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Man Utd transfer roundup: Koulibaly price drop as Red Devils set for Schmeichel swoop

Mirror logo Mirror 02/08/2020 Gareth Bicknell

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to have been granted a £140million war chest this summer as he bids to turn Manchester United back into Premier League title challengers.

But £100million-rated Jadon Sancho on the Red Devils' money, that transfer kitty could disappear fast if it is not used wisely.

United legend Ryan Giggs has given his verdict on whether his former club should swoop for Sancho and another target, Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

But the Old Trafford side have been linked with other targets too - and the debate continues to rage over whether David de Gea should remain as the first-choice keeper.

Here are the latest United transfer rumours.

Red Devils weigh up shock Schmeichel move

a man holding a football ball: Kaspar Schmeichel would offer plenty of Premier League experience © Michael Regan Kaspar Schmeichel would offer plenty of Premier League experience

Manchester United are weighing up a shock move for Kaspar Schmeichel, according to The Sun .

The Leicester keeper, 33, is of course the son of Old Trafford legend Peter Schmeichel.

United face a quandary over the goalkeeping position with David de Gea having come increasingly under the spotlight following a series of high-profile howlers this season.

With the likes of £109million-rated Atletico Madrid man Jan Oblak out of reach, Schmeichel would offer years of Premier League experience at cut-price value while rising star Dean Henderson is allowed time to develop.

United enter centre-back talks

a football player on a field: Benoit Badiashile is considered one of Europe's most promising young centre-backs © Getty Images Benoit Badiashile is considered one of Europe's most promising young centre-backs

Manchester United have entered negotiations to sign Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile, according to French outlet TF1 .

19-year-old Badiashile made 16 appearances in Ligue 1 this season and is considered one of Europe's most promising young centre-backs.

United are understood to have been monitoring the Monaco academy product for some years, while Bayer Leverkusen and Real Madrid are also interested.

A left-footed centre-back, Badiashile could form a solid partnership with right-footer Harry Maguire at Old Trafford - and the move would be in keeping with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plan to assemble a youthful Red Devils squad.

Napoli drop asking price for Koulibaly

a group of people playing football on a field: In-demand Kalidou Koulibaly may cost less than was previously believed © NurPhoto/PA Images In-demand Kalidou Koulibaly may cost less than was previously believed

Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis has stated the price it will take for him to sell Kalidou Koulibaly - and it is ten million euros lower than the last time he was asked about it.

Koulibaly has been linked with Manchester United, neighbours City and Paris-Saint Germain, and last month Di Laurentiis said he “would think about” selling the centre-back if he received an offer of €100m (£90m).

Now, Di Laurentiis has told Sky Italia: “Kalidou is a wonderful person and of course it’d be sad to lose him.

“Everything has a time and a place, even when it comes to going our separate ways.

"Having said that, we don’t have €90m on the table and in any case, it takes two to separate.”

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