Footy Extras

Man Utd news round-up: Leon King latest, Red Devils on alert, Lingard future update

Liverpool news round-up: Fabian Ruiz targeted, Lawrenson on Minamino, France striker could arrive

Man Utd could miss out on landing 17-year-old Rangers sensation

Rangers are looking to start contract talks with starlet Leon King because of interest from Premier League pair Manchester United and Newcastle United, according to sports journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Leon, a product of the Gers academy set-up, is highly rated at the Ibrox outfit and has been tipped to have a bright future.

The 17-year-old defender has already registered two appearances for the first-team team but is yet to feature for them this campaign.

However, his future at the Scottish club is under the scanner as his existing deal is set to expire next year.

The centre-half’s situation has seen him draw interest from south of the border in the shape of the Red Devils and the Magpies.

But Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side are keen on retaining the services of their young star and are now plotting to begin contract talks with him.

As it stands Leon is allowed to enter pre-contract discussions with potential suitors when the January transfer market opens, but the management are looking to secure the player’s signature on fresh terms.

He earned a spot on the bench in the team’s 2-0 UEFA Europa League win against Sparta Prague last week, their first match under the new head coach, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be at his disposal beyond this term.

Man Utd left-back could return to Italy in January transfer window

Inter Milan and AC Milan are keeping a close eye on Manchester United and Brazil full-back, Alex Telles, over a potential winter deal, according to a recent report from The Sun.

To date, the South American has managed just 31 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring one goal and registering four assists.

However, the player has started just three Premier League matches this term, and it is now being stated that both the aforementioned Italian sides will look to capitalise on his lack of playing time by offering him a way out of the Theatre of Dreams.

I Rossoneri have the defender slot sorted as things stand, with the Frenchman Theo Hernandez being the undisputed starter in the role while the club have Fode Ballo-Toure to provide cover, having purchased the Senegalese star only this past summer.

So, the side’s interest in landing Alex does come as a bit confounding.

As for I Nerazzurri, they have the Croatia international Ivan Perisic playing in the left wing-back slot this season, but the player is out of contract at the end of the term and is eyeing a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.

While the outfit do have an able alternative in Federico Dimarco, they’ll need to replace Ivan should he leave.