talkSPORT’s transfer guru Alex Crook has some big updates for the January window in his Transfer Notebook…
Manchester United are ready to cash in on both Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay – but not until the summer.
England defender Maguire has been subject of interest from West Ham this month while United have rejected approaches for McTominay from both Southampton and Newcastle.
Manager Erik ten Hag believes both Maguire and McTominay have parts to play this season, despite neither being guaranteed starters.
With United still competing in four competitions, Ten Hag is reluctant to weaken an already thin squad.
The Glazer family hope to have sold the Premier League giants by the time the summer transfer window comes around.
However due to FFP rules, United still need to raise funds from players sales before being able to invest heavily on new recruits.
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Keane was in limbo under Lampard after being blocked from leaving despite being frozen out and playing just one Premier League game this season.
The former England defender has had January interest from West Ham, Leeds and Southampton but Everton are reluctant to let him join a Premier League rival.
It remains to be seen if that stance will change or if Keane will be welcomed back into the fold by Lampard’s successor, with Marcelo Bielsa among the leading candidates.
Another Everton defender who could leave this month is Keane’s fellow centre-back Mason Holgate.
Nottingham Forest are keen to bring Holgate to the City Ground.
Unrest in the Eagles’ nest
Patrick Vieira is on a collision course with his Crystal Palace owners over their lack of signings.
talkSPORT has been told Vieira is growing increasingly frustrated that Palace have yet to make a single new addition in the January window, while clubs around them in the table are going big.
Palace were interested in bringing Aaron Wan Bissaka back to Selhurst Park but were reluctant to meet Manchester United’s £25million asking price.
Wan Bissaka’s impressive recent form deputising for the injured Diogo Dalot also means United boss Ten Hag is less willing to let him go this month.
The Eagles also tried to hijack Everton’s move for Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma, however the Dutchman was already committed to joining the Toffees.
To add to Vieira’s unhappiness, Palace have a host of key players coming to the end of their contracts who are yet to agree new deals, not least talisman Wilfried Zaha.
Troare allowed to leave Wolf pack
Wolves are willing to let Adama Traore walk out on a free transfer in the summer, rather than sell the mercurial winger this month.
Traore is out of contract at the end of the season and there have been few signs either the player or the club want to commit to a new deal.
That means the Spaniard is able to sign a pre-contract agreement overseas, which has put clubs including Napoli on high alert.
Tottenham also have a long-standing interest in Traore and tried to sign him as a wing-back this time last year.
Meanwhile, Wolves are also preparing themselves for the departure of stalwarts Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho at the end of the season.
Neves is on the radar of Spanish giants Barcelona and Liverpool, while veteran Moutinho turns 37 in September and new boss Julen Lopetegui wants a younger, more dynamic midfield.