Talks held: Manchester United make contact over transfer of £300,000-a-week star from PL rivals

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Manchester United have reportedly made contact with the representatives of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as they chase an ambitious potential deal.

According to the Daily Mirror, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a long-time admirer of the France international, who could be ideal to add more protection to United’s dodgy defence.

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The Red Devils looked highly unconvincing at the back in their 3-2 win over Brighton, which followed a surprise opening day defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

Kante looks like he could add something to this Man Utd squad, though the Mirror note that, after initial talks, his wage demands could be an issue.

The 29-year-old currently earns £300,000 a week at Stamford Bridge, and is reluctant to take a pay cut if he leaves the club, according to the Mirror.

Still, many United fans will probably feel it’s worth paying what it takes to land Kante, who has been one of the finest defensive midfielders in Europe in recent years.

That said, there’s also an argument that MUFC need to focus on actually improving their defence, rather than simply signing another midfielder to try and shield it better.

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N’Golo Kante is being linked with Manchester United

It will be interesting to see how this develops, as it’s not easy to pass up the opportunity to sign a talent like Kante if he ends up being available.

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11 Comments

  1. How many MD do man u need? Is DM really United problem right now? I believe United board and Ole are confused, please they should stop causing confusion to fans of the club, since the day Sir Alex left man United, it has always been like that..God no go shame us fans! My advice to you Ole is that if you truly want to keep your job before January, you know what to do right now.
    All Man United need right now is 1. Left Back to take over Shaw 2. Defender to take over lindelof and 3. Someone to assist Greenwood..
    And we are good to go.tan Dan that’s the sound ?

    1. I seriously think the issue of getting new, quality players at man U is with the Board. They don’t want Ole to buy the players he wants. They expect man u to do great things we the little that we currently got. The only thing they care about is season tickets and not the future of the club or the fans of the club.

  2. We have plenty of midfield options..currently we need a right winter, left back and a center back..maybe perhaps a central striker also..then will be in a better position..we don’t need midfielders right now..

  3. Man united need to sign agood centerforward like Raul jimenez who has control over the ball in 18yard box than martial lazy man, also more confident center back i wish smalling shouldn’t go out of the club.

  4. I Dont Know What Man U Is Doing,becoz Fast Of All Since Cr7,R.Lukaku Let Man U There Are No Replacements For Those Players, Secondly Man U Has To Stay Out Of Lindolof If They Want To Compete For Atrophy So Ole Has Think Towice Than Shopping Midfilders Journary To Journary Thanx

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