Man Utd transfer news: United launched a surprise investigation into Tottenham target Matt Doherty | Football | sport

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Manchester United have reportedly launched a surprise investigation for Wolves full-back Matt Doherty. The Republic of Ireland international is set to complete a stint at Tottenham this weekend before joining his new teammates after the international break.

Doherty has had two impressive Premier League campaigns since Wolves sealed a top-flight return in 2018.He has been one of the mainstays of Nuno Espirito Santo and has spent more than ten years at the club since joining Bohemians in 2010 for £ 75,000.

Tottenham have struck a deal worth around £ 15million and he will become the club’s fourth summer signing alongside fellow new boys Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Alfie Devine and Joe Hart.

Doherty was Jose Mourinho’s first target at right-back and is just as comfortable at back, where he thrived for Wolves.

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Doherty was reportedly persuaded to stay at Wolves for another year as they reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

United then signed Wan-Bissaka in a £ 45million deal with Crystal Palace after his remarkable rise to power in south London.

Doherty was on vacation in Sardinia following the 1-0 loss to Sevilla, but has now returned to the UK to secure his transfer to Tottenham.

He is due to undergo a medical examination this weekend before joining Stephen Kenny’s Irish side ahead of the Nations League matches with Bulgaria and Finland.

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Tottenham are expected to miss out on Serge Aurier after the deal is done.

The Ivorian is in talks with AC Milan over a deal despite interest from Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen.

Max Aarons was the board’s preferred choice at right-back ahead of the summer transfer window.

However, Mourinho reportedly raised concerns about the player’s height before Doherty was named as an official target.

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