Manchester United identify £90m Adama Traore as Jadon Sancho alternative

Manchester United want Wolves winger Adama Traore, Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly edges closer to the Premier League, Mason Greenwood is backed for an England call-up and Leeds look to sign Odsonne Edouard.

Manchester United's £90m Plan B
Manchester United have reportedly identified Wolves' Adama Traore as an alternative to Jadon Sancho after failing to reach a financial agreement with Borussia Dortmund, according to the Sun. The Red Devils have been pursuing Sancho all season and The Sun state that United had already agreed a five-year contract worth £140,000 per week. However, the Premier League outfit recently revealed they were only willing to part with £50 million for the England international and Dortmund are demanding a whopping £108 million. United's 'Plan B' is Wolves winger Traore - who is said to be valued at £90 million by the Midlands club. Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Real Madrid reject James Rodriguez are both mentioned as alternatives.  

***: It's highly unlikely that United would pay £90 million for Adama Traore instead of just paying £108 million for their number one target Sancho. The main issue with the Sancho deal is the eye-watering transfer fee after suffering financially during the coronavirus pandemic. It's expected that United are happy to wait out for the 20-year-old as he has been a long-term target for the club. Whether they complete a deal for the England international this summer or next, it won't make too much difference. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has finally started to get his side ticking but it looks like the club should be prioritising a new centre-back this summer - not a winger. Either way, United surely won't be paying £90 million to bring Traore to Old Trafford.

Koulibaly closer to Premier League move 
Napoli are finally willing to part with highly-rated defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer in order to finance a £70 million move for Lille forward Victor Osimhen, according to the Telegraph. The Senegalese centre-back has been linked to a number of Premier League clubs over the past two years but Napoli have constantly made it clear that they do not wish to negotiate. However, the Italian club now need to raise funds in order to complete a £70 million transfer for Nigerian forward Osimhen. Manchester City and Liverpool are both interested in signing the centre-half but the Serie A side are will demand around £70 million for their prized asset.  

Solskjaer backs Greenwood for England call-up 
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed 18-year-old Mason Greenwood to receive a senior England call-up. The Mirror report that Solskjaer believes the United wonderkid is ready to feature for the Three Lions when they kick off their UEFA Nations League campaign in September. Greenwood has recently become a starter in Solskjaer's side and he scored two goals in a 5-2 win against Bournemouth on Saturday to take his goal tally to 15 so far this season. The teenage striker has featured four times for the England under-21 side, scoring once.  

Leeds plan for the Premier League 
Championship leaders Leeds United are already planning transfers for if they clinch promotion to the Premier League, with the Sun reporting that the Yorkshire club are looking at Celtic's Odsonne Edouard. Leeds are sitting at the top of the table in England's second division with just four matches left as they look to return to the Premier League for the first time since suffering relegation back in 2004. Manager Marcelo Bielsa is ready to battle against English giants Arsenal and Manchester United in the hunt for Edouard, who scored 28 goals last season as he helped Celtic clinch their ninth consecutive league title.

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