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Man United considering £31m bid for La Liga star to boost defensive options

Despite having five centre-backs, Jose Mourinho is still keen on bolstering his defensive options and has made contact with La Liga side about French star's availability.

MANCHESTER UNITED have contacted Sevilla for Clement Lenglet, according to reports.

The centre-back is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe and United are keen to bag him this summer, say L’Equipe.

Manchester United are tracking Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet

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Manchester United are tracking Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet

United had a proper look at the 22-year-old Frenchman when he starred for the La Liga outfit as they beat Jose Mourinho’s side in the Champions League knockout stages.

Despite conceding just one more league goal than Manchester City, Mourinho wants another central defender at Old Trafford next season.

The United chief already has Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo as central defensive options.

However, Mourinho still wants another commanding defender comfortable on the ball to add to his ranks.

Clement Lenglet featured for Sevilla against United in Champions League

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Clement Lenglet featured for Sevilla against United in Champions League

Jose Mourinho wants more defensive options at Old Trafford

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Jose Mourinho wants more defensive options at Old Trafford
Lenglet joined Sevilla in January 2017 and has another three years to run on his contract which has a £30.7million release clause – a sum United will have no problem meeting.

The Reds have already made progress on their summer shopping with the potential arrivals of midfielder Fred and Porto defender Diogo Dalot.

Fred has completed his medical and is expected to pen a five-year deal before returning to the Brazilian World Cup squad.

Dalot is scheduled to have a medical later this week ahead of his £17.4m switch from Portugal.