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Manchester United are actually prioritising the signing of a latest forward for Erik ten Hag after resolving their temporary goalkeeping dilemma. Earlier this week, the Red Devils were rocked by the unexpected news that second-choice shot-stopper Martin Dubravka was returning to parent club Newcastle – leaving United without additional cover for David de Gea.

But United chiefs have hurried to wrap up a straight loan deal for England international Jack Butland, who joins from Crystal Palace until the tip of the season.

Now the actual work starts for United within the January market as they seek to enhance their attacking options following the mutual termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract in November.

The Red Devils will still feel as if they’re barely light on the bottom in attack with Jadon Sancho still yet to return to motion following his small lay-off.

Ideally, United would love to sign a dynamic forward able to filling multiple positions across their frontline.

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Relevo claim United are willing to supply around £3.5million loan fee to sign the Portugal international.

Nonetheless, La Liga giants Atletico are still keen to demand as much as £10m for the player – even for a six-month loan deal.

It isn’t currently being ruled out that Felix finally ends up staying at Atletico this month but United would love the worth to come back down before they appear to shut a deal.

Erik ten Hag has already enjoyed the frustration of watching top goal Cody Gakpo join Liverpool.

There are huge doubts as as to whether United would have the funds at hand to sign Gakpo this month but he was definitely a player Ten Hag was keen to bring to Old Trafford.

A right-back was also high on the agenda for United this month however the position isn’t any longer a burning issue following Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s recent contributions.

The £50m 2019 signing has helped keep three consecutive Premier League clean sheets because the restart rather than the injured Diogo Dalot.

Wolves, West Ham and Crystal Palace have all shown interest in landing the defender but he could now stay put until the tip of the season, having recently impressed Ten Hag.

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