the availability of the Sweden international, while Borussia Dortmund is also intrigued.
Elanga has dropped behind Alejandro Garnacho in the pecking order, and Ten Hag is sure to favor Jadon Sancho once he is healthy and firing again.
Murtaugh is leading the Dumfries chase.
Denzel Dumfries had a good World Cup for the Netherlands and has subsequently been on the gossip pages. Manchester United, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich have all been linked with a bid for the 26-year-old Dutch right-back.
According to Tutto Mercato, United and Chelsea have contacted Inter and have been told he is available for £35 million. That price appears to be excessive for United, but the article adds that they remain interested and that a deal might be struck if they can acquire finances by selling players.
Football director John Murtough is said to be intrigued enough to fly to Milan and meet with Inter officials.