Man Utd lining up £140m bid for England duo

Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney
Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney. Photo by Shutterstock.

Manchester United are reportedly gearing up for a £140 million swoop to secure two England stars.

This strategy comes as part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s focus on bolstering the squad with domestic talent. Ratcliffe is close to finalizing a deal to buy a 25% stake in Manchester United, worth an estimated £1.3 billion, and will oversee the club’s football operations, including player acquisitions.

The Daily Mail reports that United’s targets include Brentford striker Ivan Toney and Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi.

Toney, who is currently on a betting-related ban, is valued at £80 million and has caught the eye of other Premier League giants like Chelsea and Arsenal.

Expected back in January, his performance will be pivotal in confirming his status as a top transfer pick, especially after his impressive 20-goal haul last season.

On the other hand, 23-year-old Guehi has emerged as a formidable defender since joining Crystal Palace in 2021 from Chelsea. His development during loan spells at Swansea has earned him recognition, along with nine caps for the England national team.

With Crystal Palace set to demand around £60 million, and interest from Tottenham Hotspur, securing Guehi could be a significant coup for United.