Manchester United told to pay €60million to sign defensive powerhouse

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Manchester United have been told to pay up to €60 million to sign AS Monaco’s central defensive powerhouse Benoit Badiashile, according to The Hard Tackle.

Premier League sides Chelsea and Newcastle United are also interested in signing the Ligue 1 centre-back.

Despite being just 21 years old, Badiashile has already racked up a century of appearances for Monaco.

Benoit Badiashile played a key role for Monaco last season as they finished third in Ligue 1 and secured a place in the Champions League next season.

The France Under-21 captain is under contract until 2024, and made 24 appearances in a season hampered by a hamstring injury.

Manchester United are in the market for a centre-back this summer with Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe all likely to leave the club this summer.

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Badiashile is a left-footed centre-back, which appeals to Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.

Despite interest in Benoit Badiashile, Manchester United are yet to take any concrete action to sign the 21 year old centre-back this summer.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have joined the race for Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio, according to Spanish media outlet Sport.

The Red Devils have enquired about signing the Real Madrid attacker who has just one year left on his contract.

The 26 year old Spain international wants to leave Real Madrid this summer for a club where he will have an important role.

Asensio was in and out of the team last season, starting only 19 times in the league. He was involved in 14 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions.

AC Milan, Liverpool and Chelsea are also reportedly interested in signing Asensio this summer.

Due to Asensio having just one year left on his contract, Real Madrid reportedly want just €40million for the transfer of the Spain international.

Asensio is said to want his next club to ‘meet his wage demands of between €7-8m per season post-tax’ and ‘guarantee’ that he will be a starter.