Manchester United and West Ham United are today both linked to AS Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana.

The news doesn’t come from France, but actually from Italy, where Calciomercato features a story on this chase.

The outlet starts by highlighting that AC Milan are interested in Fofana, as he’s a ‘man of order in the middle of the pitch’ and one of their favourite targets to reinforce their midfield.

The problem for the Rossoneri is the strong competition from the Premier League, ‘above all’.

Manchester United and West Ham are labelled as the clubs who they should ‘watch out’ for, while Nottingham Forest also tried his signing last summer.

Knowing that many clubs want Fofana, Monaco ‘know’ he’ll soon be packing his bag and don’t expect to block the transfer.

That’s why they already set a price, and want something ‘close to €30m’ to let him go in the next transfer window.

Calciomercato doesn’t sound sure about how far can Milan go to guarantee the signing, although it sounds clear that the price isn’t prohibitive for either Manchester United or West Ham.