Real Valladolid are desperately trying to tie Manchester United and Everton target Mohammed Salisu down to a new contract.
Salisu, 20, has been a revelation in LaLiga this season, with his commanding performances at the heart of Valladolid’s defence seeing the likes of Newcastle, Everton, Southampton, West Ham and United linked with his signature.
El Diario De Valladolid – as translated by Sport Witness – claimed this week that it was United who lead the chase for the powerful Ghanaian, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side using an ‘insider’ to get the deal done.
That insider is Juan Mata’s father, who is the agent of the player, and United’s hopes will be further raised by comments from Real Valladolid’s sporting director Miguel Angel Gomez.
“Salisu perceives the love of the club because we have made three contracts in thirteen months,” Gomez told Pucela Fichajes via Sport Witness.
“He knows that he is an important player and that we would like to proceed with that renewal, but today there is a standstill.”
The source claims Everton and Manchester United are the teams to be leading the chase for the centre-back, but it seems he is unwilling to extend his current deal which expires in 2022.