New midfield target emerges as Man Utd eye £50m Marseille man

A new midfield target has emerged for Jose Mourinho as Manchester United reportedly show an interest in Marseille star Morgan Sanson.

The Red Devils chief is actively looking for a new central midfielder, with Michael Carrick hanging up his boots at the end of the season and doubts remaining over Marouane Fellaini’s future – although the Belgian has suggested he could still stay at the club.

Several top names have been linked with a switch to Old Trafford but according to, United are now in the market to sign French midfielder Sanson.


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The 23-year-old is more of an attacking midfielder and has scored eight goals and provided two assists in 30 league appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit this season.

Marseille landed the France Under-21 star from Montpellier in January 2017 and he has gone to make a strong reputation for himself in the south of France.

The report goes on to state that Marseille would expect to receive up to £50m for the technically-gifted star, a figure that could represent good long-term value given Sanson’s age and potential.