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United eyeing value for money buys in the transfer window

Manchester United will head into the summer eager to build on the squad improvements they have made over the past couple of transfer windows.

While there are still some areas that need to be addressed, the Red Devils look to be in much better shape than they were this time last year.

Adding another three quality players could turn United into title challengers and would force the bookmakers listed at to cut their odds to win the Premier League next term.

United’s interest in players often sends the asking price soaring, but recent social and economic uncertainties means that selling clubs may have to reassess their financial expectations.

With that in mind, read on as we look at three players who could represent great value for money for United this summer.

Saul Niguez – Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are currently outside the Champions League qualification places and that could have a huge impact on their financial situation.

The club has not been averse to selling their star players in the past, and Saul Niguez could be the man they choose to sacrifice.

The midfielder has a £130 million release clause in his contract, but Atletico will undoubtedly struggle to find a buyer at that price.

United are believed to be willing to pay around £75m for Niguez and that could be enough to tempt the La Liga club into doing business.

Federico Chiesa – Fiorentina

United have been strongly linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, but a fee in excess of £100m could be a huge sticking point.

Italian media outlets have claimed that Federico Chiesa is on United’s radar, with the Fiorentina star currently valued at around £60m.

Juventus, Inter Milan and Chelsea are also interested in the 22-year-old, although they may struggle to match the salary terms United could offer.

Chiesa has bagged six goals and created three more in 23 league appearances this term and seems to be a viable alternative to Sancho in the current market.

Ben White – Brighton & Hove Albion

The Red Devils are in the market for a new centre-back this summer and Leeds United loanee Ben White could fit the bill.

The 22-year-old has been a standout performer in the Championship this term and looks ready to make the step up to the Premier League.

Liverpool and Manchester City have also been linked with White, highlighting just how impressive he has been this term.

However, the opportunity to form a defensive partnership with Harry Maguire could be a tempting proposition for White and it would be no surprise to see him end up at Old Trafford.

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By RedManc

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