The defenders Manchester United could sign in summer transfer window

first_img 5 5 Manchester United will need to tighten up their defence to improve on their sixth-place finish next season.Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already ruled out a title challenge, but aims to regain a top-four spot. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won And if they are to stand any chance of doing so, United can’t concede 54 goals like they did in the 2018/19 campaign.It was the most of any side in the Premier League’s top six, while Wolves, Everton, Leicester City, and Newcastle United all saw their goal breached less than Man United’s.So who can help them in their quest to improve their defence? Here are the players that have been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer. shining Getty deals REPLY ADVICE Getty Matthijs de Ligt is a product of Ajax’s renowned academy Kalidou Koulibaly could not stop Arsenal from progressing in the Europa League when the two sides met in the quarter-finals Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The Sun claim Maguire played his final game for Leicester in Sunday’s goalless draw with Chelsea.United have been long-term admirers of the England international, who was one of ex-boss Jose Mourinho’s top targets last summer.Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are also believed to be tracking the £60million-rated defender. Maguire signed a new five-year contract last September, which would allow Leicester to command a huge fee for their star man. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice REVEALED gameday cracker 5 tense Getty Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and director of football Edwin van der Sar expect De Ligt to leave the club this summer.The 19-year-old has been a standout performer in the Champions League this season as he helped his side knock out Real Madrid and Juventus. He is also on the verge of captaining Ajax to a first league title since 2014.De Ligt is reportedly being chased by Barcelona, United, Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich. Similarly to Koulibaly, De Ligt could be the leader Solskjaer’s side need at the back.Harry Maguire (Leicester) LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Getty Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Earlier this month, Wan-Bissaka revealed he intends to be a Crystal Palace player next season, but that could change if Manchester United come calling.The Red Devils have been linked with a £50million move for the youngster, who has starred for the Eagles, making 35 appearances in the Premier League. With Antonio Valencia leaving Old Trafford after ten years of service, it leaves Diogo Dalot as the club’s only right-back with first-team experience.At just 21 years old, Wan-Bissaka will only get better with time.Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax) Koulibaly is reportedly United’s number one transfer target.The towering centre-half could transform the club’s defence in a similar way in which Virgil van Dijk has done with Liverpool.It is believed United would have to spend in excess of £100million for the Senegal international, who only signed a new five-year deal with Napoli last August.Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Getty Images – Getty Kalidou Koulibaly has been a rock at the back for Napoli since joining the club in 2014 5 LATEST 5 Aaron Wan-Bissaka has four assists to his name this season Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) Harry Maguire stock has risen in the last 18 months Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more