Agent name-checks Man Utd, as Ole launches €40m bid for Liverpool target
Manchester United have launched a €40million bid to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo, according to a report.
Olmo has also attracted interest from Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, according to Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti, but United are leading the way to sign the 21-year-old.
Olmo scored what proved to be the winning goal as Spain’s Under-21s defeated Germany in the final of the European Under-21 Championship over the weekend.
The former La Masia graduate scored three goals during the tournament and was named man of the match in the final and his agent has admitted there will now be “serious talks” about his future.
“At this point I can’t comment on it!” Baru told Sportske Novosti. “Serious talks start from today, ultimately decided by Dinamo and Olmo, of course.
“I send all interested clubs to Dinamo and when the clubs agree a fee, I will come to agree on the conditions for Dani.
“Dani can play for any club as he has already showed this at the Euro U21s. When we are talking about Manchester United, they have no such player as Olmo.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for at least one midfielder after losing Ander Herrera and concerns about the mobility of Nemanja Matic.
Sean Wagstaff and John McGinn have been linked with Old Trafford, but Olmo is now understood to be a firm target for Solskjaer.
Olmo, who is under contract until 2021, scored 12 goals and registered nine assists in 44 games in all competitions last season.