Man Utd make first approach to sign Everton midfielder Amadou Onana

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Manchester United open talks with Everton to sign Amadou Onana

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Amadou Onana of Everton

Manchester United are looking to sign Amadou Onana from Everton (Getty)

Manchester United are in talks to sign Everton midfielder Amadou Onana, according to reports.

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United are in the market for a new central midfielder after Fred completed his €15 million (£12.9m) move to Fenerbahce over the weekend.

Erik ten Hag had identified Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat as a potential incoming before the summer transfer window closes.

But according to The Guardian, United have now opened talks with Everton over a potential deal for Onana.

The report claims that Everton are ‘reluctant’ to sell Onana and are keen to keep the midfielder for another season.

Amadou Onana of Everton

Everton would hold out for at least £50m for Amadou Onana (Getty)

However, a bid of £50m could be enough to convince Everton, who signed the 21-year-old in a £33m deal from Lille last year.

It’s also claimed that Ten Hag wants United to sign a ‘commanding midfielder’ in order to improve his side’s physicality.

Onana delivered several impressive performances in his first season at Everton last term.

The Belgium international also started in Everton’s Premier League season opener on Saturday as Sean Dyche’s lost 1-0 at home to Fulham.

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