Report: Three Champions League sides eye loan deal for Januzaj

Adnan Januzaj has been heavily linked with a loan move away from Manchester United this month.

Three Champions League sides are looking at taking Manchester United outcast Adnan Januzaj on loan for the rest of the season, The Sun reports.

The out-of-favour Belgium international has struggled to make an impact this season, despite only 12 months ago gaining a reputation as one of the most promising young players in Europe.

In Louis van Gaal’s favoured 3-5-2 formation, Januzaj has failed to impress and shown little versatility when tried in a position which requires him to do more than simply demonstrate his attacking prowess.

And The Sun now report that the 19-year-old could be handed a lifeline for the remainder of this season in the form of a loan move to a Champions League side.

“Adnan Januzaj has been offered three routes into the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain, Porto and Juventus all want the Manchester United winger on loan,” their report claims.

The move seems to make sense for Van Gaal as allowing the 19-year-old to leave to a Premier League rival could be considered unwise, with the chance it could affect Manchester United’s top-four hopes.

Besides, a solid campaign abroad could subsequently hike up his price tag ahead of a possible future sale - or allow the teenager to regain his form so that he can return to the first-team fold at Old Trafford.

Januzaj has started just four Premier League matches this season, with a further eight appearances coming off the substitutes' bench.

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