Man United told to pay £35m for 12-assists incredible defender

Manchester United have reportedly been told to pay £35m to sign Augsburg left-back Philipp Max.

The left-back position has become an issue for United in recent seasons, with Ashley Young the latest to play there after stints from Daley Blind, Marcus Rojo and Luke Shaw.

According to German outlet Bild, Max could be the newest recruit for Jose Mourinho as the manager looks to find a suitable replacement for Young in the position.

The newspaper says that the Augsburg defender, who assisted 12 goals in the Bundesliga last term, would cost around £35m and is admired by Mourinho due to his potential to help the team score goals.

Max spent time with Schalke and in Bayern Munich’s academy teams before impressing in his breakout season with Augsburg.

Meanwhile, Inter will listen to offers for Mauro Icardi this summer, according to youth sector chief Roberto Samaden.

The striker enjoyed a fantastic season as Inter captain with 29 goals in Serie A and has again been linked with a transfer to the Premier League. Chelsea is the latest side to be linked with a swoop for the 25-year-old, while Manchester United and Arsenal have been credited with an interest in the past.

Icardi could fetch a significant fee and Samaden believes the right offer would force the club to sell.