Man Utd in serious talks to sign £44,000-a-week playmaker in summer – Journalist

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man Utd boss

Manchester United are linked with Hakan Calhanoglu and the latest reports suggest that the Red Devils seem favorites to sign him on a free transfer next summer.

According to Christian Falk, Man Utd are in concrete talks to lure the Turkish international, who will be out of contract next year, on a bosman.

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The renowned Sport Bild journalist have claimed that the Old Trafford outfit have been interested in the AC Milan star for quite some time and that is why the player has even rejected the advances of Italian champions Juventus.

Few days back, La Gazzetta Dello Sport (via Sport Witness) reported that the Rossoneri offered Calhanoglu, who currently earns just £44,000-a-week, a new contract but the player’s entourage opted to turn it down. The Italian source revealed that Man Utd are prepared to offered a five year deal to get his signing done.

The 26-year-old star proved his worth in the German Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen before moving to AC Milan.

Last season, he has was in brilliant form for the 7-time European Champions. In all competitions he featured in 38 games and directly contributed in no fewer than 20 goals (11 goals and 9 assists).

This season, at the moment, Milan are on top for the league and so far, Calhanoglu has scored 4 goals and provided as many assists in all competitions.

As far as his international career is concerned, thus far, the playmaker has made 50 appearances for Turkey and scored 11 goals.

At Old Trafford, we do need to improve things in the attacking third but in all fairness, Solskjaer does not need to sign a central attacking midfielder because he has stars like Fernandes, Van de Beek and even Pogba who can be deployed in the No.10 role.

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