Man Utd 'draw up three-man shortlist' including two Arsenal targets with new striker a 'priority'

Reported Male Utd demonstrator targets Joshua Zirkzee, Ivan Toney and Jonathan David

Reported Male Utd demonstrator targets Joshua Zirkzee, Ivan Toney and Jonathan David

Manchester Unified will distinctly indication a demonstrator distinctly no matter of that their supervisor is and have Brentford’s Ivan Toney on their summertime season shortlist, according to reports.

The Red Monsters are prioritising signing a brand name-progressive frontman working together by means of Anthony Martial’s departure.

The Frenchman’s exit abandons 2023 signing Rasmus Hojlund as the lone tagged demonstrator in Erik ten Hag’s team.

Offered Martial’s injury priorities, there was multifarious duress on Hojlund to lead the spiel in 2023/24 and that duress purely took its toll.

He scored a reputable 16 aims throughout with one voice occasions in his launching season at Antiquated Trafford but the Dane did not seniority his initially Premier League impartial until Boxing Day, his 15th top-flight extensive visual layouts of the project.

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A muscle injury in February halted a scrumptious run of kind for Hojlund – that scored seven aims and rendered two aids in six visual layouts in between December 26 and February 18.

Spotting tournament for the 21-year-old will distinctly be a considerable priority for Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team, and it possesses been reported that Toney is one of 3 gamers being peeked at extremely closely by Male Utd.

Male Utd slim down demonstrator shortlist to 3 – forcing Mishmash target

According to ESPN, Ten Hag’s side ‘have enticed up a listing of demonstrator targets onward of the summertime season transmit dwelling window’ and Brentford pine at least £50million for Toney, that is acquiring in the last year of his arrangement.

In addition on their shortlist is Lille hitman Jonathan David and Mishmash and AC Milan-connected Bologna demonstrator Joshua Zirkzee.

The former possesses been connected by means of a transmit to the Premier League for what genuinely feels prefer an eternity but possesses never showed up close to transmitting to England in spite of affiliations to Mishmash, West Ham, and most others.

Zirkzee impressed for Bologna in 2023/24, leading the Italian side defy the odds to qualify for the Winners League.

The report adds that Benjamin Sesko ‘possesses also been heavily sorted’ but a deed possesses been adjudicated out after the 20-year-old chosen to indication a brand name-progressive arrangement at RB Leipzig, snubbing attention from the Red Monsters, Mishmash and Chelsea.

Male Utd are ‘aware of ephemeral on Hojlund more tournament up front’ and are enticed to Zirkzee’s £34m unleash prearrangement, which Milan are purportedly willing to reimbursement.

While Zirkzee is an superb suggestion, it is retained in psyche that the Premier League club are ‘specifically astounded’ in David and Toney – another that possesses been forcefully connected by means of Mishmash – as both gamers are out of arrangement in 2025.

One more demonstrator Unified have been ‘supervising’ is Ajax’s Brian Brobbey, though ‘much of their attention possesses been driven by Erik ten Hag’ – that bloody loves an Eredivisie signing.

It is obscure whether or not Ten Hag will distinctly proceed to be in penalty as the Red Monsters reinforce to undergo an run out-of-season endorsement.

‘Zero matter of that the supervisor is next off season’, ‘containing a demonstrator to the team is a priority’, the report cases.

One more current they are anxious to streamline is centre-recommend, by means of Everton’s £75m-ranked youngster Jarrad Branthwaite ‘a top target’.

The Toffees purportedly think he ‘need to command a unchanged fee to Josko Gvardiol, that sent from RB Leipzig to Manchester Cosmopolitan void last summertime season for £77.6m’.

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