Mancini puts Manchester United star on his transfer shortlist

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Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini will look to bring Manchester United outcast Ashley Young to Turkey in the January transfer window after he placed the winger on his transfer shortlist, according to the Daily Express.

The Old Trafford winger was widely criticised earlier this month for an alleged dive against Real Sociedad in the Champions League.

This latest controversy - Young was also booked for simulation against Crystal Palace - has reportedly led United boss David Moyes to consider offers in the January window.

And Mancini, who replaced Fatih Terim as Galatasaray manager in September, is thought to have provided his chairman Unal Aysal with a list of transfer targets for the winter window - with Young at the top of the pile.

Reports earlier today suggested Galatasaray were monitoring the winger, but the latest from the Daily Express claims Roberto Mancini has told Aysal that Young is one of the players he wants - along with Chelsea's John Terry.

The Turkish giants think they can get the United winger on the cheap in January since Young has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford.

He was not in the match-day squad to face Arsenal at the weekend, and has barely featured for the defending Premier League champions this season.

Reports in Turkey claim Galatasaray believe the can capitalise on the unpopularity of Young at Old Trafford by snapping him up for a reduced fee - the midfielder joined United from Aston Villa two years ago in a deal worth around £15m.

The 28-year-old would be unlikely to command such a fee now.

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