Man Utd refuse to walk away from major target despite huge asking price

Oli Fisher
Ed Woodward TEAMtalk

Manchester United remain interested in signing Sean Longstaff from Newcastle United despite their huge valuation, a report claims.

Longstaff appears to have emerged as the leading midfield target for Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he looks to overhaul his current squad by injecting youth.

Despite having only made nine Premier League appearances for Newcastle, Mike Ashley is believed to have put a huge price tag on the 21 year-old’s head, something which had reportedly ‘cooled’ the Red Devils’ interest.

Ed Woodward – United’s executive vice-chairman – was apparently told Longstaff will cost £50m by the Magpies’ managing director Lee Charnley on Saturday.

However, the latest from Sky Sports News states that Woodward has not given up on striking a deal yet and that the club ‘remains interested’.

They state (via their live transfer blog) that the two clubs are long way apart on valuation, but not enough to end interest from Solskjaer’s side.

Meanwhile, it has been suggested that the Old Trafford club are only willing to pay between £18m and £20m.


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