Manchester United have not yet made a ‘serious’ bid to sign Ibrahima Konaté from RB Leipzig, but the player is pushing for a move to England.
Five days ago we covered a report from Le 10 Sport that stated United were keen on the Frenchman as they sought out ‘new blood’ for their backline.
The website claimed they had been in contact with the player’s entourage and were ready to make a move to take him from Leipzig this summer.
SportBild cover the situation today and explain the interest from Manchester United is a real thing, but they are not yet ‘serious’ about it, which presumably means they have not yet made a bid or been in contact with Leipzig.
However, should they decide to do so, it appears the tide is on their side as Konaté is pushing for the move.
The newspaper states that he has a release clause of around €40m this summer and has made it clear he would like to leave the club.
His ‘dream destination’ is England and to achieve this, he’s already swapped to the British agency Stellar, who are run by Jonathan Barnett.
He had planned a meeting with Leipzig chief Markus Krösche but the outbreak of Coronavirus put a halt to that. Nonetheless, both parties agree now is the time for a transfer.
RB are in no rush to sell given Konaté has a contract until 2023 but with the player wanting the move and a more than affordable asking price on the table, now could be the time for Manchester United to get their man.