German side RB Leipzig have held talks with Anthony Elanga over a summer move.

The MEN report Manchester United are willing to sell Anthony Elanga this summer and could accept as little as £10 million.

This price could shoot up if there is a bidding war, and it seems there is interest building in the Sweden international already.

Elanga, 21, had a disappointing season where he struggled for game time and did not get on the scoresheet.

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RB Leipzig want Anthony Elanga

Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg reports via Twitter that Bundesliga club RB Leipzig have held talks with Anthony Elanga.

He said: “Talks with RB Leipzig took place but it’s not advanced. Many other clubs have inquired about him.”

This should not be at all surprising, especially bearing in mind the Ralf Rangnick connection.

Rangnick was the former manager and sporting director at RB Leipzig, and he was a huge fan of Anthony Elanga.

Elanga established himself as a regular at Manchester United during Rangnick’s stint as interim manager in 2021/22.

Rangnick was impressed with Elanga’s attitude and work rate, selecting him ahead of Marcus Rashford.

His fingerprints are all over RB Leipzig’s interest. It is safe to assume he has recommended Anthony Elanga to RB Leipzig, and possibly even vice versa.

Elanga also fits the RB Leipzig model, of a young international player with potential, available on the cheap. They have succeeded here previously with moves for Christian Nkunku and Dayot Upamecano, later sold for big profit.

It would be a good move for Elanga is he can get it, but there will clearly be competing interest.

It’s still possible Manchester United look to loan Elanga, but there is a need to raise funds this summer.

Erik ten Hag has made clear he doesn’t share Rangnick’s appreciation for Elanga, not selecting him as a starter in the Premier League in 2023 at all, with his last start in any competition coming in January, and last Premier League minutes in March.

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