Manchester United 'readying £31m bid for Bryan Cristante'

Man United 'readying £31m Cristante bid'
© Offside
A report claims that Manchester United are eyeing up a summer move for Bryan Cristante, who is on loan at Atalanta BC from Portuguese club Benfica.

Manchester United have targeted Atalanta BC midfielder Bryan Cristante as a £31m replacement for Marouane Fellaini, according to a report.

The Red Devils are expected to lose out-of-contract midfielder Fellaini in the summer after he turned down the offer of fresh terms at Old Trafford.

Cristante is said to have caught the eye of United boss Jose Mourinho, having impressed in his 13 Serie A appearances this term and also netted three of Atalanta's eight goals against Everton in the Europa League.

Italian club Atalanta have the option to buy the 22-year-old outright from Benfica, whom he joined on loan from earlier this year, and they could immediately cash in if United make a formal approach.

The Sun suggests that Mourinho would prefer Fellaini to stay and provide midfield cover, but he is already looking into the prospect of landing Cristante for triple the price Atalanta will pay for him.

United are also understood to have shown an interest in Dele Alli, who is valued at well over the £100m mark by Tottenham Hotspur.

Nemanja Matic in action during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Read Next:
Report: Matic losing fitness battle
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account