Manchester United are unwilling to allow Adnan Januzaj to leave the club on a permanent basis this summer but are open to allowing him to leave on a season-long loan deal. The versatile midfielder is not part of Jose Mourinho's first-team plans for the upcoming season, and has been informed about the club's desire to allow him to leave on a temporary basis.
According to Goal, Sunderland manager David Moyes is keen to take the Belgian to the Stadium of Light on a permanent basis, but United are only willing to sanction a loan deal. The former Red Devils boss is keen to bolster his squad before the start of the new campaign and has identified Januzaj as the perfect candidate to boost his offensive line.
The 21-year-old made his United debut under Moyes during the 2013/14 campaign making 27 appearances in the Premier League, but has struggled to nail down a regular first-team spot since the Scot's departure. Louis van Gaal did not favour Januzaj with the midfielder making just nine starts in two seasons. The Dutch manager loaned the Belgian to Borussia Dortmund for the 2015/16 season, but the move was cut short after he failed to get sufficient opportunities with the Bundesliga side.
Mourinho has similarly made it clear to the Belgium international that he is not part of the first-team plans and has relegated him to train with the reserves. This has not gone down well with the player, with The Times reporting that he is now keen to leave the club on a permanent basis rather than on a loan deal.
Sunderland have already approached United to sign defensive duo Paddy McNair and Donald Love with Sky Sports suggesting that a £6m deal for the duo has been agreed with the move likely to be finalised in the coming days. Moyes has thus far signed Papy Djilobodji from Chelsea, and is keen to bolster his squad in all areas of the pitch as he looks to avoid a relegation battle again this season.