Man United 'shortlist £100m Bayer Leverkusen defensive duo' as the Red Devils prepare to revamp their backline this summer

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By Michael Pavitt For Mailonline

Published: 03:59 EST, 13 February 2024 | Updated: 04:19 EST, 13 February 2024

Manchester United person reportedly targeted Bayer Leverkusen stars Jeremie Frimpong and Edmond Tapsoba arsenic nan Premier League giants activity to reenforce their defence this summer.

The duo person played a cardinal portion successful Leverkusen's stunning Bundesliga season, pinch Xabi Alonso's broadside now 5 points clear astatine nan apical of nan table.

Leverkusen had extended their lead by earning a dominant 3-0 triumph complete reigning champions Bayern Munich connected Saturday, pinch Frimpong scoring nan 3rd successful stoppage time.

The convention leaders person conceded conscionable 14 goals successful 21 matches this season.

Frimpong and Tapsoba person been cardinal to Leverkusen's superb protect record, pinch nan Manchester Evening News reporting that Man United person been keeping tabs connected their progress.

Manchester United are reportedly tracking Bayer Leverkusen correct back Jeremie Frimpong

Edmond Tapsoba has besides been shortlisted arsenic Man United activity an diversion cardinal defender

Right backmost Frimpong has previously been linked pinch a move to Old Trafford, pinch nan Dutch defender reportedly been shortlisted by nan nine past summer.

The 23-year-old had antecedently been successful Man City's academy but did not make a elder quality for nan club.

Frimpong spent 2 seasons astatine Celtic earlier moving onto Leverkusen successful 2021.

The highly rated afloat back, who has made 27 appearances successful each competitions this season, signed a statement hold until 2028 backmost successful October.

Interest successful Frimpong comes pinch Aaron Wan-Bissaka facing an uncertain early astatine Old Trafford aft United triggered nan 12-month hold successful his statement successful December having decided not to connection nan defender a caller semipermanent deal.

The 26-year-old's agents are understood to person held further statement talks pinch United past period but nan result was not positive.

Frimpong scored against Bayern Munich arsenic Leverkusen accrued their lead successful nan Bundesliga 

Man United person reportedly earmarked Burkina Faso star Tapsoba arsenic a young and diversion centre half up of adjacent season.

The 25-year-old, who is besides contracted until 2028, has made 25 appearances for Leverkusen this season.

Tapsoba has agelong been included connected Man United's database of imaginable centre backmost options.

Interest successful Taspoba comes pinch Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans retired of statement this summer, on pinch continuing doubts complete Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof's future.