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The 26 players that Manchester United could sign for a bargain fee in January

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 14/10/2019 Josh Challies
a football player on a field: Highly rated Lyon midfielder Boubakary Soumare is a free agent next summer © 2019 Sylvain Lefevre Highly rated Lyon midfielder Boubakary Soumare is a free agent next summer

The Premier League season may feel like it has only just begun but it is less than three months until the January transfer window opens, with clubs across the country preparing to bolster their squads.

While the winter window does not usually see the same sort of fees floated around as during the summer months, there are plenty of clubs - Manchester United included - that need to improve their form and will see the mid-season window as vital to their campaign.

For those clubs looking to buy economically, there are a number of players who could be available for a bargain price due to the fact that their deals with their current clubs are due to expire at the end of the campaign.

Among them are Tottenham trio Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen, all of whom were heavily linked with a departure during the transfer window that has just passed.

Other names include Paris Saint-Germain full-back Layvin Kurzawa, Borussia Dortmund’s World Cup final-scoring midfielder Mario Gotze and Hull City ace Jarrod Bowen.

Here's a list of players from across Europe whose contracts are winding down and who could be of interest to United in January.

Footballers with contracts that expire in summer 2020

Defenders

Layvin Kurzawa (27) - Paris Saint-Germain

Stefan Savic (28) - Atletico Madrid

Thomas Meunier (28) - Paris Saint-Germain

Nacho (29) - Real Madrid

Toby Alderweireld (30) - Tottenham

Jan Vertonghen (32) - Tottenham

Ezequiel Garay (32) - Valencia

Giorgio Chiellini (35) - Juventus

Midfielder

Boubakary Soumare (20) - Lille

Raphael Guerreiro (25) - Borussia Dortmund

Christian Eriksen (27) - Tottenham

Christian Eriksen holding a football ball: United were offered the chance to sign Christian Eriksen in the summer © 2019 TF-Images United were offered the chance to sign Christian Eriksen in the summer

Mario Gotze (27) - Borussia Dortmund

Ever Banega (31) - Sevilla

Blaise Matuidi (32) - Juventus

Joao Moutinho (33) - Wolves

Luka Modric (34) - Real Madrid

Forward

Jarrod Bowen (22) - Hull City

Ryan Fraser (25) - Bournemouth

Willian (31) - Chelsea

Juan Cuadrado (31) - Juventus

Artem Dzyuba (31) - Zenit St. Petersburg

Edinson Cavani (32) - Paris Saint-Germain

Dries Mertens (32) - Napoli

Pedro (32) - Chelsea

Jose Callejon (32) - Napoli

Olivier Giroud (33) - Chelsea

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