Man Utd £65m deal could be hijacked by Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur as transfer alternative emerges

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Manchester United will face competition for one of their summer transfer targets, but they could have a backup option in mind.

Euro 2024 has already seen some massive shocks and enthralling encounters - Manchester United’s recruitment team have undoubtedly been taking notes.

United are said to be eyeing up a defender who put in an excellent performance for England against Serbia on Sunday evening, but will face major competition in the transfer race to bring him on board. Despite this, United are prepared - they’re said to have a backup option in mind who currently plays for RB Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.

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Manchester United will face major competition for Marc Guehi

Manchester United are believed to be among the teams interested in snapping up Crystal Palace and England ace Marc Guehi in the summer transfer window. It may not be quite so simple for the Red Devils though, as they could face major competition from the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Daily Mail.

Both Spurs and Liverpool will provide enticing options for the 23-year-old - a move to Liverpool will ensure he plays Champions League football next season, while a transfer to Spurs offers the practical boost of not having to relocate very far. As things stand, a favourite to land his signature is yet to emerge.

United eyeing up RB Salzburg’s Oumar Solet

If United fail to get their hands on Guehi, it isn’t a complete disaster for them. They have a perfectly capable alternative option in their sights - none other than RB Salzburg defender Oumar Solet, according to a report from French outlet RMC Sport.

A towering and imposing defender while also possessing plenty of technical ability, Solet is the archetypal modern centre-back. He led a consummate campaign for Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga, scoring one goal and providing one assist over the course of 21 league games - at just 24, his best years are still well ahead of him.