Date: 13th August 2020 at 5:49pm
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Manchester United have enquired about the availability of Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, according to reports. 

The Red Devils have been in good form since the restart, securing a top-three finish and progressing to the Europa League semi-finals in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season in charge.

However, the Norwegian boss is eyeing continued improvement as he looks to close the gap to rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.

To do this Ole will need to bolster his squad and, according to an exclusive story by Defensa Central, United have enquired about Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior.

Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho is the primary attacking target for Solskjaer but with the German club unwilling to sell it’s claimed that Vinicius has become a potential option.

United are struggling to sign Jadon Sancho.

The 20-year-old has netted six times in 37 appearances for the La Liga side this term but was only be named as a substitute in the second-leg Champions League defeat to Manchester City last week.

Despite that disappointment, Vinicius’ £590million release clause makes a move to Old Trafford look unlikely at this stage, especially as it’s claimed he does feature in Zinedine Zidane’s long-term plans.

The Brazilian, who has one senior cap for his country, signed for the La Liga giants in 2018 from Flamengo for a fee in the region of £38.7million.

 
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