Player Keen On Man Utd Move As Mourinho Eyes Swoop For £34m International
Manchester United are stepping-up their interest in Leander Dendoncker and the £34m Anderlecht midfielder is understood to be keen on moving to Old Trafford
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Leander Dendoncker is linked with Manchester United…
Manchester United are stepping-up their interest in Leander Dendoncker and the £34m-rated Anderlecht midfielder is understood to be keen on moving to Old Trafford, according to The Sun.
Jose Mourinho is growing increasingly frustrated with United’s lack of business in the transfer market as they’ve only managed to land two of his key targets so far in Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.
The Portuguese coach has confirmed his desire to bring in a central midfielder as United desperately need to find a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick – who turned 36 today.
Several names have been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer but The Sun are citing a report from De Morgen that claims Mourinho has now identified Dendoncker as a potential target.
The Belgian newspaper suggests United will step-up their interest in the midfielder by sending scouts to watch him in action during Anderlecht’s season opener against Antwerp and Dendoncker is understood to be keen on a move to Old Trafford.
Dendoncker is considered one of the brightest young talents in Belgian football after progressing through Anderlecht’s youth system to become a first team regular while he’s also earned his first caps for the Belgian national team.
The 22-year-old caught the eye after scoring against United during their Europa League quarter-final clash last season while he was also a key part of Anderlecht’s title-winning team last year.
However, United aren’t the only club showing an interest as AC Milan and RB Leipzig have also been touted as potential suitors while The Sun claim Anderlecht are demanding a whopping £34m for his signature.
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Mourinho has been complaining about the inflated transfer fees being paid this summer so United may be put off by Dendoncker’s hefty valuation meaning they may decide against making their interest official over the coming weeks unless Anderlecht lower their demands.
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