Manchester United need to pay more than £50m to complete signing of 21-year-old midfielder

Newcastle United have reportedly told Manchester United that they would have to come up with a bid of more than £50m to secure the services of midfielder Sean Longstaff this summer.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to hold a keen interest in landing the signature of Longstaff and he has apparently told the club to sort out the deal during the early stages of pre-season.

However, it appears that United won’t have an easy route to pursuing the 21-year-old, given the Magpies are likely to demand more than £50m for their club graduate, Sky Sports News reports.

United are facing the prospect of losing Paul Pogba in the transfer window and that may influence the need for at least two midfielders, given Ander Herrera has already left the club.

Still, it remains to be seen whether United are prepared to splash the cash for Longstaff, given the midfielder has managed just eight Premier League starts in his young career.

Aside from Longstaff, United are on the hunt for Bruno Fernandes but they have yet to finalise a transfer fee with Sporting for the Portugal international.

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