Man United face transfer frustration as player decides to wait for another club

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag against Brighton.

One of Manchester United’s prime defensive targets has expressed desire to wait for another club REUTERS/Ian Walton

Manchester United are unlikely to land one of their primary defensive targets this summer, as the player’s preferences lie elsewhere, reports indicate.

The summer transfer window went from tough to tougher for the Red Devils this week, after they hit a regulatory snag in one of their transfer pursuits.

Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo, who has been eyed by the Old Trafford outfit for months now, will no longer be able to make the switch to Manchester.

With INEOS owning Nice and having a stake in Manchester United, coupled with the fact that both clubs will feature in the Europa League next season, Todibo’s move between the two clubs goes against UEFA’s new regulations.

This has forced the Premier League giants to turn their attention elsewhere. But now, it looks like they have hit yet another roadblock in a different centre-back pursuit.

Manchester United suffer Leny Yoro blow

As per the latest update provided by Fabrizio Romano (via UtdDistrict), Manchester United remain interested in Lille wonderkid Leny Yoro. However, there is nothing advanced on the player’s side.

In fact, the defender is waiting for an approach from Real Madrid, with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit his preferred destination, Romano adds.

All in all, this story appears to have shades of the transfer sagas involving Eduardo Camavinga and Jude Bellingham—players that reportedly rejected Manchester United’s advances to secure a switch to the Spanish capital.

With Yoro uninterested, Todibo barred and Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite deemed too expensive, will Manchester United succeed in signing any centre-back this summer? Only time will tell.