MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly failed in a bid to sign Youssouf Fofana from Monaco.
The Red Devils are in the hunt for a new midfielder and Fofana has emerged as a target.
However United have now failed with a loan approach for the French international, according to GFFN.
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When he was just 15, Fofana found himself without a club having been a part of the famed Clairefontaine academy in his homeland.
While other talents such as Moussa Diaby were snapped up by PSG, Fofana started working as a pizza delivery boy.
Three years after leaving the academy, Fofana joined Strasbourg where he showed that he could become a top footballer.
Man United are have been trying to sign a new midfielder for the last month.
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The club’s total spend during the transfer window is roughly £163million.