Man Utd told David Brooks price but face Leicester problem in transfer chase

Manchester United have been informed what price David Brooks would cost.

However, Leicester are leading the chase for the Bournemouth star.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on bolstering his midfield this summer and had Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish in mind.

However, both Borussia Dortmund and Aston Villa are playing hardball and have demanded £110m and £80m respectively.

It has led United to eye other targets, with Brooks on their radar and the Wales international has long been linked with a switch to Old Trafford.

But Bournemouth are not prepared to see their squad decimated much more, with Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser already gone and Josh King on the way out.

As a result, they have slapped a £50m price-tag on Brooks in an attempt to ward interest away, report The Sun.

That would be £10m more than the price United paid for Donny van de Beek from Ajax, who had attracted attention from Tottenham, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

If that sum was not bad enough, the Red Devils are also facing some mighty competition from Leicester.

The Sun further report that the Foxes are leading the chase for the former Sheffield United star.

Missing out on Brooks would be a blow to Solskjaer, who is keen on building a squad of the right characters going into the new season.

“We've come quite the distance since February,” Solskjaer said.

“But you saw how tired you were towards the end. We need the break.

“It's going to be a strange summer. The market is open for so long. We've got to be good, smart and clever.

“We're looking at it. I can't say when and if they're going to be done. It's a quick turnaround. We have to be 100 per cent sure when we make those deals.

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“We definitely need to improve if we want to move up the table and on in the cups. We are working to improve what we have. We're always looking to improve the squad.

“It's not about marquee signings, it's about quality. You need the right personality to make us better.

"We might look at it today and see where we need to improve. Maybe today showed that they have to learn and get the consistency.”

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