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Man Utd ‘making progress’ in Camavinga pursuit

Manchester United are said to be ‘making progress’ in their pursuit of highly-rated Rennes midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga.

Camavinga has emerged as one of Europe’s hottest prospects having been a key player for the French side in recent seasons, making his Ligue 1 debut as a 16-year-old back in April 2019.

 

Such has been his rise to prominence, the now 18-year-old has already been handed three caps in a hugely talented France side, though missed out on Didier Deschamps’ squad for this summer’s European Championships.

The midfielder has just one year remaining on his deal at Roazhon Park, and has refused to put pen to paper on an extension, leaving the Brittany based club with the dilemma of whether to cash in on their most highly rated talent this summer or risk losing him for nothing in 12 months.

Manchester United have long been linked with interest in the defensive midfielder, with reports last week emerging that they had stepped up that interest. Now, according to the Guardian, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are ‘making progress’ over a potential deal as they emerge as front runners for his signature.

It had been suggested that the Ligue 1 club would look to recoup €100 million for their prized possession, though with his contract dwindling, the latest report claims that they are now ‘open to selling’ for just €30m (£25.7m).

European giants Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have both strongly been linked with the teenager over the last year, though according to Spanish publication, Marca, Camavinga is ‘not a priority’ for either side, agreeing that United are now the leading candidate to sign the highly-rated midfielder.

United have already agreed a deal to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73m – much less than the £108m the German side wanted 12 months ago – while the Madrid based paper also say that United have tabled a bid of €50million for defender, Raphael Varane, as the Red Devils look to close to gap to Man City this coming season.

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