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Manchester United ready to launch bid for West Hams Issa Diop

Issa Diop is a wanted man (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
Manchester United chiefs are preparing to test..

By admin , in Sprots , at June 15, 2019

Manchester United transfer target Issa Diop celebrates after scoring for West Ham in the Premier League
Issa Diop is a wanted man (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United chiefs are preparing to test West Hams resolve as they look to lure Issa Diop to Old Trafford, reports claim.

The Red Devils are determined to add centre-backs to Ole Gunnar Solskjaers squad this summer, with Harry Maguire thought to be at the top of their wishlist.

However, both Maguire and Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly are pricey options, costing £80million and £100m respectively.

Diop, who impressed in his first Premier League season under Manuel Pellegrini in 2018/19, has emerged as a potential aternative, thought to cost a fraction of the price.

The Hammers splashed £22m on the Frenchman to bring him to the London Stadium from Toulouse and can expect to at least double that figure should they choose to sell him on.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pats his chest
Will Solskjaer get his man? (Picture: Getty Images)

United are ready to make an opening bid of £45m while throwing in a player in order to get the deal across the line, according to Sky Sports.

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