Man Utd chief Ed Woodward identifies new midfielder target with club set to sell

Manchester United are keen to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso this summer and the Red Devils have been handed a boost in their pursuit of the France international. United are ready to splash the cash this summer.

United chief Ed Woodward has confirmed he’s willing to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer window.

The Red Devils are hoping to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho this summer, while Jack Grealish of Aston Villa is also a target.

However, according to French outlet Le10 Sport, United have made Bayern’s Tolisso a priority signing ahead of the summer transfer window.

Woodward and co. have been boosted in their pursuit of Tolisso, with Bayern conceding the midfielder will leave this summer.

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The German giants are expecting to lose Tolisso, Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez and Bayern are ready for a rebuild.

Tolisso, 25, started just seven Bundesliga games for Bayern this season as they won the title once again.

United boss Solskjaer has been vocal on the club’s transfer plans ahead of the summer transfer window, insisting he will not by ‘rotten apples’.

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The Red Devils chief wants his players to reflect his personality.

“I did feel that I was professional and did feel privileged to play for Manchester United,” Solskjaer said.

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“I wouldn’t be able to look at myself if I didn’t know I’d given everything for my team-mates and my manager.

“That’s what I also now look for in players that we sign or we bring up from the youth team. You have to have a good personality and that you are professional because one rotten apple in the basket will make the others rotten.

“So for me it’s about building a team that will reflect me and my coaching staff’s personalities and views. Of course there are standards because we want to win. We are in the business to win.

“But the first step to be a Manchester United player and person, you have to be humble enough to know you always have to work hard.

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“Never give in and always do your best, 100 per cent effort is required every day and don’t think you are better than you are.

“You still have to play with that confidence at the same time. It’s a fine balance but that is what is going to make the difference when we want to get to the championship again that we want to win.”

United are back in action on Monday night against Southampton in the Premier League.

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