Man United join rivals Leeds United in race to land Toulouse starlet

Manchester United have reportedly joined bitter rivals Leeds United in the race to sign Toulouse starlet Kouadio Konè.

Konè, 19, joined Toulouse’s youth academy back in 2016 after making the switch from AC Boulogne-Billancourt on a free transfer, as per Transfermarkt.

The versatile youngster who mostly plays as as a central midfielder but can also fill in, in more advanced and more defensive midfield positions has recently emerged as a target for Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites.

Despite being just 19-years-old, Konè has been a regular starter in Ligue 2 for quite some time and already has 34 senior first-team appearances to his name.

The youngster’s impressive form and Toulouse’s asking price of around £13m has seen Konè become heavily linked with a move to either Leeds United or AC Milan.

However, it has recently been claimed by Foot Mercato (Sports Witness) that both United and Borussia Monchengladbach have also joined the race to land the highly-rated teenager.

The outlet claims AC Milan are the favourites to snap Konè up, however, they also go on to speculate that United may be tempted to match other approaches after their recent impressive summer of youth recruitment.

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