Man Utd's next January deal rapidly gathers pace as £10m Aston Villa 'offer on table' for Serie A star

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All of the latest Premier League transfer speculation, involving Man Utd, Aston Villa, Wolves, and Crystal Palace.

We begin Friday's Premier League transfer rumour round-up with news of Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho, and his proposed departure from Old Trafford this month. The winger hasn't played for the Red Devils since falling out with manager Erik ten Hag earlier in the season, and is widely expected to seal a loan exit in the coming days.

To that end, Sky Deutschland report that Sancho could be on his way back to former club Borussia Dortmund, with the German side having already 'verbally agreed' a deal with the England international. It is understood that a package with United themselves will be finalised sooner rather than later. The loan will cost Dortmund around £3 million, a figure that will include Sancho's wages.

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The 3AM Verdict: This is a deal that suits everybody involved. Sancho needs an escape route, United need him off the books, and Dortmund, for their part, will be bringing home a prodigal son who made a truly startling impact in the Bundesliga last time around. A loan brings with it a pleasing amount of flexibility, and if he plays his cards right, the winger might even be able to make a late bid for Gareth Southgate's Euro 2024 squad.

Villa bid for Ngonge

Elsewhere, Aston Villa have an offer 'on the table' for Hellas Verona star Cyril Ngonge, according to L’Arena, as relayed by Tutto Hellas Verona. The Villans are understood to be pushing hard to reach a concrete agreement for the versatile attacking midfielder, with TuttoMercatoWeb even going as far as to suggest that such a deal has already been struck.

Other reports are more hesitant, however, with claims that a package deal totalling around £10.4 million has been put forth and is now under consideration. For his part, it is understood that Ngonge is reluctant to join Villa, and would rather continue his career in Serie A, especially amid interest from Fiorentina.

The 3AM Verdict: There's a lot to unpack here. Firstly, whether an agreement has already been reached or not, it is clear that Villa have their hearts set on luring Ngonge to the Premier League this month, and for good reason. The Belgian is a real talent, and would provide an injection of quality in the final third. That being said, if the player is indeed reluctant, then it could be the case that they are forced to cut their losses and resume their search elsewhere. Certainly a saga to keep an eye on in the coming days.

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Wolves and Palace in Osayi-Samuel race

And finally, Wolves and Crystal Palace are said to be battling it out for the signature of Fenerbahce wide man Bright Osayi-Samuel, as per Star Gazetesi. The former QPR man - who has mainly been operating as a full-back of late, but who is capable of playing further forward too - has caught the eye with his displays in the Turkish top flight this term, and could be in line for a return to England this month.

Alongside his Premier League suitors, Leeds United are also said to be keeping tabs on the 26-year-old. It is understood that Osayi-Samuel is open to the prospect of a transfer in the coming weeks, and a bid of around £8.6 million could be enough to get a deal over the line.

The 3AM Verdict: Osayi-Samuel is a player who many in this country will have forgotten about, but his displays in Turkey this term have been more than deserving of attention. With six goal contributions in 24 outings at full-back this term, he is a real danger on the front foot, and at a fairly affordable price, could absolutely be worth a gamble.

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