Manchester United have held talks with the agent of Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans.
That is according to The Daily Mirror who report that Tielemans has been identified as the type of creative midfielder that Manchester United are looking for in midfield, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to overhaul his United squad this summer, after a disappointing season which eventually saw them finish sixth in the table.
The 22-year old spent the second part of last season on loan at Leicester City, and made his mark with a string of impressive performances, scoring three times, and providing four assists. Leicester would like to sign the player, who is under contract at Monaco, on a permanent basis, but could find themselves outbid by clubs with bigger transfer budgets available, with Tottenham also said to be interested in him.
With Monaco set to sell him this summer, it is not a question of whether he is leaving, but where he is going.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.