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Manchester United target ex-Man City man in 35m summer swoop after ‘chasing him for months’

The Red Devils are keen to convince him to return to Manchester

Manchester United are chasing Bayer Leverkusen star Jeremie Frimpong as they look to bolster their right hand side this summer, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s Old Trafford future in the balance.

The Red Devils have made signing a striker their absolute priority this summer, and are also expected to recruit strongly in central midfield, with Christian Eriksen and Casemiro beginning to slow down and neither Fred nor Scott McTominay considered good enough backups.

Should deals in both of these areas get done, Ten Hag is also keen to address the right back position. Diogo Dalot is his no.1 option this season, and it was expected that Wan-Bissaka would leave the club in January.

Ultimately, however, that didn’t happen, and the Englishman has slowly worked his way back into the Dutchman’s plans with a series of strong performances.

However, there is an expectation that he will leave this summer, with United already on the hunt for alternative fullbacks. And, it appears as though Ten Hag is once again keen to bring a member of the Oranje national team to Old Trafford, with Frimpong’s impressive form domestically catching the eye.

The 22-year-old was previously in the Manchester City youth academy, so would be following in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho should he make the switch to Old Trafford this summer.

A much more attacking option than either Wan-Bissaka or Dalot, Fabrizio Romano reports that the Red Devils have been ‘chasing him for months’, and he is valued at around 35m euros by transfer site transfermarkt.

At just 22-years-old, he would help provide long-term options at fullback alongside compatriot Tyrell Malacia on the opposite flank, who was recruited last summer.

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