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West Ham ‘ready to sell Issa Diop for £45m transfer fee’ and raise funds amid Man Utd interest in defender

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly received a boost in their pursuit of Issa Diop.

The Red Devils are looking to strengthen their defence this summer with a centre-half their main priority, potentially as a replacement for Victor Lindelof.

That has led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being linked with several names, including the West Ham star.

And now it appears they have been given the green light by the 23-year-old’s employers to make their move.

That is according to Sky Sports, who claims the Hammers are ready to cash in on the Frenchman.

Having saved the club from relegation, David Moyes is looking to rebuild the West Ham squad.

However, he needs to raise funds by selling first before any big-name arrivals.

Now it is claimed his side are “willing to listen to offers of £45m” for Diop.

United were first linked with a swoop a year ago but were put off the £75m valuation.

It is now believed that at least two other Premier League clubs want to sign him.

Diop is also looking to leave the London Stadium.

He earns less than half of most other first-team regulars at West Ham.

And the report states “a fresh start at a new club would bring a big increase on his £50,000 a week wages” is what he is looking for.

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