According to sources, Manchester United has undertaken two rounds of talks with Braga defender David Carmo this summer in case a move for Jurrien Timber falls through.
According to The Sun, the Red Devils regard the 22-year-old Portuguese defender as a potential replacement for Ajax star Timber in the transfer window.
According to the report, incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants to bring 20-year-old defender Timber to Old Trafford this summer, although the Red Devils are also interested in signing Braga’s Carmo.
The Red Devils have held conversations with defender Carmo regarding a prospective move to Old Trafford this summer, according to the newspaper, as Ten Hag looks to overhaul his squad ahead of the new season.
According to the report, Carmo had previously been a target for Liverpool FC, and the Red Devils are also keeping an eye on Villarreal defender Pau Torres as another prospective defensive recruit.
Carmo appeared in 12 league games for Braga this season and scored one goal in five Europa League games for the Portuguese side.
The defender, who was born in Aveiro, Portugal, came through Braga’s development system having previously played for a variety of clubs, and he has represented Portugal at both Under-19 and Under-20 levels.
He was a member of the Braga squad that won the Taca de Portugal in 2020-21 and helped his team finish fourth in the league last season.
The summer makeover at Old Trafford has already begun, with the Premier League club confirming the departures of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, and Juan Mata when their contracts expire.
Manchester United has been connected with a number of targets this summer as Ten Hag seeks to assemble a squad capable of fulfilling his primary goal of returning to the top four next season.
The Red Devils will have to settle for Europa League football next season after they finished sixth in the table behind Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.