Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is facing race against time for him to secure the transfer of Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff.

This is according to the publication from the Daily Star which revealed that Manchester United want to sign Sean Longstaff this summer.

Sean Longstaff has emerged as a top midfield transfer for the Red Devils after his breakthrough for Newcastle United last season.

It was revealed that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told chief executive Ed Woodward to sign Sean Longstaff before the Red Devils jet out to Australia and Asia for their preseason tour.

Manchester United will travel to Perth, Australia on July 8 and Solskjaer wants Sean Longstaff in his squad before then.

The former Premier League champions have already bagged two players this summer after the transfers for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.

Welsh international James signed for Manchester United last month from English Championship club Swansea City.

On his part, Aaron Wan-Bissaka signed for Manchester United at the end of last month from South London club Crystal Palace in a deal reported to be around £50m.

Manchester United want to offer £15m for Sean Longstaff but Newcastle United are holding out for £20m plus add-ons.


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