Man Utd battle Liverpool for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate

Man Utd battle Liverpool for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate

Manchester United have joined Liverpool's interest in RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.

Konate has been a long time target for Jurgen Klopp, with the Reds hoping to land the France Under 21 defender in the next transfer window for around £33million.

But Eurosport claims they may have to fight off Manchester United for his services with their bitter rivals now having the highly rated centre-back 'on their radar'.

Although United have previously shown interest in Konate, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may now take his interest further as he considers freshening up his back four.

The report claims that while many inside Old Trafford consider Bailly to be part of United's strongest defensive pairing along with Harry Maguire, Solskjaer has tended to prefer Victor Lindelof alongside the England international.

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