Man Utd circling as club restructuring sees Prem talisman hit the market

Date published: Sunday 11th April 2021 8:45 - Steve Pearson

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Man Utd have added a Premier League midfielder to their list of targets after his agent was surprisingly asked to search for a sale, claims a report.

Man Utd are expected to once again be a key player in the summer transfer window. The club are thought to be one of a handful of clubs capable of landing Norwegian sensation Erling Haaland. Paul Scholes recently revealed how much he believes the club will be willing to fork out to land the hitman.

Reeling would-be champions Man City in next season, however, will require more than just a lethal finisher.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been linked with all manner of players and positions. The latest report indicated a blockbuster swap deal could be on the cards to solve their goalkeeping conundrum.

Now, according to 90min, a midfield talisman has been added to their list of targets.

They declare that Wolves’ Portuguese international, Ruben Neves, is in their sights. What’s more, the club appear likely to sanction his sale.

That’s because Wolves’ parent company – Fosun International – are said to be seeking to ‘restructure their commitment to the club.’

That is not as drastic as it first sounds, but has led to super agent Jorge Mendes being tasked with finding new clubs for a number of his clients.

Neves, 24, is one such player, and will undoubtedly attract widespread attention.

 

Liverpool have frequently been credited with interest. Diogo Jota’s impressive debut campaign has shown the club’s young talent can go on to bigger and better things elsewhere.

Adding further fuel to the fire, the report adds that Neves himself is open to a ‘new challenge.’

A figure of at least £30m is touted as being required to bring Wolves to the table.

 

Man Utd enticed by Spaniard’s price drop

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Meanwhile, Man Utd are reportedly ready to press firmly ahead with their attempts to sign Pau Torres this summer, amid claims that his price has reduced significantly.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign a new defender this summer, with both Phil Jones and Eric Bailly set to depart. Torres was this week identified as one of four defenders the club had shortlisted this summer. The Spain defender has emerged as one of LaLiga’s top centre-backs at Villarreal.

Indeed, a recent report suggested that United had already made contact over a move

United’s prospects of securing his signing have been given a timely lift too. As per recent reportsTorres would be keen to move to Old Trafford.

Torres reportedly has a €65million (£54m) release clause in his contract. However, it’s now emerged that Villarreal will accept a fee closer to €50m (£46m). That’s according to ESPN, who claim Torres is keen on a move away from the Yellow Submarine this summer.

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