Manchester United are ready to offload Kiko Macheda in January.

The People says Macheda faces a spell on loan in the Championship if he stays at Manchester United, with Blackpool and Hull City both keen.

Last month, Macheda's agent said the Italy Under-21 forward would quit the Red Devils in January because of his lack of opportunities.

But new Blackpool chief Michael Appleton is trying to set up a loan deal - with United paying half of Macheda's wages for the second half of the season.

Hull boss Steve Bruce is also looking at Macheda to boost the Tigers' promotion push.