Manchester United given chance to sign long-term target as first signing of the INEOS era: reports

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag ahead of his side's Premier League game against Nottingham Forest in December 2023.
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Manchester United may get the unexpected opportunity to go back in for a reported long-standing transfer target after a change of heart by his current club, Barcelona.

Jules Kounde has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for years, with claims of their interest dating back as far as 2021, but were frustrated in any efforts they may have made to bring him to the club from Sevilla as the defender eventually moved to Barca in summer 2022.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.