Eintracht Frankfurt are reportedly poised to cash in on Manchester United striking target Andre Silva this summer.
However, reports on Friday that the prolific forward had a bargain release clause are apparently wide of the mark. United officials can be forgiven for getting excited when news broke the 24-goal striker was available for just £26m. Sport1 chief reporter Patrick Berger stated the 25-year-old had a bargain release clause in his contract.
Goal though claim forward does not have a buy-out clause in his contract, but Bild claim he is available for transfer. And instead of £26m he is priced around €40m (£34.6m) with his contract up in 2023.
The German outlet claim Silva is “very likely” to leave Eintracht Frankfurt and United have him in their sights.
Since rejoining Eintracht in 2020 following his loan spell with AC Milan, the talented frontman has been in supreme form. In 29 matches in all competitions he has notched 24 goals and added nine assists.
That form has once again seen the Portugal international linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
The Red Devils are in need of a new No.9, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also eyeing a centre-back and a right-winger this summer.
Edinson Cavani’s Old Trafford future remains up in the air, with a move back to South America on the cards.
Anthony Martial has also had some real troubles in front of goal this season despite playing in his preferred central position.
Erling Haaland is understood to be Solskjaer’s No. 1 target but United have a number of rivals for his signature, including Man City, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The Norway striker’s agent is also chasing a huge fee, and is understood to be aiming to make the 20-year-old the first £1m-a-week footballer.
No war between Raiola and Dortmund
Haaland,’s £75m release clause does not kick in until the summer of 2022.
Raiola has also confirmed Borussia Dortmund do not want to to sell the striker this summer, and he has no problem with their stance.
Raiola told Sport1: “I can confirm that I was in Dortmund for talks.
“Michael Zorc made it clear to us that BVB does not want to sell Erling this summer. I respect that opinion, but that does not automatically mean that I also agree.
“BVB were very clear in their views. We are okay with that.
“There is no war between us and BVB – absolutely not! The relationship with Zorc, Hans-Joachim Watzke and [Sebastian] Kehl is still good.”