Manchester United move to agree £30m deal for Solskjaer favourite

Manchester United are set to test the resolve of Newcastle United with a £30m bid to secure the signature of Sean Longstaff.

The 21-year-old has been regularly linked with the Red Devils in the past few weeks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aiming to rebuild the squad with a young British core.

According to The Mirror, the United boss has prioritised the signing of the young midfielder and the club are prepared to step up their interest with a formal £30m bid.

The same publication cites that the Magpies want around £50m for Longstaff after witnessing United’s recent purchase of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, though the Red Devils believe their offer is more realistic.

Longstaff has managed just nine league appearances for the Magpies but his style of play has already been compared to United favourite Michael Carrick, who is now part of the backroom staff under Solskjaer.

Aside from Longstaff, United have been linked with a move for Bruno Fernandes from Sporting this summer, but the deal appears far from done with the Portuguese outfit reluctant to reduce their price tag.

The Primeira Liga side are understood to want at least £62m for the midfielder and so far, United have been reluctant to pay more than £55m for the Portugal international.

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