If Eduardo Camavinga refuses to leave and Declan Rice is too expensive, Manchester United have four options.
This summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for a new defensive midfielder.
Following the departure of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, Manchester United will want to recruit a replacement defensive midfielder. However, with Eduardo Camavinga apparently considering a move to Spain and West Ham United’s Declan Rice’s valuation too high, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may miss out on his main targets.
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If Camavinga and Rice are unavailable, Express Sport looks at four other options United might pursue this summer.
Franck Kessie’s AC Milan contract is coming to an end in the next 12 months, and negotiations for a new deal have stagnated.
The 24-year-old is mostly a box-to-box midfielder, but he has strong defensive qualities that make him a viable alternative.
When Milan came to Old Trafford in the Europa League quarter-finals last season, Kessie attracted the eye.
Solskjaer’s midfield would benefit from his strength, enthusiasm, and attitude, and he might be available for a bargain if he threatens to depart on a free transfer next year.
Kalvin Phillips had a strong debut season in the Premier League, helping Leeds United reclaim their status as a top-flight team.
Phillips’ stock soared after he was named a surprise starter alongside Rice in Gareth Southgate’s England team this summer, which advanced to the Euro 2020 final.
He might be the latest in a long line of Elland Road players who have gone on to have major success at Old Trafford.
With three years left on his current Leeds contract, his price would likely be similar to Rice’s this summer.
United have moved ahead of Arsenal in the hunt to acquire Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, 24, this summer, according to talkSPORT.
Neves’ future at Molineux is uncertain with Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure, and he’s been touted to go by many.
Wolves are apparently seeking £35 million for Neves, which is more than half of what West Ham is seeking for Rice.
Neves, like Kessie, enjoys attacking and scoring goals, but he is a solid defender who would improve United’s midfield choices.
After such a good 2020/21 campaign, the paucity of reports explicitly associating Yves Bissouma with a major transfer this summer has been perplexing.
Arsenal and Liverpool are rumored to be interested, but it appears that United will have first dibs on him.
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