Man United willing to pay Sh5.8bn to get Diop


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In Summary

  • Manchester United are interested in signing Issa Diop and willing to pay £45m plus a player for the West Ham defender, according to Sky Sports News .
  • United's top priority is signing a centre-back this summer and they have been told by Napoli that Kalidou Koulibaly would cost about £100m while Leicester value Harry Maguire at £80m.

Manchester United are interested in signing Issa Diop and willing to pay £45m plus a player for the West Ham defender, according to Sky Sports News .

West Ham are adamant that Diop is not for sale and it is believed they would not even listen to offers of less than £60m.

Diop played 38 times last season after the Hammers signed him from Toulouse a year ago for £22m.

United’s top priority is signing a centre-back this summer and they have been told by Napoli that Kalidou Koulibaly would cost about £100m while Leicester value Harry Maguire at £80m.

Former United manager Jose Mourinho singled out Diop for praise when his side lost 3-1 at West Ham in September last year.

As well as a centre-half, United are intent on bringing a new right-back to Old Trafford to replace departing club captain Antonio Valencia and are preparing a second bid for Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka after their first £40m offer was rejected.

Wales international winger Daniel James has already arrived at the club from Swansea City for £15m (plus £3m add ons).

Meanwhile, West Ham are intent on adding to their squad this summer and saw a £29m Maxi Gomez bid accepted by Celta Vigo on Saturday.

They have also launched a £13m bid for Eibar defensive midfielder Joan Jordan.

-Sky Sports News

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