Man Utd News Summary: Battle For Prolific Midfielder, Transfer Blow, AS Roma Defender on Radar

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Man Utd ready to pay £31m for 27-year-old Serie A star

Manchester United are reportedly planning to make a summer move for AS Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas.

The Red Devils will be in the market for a new defender during the summer transfer window, and a number of players have already been rumoured with a summer move to Old Trafford in order to transform them for the title contenders.

However, according to Leggo, the Red Devils are giving thought to meeting the release clause of AS Roma centre-back.

Greek international defender has enjoyed an impressive five-year spell at the Stadio Olimpico, however, the player he will be available as little as £31m in the summer.

The Red Devils could potentially regard Greek defender as value for money, with Man Utd boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also keen to strengthen other areas of his starting XI.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have reportedly planning to make a £90m bid for Napoli key man Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Red Devils are expected to spend heavily when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer as they look to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Man Utd are currently sixth in the Premier League table and if they miss out top-four finish it could be an issue with Koulibaly is believed to be keen on to play Champions League football next season.

European Giants Joined Man Utd in the transfer race for Portuguese midfielder with impressive goal record

Manchester United must reportedly see off competition from Serie A champions Juventus and PSG for Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Man Utd are believed to have scouted the Portugal international attacker, who has an £86m release clause in his current deal.

The Red Devils are not alone in showing an interest in Portuguese international midfielder, though, as his stunning form this season – managing to found back of the net 28 times in all competitions – has led to PSG and Juve joining the race to secure his services.

Portuguese outlet A Bola claimed that the European giants have also been keeping close tabs on the 24-year-old midfielder in the second half of the campaign with an eye on making a switch in the summer.

Fernandes’s 28 goals from midfield break the record that has been set by Chelsea hero Frank Lampard in 2009-10.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are reportedly planning to go all out to secure services of Denmark International midfielder Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur by offering to triple his current wages at White Hart Lane.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been reluctant to do business with their direct Premier League rivals for the Danish midfielder, having already supposedly knocked back the European Champions, Real Madrid approach.

Eriksen is also high on the wishlist of Man United’s head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, though, and The Mirror reports that the Red Devils intend to splash the money at the 27-year-old in order to lure him at Old Trafford ahead of Real Madrid.

The report claims that the Red Devils will pay the ex-Ajax playmaker £240,000 a week if he decides to switch White Hart Lane for Old Trafford, though they still have plenty of work to do in negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur CEO Daniel Levy.

World-Class No.7 Rules Out Premier League Move Amid Man Utd Transfer Rumours

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has reportedly ruled out a move to Premier League following interest from Manchester United.

The Brazil international is believed to have been a top transfer target for the Red Devils in the recent months and the rumours have been fueled after a poor performance from the former Liverpool man.

Coutinho has only spent the last 15 months at the Catalan club, however, he has failed to justify his £142m price tag and the Spanish giants may look to add another world-class player ahead of the next season meaning that Brazilian could be on is way out from the Nou Camp.

Spanish outlet Sport claimed that the 26-year-old playmaker doesn’s want to make a return in the Premier League and play for his former team Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United.

The Red Devils fans jeered Brazilian playmaker throughout last week’s Champions League quarter-final first leg, making it clear that they will never forget that he has been a player of Liverpool, and the attacking midfielder does not want to betray his ex-side.

PSG are the only other realistic option for Brazilian, it is claimed, that his compatriot Neymar has pushed his team to make a move for his close friend.

Meanwhile, another Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti has been also rumoured with a move to Old Trafford, however, this deal also seems to face failure with the Catalan club have no intention of losing one of the key players of their defensive end.