Issa Diop is tonight emerging a target for Manchester United!
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reported keen to tie up a summer deal which would see us get between £40-£45 million plus a United player.
The news was broken by journalist Kaveh Solheko on his personal Twitter account and sources inside the London Stadium were not ready to pour cold water over it.
We understand that nothing has gone beyond a sounding out operation between United-employed agents and Hammers director of football Mario Husillos who is being tested to give a response to the Hammers resolve in holding onto the player.
The interest started as early as the front end of last season when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the Reds and referred to him as a “monster” and asked his scouts how he had not been noticed.
Now it seems Solskjaer may be ready to follow up but we were told by senior insiders that £40 million and a player was not a sufficient bait for the hugely impressive young Frenchman.
It was indicated clearly to us that the club has no desire or need to sell and that we are in the same territory as we are with Declan Rice with the player’s value growing year on year.
We were told on the phone: “Agents are regularly sounding out clubs about players but we have no desire or intention to sell Issa Diop or any other player. “