Blow for Premier League duo as Manchester United target Bundesliga defender

Wolves and Leicester City could both miss out on signing Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba, with Manchester United now reportedly keen.

According to The Express, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing up Tapsoba as he looks to bring in a new defender to Old Trafford this summer, with the view of being a better suited partner for Harry Maguire than Victor Lindelof.

It is claimed a £44m deal may be on the cards, with Tapsoba thought to have a release clause (and he’s a player who has been on the Stretty News radar before).

Wolves and Leicester won’t be happy to hear United are interested because our club turns heads. The report states that both clubs have watched the defender over the last 12 months.

For the Foxes, Brendan Rodgers has added to his defence a few times since losing Maguire to United and you won’t find many of their fans thinking they’ve gone backwards in that time. If anything, they have probably improved.

Wolves, meanwhile, are very overreliant on Conor Coady at centre-half.

Tapsoba is big, strong, quick across the ground, and at 22, could have a high ceiling in terms of development.

Whether or not he can be an improvement on Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly remains to be seen, but we desperately need to bolster at the back this summer.

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