United Eye Double Transfer Raid On Premier League Rival Which Could Cost £120M

Manchester United are interested in signing Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi, according to The Guardian.

The club’s interest in Guehi’s teammate, Michael Olise, is already well-documented but it appears that a bid could be made for both players this summer.

Guehi is expected to leave Selhurst Park over the next few months. He has two years left on his contract and he is not likely to sign an extension.

The Guardian claim that the former Chelsea player may cost as much as £60m, which is a figure that United may have issues matching due to restrictions placed on them by the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules.

If they do want both Guehi and Olise, that could set them back around £120m, with the latter reportedly having a £60m release clause.

There will be competition for Guehi

It is believed that both Manchester City and Arsenal are also eyeing a move for the England international. It should be pointed out, though, that neither team is in desperate need for a centre-half.

Guehi would be concerned about the limited starting opportunities he would get at those two clubs. In contrast, United are looking for a regular starter who can replace the departing Raphael Varane. The France international has confirmed he will leave on a free transfer at the end of June.

Are United favourites to sign Olise?

A number of reports have suggested that the Red Devils are leading the race for the Frenchman’s signature, with talks over a transfer expected to take place over the coming weeks.

However, there are plenty of teams pursuing Olise. Arsenal and Chelsea have both scouted the winger too, and United may have a job on their hands persuading the player to make the switch to Old Trafford as they cannot offer European football.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.