Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher has told Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal to target Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, as reported by the Daily Star.
Man Utd have struggled defensively since the start of the new season, despite a huge outlay on talent during the summer, which saw the club spend a huge £150 million.
As a result, boss Van Gaal will almost certainly look to improve his defensive options in January, in order to fix his leaky back line.
One player that he targeted repeatedly over the summer was Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, but moves for him failed to be pushed through.
The German international has emerged as one of the world’s best defenders in recent years, and cemented this position by helping his country win the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
A move for him will almost definitely be difficult, given that Hummels has openly said that he has no interest in leaving Dortmund.
However, when asked on Twitter who Man Utd should sign in January, Carragher simply replied: “Hummels.”
Hummels is believed to be valued by Dortmund at around £32 million.
Manchester United new boy Daley Blind has declared that the Old Trafford club can triumph in their clash against Chelsea on Sunday.
The Manchester side were held to a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion last night, with Blind scoring a late equaliser to salvage a point.
Saido Berainho had put the Baggies ahead prior to that.
The next opposition for Man Utd are Chelsea, who are yet to lose in any competition since the start of the season.
In fact, the only side who have caused them to drop points in the Premier League are Man Utd’s noisy neighbours Manchester City, who held them to a draw at the Etihad Stadium.
Despite this, Blind is confident that after last night’s display, the Red Devils can win at the weekend.
He said: “We were very good in possession of the ball and created a lot of chances.
“Based on that, you could possibly say it was our best game.
“I think we can [take confidence into coming games] because we played a good game.
Chelsea will likely be without striker Diego Costa, who missed the weekend’s clash with Crystal Palace.
Despite his absence, Chelsea managed a relatively comfortable win, with fellow summer signing Cesc Fabregas impressing.
Bayern Munich are set to discuss the transfer of Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus in the next few weeks, as reported by the Daily Star.
This comes straight from the mouth of Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who has said that his side are closely monitoring Reus’ availability, given that his contract situation is considered to be to the benefit of other teams targeting him.
A move from Bayern would come of something as a blow to the series of Premier League sides tracking Reus, given the historical precedent.
The likes of Robert Lewandowksi and Mario Gotze have all been heavily tracked by Premier League sides before beating the well trodden path between Dortmund and the Allianz Arena side.
This could put Liverpool and Man Utd on tenterhooks about the possibility of signing Reus, with Bayern clearly interested and Reus likely to be keen on making a move to the German giants.
Reus reportedly has a contract clause that would allow another club to sign him next summer for only £19.8 million, well below his true value.
Rummenigge was clear about Bayern’s interest, saying: “To be honest, we’ll discuss the matter internally and calmly.
“Then we will come to a decision.
“At the end of the day, the player has to decide too. His release clause is well known. There’s nothing more to say.”