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Three Man United transfer targets audition as Italy host Turkey in Euro opener


Turkey against Italy is not on paper a match that will be of great interest to Manchester United fans, except that it is the start of Euro 2020.

However, there are at least three players in the two teams who could be wearing the famous red jersey at the start of next season, and then the match will give United diehards a chance to mirror the talent that may be on the way.

On the Italian side, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has been linked with an Old Trafford move this summer.

Donnarumma is available on a free transfer after AC Milan refused to bow to his contract renewal wage demands, which reportedly included a fee of € 20 million (£ 17 million) for his agent, Mino Raiola.

And while Paris St Germain seems to be in first position to sign the star, the deal is not yet complete and United could decide to strike in with a final ditch offer to resolve their goalkeeper fraud.

On the Turkish side, another Milan star, Hakan Calhanoglu, has also been rumored to be on United’s transfer list this summer. The 27-year-old has also refused to put pen to paper on a new deal at the San Siro and will be a free agent at the end of the month.

Much in this case may depend on both of the future Paul pogba and Donny van de Beek, but if both leave, the versatile and creative midfielder would present a cost-effective and proven replacement.

Calhanoglu’s market value according to Transfermarkt.com is € 35 million, so a free transfer is very appealing. He is also hunted by both Arsenal and Chelsea.

Finally, Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu should also be considered an outside bet to switch to the Red Devils.

The 25-year-old has been huge for the Foxes this season and with a market value of only £ 39 million, he could provide an attractive alternative to similar Raphael Varane, Jules Kounde and Pau Torres.

United have been linked with the center-back many times in the past and he is proven in the Premier League. If he does well against the world’s best strikers in the Euros, it could convince the Red Devils that he is the perfect solution to their center-back crisis.


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