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Expert reveals truth on Silva to Man Utd links; big Erling Haaland update


Manchester United have no interest in signing Andre Silva after an informed Bundesliga expert distanced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from a move for the Eintracht Frankfurt striker.

The 25-year-old has found his goals touch in the Bundesliga after two seasons as a journeyman loan player.

He joined AC Milan in the summer of 2017, but could only manage two goals in 24 Serie A games in his first season.

As such, he joined Sevilla on loan in August 2018, netting nine times in 27 LaLiga outings. He could still not find a place back in Italy and moved to Frankfurt temporarily last season, scoring 12 times in 25 league appearances.

The current campaign has seen Silva produce arguably the best football of his caraeer.

The 37-times capped Portugal star has notched 20 goals and added five assists in just 23 league outings.

That has led to speculation that United were casting admiring glances his way and planning a summer approach.

However, Bild journalist Christian Falk insists United are yet to make contact over Silva and has suggested they’re unlikely to make a move.

“That’s not true, I’ve asked around. The rumours come from England, there’s absolutely nothing to it yet,” Falk said.

It was then put to Falk that United were far more likely to move for Erling Haaland this summer. However, he says that while United could yet make a move, they may already have shut the door on a summer approach for the Dortmund sensation.

“Maybe they’ll make it, at some point, but so far there’s been no contact,” Falk added. “But it does show that when the reporters are looking at replacements, United have already moved from Haaland off a bit. I don’t think they’re that far into the race.”


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Andre Silva reacts to Man Utd rumours

Silva himself appears well aware of the rumours linking him with United and spoke recently about the prospect of a move.

He told O Jogo: “I’ve heard rumours, but that is it. Rumours are rumours.

“At the end of this season, it’s something that gives me more motivation to work. It’s a sign that what I have accomplished has borne fruit and the path has been good.”

Silva was also asked to set his own price-tag, with the forward initially saying: “Around €105 million (£91m)?

“I’m kidding. I think I heard €30m (£26m) and something somewhere. When we sell our merchandise, we always increase the value a little bit.

“Things are as they are and, whatever happens around us, the most important thing is to look at me and what I can do.”

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