8am Manchester United news: Romelu Lukaku switches agents, interest in Dennis Man hots up and Red Devils step up chase for Toby Alderweireld

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MANCHESTER UNITED look set for a busy winter period with the club linked with a host of players.

Jose Mourinho has been given the green light to nab a defender after failing to bring one to Old Trafford in the summer.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is believed to be a reported target for Jose Mourinho
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LUK-Y CHARM?

MANCHESTER UNITED marksman Romelu Lukaku has signed with Italian football agent Federico Pastorello.

The Belgian forward was previously a client of agent kingpin Mino Raiola – who facilitated his multi-million pound move to Old Trafford.

HE’S THE MAN

TOTTENHAM have joined Manchester United in the race for Romanian international starlet Dennis Man.

Man, 20, has hit seven goals in 22 appearances this season for club side FCSB, formerly known as Steaua Bucharest.

SHORE THING

MANCHESTER UNITED have handed 14-year-old Shola Shoretire a surprise call for Uefa Youth League action.

Jose Mourinho’s side travel to Valencia on Wednesday for their final Champions League group match with qualification to the knockout already assured.

DEREK DISMISSED

MANCHESTER UNITED have allegedly removed a scout who recommended Ajax duo Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt to Ed Woodward.

United fan Derek Langley, 68, who spent 16 years as head of youth recruitment at the club, has claimed he recommended the young stars to Old Trafford chiefs.

DWIGHT ON TIME

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Dwight Yorke has paid off his tax debts in full to avoid bankruptcy.

The former Trinidad and Tobago international forked out £1.5million after being the subject of a bankruptcy petition from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

LUKING UP

MAN UNITED defender Luke Shaw’s valuation has grown by more than £20million over the past three months, according to research by the CIES Football Observatory.

England left-back Shaw is one of a string of British players included in the report to see their worth rise in recent months.

FIVE YOUNG REPLACEMENTS

ASHLEY YOUNG is hoping to sign a new extended deal with Manchester United but Jose Mourinho will be eyeing up options to replace the veteran.