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Man Utd said to shell out at least £40m for Monaco star Badiashile in transfer bidding war with West Ham and Newcastle


MANCHESTER UNITED will have to offer Monaco at least £40m to reclaim pole position in the race to sign Benoit Badiashile.

United had a £22m bid for the France Under-21 defender turned down in the summer of 2020.

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The Old Trafford club remain interested in Badiashile but now face stiffer competition and Monaco can be sure to generate a bidding war for their latest young star.

West Ham approached the Ligue 1 club over the 6ft 4in center back in January.

Then Newcastle failed to persuade Monaco to sell with a £33million offer for the 20-year-old.

United want to bolster their defensive options as part of a summer squad overhaul.

Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones all have uncertain futures at Old Trafford.

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick, who is expected to take on a consultancy role at the end of the season, shares United’s longstanding admiration for Badiashile.

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The left centre-back has only played 45 minutes of football since early November due to a hamstring problem.

But Monaco believe their stock will be high by the time the summer arrives.

And that means United and the other suitors will have to dig deep if they want to sign him.

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