Manchester United will have to pay at least €40m this summer if they wish to sign striker Andre Silva from Eintracht Frankfurt.

That’s according to BILD, who cover the club today and what might happen with their top goalscorer moving forwards.

Silva has been enjoying a fantastic campaign for Frankfurt this season, with 23 goals and seven assists in 26 games in the Bundesliga this season.

That tally means he only trails behind Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga goalscoring charts, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed by several top sides in Europe.

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Manchester United have already been linked on several occasions, with it explained in Germany that Eintracht are expecting a ‘very hot transfer summer’ because of the form of their Portuguese striker.

BILD pick up on that today and state that they want to ‘achieve’ a transfer fee of €40m this summer after Silva ‘attracted the interest’ of ‘several top international clubs’.

Manchester United are explicitly named as one of those, alongside Atlético Madrid and Barcelona, and it’s stated the player has ‘aroused interest’ from the clubs mentioned.

Contrary to reports, though, there is no exit clause in Silva’s contract, but from a certain point – the newspaper doesn’t mention what point – his advisors will ‘collect’, meaning they have a ‘great interest’ in achieving a transfer worth ‘significantly above €30m’.

That stems from the swap deal involving Ante Rebic in 2019, in which the consultants ‘hardly earned anything’.

That, at least as far as BILD are concerned, means a transfer is ‘very likely’ this summer as they are keen to make up after missing out.

Thus, it appears the door is open for Manchester United to get the striker they want if they really are interested, with everyone, particularly his agents, keen to make the move happen.