This £30million player will be perfect alongside Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United

Frenkie de Jong
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PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare will be perfect alongside Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United, according to journalist Jacque Talbot.

New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is keen on revamping Manchester United’s midfield following the departures of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata.

Sangare is a player that Manchester United have looked at but no move has been made to sign the midfielder this summer.

It’s believed that Sangare’s current contract contains a release clause of €35 million (£29.9m) with fellow Premier League sides Chelsea and Newcastle United also listed amongst his admirers.

The defensive midfielder is keen on making the switch to the Premier League next season and believes he has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League.

If United win the race for his signature, then Sangare could find himself linking up with De Jong in Manchester United’s midfield.

Ibrahim Sangare
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Talbot reckons the addition of Sangare and De Jong to United’s underwhelming engine room options could be ideal.

He told GiveMeSport: “There’s clearly some interest there. I think he’s been linked to quite a few clubs, actually, this window, and you suspect a player like him alongside De Jong would be perfect for Manchester United going forward.”

While De Jong excels at keeping hold of the ball, carrying it up the pitch, and playing forward passes, Sangare is a master when it comes to dispossessing opponents and cutting out through balls.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have sent a warning to Premier League rivals Chelsea that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale.

Manchester United insists Ronaldo will remain a Manchester United player next season amid reported interest from Chelsea.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is desperate to sign an attacker this summer after Romelu Lukaku was allowed to join Inter Milan on loan.

On Saturday, it was reported that new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly had met Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes in Portugal and a possible transfer was discussed.

A senior club source told the Manchester Evening News: “Cristiano is not for sale. We want and fully expect him to be with us next season.”