Manchester United have reportedly set Celtic’s Kieran Tierney on their transfer wish list as the Red Devils consider reinforcing their defence at the end of the 2017-18 season.
Despite Luke Shaw’s development in recent weeks, it is believed that United are in the market for a new full-back, and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon is believed to be very much in the ideas of head coach Jose Mourinho.
However, as reported by the Daily Record, the 20-time English champions have also been carefully observing the displays of Celtic full-back Tierney with the view to a possible move.
Tierney came from the youth system at Celtic, and earlier signed a new six-year deal with the Hoops.
The nine-time Scotland international has netted three times and made seven assists in 36 games for his club during the 2017-18 season.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is ready to shock Premier League by luring Liverpool midfielder Emre Can (€28.9) to Manchester United this summer.
The ex Bayer Leverkusen ace falls out of the deal at the end of the season and has been strongly tipped to join Juventus. Both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also reportedly keen, while there has also been interest in Can from Manchester City.
But, Il Corriere Dello Sport suggests the Red Devils have contacted Can’s agent to consider the chance of a shock free transfer move to Old Trafford in the summer. As incredible as the deal appears, Can is yet to secure a new contract at Anfield and could yet be convinced to create history by making a move.
Moreover, Mourinho’s wish to ‘get one over’ Liverpool and lure the footballer to Old Trafford could yet show a telling factor, and there’s no doubting the transfer would send shockwaves through the footballing world.
It would also apparently make Can something of a hate figure not seen on these banks since Sol Campbell left Tottenham to join Arsenal on a free transfer.