T ransfer news: United begin Taremi approach

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Manchester United are set to make contact with FC Porto over a January move for experienced Iran striker Mehdi Taremi, 31, who could be available for 10m euros (£8.7m). (TeamTalk)

United defender Raphael Varane has been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League but manager Erik ten Hag wants to keep the Frenchman at Old Trafford. (Football Insider)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe hopes to complete his 25% purchase of United within days and is aiming to start his new role on Monday. (Sun)

Manchester United currently have no plans to replace Ten Hag despite the club's poor start to the season. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea, Liverpool, United and Newcastle United could all offer contract proposals to France forward Kylian Mbappe, who will enter the final six months of his Paris St-Germain contract in January, after reports Real Madrid will not move for the 24-year-old. (FourFourTwo)

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