Manchester United shortlist Premier League defender as one of four defensive summer transfer targets

According to reports, Manchester United are interested in Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings.

The England international has been shortlisted as one of four defensive transfer targets the club will be looking to sign in the summer window.

According to ESPN, the club is also interested in the likes of Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and Braga’s David Carmo.

Varane represents the most eye-catching name on the list and with his Real Madrid future in some doubt, given the fact his contract is due to expire in little over a year’s time, United are well placed to sign a player they missed out on during Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure.

Meanwhile, Mings has two and half years left on his Villa contract which makes him an attractive target for the club.