Newcastle make Sean Longstaff decision after holding transfer talks with Man Utd

Manchester United have spoken to Newcastle about the potential signing of Longstaff, according to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol.

Solskjaer is keen on attracting the 21-year-old to Old Trafford this summer.

He’s been linked with a move to United since the end of the season, and it appears the clubs have made contact for the first time.

But, Newcastle have categorically refused to enter into serious talks with the club, as Longstaff has a big future in the North East.

“There were high-level talks last weekend between Manchester United and Newcastle United about Sean Longstaff,” Solhekol tweeted.

“Newcastle won’t confirm there were talks but we understand Newcastle categorically not interested in selling Longstaff & and see him as a big part of their future plans.”

United were expected to make their first bid for Longstaff this week, as Solskjaer continues to overhaul his squad.

It’s believed United were going to offer £30m for the starlet, but they may think again after Newcastle told them he’s not for sale.

It’s also been claimed that Newcastle would reject any bid for the player, if it’s under £50m.

The Magpies have already sold one of their best players this summer; Leicester City bought Ayoze Perez for £30m.

Longstaff has also just signed a new four-deal deal, that will keep him at St James’ Park until June 2022.

The new Newcastle boss may even be tempted to offer him an improved deal to make sure he doesn’t leave the club this summer.

Longstaff has been a target for Solskjaer since the end of the season, as he would fit right into his plan for United.

The club are looking to attract young, hungry talent, instead of buying star players.

They’ve already signed 21-year-olds Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Swansea and Crystal Palace, respectively.

James cost the Red Devils around £15m, while right-back Wan-Bissaka was a £50m deal.


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