Federico Macheda’s agent Giovanni Bia has today claimed that the striker will be off on loan in January when the transfer window opens.

After a disappointing time on loan with Sampdoria, Bia claims that the Italian striker won’t be returning to his homeland on loan again, but will probably accept one of the offers that has come in for him.

“I spoke last week with Ferguson: I think that Federico will play somewhere else in January,” Bia said. “He can no longer continue to be on the field for only 15 or 20 minutes, he must absolutely find more space. There are requests, but not from Italy. In the first week of January we will evaluate the proposals that we’ve received. Macheda’s departure, however, has nothing to do with the elimination from the Champions League.”