MANCHESTER UNITED are eyeing a swoop for former Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori, according to reports.
The 25-year-old central-half is currently riding high after helping AC Milan to seal a spot in the Champions League semi-final.
And that comes off the back of him playing a key role in the Serie A title success last season.
England international Tomori, who was left out of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, moved to the San Siro from Chelsea in 2021 after losing his place under Thomas Tuchel.
He remains under contract until 2025 but his impressive season has "garnered attention from Manchester United and Tottenham”, according to the Daily Mail.
And they add that both clubs are “keeping tabs on the defender”.
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This fresh link comes amid reports that United boss Erik ten Hag is planning a major overhaul of his defence this summer.
We also revealed that club captain Harry Maguire, who has been benched for the majority of the campaign, is a shock £50m target for French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The star has struggled for regular action this term and looks set to leave Old Trafford, with Tomori seemingly lined-up as a replacement.
The club are also booking to offload fellow defenders Eric Bailly, Alex Telles and Brandon Williams.
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And outcast Phil Jones is departing when his contract expires in June.
Meanwhile, United have allegedly held talks with Bayer Leverkusen star Jeremie Frimpong already.
The right-back’s potential arrival could also mean that either, or both, of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot could head out of the exit door.
Meanwhile, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards burst out laughing when Tomori described Thierry Henry in glowing terms.
The CBS Sports pundits chatted to the ace, who grew up in Kent. And he had the panel in stitches with his comment after Milan’s triumph over Napoli this week.
Carragher said: “A little birdie tells me the guy who asked the question before me [Henry] is one of your biggest idols. What are your thoughts of him as a pundit as well as a player?”
Tomori replied: “As a player of course there's not much to be said.
“Growing up, Thierry I hope you don't mind me embarrassing you like this, but yeah I was a big fan and he was my idol. Obviously as I was getting older, I moved further back down the pitch.”
Then he cracked the former defenders in the studio up as he added: “As a pundit, he's really funny.”
Carragher immediately jumped in, shouting: “Funny? Funny? That's me and Micah not Thierry, he's the analyst.”
But Tomori explained: “We were watching the video of him doing the guess who and he guessed himself twice instead of Oli [Giroud]. So yeah he's really funny.”
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And that prompted more hilarious reactions from the ex-players and host Kate Abdo.
But Abdo did have to apologise to Tomori after blunder pair Carragher and Richards both mispronounced his name as Fuh-kaw-ree instead of Fuh-kay-ow.
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