Liverpool on alert as Man United plotting £40m bid for Klopp’s dream target

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a £40million offer for Fulham’s teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon. Sessegnon, a World Cup winner with England U17, has caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs after his stunning rise at Fulham.

Scoring 14 goals for the Championship high-flyers, Sessegnon has emerged as a target for Liverpool and Tottenham ahead of the summer transfer window.

According to The Sun, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the youngster to Old Trafford after United scouts watched him in action in Fulham’s last three games.

Mourinho views Sessegnon, who made his professional debut in 2016, as a star of the future and an ideal left-sided option with Luke Shaw set to leave the club.

Shaw, like Sessegnon, was rated as one of the most promising English talents as a teenager but he has fallen out of favour at the Theatre of Dreams.

The former Southampton ace started Saturday’s FA Cup win over Brighton but was substituted off at half-time, despite United leading 1-0. Mourinho was critical of Shaw after the game and was reportedly involved in a training ground bust-up with the player during the week.

Danny Rose, the Tottenham and England star, had been identified as a target by United but The Sun say Mourinho wants to go for Sessegnon instead.

With Shaw’s United spell all-but over, Paul Scholes has urged the 22-year-old to resurrect his career elsewhere.

He believes Tottenham would be a good fit for Shaw, who worked with Mauricio Pochettino at St Mary’s. ‘I still believe he could be the best in the world and in the summer he could go to Tottenham or somewhere and he could improve,’ Scholes told BT Sport.

‘I couldn’t see a difference between him and [Ashley] Young. I think sometimes, managers get in their head that there’s a player not for them.

‘For me I think he could be brilliant but his manager will still find something wrong with him. It is disappointing because when Luke Shaw came you thought what a player that is and he could be the best.

‘It’s a relationship that come the summer will end. It keeps going on and on but he isn’t playing games.’