Morning, United fans
Antonio Rudiger tops the Old Trafford transfer speculation ahead of Robert Lewandowski, Victor Osimhen and Frenkie de Jong.
That’s certainly fitting after the Red Devils’ latest defensive horror show ensured Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed centre-back Rudiger will leave on a free transfer this summer.
And United are frontrunners for the Germany star despite interest from Juventus and Newcastle.
But Bayern Munich insist legendary goal-getter Robert Lewandowski will stay until his contract expires in 2023 – if not longer.
United and Barcelona were tipped to test Bayern’s resolve at the end of the season.
Lewandowski’s probable no-go strengthens Harry Kane’s likely position as the Red Devils’ major strike target this summer.
Meanwhile, Napoli are said to want £67million for Arsenal and United target Osimhen.
And Barcelona midfielder De Jong is rated a ‘priority target’ for incoming United boss Erik ten Hag.
But Barca boss Xavi insists Ten Hag’s former Ajax lynchpin has an ‘important’ future at the Nou Camp.
Old Trafford interim chief Ralf Rangnick reckons a top-four finish is virtually impossible after Saturday’s Prem loss at the Emirates.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th Premier League goal was undermined by another farcical display at the back, despite Rangnick dropping under-fire Harry Maguire.