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Manchester United have €50m offer rejected for AC Milan defender

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, is today reporting that Manchester United have made a €50m offer for AC Milan defender, Alessio Romagnoli.

The offer was reportedly a €45 million upfront fee with €5 million worth of bonuses. However, Milan have reportedly rejected the offer.

United have also been linked with Milan’s Leonardo Bonucci but Jose Mourinho is said to prefer 23-year-old Romagnoli.

Promising talent

Romagnoli joined AC Milan in August of 2015 from Roma for a fee in the region of £22.5 million.

The Italian has gone on to play 11 games for AC Milan, in which he has scored six and assisted two.

Romagnoli played 42 games for AC Milan in all competitions last season for Milan and was very impressive, which has now seemingly attracted the attention for Manchester United who are in the market for a centre-back.

Recruitment

After Manchester City comfortably won the Premier League this past season, it was clear Manchester United needed to invest if they want to truly challenge for the title in the upcoming season.

United have certainly been trying to do so as they have been linked with numerous players already this transfer window.

The Red Devils have signed Porto right-back Diogo Dalot. They have also been linked with West Ham’s Marco Arnautovic and have also signed Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred for around £50 million.

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Problem area

However, one area they have yet to address is the centre-back. United’s centre-backs did not exactly have the greatest 2017/18 season.

Players like Eric Bailly and  Marcos Rojo would spend much of the 2017/18 season on the sideline with injuries.

The centre-backs that were fit for most of the season such as Phil Jones and Victor Lindelöf were not exactly on top form and at times would put in some very questionable displays.

So, it is clear United are in need of some fresh legs at centre-back if they wish to challenge Manchester City this summer and Romagnoli could well be exactly what they need, that is if they can come to an agreement with Milan.

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