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‘We are open to selling’: Man Utd handed boost in signing Fofana after CEO update

Manchester United have been handed a fresh boost in their bid to sign Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana during the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have had a difficult campaign by their high standards and there could be multiple changes at the club.

The hierarchy could prioritise a new defensive midfielder, and the club could reportedly approach Fofana.

United have now received a boost in the pursuit with Monaco Chief Executive Officer Thiago Scuro admitting that Fofana could leave the club this summer.

He said: “There were good opportunities for him to leave last summer. It was his decision to stay because of his personal goals.”

“It was a very good decision for us because he had a very good and consistent season, for him too as it was probably his best season at AS Monaco.

“He is probably one of the players that we are open to selling. We will see the opportunities that he has. It is still too early to make a decision.”

Fofana would be a good cost-effective signing

Casemiro has had a tough second season at United. The Brazilian has been caught out of position and has lost pace.

Fofana would be a solid addition to the squad. The Frenchman averaged an impressive 7.2 recoveries and 1.9 tackles in Ligue 1 last term.

The 25-year-old completed 50 percent of his duels with 1.2 take-ons per game. The former Strasbourg man also chipped in with eight goal contributions.

Fofana has similar playing attributes to Casemiro but possesses greater mobility and work rate.

Monaco currently values him at €30 million (£26m), and his contract expires in June 2025.

He would be a good cost-effective signing for United to reinforce the defensive midfield department.

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