Manchester United target RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate

Red Devils face competition from Liverpool and Chelsea for the 21-year-old defender

Miguel Delaney
Chief Football Writer
Monday 08 February 2021 11:17 GMT
Ibrahima Konate, 21, of RB Leipzig and France
Ibrahima Konate, 21, of RB Leipzig and France

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now looking at RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konate as Manchester United's main centre-half target in the summer, as he seeks to take the team to the next level and challenge for the title.

The Norwegian has come to see that position as a priority, and Konate's team-mate Dayot Upamecano has previously been viewed as the best fit.

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With Bayern Munich leading the chase there and Konate putting in equally good performances to his centre-half partner, though, the latter is an increasingly attractive option.

Konate is a 21-year-old with 11 caps for France, who is just the latest example of Leipzig's exceptional recruitment.

United could have a lot of competition from within England, though, as Konate is already generating the same level of interest as Upamecano did.

Both Liverpool and Chelsea are seriously looking at the centre-half, too.

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