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Porto line up move for Adnan Januzaj

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Adnan Januzaj has emerged as a target for Portuguese giants Porto, with Juventus and Paris Saint Germain also interested.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola reports that the Manchester United winger could be available on loan this month. Januzaj has barely featured under Louis van Gaal since the Dutchman took charge at United, after starring under predecessor David Moyes.

Januzaj has made four Premier League starts and seven substitute appearances so far this season, and is yet to register a goal or assist in the competition under van Gaal.

The United boss signed Angel Di Maria and that hurt Januzaj's chances, but van Gaal's preference for a 3-5-2 formation has done the most to keep the Belgian international out of the team.

He cannot play wing-back, a role Luke Shaw and Rafael are suited for while Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young have proven their versatility.

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The 19-year-old has continually been linked with a loan departure, with Porto just the latest team to be mentioned in the same report. Juventus are been long-term admirers while PSG were linked with a £40m permanent move before Januzaj signed a contract extension at Old Trafford.

Januzaj last appeared for United on New Year's Day, when he made a 26-minute cameo in the 1-1 draw with Stoke City.

He's clearly not a key part of van Gaal's plans going forward, which may upset some Manchester United fans who saw him as the lone bright spot from Moyes's reign.

The hype has died a quick death though, and the Belgium international may be best searching out the perfect destination for a temporary switch - if anything just to get some first-team football.

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