Real Madrid rebuffed Liverpool’s interest in signing the France international last year for an initial £68 million from Monaco, paving the door for Casemiro to join United later this summer.
United is looking for midfield reinforcements once more, having submitted two bids for Chelsea’s Mason Mount and considering a big move for West Ham United captain Declan Rice.
With Jude Bellingham joining Eduardo Camavinga, Fede Valverde, and Tchouameni, Real Madrid now has one of the best midfielders in the world, with the old guard of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos still firmly in the picture.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand suggested on Vibe with Five that Tchouameni might now be the ‘odd man out’ in that star-studded midfield, pressing United to make a transfer.
Ferdinand stated on Vibe with Five about prospective United signings: ‘In midfield, you know who I would go and get? I’d go try to find Tchouameni.
‘He’ll be the one who doesn’t play; he’s the odd man out at the moment. Significant progress.’
United are evaluating their midfield options, with a handful of players potentially leaving this summer.
The club is willing to listen to proposals for Fred, who has a £20 million price tag, with Fulham interested in bringing him to Craven Cottage.