Manchester United in ‘three-way battle’ for Israeli wonderkid and more transfer rumours

Gloukh has been tipped as a potential star of the future after impressing at RB Salzburg in Austria. The 19-year-old only joined them in January, leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv in a 6million deal.

The attacking midfielder has three goals and two assists from 22 Austrian Bundesliga appearances, earning him a call up to Israel&aposs senior side. And the Sun reports United were among multiple clubs scouting the teenager during the international break.

Representatives from Arsenal and Liverpool were also in attendance during Israel&aposs Euro 2024 qualifiers, with Gloukh netting the equaliser as his side drew 1-1 in Romania. The young star has previously been linked with a move to Barcelona, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund.

Elsewhere, Alan Nixon reports Sunderland are weighing up a January loan offer for Joe Hugill. United initially signed Hugill as a 16-year-old from Sunderland in 2020, with the striker becoming a regular feature at under-18 and then under-21 level.

He featured in the early weeks of pre-season over the summer, but less so when the club&aposs first-team regulars returned. Hugill has started the new season well, with four goals in five appearances across all competitions for Travis Binnion&aposs young Reds.

The 19-year-old could be loaned out in a bid to give him a taste of senior football, and Tony Mowbray&aposs side are interested in taking him back at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland retain a strong relationship with United after taking Amad Diallo on loan last season. The Black Cats were in constant contact with technical director Darren Fletcher during the season and gave the young winger ample opportunity to develop.

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