Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club’s board are at variance over a potential deal for RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano, according to reports.
The 21-year-old impressed as the German outfit reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season, where they lost 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea have all been linked with the centre-back amid his stirring performances over at the Red Bull Arena.
And The Telegraph say the Norwegian himself is determined to secure the arrival of a player widely regarded as one of the most-promising centre-backs in world football.
However, while that’s the case, some within the club are concerned about signing Upamecano.
There is a clause in the youngster’s contract that allows him to leave for a fee of £40million at the end of the season, something the club are aware of.
As a result, the 47-year-old feels immediate action is required as they look to fend off competition from both the Premier League and abroad.
Yet United’s board are concerned whether he can be relied on to start every week in the Premier League at such a young age, despite Solskjaer putting youth at the forefront of his Old Trafford rebuild.
Solskjaer also wants to sign Upamecano before offloading any of his current centre-backs, with three players looking primed to depart.
Meanwhile, ESPN pundit Steve Nicol has urged United to seal the signing of Upamecano – who he feels can be the club’s very own Virgil van Dijk.
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