Three-time European champions Manchester United have reportedly turned their attention to the signing of West Ham United defender Issa Diop.
According to the publication from trusted French news outlet L’Equipe, Manchester United want to offer £45m for French defender Issa Diop.
Manchester United have been turned down by several clubs in their quest to sign a new centre back this summer.
The Red Devils have tried to sign the likes of Ajax Amsterdam skipper Matthijs De Ligt, Leicester City defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.
The need to sign a new central defender stemmed from the poor defensive showings from last season.
Manchester United conceded over half a century goals within the period of just 38 games.
In addition, the Red Devils had seven clean sheets only which was one of the worst records from the Premier League last season.
Manchester United were told that a world-record bid would be required for both Kalidou Koulibaly and Harry Maguire by their respective teams.
£107m is the price tag on Kalidou Koulibaly, while Leicester City have slapped a £90m asking price on Harry Maguire.
The world-record for a defender is currently held by Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk for the £75m paid for him by the Reds when they secured his signature from Southampton last year.