Man Utd transfer round-up: Thomas Tuchel being tracked, Jesse Lingard exit talks

Manchester United are being linked with new faces in the dugout as well as on the pitch.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is closing in on his second anniversary as United boss but still has questions to answer.

Failure to qualify for the Champions League may make it difficult for the Norwegian to keep his job and United are thought to be considering their options.

It has also emerged that new man Edinson Cavani could’ve turned up at Old Trafford back when David Moyes was in charge.

Instead it has taken him seven years to arrive but he is already proving his worth after last weekend’s match winning display.

He is unlikely to be the only major name to arrive in the next year and here is a round-up of the latest rumours coming from the red half of Manchester.

Thomas Tuchel is in his third year as PSG boss

Tuchel on the radar

Thomas Tuchel is thought to be on United’s radar according to French publication Le Parisien.

The German’s contract at the Parc des Princes expires at the end of the season.

Tuchel has ruffled a few feathers in Paris and is unlikely to extend his stay which may be to United’s benefit.

The Old Trafford hierarchy see the former Borussia Dortmund boss as a potential replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should they axe the Norwegian.

Jesse Lingard has struggled for minutes

Lingard holds exit talks

Jesse Lingard has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for some months.

The academy graduate’s form has declined and he has struggled for regular minutes in a competitive midfield area.

As such he has held discussions about seeking pastures new and is not short of suitors.

Lingard has admirers north of the border with Celtic and Rangers both keen, according to TeamTalk.

Premier League duo West Brom and Everton are also tracking the situation.

Cavani admission made by Moyes

Edinson Cavani could’ve been a United player seven years ago according to David Moyes.

The former Red Devils boss, who lasted less than a year at Old Trafford, has revealed that discussions were held with Cavani’s team.

PSG ultimately snaped up the Uruguayan after he had impressed across several years at Napoli.

Moyes insisting that his overload over strikers at the time was one of the main issues.

“I’d been out to watch a few players. We were watching Lucas Moura at the time as well,” he said.

“I remember at the time speaking to the representatives of Cavani.

“The problem I had was I had Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Chicharito (Javier Hernandez), who were already in that position, and several other up-and-coming players.

“But he was one player at the time, an incredibly talented player, which he proved over seven years at PSG.

“He’s looked a very talented player when coming on for Manchester United in the games I’ve seen.”

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