Manchester United transfer news: Ronaldo replacement, Serie A star linked, Felix wants United & more

A whole host of Manchester United transfer rumours have emerged over the weekend.

First up, the Telegraph report that Manchester United are preparing for life without Cristiano Ronaldo by prioritising a striker as their next major first-team signing, with Slovenian striker Benjamin Sesko high on their list of long-term targets.

Sesko, 19, has been on United’s radar since breaking into Red Bull Salzburg’s first team last season and reaching double figures for goals in his first full campaign.

Last year he signed a contract with Leipzig, Salzburg’s sister club in the Red Bull group, before being loaned back to Austria, but that has not stopped interest from clubs across Europe.

It is added that  it would take a significant bid to prise the forward away from Leipzig in the immediate future.

Manchester United are also keeping a close eye on Dusan Vlahovic’s situation. Juventus’ slump in Serie A means the Italians may lose their key players without Champions League football in 2023/24.

Elsewhere, El Nacional reports that Atletico Madrid forward Joao Félix favours a move to Manchester United and Premier League football.

Felix has attracted interest from many clubs including Barcelona, whilst Atletico Madrid are reportedly tired of the forward’s inconsistency and hoping to recoup the €126m they paid for him.

Such a fee may be tough for any club to pay up, especially for a player who is not at the top level currently. But Felix is said to be Erik ten Hag’s target, with the Dutchman ‘hell-bent’ on getting him to Old Trafford.

Finally, 90min report that FC Porto shot-stopper Diogo Costa has come onto the Red Devils’ radar.

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Josh Barker

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