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Atalanta defender Romero joins Kounde, Botman on Man Utd centre-back list

Atalanta defender Cristian Romero has been included on Manchester United's list of potential centre-back signings.

The Red Devils are looking to sign a partner for Harry Maguire this summer.

And Sky Sportssays Argentina international Romero, who is on loan from Juventus, is an option.

Atalanta are expected to pay up to £21.5m (€25m) in their obligation to buy him permanently from Juve.

However, they would be willing to sell him on for around £34m (€40m).

After re-signing striker Edinson Cavani for another season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised improving the centre-back position.

Other options include Sevilla youngster Jules Kounde and Lille star Sven Botman.

Speaking after the loss to Leicester City on Tuesday, which handed the league title to Manchester City, Solskjaer stressed the importance of United strengthening their squad for next season.

"If you want to take up the challenge with them we need to strengthen our squad,' he said.

"We want to take the next step and it might be that we need a couple more to strengthen the squad."

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