Soyuncu has seen his importance grow at Leicester since joining the club in 2018 from German outfit SC Freiburg and according to Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, Man United and Chelsea are planning to launch a formal bid for the 25-year-old really soon.
He wrote on Twitter: “Continuing their search for a stopper, Manchester United have put Caglar Soyuncu on the transfer list.
“Talks with Leicester City are scheduled to take place soon. He is closely following Caglar Soyuncu at Chelsea.”
📜Continuing their search for a stopper, Manchester United have put Caglar Soguncu on the transfer list.
👥Talks with Leicester City are scheduled to take place soon.
— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) June 20, 2021
In the past few weeks, Man United and Chelsea have both registered an interest in Sergio Ramos and the two English sides are also looking at Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane. Now the name of Caglar Soyuncu has also been added to this list.
Chelsea have players like Christensen, Zouma and Azpilicueta to partner Thiago Silva so Thomas Tuchel will not be too desperate to add a new central defender right now.
But, Manchester United are badly in need of a long-term partner for Harry Maguire and someone like Caglar Soyuncu could be the perfect fit.
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During the 2020-21 season, the defender missed a few games due to injuries but nonetheless, he remains a really important asset for the Leicester City manager.
As per TransferMarkt, Caglar Soyuncu is currently valued at £40.5 million and he has two more years left on his current deal. Ideally, Rodgers will not be too inclined to let the central defender leave this summer but Leicester City are one of the smarter clubs in the transfer market so they will never outrightly say no.
We personally believe both Chelsea and Manchester United will first try and go after players like Ramos and Raphael Varane and if these deals are not successful only then will they seriously think about signing Caglar Soyuncu.