Man Utd to step up interest in Lionesses forward

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Manchester United are hoping for a breakthrough in the WSL transfer market.

The Red Devils will step up their interest in forward Katie Robinson but will need to pay a significant fee to prize the Lionesses star away from Brighton and Hove Albion.

As first reported by ManchesterWorld in April, the 20-year-old has been on the radar of both Manchester United and neighbours Manchester City but it is Marc Skinner’s side who are believed to have made the first move.

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Robinson has been catapulted into the limelight after a breakthrough season with Brighton where she has scored four goals and assisted a further six as the Seagulls escaped relegation from the WSL on the final day. Manchester United are understood to have scouted Robinson for a significant period of time and are looking to pounce this summer.

Despite her teams struggles, the youngster was included in Sarina Wiegman’s England squad for the Arnold Clark cup and she impressed in the 2-1 win over Italy before further good form earned her a spot on the plane for this summer’s World Cup, which begins on July 20.

Skinner is looking to improve his attacking and defensive options after the blow of losing star striker Alessia Russo and full back Ona Batlle this summer and has already began rebuilding his squad by closing in on the signing of Reading defender Gemma Evans.

With United taking part in the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time, it is thought Robinson would be open to the move as her reputation continues to grow, however, Brighton head coach Melissa Phillips views the forward as a key component to her side and it is understood Brighton are demanding a significant fee to see the player move north.

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