NEWS
Tuesday June 25 2019
Manchester United want Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder

Manchester United believe they can land Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder this summer and will trigger his €40m release clause, say reports.

The 28-year-old has recently told reporters that he will consider a transfer this summer while Diario AS cited a report from Soccerlink.fr that there has already been contact from Paris Saint-Germain.

ABC de Sevilla now cites a report in France Football outlining United’s intention of landing the striker, who would theoretically replace Romelu Lukaku - who is in talks to join Italian club Inter.

The report adds that Ben Yedder “is very much to the liking of the current Manchester United coach Ole Solskjaer” and he would represent a value replacement for the Belgian.

“I dream of playing at the highest level, in the biggest clubs in the world and being next to world class players,” Ben Yedder explained earlier this month, in quotes cited by ABC de Sevilla.

“I want to see how far I can go and it is the right time (to leave), as they say.

“I cannot be disrespectful to the club, whatever the final decision, I'll be fine, I'm not worried about my future.

“I will take stock after the international fixtures, but it will also be Sevilla who decide.”

The striker joined Los Rojiblancos from Toulouse in 2016 in a €9m deal and has scored 70 goals across all competitions in the time since.

Ben Yedder netted twice in Sevilla’s famous Champions League Round of 16 victory against Manchester United a season ago – to qualify the club for their first quarter-final of the competition in six decades.

Football Italia website