West Ham willing to sell Manchester United target Issa Diop for £60m

West Ham want a player from United as part of a potential deal

Issa Diop
Image: Issa Diop has attracted interest from Manchester United, PSG and Barcelona

West Ham will sell Issa Diop, who is being monitored by Manchester United, for £60m a source close to the player has told Sky Sports News.

United are interested in signing the centre-back and a £45m plus a player bid has been discussed.

The Hammers want a United player as part of a potential deal, but the Old Trafford club are not willing to give their Premier League rivals the player they have targeted.

Sources close to Diop say PSG and Barcelona have been watching him, while he has been told to be ready for a call-up to the France squad.

West Ham are adamant Diop is not for sale and it is believed they would not even listen to offers of less than £60m for a player who has four years left on his contract and who may be rewarded with an improved deal.

Diop is happy at West Ham, but would like to play in the Champions League in the future, Sky Sports News understands.

Issa Diop of West Ham United celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham FC at the London Stadium on February 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom
Image: The centre-back has four years remaining on his contract at West Ham

He featured 38 times last season after joining from Toulouse for £22m and helped West Ham secure a 10th-place finish.

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United's top priority is signing a centre-back this summer and they have been told by Napoli that Kalidou Koulibaly would cost about £100m while Leicester value Harry Maguire at £80m.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has already signed goalkeepers Roberto and David Martin this summer, while midfielder Pablo Fornals joined from Villarreal for £24m last week.

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