Manchester United are reportedly in advanced talks to sign forward Cody Gakpo in the January transfer window. The report also claims that Arsenal are also monitoring the situation.
However, the Red Devils expect Gakpo to be their player in the January transfer window. It also claims that the Red Devils will discuss fees with PSV after finalizing details on the player side.
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According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Cody Gakpo in the January transfer window. The report also claims that they have not agreed on a fee with PSV Eindhoven. However, they are close to sealing the deal on personal terms. He further said,
“At the moment, for Kudus, they are not in advanced negotiations, including on the player side.”
“But, with Gakpo, negotiations are already advanced on the player’s side but not between clubs, as of now.”
Hence, it is looking like Manchester United views Cody Gakpo as the player for the future. A number of reports also claim that the Red Devils will not pursue any move for Joao Felix. The report also claims that the Red Devils tried to sign him in the last summer transfer window. However, PSV Eindhoven were not ready to reduce their 40 million fees. The forward also decided to stay with the Dutch giants for the sake of the World Cup. Therefore, now the forward is looking forward to a move to the Premier League giants.
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The report also claims that Arsenal are also monitoring the situation of the Dutch winger. However, there is no negotiation between the player and the club side. Hence, it looks like the Gunners see Cody Gakpo as their backup winger. At the moment, Arsenal are prioritizing the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk in the January transfer window. However, at the moment, they are unable to agree on a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk. Although, they have also agreed on personal terms with the Ukrainian winger.
Hence, they are in the same situation as Manchester United are with Cody Gakpo. Therefore, the Red Devils must try soon to find an agreement on the fee and player side to sign the Dutch winger. The Red Devils manager Erik Ten Hag has already indicated that he likes Cody Gakpo. PSV Eindhoven manager Ruud van Nistelrooy has also said,
“If I have the choice, I prefer [Gakpo to leave in] the summer, but it can also be now. You just know there comes a time when you can’t say no,”
Hence, it is clear that January is the best time for Manchester United to make a move for the Gunners. Although, Arsenal, they need to act quickly to compete with the Red Devils for the signature of Cody Gakpo. However, at the moment it looks like the Gunners are all in to complete the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk.
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