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Man Utd in talks over Wout Weghorst loan

Man Utd in talks over Wout Weghorst loan

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Manchester United have held talks with Burnley over the signing of Wout Weghorst, 90min can confirm this.

United have been on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this month following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and have a number of different names on their radar, including Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus.

The Red Devils are assessing all their options and sources have confirmed to 90min that United have spoken with Burnley about the possibility of signing Weghorst, who is currently in the middle of a season-long loan from Turkish giants Besiktas.

Asked about the chances of taking his loan deal for the remainder of the season, United were informed that Burnley would be happy to send the 30-year-old Dutchman to Old Trafford but the final decision rests with Besiktas.

The Turkey side have the option of signing Weghorst on a permanent basis and will therefore have to agree to an early termination of the loan – something they may be reluctant to do as the forward tops their scorer chart with eight goals in 16 games.

Burnley have made it clear United must negotiate with Besiktas and pay any compensation the Turkish side may demand. The Red Devils have expressed interest in the Turkish giants but formal talks have yet to be held.

Now hear how Scott Saunders host Graem Bailey and Toby Cudworth in the latest episode of Talking Transfers. This week they discuss Man Utd’s interest in Mohammed Kudus, Enzo Fernandez and Chelsea, Jude Bellingham’s decision and Mykhaylo Mudryk’s preferred move. Available on all audio platforms.

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United boss Erik ten Hag is a big fan of Weghorst, whose reps made the initial call about this potential deal, but he’s not ready to pull the trigger and wants United to explore all possibilities first.

Also on Ten Hag’s list of potential targets are Vincent Aboubakar, whose future at Al Nassr is uncertain following the signing of Ronaldo, and Barcelona’s Memphis Depay.

Should Weghorst return to England, it would give the towering striker a chance to improve his Premier League record. He scored two goals and three assists in 20 games for Burnley in the second half of the 2021/22 season and left Turf Moor after being relegated to the Championship last summer.

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