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How Man Utd could line up after potential Bruno Fernandes and Boubakary Soumare transfers

Manchester United are currently scouting young midfield ace Boubakary Soumare ahead of a potential move in the current transfer window. The 20-year-old could be one of two signings for United during the window, with Bruno Fernandes also linked. Express Sport has taken a look at how the Red Devils could line-up with both midfielders.

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Man Utd launch Jude Bellingham transfer bid - but face two problems Manchester United appear to be close on a double swoop for both Soumare and Fernandes.The Red Devils are desperate to improve their squad during the January window.

They had originally planned on signing a striker, with Erling Braut Haaland and Mario Mandzukic both targeted.However, they missed out on both forwards, and now appear to be turning their attentions back towards a midfielder.JUST IN: Man Utd move a step closer to Bruno Fernandes transfer as Sporting chiefs ramp up talks
Man Utd could look very different if they completetwo signings (Image: GETTY)Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba are facing lengthy spells on the sidelines through injury, while Fred has failed to perform this season.

As a result, Solskjaer is keen to bring in reinforcements quickly in order to help improve the team’s fortunes for the second half of the season.They are believed to be scouting Soumare of Lille, with the French side willing to sell in January.The Frenchman, 20, spent six years in the Paris Saint-Germain academy before switching to Lille.

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Sporting CP manager Silias praised the midfielder ahead of his rumoured move, as he hinted it would be difficult to replace him.“He’s a huge player. All players like Bruno always have a lot of market,” Silas said. “We know that he’ll always be a much talked of player and sought by clubs as big as they say.

“I don’t like to think about that beforehand, but I’m starting to think of alternatives within our team if Bruno doesn’t stay with us.
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