Man Utd Will Go ‘All Out’ To Beat Chelsea To £15m-Rated Premier League Star
Manchester Utd have made Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne one of their key transfer targets and will do all they can to beat Chelsea to his signature this summer
The January transfer window may be closed but that won’t stop the newspapers from speculating ahead of the summer so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Man Utd and Chelsea are linked with Nathaniel Clyne…
Manchester United have made Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne one of their key transfer targets and will do all they can to beat Chelsea to his signature this summer, according to reports.
Right-back has been a problem area for United all season with Louis van Gaal clearly not convinced by Rafael meaning Antonio Valencia has been forced to deputise in an unfamiliar position for much of the campaign.
The former Wigan winger was at fault for both goals during Monday’s 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Arsenal which once again highlighted the need for United to bring in a top class right-back this summer.
Several names have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months but the Mirror claim that van Gaal has now made Clyne his primary target after Dani Alves reportedly agreed a three-year deal to join PSG.
The newspaper suggests that the United boss will go ‘all out’ to land Clyne as he gears up for another summer of excessive spending to try and turn the 20-time Premier League champions back into title contenders.
However, United aren’t the only ones showing an interest in the 23-year-old as reports last month claimed that Chelsea are also tracking the full-back and are prepared to go head-to-head with the Red Devils over his signature.
Jose Mourinho already has two of the best right-backs in the league at his disposal in Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta so it would be interesting to see where the Portuguese coach sees Clyne fitting in if they were to get a deal agreed.
Clyne will enter the final year of his contract this summer and understandably Southampton are desperate to tie him down to fresh terms, but it appears the player is in no hurry to commit his future to St Mary’s with two of Europe’s top clubs showing a keen interest in his services.
If the defender fails to pen an extension over the coming weeks, then a move this summer looks likely and reports suggest the Saints may be forced to cash in for around £15m or risk losing him for nothing in 2016.
Clyne would be an excellent signing for either club but if it was to come down to playing regularly, I’d suggest the player may be better off heading to Old Trafford as he may struggle to get regular first team football at Stamford Bridge due to the competition he’d face.