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Monday's Manchester United transfer talk news roundup: Milan Skriniar, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Monday, July 13.

Manchester United must now turn their attention to the summer transfer window having left their business until late in January.

The Red Devils brought in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in the final days of the winter window but are still expected to be active in the summer as they aim to restore their former glories.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Old Trafford.

Monday morning's Manchester United transfer talk news roundup:

Chelsea 'lining up move for Manchester United's Dean Henderson'

Dean Henderson in action for Sheffield United on June 17, 2020© Reuters

Chelsea have reportedly set their sights on Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson as an ideal replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Henderson has enjoyed a stellar season on loan at Sheffield United and recently helped the Blades secure a 3-0 victory over the Champions League-chasing Blues at Bramall Lane, recording his 13th clean sheet of the league season in the process.

The Englishman is primed to battle David de Gea for the number one spot at Old Trafford ahead of his anticipated return to United this summer, but Henderson's future with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side remains shrouded in uncertainty prior to next season.

According to The Express, Frank Lampard is hoping to bring Henderson to Stamford Bridge either on loan or on a permanent basis after losing faith in Kepa.

However, the report claims that United would be unlikely to sanction a sale to a Premier League rival, with the Red Devils and Chelsea currently battling it out for a top-four finish during the closing stages of the 2019-20 campaign.

Henderson still has two years left to run on his current contract at Old Trafford.

How Manchester United could line up with Milan Skriniar

Manchester United have reportedly earmarked Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar as the ideal partner for Harry Maguire.

The Red Devils have been in impressive form either side of the three-month hiatus but are supposedly looking to further strengthen at both ends of the field.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has settled on a preferred XI that has taken 12 points from the last 12 on offer in the Premier League, with Victor Lindelof being given the nod alongside Maguire.

However, United may have a different look to them next season if they complete the capture of Skriniar.

With that in mind, Sports Mole looks at how Solskjaer may set out his side in the 2020-21 campaign.

Possible MUTDXI w/ Skrin

Solskjaer appears to have found his preferred XI if the last few weeks are anything to go by.

Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial have been in phenomenal goalscoring form, boosted by the creative ability of January signing Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes's arrival has also got the best out of Paul Pogba, who has been partnered in holding midfield by a rejuvenated Nemanja Matic.

The full-backs pick themselves on current form, too, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw performing well, though Brandon Williams is providing the latter with some competition.

David de Gea also looks nailed on to start in goal next season if Solskjaer's recent praise is anything to go by, despite the impending return of Dean Henderson from his successful Sheffield United loan.

It comes down to that one central-defensive berth alongside record signing Maguire, then, which reports suggest may well be occupied by Skriniar from this summer.

The Slovakia international will slot in to the right of Maguire and is also comfortable playing in a back five, which is another possible option for Solskjaer.

Indeed, the Red Devils used that formation a fair bit earlier in the season, albeit with less success than they have enjoyed since shifting to their current setup and personnel.

More transfer news from Manchester United:

Shirt numbers available to Milan Skriniar at Manchester United
Sports Mole looks at the shirt numbers available to Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar should he join Manchester United this summer. Read more.

Luke Shaw to be sacrificed as Manchester United chase Ben Chilwell?
Luke Shaw could be sold by Manchester United this summer if the Red Devils sign Leicester City's Ben Chilwell, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United, Everton 'lining up Tyrone Mings move'
Manchester United and Everton are reportedly contemplating whether to make a bid for Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings. Read more.


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