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Manchester United taps former PSG sporting director to pursue Corentin Tolisso

Manchester United apparently remains interested in Bayern Munich’s surplus midfielder.

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Corentin Tolisso arrives at Säbener Strasse, April 6, 2020.
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The momentum of rumors trending toward the departure of Corentin Tolisso from Munich seems to be building. After Bild’s Christian Falk confirmed Manchester United’s interest in Tolisso, now French outlet writes that the “Mancunian club” has commissioned Antero Henrique, the former sporting director of PSG, to push for Tolisso’s signing.

Henrique was instrumental in bringing Bruno Fernandes to United this past January for a fee of €55 million. But United is not the only team pursuing Tolisso. Le10sport claims that Arsenal, Juventus Turin, and Napoli are also interested.

Tolisso is currently recovering from an ankle injury that he suffered while warming up for the first small-group training session Bayern Munich held after emerging from lockdown. Tolisso had surgery soon after and has begun rehabilitation. The injury will presumably keep Tolisso sidelined for the foreseeable future.

These reports about Manchester United’s interest follow Tolisso’s injury, so United may see the moment as an opportunity to sign the Frenchman at a reduced price. Bayern Munich paid €42 million to sign Tolisso from Olympique Lyon in 2017. He was the club’s and the Bundesliga’s record transfer at the time.

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