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Man Utd Target Wantaway World Cup Winning Duo In January – reports

Manchester United are eyeing a sensational double swoop for German World Cup winners Mats Hummels and Benedikt Howedes in the January transfer window.

The Old Trafford club have struggled defensively this season, with their poor record at the back contributing to the fact that they have fallen behind leading duo Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League.

While Louis van Gaal has settled on Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling to for his defence, there is a belief that he is looking to improve his options in the winter transfer window, which opened for English clubs on Friday.

Now he has put the two Germany internationals at the top of his winter wishlist.

Both players are thought to be keen on a move away from their respective clubs in January, according to the Daily Express.

Hummels has seen Dortmund drop into the relegation zone heading into the winter break, a huge fall for a club used to challenging for the title.

Arsenal Scout £15m Central Defence Ace – reports

Arsenal are set to move for Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes in an attempt to fix their broken defence.

The Gunners have been roundly criticised for their defensive displays this season, with many believing that their defence is, in part, at fault for their current league position, which sees them sat in sixth.

It has arguably been a long running problem for the Emirates Stadium club.

But injuries have been particularly problematic this season, with the likes of Mathieu Debuchy and Laurent Koscielny, both first choices, being ruled out for large swathes of the campaign.

As a result, they have turned to Howedes to fix the defensive unit, according to the Sunday People.

The north London side scouted Howedes as he helped Schalke beat Stuttgart 4-0 last weekend.

The 26 year old has two years left on his contract, but he is known to be a friend of Per Mertesacker’s, and his versatility is thought to appeal to Wenger, given the number of injuries suffered by his side.

Howedes is comfortable at both left back and centre back and would command a fee of around £15 million, which the Gunners would be able to pay.