Manchester United Have Everything Agreed With Wissam Ben Yedder
Manchester United are ready to make their third signing of the summer in the form of Wissam ben Yedder, but only if Romelu Lukaku leaves the club first.
Much of the attention on Manchester United this summer has been on who they're going to buy but in Romelu Lukaku they have a decision to make on whether they want to sell the Belgian or not.
Should they decide to, and someone come up with the right offer, then they've already lined up his replacement. According to Spanish outlet La Colina de Nervion, via Sport Witness, United and Sevilla forward Wissam ben Yedder have 'everything agreed' over a transfer.
The paper says that the Frenchman is ready to move should Lukaku leave, however he could still make the move from Spain even if the Belgian doesn't leave.
The speculation comes amidst rumours that former Everton forward Lukaku wants to move to Italy and join Inter.
In recent weeks the 26 year old has added a lot of fuel to the fire by saying he'd like to play in Italy, praising new Inter boss Antonio Conte, who tried to re-sign him for Chelsea, and saying that his mind 'was made up,' about whether he would stay or leave.
However according to reports so far the Serie A side have been unable, or unwilling, to match the Premier League club's asking price, as they try to sell Mauro Icardi to finance the deal.
In an interview earlier this month Ben Yedder, who knocked United out of the Champions League in the 2017/18 season, revealed he wants to play at the 'top level,' saying, "I dream of playing at the highest level, in the biggest clubs in the world and being next to world class players.
"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."
Ben Yedder's release clause is just £35.9 million which would be relatively cheap for a player who scored 18 goals in La Liga last season as Sevilla finished sixth.
United have already signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turns towards youth, whilst the signing of Ben Yedder wouldn't fit into that the 28-year-old's style of play might fit in better with the system than Lukaku's.
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