Man Utd Eyeing Matheus Pereira Transfer As Sporting Lisbon Star Impresses On West Brom Loan

Manchester United are keeping tabs on West Brom loan star Matheus Pereira.

The 23-year-old Sporting Lisbon winger has excelled at The Hawthorns this season and has become a firm favourite with Baggies fans.

But his form has also caught the eye of several top-flight clubs with United  among them.

West Brom have an option to sign Pereira for £8.25million but that won’t put off other admirers.

The Brazilian spent last season on loan in the Bundesliga with Nuremburg and the previous campaign with Portuguese side Chaves.

Meanwhile, United are plotting a £200million double swoop for Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland in January.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the 19-year-old duo as his priority targets, with United ready to move swiftly when the window re-opens, to try to land them ahead of their rivals.

Both are likely to cost United close to £200million, with Borussia Dortmund and England winger Sancho valued at £100m and RB Salzburg and Norway striker Haaland at £85m.

Sancho is having a difficult time at Dortmund, with United alerted to his potential availability in January, rather than next summer, when they had planned to move for him.

Despite a clutch of goals and assists already this season, Sancho was hauled off after just 36 minutes of Dortmund’s recent clash with title rivals Bayern Munich.

That came on the back of Sancho being fined by Dortmund for returning late from England duty following last month’s international break.

The feeling at United is there is an opportunity to take advantage of the discord between Sancho and Dortmund, with a January bid that could ultimately suit both parties.

With Haaland, United hope his relationship with Solskjaer, who managed him at Molde, can give them a head start over their rivals in the race to sign Europe’s most prolific young striker.

Haaland, son of former City and Leeds midfielder Alf-Inge, has made an explosive start to the season, scoring 22 goals in 16 appearances, including seven in the Champions League.

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