Manchester United transfer target Jeremie Frimpong is keen to make a move to the club, claims Fabrizio Romano.

The right-back is being viewed as a potential alternative to Diogo Dalot, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka playing just four minutes in the opening part of the season.

German journalist Florian Plettenberg claimed last month United have been scouting Frimpong, who Bayer Leverkusen signed from Celtic in 2020.

Still only 21, Frimpong is part of the Dutch squad currently at the World Cup in Qatar.

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Frimpong ‘would be really keen’

Romano told his YouTube channel that Bayer Leverkusen are going to struggle to keep hold of the defender.

He said: “The price tag of Frimpong is around £25 million. Bayer Leverkusen wanted to keep the player, not an easy one.

“What we can say is that Frimpong would be really keen, Frimpong would love Premier League football in general, and Manchester United in this case.”

He went on to clarify there are ‘no direct negotiations’ between clubs yet, with Manchester United still exploring strategies ahead of the transfer window.

United’s current training camp in Spain could have some bearing on manager Erik ten Hag’s decision.

He has three fit right-backs on camp, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams, and Marc Jurado.

One of them could yet win Ten Hag over on this trip, and over the next month, that he decides he has a competitor for Dalot he can trust.

United do also have the option of recalling Ethan Laird from QPR, who have just lost their manager Mick Beale to Rangers.

Spanish outlet Defensa Central claim Real Madrid have joined the hunt for Jeremie Frimpong, which could force United’s hand to step up pursuit.

While he would obviously be attracted by Real, his reported desire to play in the Premier League will weigh heavily in United’s favour.

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