Manchester United will not allow Adnan Januzaj to leave the club on loan unless they sign another forward before the end of the ongoing transfer window. Everton and West Ham United have shown interest in signing the youngster.
According to the Daily Mail, the Belgian forward will remain with the Red Devils unless Louis van Gaal brings in a replacement. The young winger, who had a difficult campaign during the Dutchman's first season in-charge of the club, has now found a new lease of life.
Januzaj has featured in all three games for United thus far in their Premier League campaign and even scored the winner against Aston Villa. The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager has been utilising him in the number 10 role behind Wayne Rooney.
The Englishman is one of only two recognised strikers in the squad along with Javier Hernandez. The manager has been urged to buy a new forward to bolster the attacking department.
The Red Devils missed out on Pedro Rodriguez, who chose Chelsea over a move to Old Trafford. Despite that Van Gaal remains insistent that he does not need to sign a new striker due to the presence of Januzaj, Memphis Depay and Marouane Fellaini.
"I have chosen Chicharito [Javier Hernandez] because he is another type from Rooney, and we have also Fellaini, who is another type, then I have Wilson and Januzaj, so I don't think we need a striker. If he is the best striker in the world then yes, we need him, but if he cannot contribute in our eyes, then we won't buy any striker. But when he does, we shall buy," the Dutchman said, as quoted by the Daily Telegraph.
The former has been linked with a move away from the club, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that Everton are keen to tie up a loan deal for the young attacker. On the other hand, talkSPORT understands that West Ham United are also keen.