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Manchester United transfer news: United to offer £45m plus player deal for West Ham defender Issa Diop as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to build defence

West Ham defender Issa Diop
West Ham defender Issa Diop

Manchester United have turned their attentions to West Ham defender Issa Diop, with reports of them ready to offer £45m plus a player for the centre back.

The 22-year-old played 38 games for the Hammers last season, and famously impressed Jose Mourinho after his performance against the Red Devils under their former manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also seems suitably impressed enough to launch a bid for the French centre half, who moved to the London Stadium from Toulouse for £22 million last year.

Sky Sports news is reporting the offer of £45m plus an unnamed United player, but it is also understood that the Hammers aren't keen on in selling for anything less than £60m.

Defence, and centre back in particular, is a top priority of Solskjaer's Old Trafford rebuilding process, but he seems certain to miss out on his trio of top targets.

Issa Diop's stats for West Ham last season
Issa Diop's stats for West Ham last season

Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt is looking more like signng for PSG or Barcelona, while Napoli want £100m for Kalidou Koulibaly and Leicester want £80m for Harry Maguire - and Manchester City would win that race as they're also interested in the England man.

Diop fits the profile of a younger, more promising type of player United are thought to be looking at - and they've already signed Wales starklet Daniel Jamesa from Swansea.

Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is another who fits that profile and United are continuing their pursuit of the England Under-21 star having had an initial £40m rejected by the Eagles.

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Most Read Football

Paper Talk has all the latest football gossip from the back pages1

Paper Talk: Lukaku in limbo

Inter Milan are getting cold feet over paying £75m for Romelu Lukaku but Juventus are upping their interest in Paul Pogba.

A complete list of every completed summer 2019 transfer window deal2

Transfer Window: Done Deals

Get all the complete signings in the summer 2019 football transfer window from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our Transfer Market3

The Transfer Market: Latest updates

Get all the latest transfer news, confirmed deals and latest odds from around the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Romelu Lukaku4

Lukaku won't play against Inter

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will not play against Inter Milan on Saturday as speculation continues about him joining the Italians.

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham manager pictured during their Champions League final defeat to Liverpool5

Pochettino pondered Spurs exit

Mauricio Pochettino admits he would probably have quit Tottenham had they won the Champions League against Liverpool in Madrid.

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