Manchester United are interested in signing Issa Diop and reportedly willing to pay £45m plus a player for the West Ham defender.
Sky Sports News, however, reports that the Hammers are adamant that Diop is not for sale and it is understood they would not even attend to offers of less than £60m.
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Diop played 38 times last season after West Ham signed him from Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse last summer for £22m.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main priority remains the signing of a new centre-back this summer, but United have been told that Napoli want £100m for Kalidou Koulibaly, while Leicester value England defender Harry Maguire at £80m.
Former United boss Jose Mourinho singled out Diop for praise when his side lost 3-1 at West Ham in September last year, and it would appear that the player left a lasting impression on the club notwithstanding Mourinho’s exit in December.
Other than a new centre-back, the Red Devils remain interested in Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka – with a third bid deemed to be on the cards for the right-back, while central midfield reinforcements are also on the cards if Paul Pogba goes to Juventus, Real Madrid or PSG.
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Wales international winger Daniel James has already arrived at Old Trafford in an £18m deal as Solskjaer looks to overhaul a squad that struggled last term.
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