Date: 4th April 2022 at 8:55pm
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Manchester United’s season went from bad to worse on Saturday, as a draw with Leicester City, coupled with results elsewhere, meant that the Red Devils ended the weekend in seventh place. 

Ralf Rangnick’s side have struggled for form of late, winning just one of their last six games in all competitions, and they now face an uphill battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

As well as their inconsistency on the pitch, United have also been plagued by rumours of unhappiness with the squad, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford both notable examples of players reported to be disgruntled.

Now, however, it appears there could be good news for the club, with one of their top transfer targets ‘open to a move to the Premier League’.

Akanji could be plying his trade in England next season

As per Sport1, Borussia Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji is keen on a move away from the Bundesliga club, and is willing to negotiate with English sides.

The defender, who joined the German side from Basel in 2018, has made more than 150 appearances for the club.

Despite featuring regularly since his arrival, he is reportedly keen to move on from Dortmund, and United are one of a number of clubs who have been heavily linked with the player in recent months.

The player has reportedly decided that he is ready to ‘take the next step’ in his career, something that he feels would require leaving his current employers.

United are keen on adding a defender to their ranks, with their current crop of defenders already failing to impress.

The Swiss international’s current contract is due to expire next summer, and Dortmund could choose to sell him this summer to avoid losing him for free in 12 months.

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