‘Don’t Want Another Chelsea Reject’ ‘He’s Awful, No Thank You’ United Fans React To Latest Transfer Rumour

Manchester United are one of 3 clubs interested in signing Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah, according to TEAMtalk.

The website claims that the Red Devils could join Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in pursuing the centre-back when the transfer window opens in January.

Chalobah is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury but he has reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements by the Blues. Fans on X are not keen on the player making the switch to Old Trafford:

United may be considering Chalobah as an economical solution

Respected sources have confirmed that Erik ten Hag’s side will make signing a centre-half a top priority in the New Year.

The interest in Chalobah, therefore, does make some sense, as he is likely to be available for around £25m. Nottingham Forest are believed to have had a bid accepted for the same figure back in the summer but the 24-year-old turned down the move to the City Ground.

What are United’s other centre-back targets?

Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo, Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba, Benfica’s Antonio Silva and Sporting Lisbon’s Goncalo Inacio are all known to be on the Manchester club’s shortlist.

However, all four of these options would cost a lot more than Chalobah. Todibo would probably be the cheapest, but his form for Nice this season could increase his price tag, so we shall see who United end up going after.

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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.