Man United make contact with 20-year-old French defender – report

Manchester United have contacted RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, according to a report in France

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Manchester United have contacted RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate about a possible transfer this summer, according to a report in France.

French media outlet Le10Sport, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Manchester United are looking to recruit the towering France Under-21 international in the upcoming transfer window.

The same article states that the 20-time English champions have reached out to Konate’s representatives to sound out a potential summer switch to Manchester United.

According to the same story, Manchester United would have to pay a sizeable fee for the 6ft 4ins defender if the Premier League side hope to lure Konate from RB Leipzig.

The report goes on to add that Konate has a contract that is set to run until 2023 at RB Leipzig so the Bundesliga title challengers are under no pressure to sell.

Konate has made five appearances in the German top flight this season alongside RB Leipzig’s highly-rated centre-half Dayot Upamecano in the Bundesliga.

The French defender transferred to RB Leipzig from Ligue 2 side Sochaux in 2017 following his impressive performances for the French club earned him a move to the German top flight.

Konate has made nine appearances for the Under-21 France team but the RB Leipzig is still waiting to be called into the senior squad for his national side.

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