Manchester United have been given a massive boost in their bid to sign a centre back this summer. This is as reports by the Express claims Chelsea newly appointed manager prefers to sign Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos or Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci rather than United and Arsenal target Kostas Manolas. Antonio Conte who will be replacing Guus Hiddink after the European Championship is said to have started making transfer plans ahead of the opening of the window.
With the news that Chelsea actually want Sergio Ramos or Leonardo Bonucci it means Manchester United will be free to sign either Kostas Manolas or Marquinhos. who have both been linked with a move to Manchester United.
With Chris Smalling the only reliable centre back at Manchester United, signing any of Kostas Manola or Marquinhos will make a lot of sense for the Red devils. With Jose Mourinho likely to take over in the summer and knowing how the Portuguese likes his team to play, the signing of a centre back looks inevitable.
Manolas has formed a formidable partnership with Germany star Rudiger in the heart of Roma’s defence while on the other hand hasn’t really played much for PSG this season but that doesn’t take away the fact that he is a quality player.