Man Utd “on transfer alert” as Bournemouth plans to sell Callum Wilson and David Brooks


Manchester United have been put on alert because Bournemouth plans to sell Callum Wilson, Josh King and David Brooks this summer.

United has already been associated with moves to attack midfielder Brooks and forwards Wilson and King.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad could face competition from Tottenham if they decide to rush for one or the other of the three cherries.

And Bournemouth is gearing up for a bidding war, as the three could all be sold this summer to raise money for boss Eddie Howe to spend on new players, according to The Sun.

Welsh international Brooks has been on United’s radar for some time, having scored seven goals and added five assists in his breakout of the 2018/19 season.

David Brooks would have to prove his physical condition to ensure a summer move as he has not yet played this season due to an ankle injury

The 22-year-old matches United’s preferred transfer profile of a young local talent that can be developed by Solskjaer – however, he has missed all season so far with a serious ankle injury.

But if he can get back in shape, United will surely rekindle their interest – as will the Spurs.

Strikers Wilson and King are both six years older than Brooks, but were both linked to United’s interest in the January transfer window.

United reportedly made an offer to Bournemouth for Josh King on the last day of the January transfer window

United executive vice president Ed Woodward reportedly contacted Bournemouth on transfer day and gave the Cherries 15 minutes to accept an offer, The Trafford King former trainee .

The Red Devils needed a striker as Marcus Rashford was sidelined after suffering a back injury during his FA Cup win against the Wolves.

United would also have watched Wilson as he sought to bring in additional firepower, after fighting for goals in the first half of the season.

Callum Wilson scored for Bournemouth against Liverpool in March

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However, they ended up recruiting Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo on loan for the rest of the season at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

It remains to be seen whether the Ighalo loan will be made permanent, but King and Wilson will have options if United decides they need to add to their attack options.


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