Monaco accept they will have to offload forward Wissam Ben Yedder in the upcoming transfer window, reports claim. Ben Yedder has been in sensational form this season and has attracted attention from several European heavyweights.
The eight-capped France international signed a five-year contract worth £127,000-a-week with Monaco in August 2019.
The Ligue 1 side activated Sevilla’s release clause of £35.6million and the striker has proven a good addition having netted 19 goals and provided nine assists in 31 appearances.
The 29-year-old, who turns 30 in August, finished the season as joint-leading goal scorer alongside Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.
But the coronavirus-enforced suspension of the domestic campaign saw Monaco finish in ninth position and without any European football next season.
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And that, according to Spanish publication El Desmarque, is why Monaco will be forced to sell Ben Yedder this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward are expected to challenge for his signature and it could be cheaper than originally expected.
El Desmarque claim Monaco are prepared to sell for exactly the same £35.6m fee as they brought him 12 months ago and accept they will not turn a profit.
But United are not the only club monitoring the situation.
It’s said Spanish quartet Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia are all interested in Ben Yedder, who managed 70 goals and 22 assists during his three-year spell with Sevilla.
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Manager Solskjaer has already discussed United’s financial power and believes the club could be in a position to ‘exploit’ the new transfer landscape.
“The market? Who knows how the market is going to react to this?” The Norwegian told Sky Sports. “Who knows which clubs need to sell players?
“There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Manchester United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off.
“I’m sure we are capable, when we get back to normality, that we can do the business that we want to.”
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