Manchester United have set their sights on Real Madrid’s David Alaba, valuing him at £50 million, as a potential player for their team in the upcoming transfer window.

The possible transfer of Alaba to Manchester United could come with a price tag of over £50 million. The Mirror suggests that Juventus is also interested in signing the 31-year-old defender, which adds competition for Erik ten Hag’s team.

Manchester United is in need of a new defender following Lisandro Martinez’s injury, leading them to consider various options. Sport reports that Alaba’s performance at Real Madrid has raised doubts about his future at the club due to a string of mistakes. Manchester United and Juventus have both expressed their interest, however, Real Madrid is firm on their stance of demanding a fee of over £50m for the former Bayern Munich player.

Real Madrid has reportedly shown openness towards allowing Alaba to leave, which could potentially create an opportunity for a transfer to either Manchester United or another club that is interested.

In the event that Arsenal is unsuccessful in securing Ivan Toney from Brentford, they may consider turning their focus towards Dominic Solanke, the striker from Bournemouth, as an alternative option. After a remarkable first season in the Premier League, scoring 20 goals, Toney has caught the attention of Arsenal. However, his involvement in a betting violation has resulted in his current suspension.

According to The Metro, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is interested in acquiring Solanke as an alternative if the Toney transfer does not materialize. Bournemouth would be willing to sell Solanke, but they would require a hefty fee of £50m for the 26-year-old.

In another news, Manchester City is showing interest in Palhinha from Fulham. Reports suggest that Manchester City is targeting Joao Palhinha, a midfielder from Fulham. The Portuguese player, who is 28 years old, has made a strong impression since joining Fulham in July 2022. Furthermore, he came close to signing with Bayern Munich last year.

According to The Daily Star, Palhinha is the preferred option for Manchester City as they look to bolster their midfield. With the possibility of Kalvin Phillips leaving for either Juventus or Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola, the City manager, is determined to secure a high-quality replacement. City has emerged as a prominent competitor for Palhinha’s signature, as Chelsea and Liverpool’s previous interest seems to have diminished.

The fact that City has shown interest in Palhinha has become a worrisome situation for Fulham manager Marco Silva, who is keen on keeping him at the club.

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