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Man Utd identify PSG and Argentina midfielder as potential signing



Manchester United are interested in landing Paris-Saint Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes in the January transfer market – according to reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to strengthening his squad in the New Year and reports in Argentina suggest the Parisians’ star is on his radar.

The 25-year-old star joined the French champions back in the winter from Zenit St. Petersburg but has struggled to cement a place in the side since his £36 million move from Russia.

The arrival of Idrissa Gana Gueye in the summer pushed Leandro further down the pecking order and the Argentine outlet El Intransigente claim United are interested in bringing the player to Old Trafford.

The report claims Ole believes Paredes’ lack of game time under Thomas Tuchel means the star could be persuaded to cut short his stay in France and move to the PL.

MEN Sport understand the United manager is keen to stick to his recruitment strategy of bringing in young, home grown talents such as Jadon Sancho and James Maddison.

Elsewhere, reports in Italy claim the Reds are lining up a swoop for Atalanta youngster Amad Diallo Traore.

The 17-year-old ace has stole the headlines in the UEFA Youth League this campaign, scoring against Manchester City in the group stages.

His displays have attracted the attention of both Juventus and City as per reports and Tuttomercato claim United have joined the fray for his signature.

The report claims the Old Trafford outfit have contacted the Italian club about the youngster’s availability.

Traore made his Serie A debut versus Udinese back in October and scored in spite of spending just 13 minutes on the pitch.