Manchester United Set To Submit Official £30m Bid For Sean Longstaff

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Manchester United are set to make a fresh offer for Sean Longstaff.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified Longstaff as a potential target to strengthen his midfield department, as the youngster suits his new agenda of recruiting domestic and developing talents.

After weeks of speculation, the Mirror indicates that the Red Devils are finally prepared to make an official move by submitting a £30 million bid for the 21-year-old starlet.

However, that offer may not be enough, as Newcastle United have set a far bigger valuation on their prized asset.

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The Magpies have placed a £50m price tag on Longstaff, and they believe Manchester United will eventually pay that amount, as they did to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

However, the Mancunians feel that amount is too much for a player who has only made 13 senior appearances for the St James’ Park outfit so far.

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United chief executive Ed Woodward has stayed back in Manchester instead of attending the pre-season tour, so as to conduct transfer business and bring in at least two more signings this summer.

Leicester City’s star centre-back Harry Maguire is expected to be the first of those arrivals, and Longstaff could very well follow suit, provided the two clubs reach an agreement on his transfer fee.

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