Liverpool ‘set their sights’ on dealing a blow to Manchester United’s summer transfer plans

The rivals are both considering a move for an award-winning Serie A defender.

Manchester United could miss out on one of their main transfer targets, according to reports in Italy.

New Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag is reportedly keen to bolster his defensive options with the likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones set to leave this summer.

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Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Evan Ndicka and Borussia Dortmund star Manuel Akanji have both been linked with a move to Old Trafford during the closed season.

But ten Hag has reportedly turned his attention to Italy and is targeting one of Serie A’s most consistent players in a bid to improve an inconsistent United backline.

Turin centre-back Gleison Bremer has produced a series of impressive displays throughout the season and has caught the eye of a number of clubs across Europe.

Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Manchester City have all been linked with the 25-year-old, who was named Serie A’s ‘Best Defender’ earlier this week.

However, Italian outlet Torino Granata have suggested that Liverpool have “set their sights” on the powerful centre-back and are preparing a bid of up to £25million in order to win the race for his services.

Premier League newcomers consider leaving Red Devils midfielder

Fulham are reportedly targeting Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic as they prepare to return to the Premier League.

The Cottagers earned promotion as Championship winners earlier this month after a 7-0 hammering away from Luton Town tucked them away from second-placed Bournemouth.

According to The Sun, manager Marco Silva is keen to add some top-flight experience to his midfield and is ready to offer Matic an opportunity to stay in the Premier League.

The 33-year-old Serbia international is out of contract at the end of the season and has already confirmed he will be ending his second stint as a United player.

Communicating via his social media earlier this month, Matic said: “After careful consideration, I have decided that this season will be my last with Manchester United.

“I have informed the board, manager and players of my decision. It has been a huge honor and privilege to play for this great club. Many thanks to the fans for their unwavering support.

“I will now give everything until the end of the season to help my teammates finish as strong as possible.”

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