If reports are to be believed, Manchester United management is actively working on securing various transfer targets this January and fans can be assured of two new arrivals.
After a problematic start of their campaign, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to sign reinforcements, with a striker and midfielder high on the list of priorities.
Various injuries to the critical players including that of Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba have forced Manchester United to look for the suitable alternatives.
There have been few hints here and there that the Red Devils could be completing few signings soon and the Athletic claim senior figures at the club are confident of completing two deals this month.
Mike Phelan and Solskjaer flew to Portugal on Sunday to watch Bruno Fernandes in action for Sporting Lisbon, with a view to a £60million transfer.
Fernandes has repeatedly been linked with a move to United and is reportedly a target of Jose Mourinho’s at Tottenham.
United, however, are wary of the January window, given how price tags are often inflated due to demand and brevity of the window.
Bayer Leverkusen’s midfielder Kai Havertz is also of interest to the Red Devils but would cost as much as £85m and United are expected to wait until the summer to move for the youngster.