Manchester United optimistic of signing Michael Olise, Jarrad Branthwaite

Manchester United are confident that they can land Michael Olise and Jarrad Branthwaite at Old Trafford ahead of next season.

According to a report from talkSPORT, Manchester United are preparing for their first summer transfer window under the leadership of new part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe. They are looking to make major signings in the summer and have their eyes set on Michael Olise and Jarrad Branthwaite. The Premier League duo will cost around £100 million.

The Red Devils have been working hard to make the duo their initial signings in the new era. People at the club feel they could be sensational acquisitions in the short as well as the long run. Manchester United are confident about striking a deal with Crystal Palace and Everton for Olise and Branthwaite’s services.

Manchester United’s search for a top centre-back

The English defender has been a standout performer for the Toffees in the recently-concluded season. While the 21-year-old is an integral part of Everton’s first-team setup and still has over three years left on his deal, they might be forced to sanction his sale because of their financial struggles.

Signing a central defender is one of the priorities for the Manchester-based club in the summer. With Raphael Varane leaving the club and Jonny Evans also likely to be on his way out, they need to reinforce the heart of their defence. Branthwaite is their top target following his impressive rise.

Manchester United are looking to make the most of the Merseyside club’s need to raise funds to avoid a breach of Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules. The young centre-back could be available for just £40 million.

Manchester United’s pursuit of Michael Olise

Crystal Palace will only part ways with Michael Olise for a fee of at least £60 million. The French youth international has had an impressive rise since joining the Eagles in 2021. The 22-year-old right-winger has established himself as one of the best young forwards in the Premier League.

While he has missed quite a few games in the 2023/24 season, Olise still ended the season with 10 goals and six assists in just 19 Premier League outings. His performances have put him on the wishlist of quite a few clubs.

Manchester United have been working hard to secure his signature, and they are quite confident about striking a deal for his services along with that of Branthwaite’s. The Red Devils are quite optimistic about their pursuit of the £100 million-rated Premier League duo and if everything goes according to plan, the duo will most likely be seen playing for the Red Devils next season.

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