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Red Devils see Moussa Diaby but Bayer Leverkusen stands firm

Sun 08 November 2020 | 18:49

Manchester United tried to use the French winger in the summer but were pushed back by the Bundesliga side

The Red Devils

contacted

Bayer Leverkusen

in the summer with the hope of signing

Diaby

but

Leverkusen

didn't want to sell and he refused

Manchester United

's attempts to strike a deal for

Moussa Diaby

.

Jadon Sancho was

United

's leading transfer target, but Borussia Dortmund refused to sell the England international.

That made

United

to consider alternatives,

Diaby

was among the players who they thought of, and they were willing to offer €50m for him.

He scored five goals and provided five assists in the Bundesliga last term, and United sees him as a player who could improve their attack.

But

Leverkusen

told

the Red Devils

that they will not sell

Diaby

, particularly after the sale of Kai Havertz to Chelsea and

Leverkusen

was not under pressure to sell him.

The club eventually agreed to sign Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo from Penarol and Atalanta respectively.

It is unclear whether

United

will return for

Diaby

in January or next summer, but much will depend on the outcome of their Sancho pursuit.

Solskjaer's side recorded a vital 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday to ease the pressure on their under-fire manager.


source: SportMob