Manchester United have reportedly added Leicester star Wilfred Ndidi to their transfer list – but have to battle Real Madrid for his signing.
According to The Express, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side “are taking more than a passing interest” in the 23-year-old midfielder.
Despite handing Nemanja Matic a new one-year contract, the United boss still wants to strengthen midfield this summer window.
And this latest report suggests he could move for the Nigerian International should he miss out on one of his longer-term targets.
Bayern Munich’s French international Corentin Tolisso and Ajax’s Donny van de Beek are believed to be Solskjaer’s main priorities.
United legend Edwin van der Sar, now Ajax chief executive, has confirmed his old employers are keen on Van de Been, along with Real Madrid.
And even Ajax’s youth team coach Ronald De Boer expects the 23-year-old to leave and believes Solskjaer would love to complete a swoop.
Speaking to FOX Sports, he said: “When you hear these clubs pass by, I know your heart will beat faster.
“If Real Madrid again decide not to report themselves at Donny, then I can understand it if he decides to go to Manchester United instead.’’