According to Sky Sport‘s Guillem Balague, Bilbao’s French defender Aymeric Laporte is ready to receive a bid from Manchester United. The Spanish football expert told Revista:
“Athletic Bilbao don’t know anything about United coming in, but Laporte does, and would be happy to go if they come with that money. It will be a tense week in Bilbao.”
He added that Laporte’s release clause of £31 million would have to be met for any transfer to occur, but Manchester United could be willing to do so.
GFFN can confirm contacts between Manchester United and the player’s agents in recent months.