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Manchester United target trio of Premier League attackers: transfer rumours

Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in as many as three Premier League attackers, according to the transfer rumour mill.

First of all, as if you don't already know, the club are being hotly tipped for a move for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez this month. The Guardian have reported that United have offered £25 million for the man whose contract is up this summer while Henrikh Mkhitaryan could move in the opposite direction.

United are also looking to bolster their strike force in the January transfer window and are reported to have made inquiries about signing JAMIE VARDY from Leicester City and JAVIER HERNANDEZ from West Ham, according to the Telegraph. Vardy missed out on the golden boot in the 2015-16 season by one goal and already has nine in this campaign, while Hernandez played at Old Trafford between 2010 and 2015.

Liverpool are looking to offload Daniel Sturridge - but want £30million for the striker, the Liverpool Echo reports. Sturridge, 28, is looking to leave Anfield during the transfer window for first-team football as he bids to be part of England's World Cup squad.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp wants to bring in Leicester and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, the Daily Express reports.  

Antonio Conte is to leave the Chelsea hot seat at the end of the season, the Daily Mail says. The paper reports that the new Stamford Bridge boss could be Massimiliano Allegri, who is currently at Juventus, or former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. Former boss Carlo Ancelotti is not in the frame despite winning the double in 2010, it is reported.

Everton are prepared to pay £20million for Arsenal's Theo Walcott, according to the Telegraph. Walcott, 28, could call time on his 12-year stay at the Emirates after being left on the bench when his side took on Chelsea, the paper said.

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Manchester United will put a bid in for Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic if their Premier League rivals also express an interest, according to the Independent.

The Old Trafford side are also mulling a bid for Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Fred, according to the Daily Record.

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