Manchester United are ‘exploring the possibility’ of signing a new right-back as doubts over Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future at Old Trafford continue, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
The Red Devils have already bolstered their backline with the arrivals of Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez from Feyenoord and Ajax respectively, while they are also closing in on the addition of central midfielder Frenkie de Jong to their ranks, but new boss Erik ten Hag could be in the market for more fresh options.
Which right-backs have been linked with a move to Old Trafford?
Romano has revealed that Manchester United will only look to sign a right-back if Wan-Bissaka moves onto pastures new and, if that proves to be the case, Denzel Dumfries will be among ten Hag’s targets.
It is understood that the recently appointed Red Devils chief is a fan of his fellow countryman, but negotiations have not been opened with Inter Milan yet.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have added Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters to their shortlist, although they are facing competition from Arsenal and Everton.
Saints have reportedly slapped a £40million price tag on their sought-after full-back in a bid to deter suitors.
RB Leipzig star Nordi Mukiele has also been on Manchester United’s radar, but it appears he is on his way to Paris Saint-Germain instead after agreeing personal terms with the reigning Ligue 1 champions.
What has Fabrizio Romano said about the situation?
Romano understands Manchester United are looking to improve their options on the right-hand side of their backline.
However, the transfer guru believes coming to a conclusion on where Wan-Bissaka will be plying his trade next season is at the forefront of ten Hag’s thinking at this stage.
Romano told GIVEMESPORT: “Having another right-back would be important for next season.
“That is why, at the moment, Manchester United are exploring these possibilities. But the priority is to find a solution for Wan-Bissaka.”
Why are there doubts over Wan-Bissaka’s future?
Manchester United forked out £50million in order to sign Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace three years ago, but it seems a move away from Old Trafford is not out of the question before the September 1 transfer deadline.
That is because, according to Sky Sports, Manchester United are open to offers for the 24-year-old.
The report suggests the Red Devils would prefer to offload Wan-Bissaka – who has made 126 appearances – in a permanent deal, but they would also be open to negotiating a loan which includes an obligation to buy.
Palace have considered welcoming their academy graduate back to Selhurst Park, but a move has failed to come to fruition so far.
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