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Manchester United 'lining up Bertrand Traore approach'

Manchester United are reportedly considering a January move for Lyon winger Bertrand Traore, who previously played under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Manchester United are reportedly considering a January move for Lyon winger Bertrand Traore.

Traore previously played under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, making his debut in English football under the Portuguese manager in September 2015.

However, the Burkina Faso international failed to nail down a regular starting role at Stamford Bridge, being sent out on loan to Vitesse and Ajax before joining Lyon for £6m on a permanent basis during the summer.

Traore has since scored six goals in 16 appearances across all competitions this season, and a number of Europe's top clubs are understood to be monitoring the winger.

French football magazine Onze Mundial claims that Mourinho's United are amongst those keeping tabs on the 22-year-old ahead of a possible January swoop.

Mourinho is understood to be keen to add more attacking width to his squad, although reports have suggested that he will need to sell players in order to raise funds for any new signings he identifies.

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2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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