Mon. Sep 28th, 2020

Man Utd


Man United enter race for RB Salzburg star Patson Daka and more rumours

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Manchester United have joined the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg star Patson Daka – according to reports.

United are yet to make a signing in the transfer window and have been regularly linked with a move for a new striker.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Anthony Martial his first-choice forward with Odion Ighalo extending his loan until January 2021 to provide cover. Mason Greenwood can also operate down the middle despite the majority of his game time coming from the wing.

Nevertheless, The Sun report United are interested in signing Daka this summer on the back of his exceptional season in Austria.

The 21-year-old performed admirably following Erling Haaland’s departure to Borussia Dortmund, scoring 24 goals in 31 appearances in the Austrian Bundesliga as well as registering eight assists.

Daka is reportedly wanted by United and a host of other top European clubs as a result of his form but would cost upwards of £20million given he signed a new contract last year that runs until 2024.

MEN Sport understand Jadon Sancho remains the priority for United in the transfer window but have not yet reached a breakthrough in negotiations.

Elsewhere, reports claim United have joined the race to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.

The Spaniard is set to leave the German side after winning the Champions League in search of a new challenge, with just one year remaining on his current deal.

Thiago has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool but reports in England claim their interest is not as concrete as German outlets suggest.

Now, United have been linked with the 29-year-old, with Norwegian journalist Fredrik Diltvedt claiming the Reds are interested in the former Barcelona midfielder as well as Donny van de Beek.

MEN Sport understand United are monitoring Van de Beek but do not view Thiago as a priority target. It’s worth taking reports of interest in the Bayern star with a pinch of salt given the Bundesliga side would prefer to have multiple clubs in the race to sign him in order to raise his price. United’s name is regularly linked with players to speed up their eventual transfer elsewhere.

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