Manchester United are readying a summer swoop for Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Daily Express.
They report that United are ready to spend big on the English teenager, who is struggling to force his way into Claudio Ranieri’s Cottagers starting lineup at present.
The Reds got to see Sessegnon up close when he was introduced as a substitute in the final stages of Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage and are reportedly buoyed by the fact that his contract talks are not progressing smoothly.
The Daily Express also report that Tottenham were interested in Sessegnon last summer, tabling a £25m bid for the winger shortly after the Whites were promoted to the top flight – only to see it rebuffed.
But that was back when Slavisa Jokanovic was in charge, life was good for Sessegnon at Fulham as an integral part of an exciting, attacking team, all set for a season back in the big-time.
Now, Ranieri has failed to make Fulham harder to beat but has stifled their creativity and sidelined Sessegnon – making his doubts about signing a new long-term deal with a team who look set to return to the Championship understandable.
Tottenham could offer him more regular gametime than United – who are well-stocked out on the left with Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial already in place – and have developed English talents such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane in recent years.