Manchester United wanted to improve their right wing position by signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window but they failed.
The Red Devils then tried to move in to lure Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona but the Frenchamn stayed put at the Nou Camp.
If reports in the media are anything to go by then the Old Trafford outfit are still interested in hiring the services of the versatile playmaker in January.
According to Mundo Deportivo (press image provided below), Man Utd have positioned themselves to finally sign the 23-year-old playmaker when the winter transfer window opens next month.
The renowned Spanish news source have mentioned that the former Dortmund player will enter his last contractual year next year and that situation does not suit the La Liga giants.
MD claim that the Catalan club is trying to resolve his future by agreeing a new deal with him. So far, they have held talks with his agent but no breakthrough has been achieved as yet.
Dembele mainly played in the CAM role in Germany and excelled big time, he can effectively play on either flank but naturally, he is a right winger, who can maneuver the ball with both feet.
Unfortunately, since moving to Spain, the £215,000-a-week playmaker (The Sun) has spent majority of the time out injured and even last season, the Les Bleus star was mostly on the treatment table.
As far as the current campaign is concerned, he started off well under the management of Koeman by directly contributing in 6 goals (4 goals and 2 assists) in as many starts. However, once again, he is out injured and has missed the last 5 games in all competitions due to a hamstring problem (Transfermarkt).
Man Utd face Wolves tonight and a win will take them just two points behind league leaders Liverpool. So, going into the New Year, we are in a very good position to compete for the title and Solskjaer must further strengthen the squad next month.
Ousmane Dembele has the quality and experience to improve things in the attacking third but he is highly injury prone. In your view, should Man Utd move to finally sign him in January?