Manchester United keen on 21-year-old midfielder; offers already on table from two Prem clubs

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Manchester United could be about to gazump two of their fellow Premier League clubs in the chase for Monaco youngster Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Sky Sports cite France Football as reporting that the Red Devils are somewhat surprising contenders to sign the 21-year-old holding midfielder.

France Football understands that Bakayoko already has offers on the table from Southampton and Stoke City and is considering both proposals.

But any approach from United is likely to blow the Saints and the Potters out of the window and send the French U21 international Old Trafford bound.

Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports yesterday that he intends to buy four players over the summer window, and he has already made three major signings.

Armenian winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan today joined defender Eric Bailly and Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in joining the Red Devils.

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Bakayoko has only managed 22 appearances in two seasons for Monaco and would seem a strange choice to complete Mourinho’s summer transfer jigsaw.

It could be that United are targeting somebody bigger and better, but have Bakayoko in reserve in case their first-choice midfielder is not available.

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