Manchester United Chief Executive Ed Woodward in the stands during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.

Premier League giants Manchester United are said to be planning a double swoop in January, reports say. The Red Devils CEO Ed Woodward is keen on improving Unifed’s ailing midfield and is contemplating a £145m double swoop for Kai Havertz and Bruno Fernandes.

According to German newspaper Bild, United are said to be in pole position to sign Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Havertz. The Red Devils are showing more interest in signing the 20-year-old amidst competition from Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool.

Havertz has 31 goals and 23 assists in 123 games for the German outfit so far. He has scored two goals and registered one assist in 11 games this season. Leverkusen value the midfielder at £81m.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bolster his midfield options, with Paul Pogba constantly being linked with a move out of the club. And, according to Portuguese outlet O Jogo, the Norwegian is yet again interested in signing Sporting CP skipper Bruno Fernandes.

United chased the Portuguese playmaker for the entire summer according to the Portuguese media. The Red Devils later released a statement that the links to the player were just to create a hype. As per their sources, the hype was created by Sporting themselves to pressurize United into buying the midfielder.

United are keen on adding Fernandes to Solskjaer’s roster next year. The 24-year-old is currently valued at £65m.  However, the Premier League giants aren’t the only side hunting for his signature.

Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid have also shown an interest in snapping up Bruno Fernandes. Meanwhile, the new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is also looking to sign his compatriot for the North London club.

Manchester United are set to face Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in their last group stage game of the Europa League tomorrow.

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