Manchester United have been suffered a bit of a blow in their reported pursuit of Thomas Meunier after it was reported that Belgium international has entered negotiations with PSG over a new deal.
As La Derniere Heure reported last month, Thomas is a transfer target for the Red Devils, with Paris Saint-Germain eager to bring in £22.4 million (€25 million) for the defender.
However, as the latest reports have stated, it looks like United may not be successful in their rumoured pursuit of the Belgian defender.
According to Canal-Supporters, who are re-reporting a story from a French football programme Telefoot, the Parisians have opened talks with the player’s entourage over extending his current contract with the club by another two seasons.
The report adds that Meunier is interested in staying with PSG, thus United’s chances of landing the player this summer do not look too good at all.
Given that they are recently signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, one wonders whether Red Devils would actually need to land Meunier this summer after all.
Although, the Belgian full-back has been known to be able to play at the right-back, right wing and right midfield during his career, versatility that would come in handy if Manchester United were to land him.
If Thomas does end up penning a new contract with PSG, it will be interesting to see if Manchester United maintain their interest in the 27-year-old star, or whether they ditch their pursuit of him and switch their focus to other targets.