According to The Athletic, Newcastle United have held conversations about a January move for Scott McTominay.
Laurie Whitwell reports that Manchester United are unwilling to sell the Scotsman this window so the magpies will have to wait until the summer should any transfer commence.
Ten Hag sees McTominay as a valuable member of his squad and with just eight days left of the transfer window, replacing any player will be difficult.
Eddie Howe has been surveying options within the midfielder market and he admires the 26-year-old’s athleticism and ball-carrying ability. Manchester United were aware of Newcastle’s interest in McTominay last summer which indicates Howe’s sustained appreciation for the midfielder.
With Casemiro’s growing importance in the starting 11, one would suggest United officials may be open to moving McTominay on this summer after seeing his game-time lessen.
Players need to be sold to enable Ten Hag to spend after UEFA’s Financial Fair play rules begins to grip Manchester United.
Mark Marston | Get Football