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Manchester United are plotting a £10m summer move for Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey

Manchester United are plotting a summer move for £10m Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to sign centre-backs if he is kept on as United boss beyond this season, and Godfrey fits the bill.

The versatile 21-year-old can play in defence or in midfield, but has impressed at centre-back during Norwich’s charge to the top of the Championship table.

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United scouts have watched the defender numerous times this season, including at Rotherham last weekend when his goal secured three points for the promotion hopefuls.

They have been impressed by his performances, and as a young defender who is comfortable on the ball they view him as an ideal recruit, reports The Sun .

United have been linked with a £65m swoop for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire , plus moves for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly , Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and long-time target Toby Alderweireld , as well as Inter Milan centre-half Milan Skriniar .

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But Godfrey, who has not missed a minute of action since breaking into Norwich’s first team this season, would be a snip at £10m and would satisfy Solskjaer’s desire to build for the future at Old Trafford.

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