Man United line up star replacement as part of double raid on Prem rivals

Manchester United are keen on both Fraser Forster and Sadio Mane of Southampton, according to reports from Fichajes.

The Red Devils have endured a difficult campaign, but still remain in the hunt for Champions League football and are just a replay with West Ham away from an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Whatever the fate of manager Louis van Gaal this summer – there are some suggestions he will stay and be handed funds – it’s likely that the Manchester heavyweights will make serious moves in the transfer market, and reports claim that Southampton’s Mane and Forster are two targets.

The attacking midfielder and goalkeeper have been two of the Saints’ key men for the past couple of seasons, earning rave reviews for their performances on the South Coast.

It’s understood that Forster is being looked at amid fears that David de Gea could leave the club, with Real Madrid thought to be keen.

Mane could be a remedy for United’s lack of cutting edge in the final third, and has been left out of the starting XI by manager Ronald Koeman on multiple occasions of late amid suggestions that he’s ready to move on.