Man Utd news LIVE: Ed Woodward targets new £43.5m transfer, fee agreed and medical planned | Football | Sport

Man Utd news LIVE: Ed Woodward targets new £43.5m transfer, fee agreed and medical planned | Football | Sport

Man Utd news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford

Wednesday, May 6

  • Manchester United are focused on signing RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate
  • Napoli star Hirving Lozano a summer transfer target for Manchester United
  • The Red Devils have agreed a deal to sign Sunderland teenager Joe Hugill
  • United are looking to extend striker Odion Ighalo’s stay at Old Trafford

Boubacar Kamara pursuit

Manchester United have joined Manchester City in the race to sign Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara in the summer transfer window, as the French club needs to sell players to stay within Financial Fair Play rules.

The Ligue 1 season has ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic. This has seen Paris Saint-Germain crowned champions, with Marseille and Rennes qualifying for the Champions League.

However, despite the financial gains of this, according to French publication Le10Sport, Marseille will still be forced to sell play to stay within FFP regulations.

It claims 20-year-old Kamara is likely to be one of their star players Marseille looks to sell to balance their books.

City boss Pep Guardiola is exploring the market for a defender this summer, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also looking at strengthening his squad this summer and Kamara’s versatility is a big bonus.

Wanted: Ibrahima Konate

Manchester United are focused on signing RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate.

That’s according to website Todofichajes, who claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have made Konate their ‘priority objective’ in the upcoming transfer window.

Konate, 20, joined RB Leipzig from French outfit Sochaux in 2017 and quickly cemented his place in the club’s starting XI – often alongside the highly-rated Dayot Upamecano.

The France Under-21 international has spent much of the season on the sidelines through injury but that’s not dampened United’s interest with the player reportedly valued at £43.5million.

Hirving Lozano transfer

Manchester United have made Hirving Lozano a summer transfer target as the winger’s long-term future at Napoli remains uncertain.

Napoli signed Lozano from PSV Eindhoven for £38.5million last summer but he has struggled to perform consistently during his debut season at the Italian club.

The 24-year-old has scored three goals and has provided two assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.

However, according to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, via ESPN Mexico, United are considering making a move for the right-footed left-winger.

It claims United are not only interested in what his abilities on the field could add to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad but are also attracted by the marketing opportunities his arrival at Old Trafford would bring.

Joe Hugill agreement

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Sunderland teenager Joe Hugill.

On Monday, the Manchester Evening News reported that Ed Woodward and co. were close to ‘finalising’ a move in the region of £300,000 for the talented 16-year-old forward.

Now, the Daily Mail claim a £250,000 fee has been agreed between the two parties but an immediate transfer is being delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

It’s said Hugill, who turns 17 in October, can’t complete the switch until he’s completed a medical – which he’s unable to do with the current lockdown restrictions.

Premier League rivals Tottenham and Arsenal were also monitoring Hugill but appear to have lost out to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Timo Werner talks

Manchester United and Chelsea are both looking to hijack Liverpool’s bid to bring RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner to Anfield.

The Red Devils and the Blues have both opened talks with the player’s agent as the Reds hold off on making a formal bid, according to reports in Germany.

Werner has a £52million (€60m) release clause in his contract and Liverpool want to assess the financial impact the suspension of football will have on the next transfer window before making a formal bid.

However, according to German publication Bild, United and Chelsea are looking to capitalise on Liverpool decision and have opened talks with Werner’s representatives.

Odion Ighalo extension

Manchester United are looking to extend Odion Ighalo’s stay at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old arrived in Manchester from Shanghai Shenhua in January on a temporary loan deal and quickly proved his worth.

Ighalo scored four goals and provided one assists in just 318-minutes of first-team action and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to extend his loan deal.

The Nigeria international should technically have played his last game for the Red Devils after the coronavirus-enforced lockdown of football.

But the Evening Standard claim United are hopeful of extending his stay until the end of the campaign while they explore other options including Moussa Dembele, Timo Werner and Raul Jimenez.

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