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31st Aug 2015

Is Man United star’s loan move part of a bigger transfer coup?

Tom Victor

Manchester United’s search for firepower up front might require them to let players go in order to bring in who they really want.

Adnan Januzaj was left out of the squad for United’s defeat at Swansea amid injury rumours, but now it has emerged that the Belgian international may be on his way to Borussia Dortmund in a loan deal.

United would surely be unlikely to let the Belgian leave without a ready-made replacement, so could he be the bait that sees United bring in one of Dortmund’s attackers?

Marco Reus is the star man in the Dortmund front-line, scoring at a rate of nearly one goal every two games since returning to his hometown club from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who top-scored last season with 16 league goals, is another potential option.

But perhaps it’s all a smokescreen, and United are ready instead to renew their interest in centre-back Mats Hummels.

We won’t have to wait too long to find out – it will all be wrapped up one way or another this week.