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Ralf Rangnick has seen his remaining hopes for a Manchester United signing extinguished by the club’s mega-price, reports suggest.
The German coach is set to maintain a strong influence on United’s transfer business when he switches from dugout to a consulting role this summer. He has a proven track record of getting it right in the market from his former director of football roles.
Tea red devils hierarchy, which has been affected by transfers, would do well to follow his advice. But they have already begun to clash, it seems.
Rangnick is very keen on Christopher Nkunku, 24, who he helped bring to former club RB Leizpig in 2019.
The striker, who left PSG to switch to the German side, has been a revelation on the pitch since then.
In his first Bundesliga season, he recorded an impressive 15 assists plus five goals.
He has already topped these goal contributions in his current league campaign with 13 goals and nine assists in 23 appearances.
Nkunku also scored seven times in the Champions League group stage. So it’s clear to see why Rangnick is a fan.
However, it has been claimed that United are not convinced he is the right player for them. And their opinion may now have been decided.
That is because PICTURE reports that Leizpig insists on holding on to the Frenchman this summer.
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As such, he would take ‘at least € 75 million’ to sign him. That is € 20 million. more than the fee previously announced.
Since Rangnick has already struggled with his proposal, he will now find it almost impossible to push his case for Nkunku with the asking price.
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Meanwhile, United are set to make a major change this summer with a report naming the 11 players the club plans to relieve.
They spent a lot in the summer of 2021, when Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane arrived for significant fees.
Cristiano Ronaldo was another high-profile arrival and, while his transfer fee was not significantcomes his huge salary of £ 480,000 a week with their own bill.
With such a bulging squad, there have been many unhappy campers at Old Trafford this season.
So there is a big killing on short …
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