Manchester United monitoring Mohammed Salisu

Mohammed Salisu

Manchester United are monitoring Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu.

The Mirror claims that the defender has an ever-growing list of suitors with a number of clubs interested due to a bargain release clause of £10m.

The Red Devils are one of Salisu's possible destinations this summer but they face competition from a host of Premier League clubs.

Everton and Southampton are also credited with an interest in the 21-year-old.

The Ghanaian has already turned down beady eyes from Rennes in France but Atletico Madrid and teams in Italy remain in the hunt.

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It will come as no surprise to see that Atletico are interested in the centre-back. 

After all, one of his best performances of the season was saved for Diego Simeone's side. 

Back in October, the colossal 6 foot 3 defender put in a monstrous display as he bullied Diego Costa off the park - an achievement that is by no means easy.

In a 0-0 draw, Salisu made three tackles, won three aerial duels and produced four clearances.

Costa, on the other hand, was dispossessed once, had just two shots and registered a pass success rate of 53% - it simply wasn't his night.

On that evidence, the bullish approach that Salisu takes would certainly benefit United, a team not really renowned for being too aggressive defensively. 

Harry Maguire is clearly in need of finding a defensive partner and at just £10m, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could find his answer. 

With Everton and the Saints also in the hunt, it may not be the world-class player United fans want but it's important to remember the Ghana international is just 21.

His performance versus Atletico showed what he can do when at his very best - if he can be nurtured further he could become a force to be reckoned with.

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