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United ‘Hold Talks’ With Agent Of £63M Rated Brazilian Star But They Now Face Battle With Arsenal

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BACK David Tully Jun 21st 2024 Manchester United have been in touch with the representatives of Wolves forward Matheus Cunha, according to CaughtOffside.com. The website claims that the Red Devils did “hold talks” with the Brazilian international’s agents to discover whether a transfer was feasible. However, it appears there are a couple of problems that could stop a move from going ahead this summer. Caught Offside report that Wolves could demand up to €75m (£63m) for Cunha which is a lot more than United are willing to pay. Secondly, it is believed that Erik ten Hag’s side will have to fend off competition from Arsenal for the 25-year-old’s signature. Limited transfer funds make a bid for Cunha unlikely When United’s interest was first reported earlier this month, the striker spoke out to say that it was a “great honour” to be linked with such an illustrious club. It does suggest that Cunha would be open to a transfer but there may not be money in place to make the deal happen. Multiple newspapers claim that the Red Devils can only spend £50m this summer before player sales. That means Wolves would have to significantly reduce their asking price for a move to become a realistic possibility. Cunha has shown since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in January 2023 that he is a very talented player but his return of 14 goals in 36 appearances last campaign isn’t worthy of his reported price tag. United have prioritised a move for another striker Reports on Thursday indicated that the Red Devils are pressing ahead with an offer for Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee. With the Dutchman having a release clause worth just £34m, he would effectively cost half as much as Cunha. Ironically, Arsenal are also interested in Zirkzee, but it does look like United’s main competition for the 23-year-old will be AC Milan. Watch Football and Sport programmes on Shots! here David Tully David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World’s Football News Network.

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