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Manchester United could sign Premier League star in January with club ‘forced’ to sell



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Manchester United could look to improve their midfield depth in January as Premier League club Everton might be ‘forced’ to sell an important star.

Erik ten Hag’s side have struggled for consistency so far this term and part of the reason behind that has been the performances of those in the midfield.

Casemiro’s form has suffered compared to his excellent debut campaign at Old Trafford and new signings Sofyan Amrabat and Mason Mount have failed to make a huge impression.

With there being rumours of Casemiro moving on from United, a chance to sign a highly-rated Premier League midfield has emerged following Everton’s 10-point deduction and news of £300 million worth of compensation claims being made against them.

The Merseyside club are currently in a similar situation to United as they’re undergoing a takeover process. Potential new owners 777 Sports are propping up Everton by as much as £20 million per month, according to TalkSPORT, and the longer their process drags out, the more likely they will be forced to sell in the January transfer window to raise funds.

The report added that the Toffees could be ‘forced’ to cash in on midfielder Amadou Onana in January to ease their financial woes.

Onana is on the radar of both United and Chelsea and is one of Everton’s most sellable assets. The Belgian international signed for the Merseyside club in August 2022 for a fee up to £33.5 million.

United were interested in Onana during the summer but a move never materialised. Reports stated that a deal could be done at around £50 million but that price could be lower if Ten Hag’s side revisit the situation in January.

Onana has played 49 times for The Toffees and was crucial in them avoiding the drop last term. This season, he has made 14 appearances and scored once against Burnley in the Carabao Cup.

United face Everton in the Premier League this weekend with a fierce atmosphere expected at Goodison Park.