Solskjaer dealt massive blow as £50m EPL target considering Spurs move over Man United

Ryan Sessegnon wants to play under Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham despite Manchester United reportedly entering the race to sign the Fulham star.

The 18-year-old is set to leave Fulham this summer after their relegation from the top flight and is being chased by a host of top clubs. Spurs have retained an interest in Sessegnon since he broke into the Fulham team as a 16-year-old and the Cottagers are ready to cash in on their prized asset.

Sessegnon’s contract expires next season and the Telegraph claim Spurs will face competition from United, as well as French champions Paris Saint-Germain and German side Red Bull Leipzig.

The player though wants to be mentored by Pochettino and his first choice club this summer is Tottenham, as Spurs have an excellent recent history of nurturing young talent.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in charge at United and although he is determined to build a young British side, Fulham will demand up to £50million for Sessegnon.

The talented full-back can play either side of defence or attack, having regularly been deployed as a left-sided midfielder and a right winger this season.

Sessegnon provided six assists, scoring twice, in 38 appearances for Fulham this campaign and has already played 120 times for the London side despite his age.