Man United reportedly considering 2nd Josh King bid as Bournemouth search for replacement

Deadline day drama for Manchester United

Manchester United are reportedly considering a second bid for Josh King after their first approach was rejected, with Bournemouth eyeing a replacement.

It’s no secret that Manchester United are short in attack.

The Red Devils lost Marcus Rashford to injury recently, and look set to be without him for a while.

Anthony Martial’s form has been lacklustre in recent weeks, and Mason Greenwood has only played occasionally.

As a result, Manchester United have been linked with a whole host of strikers.

Edinson Cavani was one name, while a move for Leicester’s Islam Slimani has also been mooted recently.

But it looks as though Manchester United have now settled on a player.

However, it’s a race against the clock to get a deal done before the deadline.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 02: Joshua King of Bournemouth celebrates with team-mates after he scores a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United at Vitality Stadium on November 02, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Man United considering second bid

It was reported this morning that Manchester United had bid for Bournemouth’s Josh King.

That proposal was supposedly rejected, and that looked to be case closed.

However, reports on Friday suggested that United were considering a second bid for the Cherries forward.

According to the Guardian: ‘United were given reason to believe an increased offer could succeed when Eddie Howe said on Friday morning that, much as he did not want to lose King, the decision on whether to sell was not in his hands.’ 

King wants the move, Bournemouth looking for replacements

To further that notion, The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported that Bournemouth are now actively looking for a replacement in case any deal is struck:

That certainly suggests that a deal is there to be made, if Manchester United pay up.

Ornstein also claimed that Josh King wants the move, and ‘is ready to head north if an agreement can be reached between the clubs’.

This is definitely one to keep an eye on over the course of deadline day.


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