Manchester United are reportedly set to battle with Santiago Solari’s Real Madrid for the signature of Brazil international Neymar this summer transfer market, according to the latest reports.
The Brazilian forward is currently playing his football at Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain following on from his 2017 move from La Liga champions Barcelona.
The 27-year-old star has bagged 48 goals in 53 matches the club, and also picked up the previous season’s Ligue 1 title.
According to a tabloid newspaper the Daily Record, Manchester United are already planning their summer purchases with Neymar touted as their top transfer target.
They are reportedly ready to smash the world record transfer sum and pay in the region of £230m to sign the Brazilian’s signature.
Manchester United have also been informed that Neymar would not rule out a transfer to the Red Devils and that the superstar is becoming frustrated with life at the French side.
Both Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s side and Real Madrid are said to be willing to meet his existing salary as well.
It will remain to be seen if Old Trafford outfit will decide to make an approach this summer market, but it is likely the club’s management will want to revamp their roster under their newly-appointed full-time coach, whoever that may be.
Meanwhile, the club must mount a magical recovery operation to keep their UCL campaign alive after Manchester United were overpowered by the Parisians at Old Trafford.
Second-half goals from French defender Presnel Kimpembe and his compatriot Kylian Mbappe secured victory for their side.
Manchester United will reportedly make a swoop for Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain’s wantaway star Adrien Rabiot this summer transfer market, according to the latest reports.
France international has fallen out of favour under German coach Thomas Tuchel, with his current contract at the Parc des Princes running out at the end of the campaign.
Manchester United face stiff competition from China to prise South American striker Luis Suarez from Barcelona, according to recent reports in Spain.
The 32-year-old star has netted 15 La Liga goals in 22 matches this season.
Barcelona sit 6 points clear of Santiago Solari’s Real Madrid at the top of the table, with Luis the league’s second-highest scorer behind his teammate Lionel Messi.
GOLdigital state that Manchester United are monitoring the Uruguay international forward’s situation at Blaugrana, with Chinese sides also reported to be circling.
It is highly unlikely to see Reds’ former No.7 turn out at the Red Devils any time soon.
Manchester United’s transfer policy under Ed Woodward has seen the EPL club target stars below the age of 27 – with the exception of Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic – to ensure lengthy value for any financial expenditure and there is nothing to suggest Manchester United will make a swoop.
Tottenham Hotspur’s central defender, Toby Alderweireld, was considered too expensive, to warrant the £50m quoted by the North London giants last summer.
Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho is understood to retain the faith of the Blaugrana board amid his slump in form this campaign.
The Brazil international was connected with a move to Old Trafford in the January transfer market amid his struggles to secure a systematic starting berth under current boss Ernesto Valverde.
But ESPN state that while there are concerns as to where exactly Coutinho, formerly of the Reds, fits into the plans at Catalonia, the 26-year-old star will not be sold in the immediate future after his £142m arrival from Anfield in January 2018.