Two days ago, journalist Jorge Baravalle reported Manchester United have ‘accelerated’ their efforts to sign Cristian Romero.

Atalanta took the defender on a loan deal from Juventus last summer, with a buying option.

The Argentina international’s fine displays for La Dea saw him get the best centre-back of Serie A award.

His performances have also caught attention from the Red Devils, who ‘want’ to sign him in the summer. That’s according to Argentine outlet Aire de Santa Fe.

The centre-back is currently with La Albiceleste, preparing for the Copa América, and he ‘could change clubs’ after the continental tournament.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have their sights on the 23-year-old and it’s claimed the Old Trafford club are ‘willing to pay’ €45m to secure Romero’s signature.

Romero belongs to Juventus, but the report states Gian Piero Gasperini’s side will make his loan deal permanent by paying more than €15m, and then earn three times more by selling the player to Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Atalanta president Antonio Percassi has warned suitors they have to pay big money to sign Romero this summer. However, he hasn’t quantified it.

“Romero is a very important player, very strong, who I love. And today, he belongs to Atalanta. Full stop. How much is he worth? A huge amount,” Percassi told L’eco di Bergamo.