Manchester United ready to move on Newcastle United midfielder

A Manchester United bid for Sean Longstaff is imminent, according to a report.

Sean Longstaff.
Sean Longstaff.

The Newcastle United midfielder – who broke into Rafa Benitez’s first team last season – is among the club’s summer transfer targets.

Man United’s squad leaves for a tour of Australasia on Monday, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the 21-year-old to feature in one or more of the team’s friendlies, according to the Manchester Evening News.

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Longstaff, under contract at St James’s Park until 2022, is focused on getting fit for managerless Newcastle’s warm-up fixtures, having suffered a season-ending knee ligament injury in March. Speaking last month, Longstaff said: “I’m massively flattered to have my name even mentioned in those conversations, but I’m 100% focused on Newcastle and trying to get fit and get back in the team.”

Meanwhile, United forward Ayoze Perez is set to join Leicester City in a £30million deal.