Manchester United Consider £36m Barca & PSG Target As Lukaku Replacement

Barca & PSG Target Lukaku Replacement

Manchester United are weighing a shock swoop for Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder.

The 28-year-old has seen his performances for the Spanish side alert the attention of Europe's biggest clubs.

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Paris Saint-Germain are keen on bringing him back to France, the striker having last played in his country with Toulouse before moving to Sevilla in 2016.

Barcelona are also understood to have an interest in the forward, who has scored 38 goals in 91 La Liga appearances for his current employers.

But both clubs may not be able to assure him regular first-team football, and Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly been keeping an eye on his situation.

According to France Football, a fee of about £36million could be sufficient to persuade Sevilla's new boss Julen Lopetegui to part ways with the striker.

The striker is no alien to United, having netted twice against them in a Champions League clash in March last year.

However, Ben Yedder's potential move to Old Trafford would depend on what Romelu Lukaku decides this summer.

Belgium striker Lukaku is keen to quit United for pastures new after falling down the pecking order last season.

Inter boss Antonio Conte wants to take Lukaku to the San Siro with United eager to let him go for £75m – the same fee they paid Everton for the striker in 2017.

But reports in Italy hint Inter are still some way short of matching that valuation.

As per Gazzetta dello Sport, the Serie A giants are only prepared to pay about £55m – £20m short of United's price tag.

Lukaku recently unlocked the door to a move to Inter by praising Conte, who tried to sign him when he was at Chelsea.

He said: “I am a big Serie A fan, those close to me know that I have always wanted to play in the English league and in the Italian one: I love Italy.

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“Now Antonio Conte going to Inter Milan, which is really good because he is, to me, the best manager in the world.”

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