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Manchester United are closing in on Cody Gakpo and are hopeful Alejandro Garnacho will stay

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Manchester United will face Nottingham Forrest on Tuesday. Erik ten Hag’s team beat Burnley 2-0 in EFL Cup.

Dean Jones says the Red Devils are nearing Cody Gakpo. Fabrizio Romano says Manchester United are sure they can keep Alejandro Garnacho.

Here are the top Manchester United transfer stories for December 23, 2022.

Dean Jones believes Manchester United is after Cody Gakpo.

Dean Jones says Manchester United is approaching Cody Gakpo. Since last summer, the Dutch forward has been linked to United. Gakpo has 13 goals and 17 assists in 24 games for PSV Eindhoven this season.

Jones wrote for Give Me Sport that the 23-year-old is keen on playing under Ten Hag.

“We’ve heard this before. The player is already committed to Manchester United, therefore we wait for financial details. Gakpo understands Erik Ten Hag and what he’s attempting to accomplish at United, wrote Jones.

Jones says Man U will pay £40 million for him.

“Sources close to the negotiations expect United to pay roughly £40m to PSV Eindhoven,” said Jones. “It’s crucial not to low-ball with the first offer.”
Gakpo scored three goals in five games for the Netherlands at the 2022 World Cup.

Fabrizio Romano is convinced Alejandro Garnacho will stay.

Alejandro Garnacho wants to stay.

Fabrizio Romano believes Manchester United will keep Alejandro Garnacho.

The Argentinean kid has emerged under Ten Hag and looks like a future superstar. His breakthrough has drawn clubs throughout the continent, and he’s in the final year of his contract. The Red Devils want to dispel rumours by re-signing him.

Garnacho is satisfied at Manchester United, said Romano.

“From what I’ve heard, the player is pleased at Man United and the club wants a big contract. Romano stated Man United remain confident despite ongoing talks.
Garnacho has 12 appearances for the Red Devils this season, with 3 goals and 2 assists.

Erik ten Hag wants top-four finish

Erik ten Hag wants to finish in the Premier League’s top four. The Dutch manager took over Manchester United this summer and has improved results. After 14 games, Manchester United are fifth in the league, three points behind fourth-place Tottenham.

Seven or eight clubs are battling for the top four spots, Ten Hag stated.

Ten Hag: “The competition is fierce, but I think it counts for all seven or eight clubs.”
The Dutch manager thinks Manchester United might finish in the top four if they perform well and make progress.

“For Premier League fans, it’s thrilling, and everyone has to fight for points. I’m looking at the process and how we’re performing; we must obtain results and make progress to get into the top four.” He added:

“I get [the pressure]. This applies to Chelsea and Newcastle’s managers. All of those clubs invest heavily in their teams because they all want to finish in the top four. We want trophies, that’s evident.”

Red Devils have won eight league games and lost four.

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