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Man Utd planning £60m deal for Marc Guehi, player would welcome transfer

Manchester United are planning a move for Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi, according to Spanish outlet Todo Fichajes.

The Red Devils have had a slow start to the current campaign and they have been hampered by multiple injury concerns.

Most of those have been in the defensive department.

United are currently without Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Lisandro Martinez, who are assured starters in their backline.

It is now reported that the club are interested in signing Guehi from Palace and are prepared to meet the £60 million asking price.

The centre-back would also welcome the opportunity to move to Old Trafford.

Man Utd may not invest on new centre-back until next summer

United were keen on signing a top-class centre-back last summer and that was highly dependent on Harry Maguire heading for the exit door.

Contact was made with Bayern Munich over Benjamin Pavard, but a move did not materialise after Maguire turned down a potential transfer.

As a result, the club ended up signing Jonny Evans on a free transfer. The 35-year-old has been more than decent, but United need to think about the future.

Guehi would be a quality acquisition. This season, he has completed 91 per cent of his passes with an impressive 4.9 clearances and 4.9 ball recoveries.

The 23-year-old Englishman has also won 65 per cent of his ground and aerial duels. His Premier League experience would easily help him adapt to the playing style.

In our view, United are unlikely to spend big in January due to their tight financial situation. A purchase of a new central defender could be delayed until the summer.

Stats from Sofascore.com