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Man United receive transfer boost as manager dispute could open door for Premier League signing



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Manchester United have received a transfer boost as a dispute between player and manager could open the door for a Premier League signing.

The Reds have several transfer priorities in the coming months, with centre-back and striker outlined as the main additions needed.

Another signing that INEOS are exploring is a left-back following the difficult season impacted by Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia’s absences.

Shaw missed the second half of the season while his understudy, Malaica, was unavailable for the entire campaign with a knee injury.

Players like Sofyan Amrabat, Victor Lindelöf and Diogo Dalot were forced to play in the position and United are hoping to not have a repeat of that situation.

This has led to reports linking Bournemouth left-back Milos Kerkez to the Old Trafford club. He impressed during his debut season in the Premier League last term.

Interestingly, a potential deal could be helped by conflict that the Hungary international has had with Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola.

Speaking on the Transfers Podcast, journalist Duncan Castles explained: “He’s being monitored by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. They’re all in the market for a left back. Super athletic, very good attacking, but questionable tactically.

“Andoni Iraola hasn’t been particularly happy with Kerkez from a tactical perspective, there’s been a bit of a dispute between him and the player.

“The player’s not particularly happy with Bournemouth because he’s been subbed off and left out in some of the games even though he feels he’s performed well. There’s an opportunity for that to be exploited should a club be ready to go in with a very high fee.”

However, one major question remains with Kerkez. Bournemouth do not currently want to sell and want over £40 million for the defender – a fee United are unlikely to pay for a position that is not top priority.

“They don’t want to sell, and that he’s not available, and it would take at least £40 million to get him out,” added Castles.

It remains to be seen whether Kerkez could try and force a move through, or if United will have the cash required through sales later in the window.

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