According to Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils have suffered a setback in their pursuit of AC Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli. It is believed that Jose Mourinho had identified Romagnoli as a top transfer target only to see his opening bid fall on deal ears.
United had made a bid of €45 million plus €5 million in add-ons for the 23-year-old central defender. Milan are ready to do business for the Italian but are demanding a higher price for their valuable asset. The Rossoneri are expected to lose their top players this summer after being sanctioned by UEFA for FFP regulations.
Numerous reports had linked United with AC Milan’s Leonardo Bonucci in the last few days. It may well have been a smokescreen from the Premier League giants to make their move for Bonucci’s defensive partner instead which has however been rebuffed by the Italian giants.