The Red Devils hopes of signing Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso have been given a boost after reports that the German club are set to cash in on the player. France international turned down Man United for Bavarians in 2017 when he joined the Bundesliga giants in a £40m deal from Lyon.
Corentin was a mainstay for the club in his debut season, but he’s managed only 15 league appearances across the last two campaigns. Tolisso is no longer willing to bide his time on the sidelines, and that’s alerted Red Devils.
The Norwegian manager is keen to add a central midfielder to his squad, and the Red Devils explored a deal for the 25-year-old midfielder during the winter transfer window, only to focus their attention on the more attack-minded Bruno Fernandes.
However, Bavarians are now happy to cash in on the French midfielder as they believe he could raise some much-needed funding for the summer transfer market. Though talks between Bayern and Man United are not ongoing, the World Cup winner could well be viewed as a more affordable option than Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
Jack could fetch as much as £80m in the market if the club manages to avoid relegation and the Red Devils are now unlikely to sanction such a deal given the covid-19 pandemic’s effect on the club’s finances.
Nevertheless, Corentin could add a different dynamic in that department with his goal threat and creativity, and so time will tell if the Red Devils step up their pursuit and continue to improve their squad with a view of competing on multiple fronts moving forward.