Toon duel Man Utd for Kalvin & Rudiger
Manchester United are set to battle with Newcastle to sign both Kalvin Phillips AND Antonio Rudiger, according to reports.
The Red Devils are eyeing a rebuild this summer when a new long-term managerial appointment is made.
Both midfield and defense are areas that need improvement.
And with Leeds’ place in the Premier League far from secure, United could be looking to pry Phillips away from one of their biggest rivals.
United also hold an interest in Chelsea’s Champions League-winning defender Rudiger, who could be available for free.
With Chelsea unable to tie the players down to new contracts due to owner Roman Abramovich’s sanction, the German could prove to be a wise acquisition.
But according to the Daily mailUnited could face competition from newly mega-rich Newcastle for the signings of both players.
The Magpies have made great strides under boss Eddie Howe and their signings in January have helped distance themselves from the relegation zone.
And Newcastle want more of the same this summer by improving their midfield and defence.
The Magpies are big fans of Phillips and have the financial capability to buy the player.