Man United hold talks with defender over £30m transfer – report

Manchester United have held talks with one of their top summer transfer targets...

Manchester United have held talks with AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas about a potential summer transfer to Old Trafford, according to reports in Italy.

The Red Devils are expected to be one of the busiest clubs in the summer transfer window as they prepare for their first season under Jose Mourinho.

United opted to sack Louis van Gaal on Monday after the club’s fifth-placed finish in the Premier League and attentions have now inevitably turned towards the summer transfer window and the club’s plans to recruit new players.

The 24-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford – and now Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that United official held talks with Manolas’ representatives with a view to a summer move.

The same report goes on to say that United are willing to part with £30m to lure the defender to Old Trafford this summer.

MORE: The latest Man United news and views

MORE: The latest Man United player tweets

Mourinho is said to be a keen admirer of Manolas.

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta: What I think of new Man United boss Ralf Rangnick
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker, Michael Owen react to Man United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Man United want to sign RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele - report
Timo Werner
Journalist: Ralf Rangnick wants Man United to consider signing Timo Werner from Chelsea FC this summer
Saul Niguez
Gianfranco Zola gives verdict on Saul Niguez's situation at Chelsea FC
Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta: What I think of new Man United boss Ralf Rangnick
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker, Michael Owen react to Man United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Man United want to sign RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele - report
Timo Werner
Journalist: Ralf Rangnick wants Man United to consider signing Timo Werner from Chelsea FC this summer
Saul Niguez
Gianfranco Zola gives verdict on Saul Niguez's situation at Chelsea FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature