Manchester United transfer news: French-based player linked; Hernandez latest

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Manchester United have been linked with FC Metz player Belmin Muratovic.

The 16-year-old secondary striker is the latest young forward to be linked with a potential move to Old Trafford, following reports last week that Penarol’s Kevin Mendez had caught the eye of Louis van Gaal.

Italian website TMW claims United have now been joined in the race for the player by five Serie A clubs in the form of Juventus, Inter Milan, AS Roma, Torino and Sampdoria, so in short it appears he is hot property.

In other news, United’s on-loan forward Javier Hernandez will be remaining at Real Madrid for the second half of the season according to his agent Eduardo Hernandez.

The Mexican sharp-shooter has had to get used to spending even more time on the bench but in comments made to Spanish newspaper AS and later published by the Daily Mail, his agent said, “Sometimes the media speculate too much and assume situations. He will not leave the club (in January).

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