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05th Jul 2021

Man United could land Eduardo Camavinga at bargain price

Simon Lloyd

United’s pursuit of Camavinga is said to be “progressing”

Manchester United have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of highly rated Rennes teenager, Eduardo Camavinga.

With Jadon Sancho’s transfer to United imminent (no, really this time) and a move for Raphael Varane also thought to be high up their list of priorities, the news that a move for Camavinga was also on the agenda at Old Trafford seemed a bit of a stretch when it first surfaced last week.

The speculation, though, is not going away, with Fabrizio Romano now claiming United are “progressing” on a potential deal having opened direct contact with the 18-year-old’s representatives.

Romano adds that Rennes would be open to negotiating a deal of around £26m for the midfielder, who, despite his age, has already earned three caps for the French national side.

Camavinga has just a year remaining on his current deal with the Ligue 1 side, who would prefer to receive a fee than risking him leaving for nothing in 12 months.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been heavily linked with a move for the player, who was thought to have expressed an interest to remain in his homeland to continue his development. But United, who are said to have held a long-term interest in him, could be about to change his mind.

Sancho, who made his first start of Euro 2020 against Ukraine on Saturday, is expected to complete his move to United after the tournament after a fee was finally agreed with Borussia Dortmund.

With Varane, it has been reported that United are front of the queue for the defender, who is said to have indicated a willingness to make the move to Old Trafford. The stumbling block in that deal could be United’s reluctance to pay over the odds for a player who, as is the case with Camavinga, is entering the final year of their contract.

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