Ten days back, we covered a report (via Calcio Napoli 24) claiming that Manchester United made contact to hijack signing of Osimhen from Lille. The Nigerian international is heavily linked with Napoli.
As per the latest reports, the Old Trafford outfit are ready to bid to steal the signing of another Napoli target and Lille player, Gabriel Magalhaes.
Transfer: Man United set to negotiate signing of £250,000-a-week playmaker – Report
According to The Express, the Red Devils are prepared to make a last ditch move for the 22-year-old as Solskjaer looks to sign a central defender to partner him with Harry Maguire.
The British media outlet have mentioned that Man United are also linked with Milan Skriniar but the Inter Milan star is valued at around £75million. On the other hand, Gabriel Magalhaes could be lured for a fee of just £25million.
As far as the competition is concerned, The Express claim that apart from Napoli, the likes of Chelsea, Newcastle, Arsenal and Wolves are also interested in the Brazilian center half.
The South American defender started 23 games in the 2019-20 Ligue 1 campaign and helped Lille keep no fewer than 13 clean sheets.
At Old Trafford, Solskjaer has got Maguire, he is the most expensive defender in the history of the game but the England international has not been able to transform the defense at Old Trafford like Virgil van Dijk has done at Anfield.
Other than that, Swedish international Victor Lindelof has not been consistent enough, therefore, Ole should look to sign a center back this summer.
In you view, should Man Utd splash £25million to sign Gabriel Magalhaes?
Lindelof is not bad. He was exceptional in the last game but united needs backup for him as Bailey is very unpredictable