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Manchester United make midfielder enquiries

Manchester United have made enquiries over the availability of Leander Dendoncker.

The Manchester Evening News claim that United are one of a number of clubs that are following the 22-year-old, and have made enquiries about signing him.

Anderlecht sporting director Herman van Holsbeek said last week that they would be willing to sell the player if someone matched their valuation of around £22m. He said:

“We want to cherish him, but if a club is willing to pay €25-35 million (£22-27m), we have a problem,

“Against Manchester United, he has shown twice that he has the potential to play at a top European club.
“‘We are lucky that the Champions League will not start until September, otherwise we’d have certainly lost him.
“We would like to see Leander here another year, to work together for a transfer next summer. Just as we did with [Youri] Tielemans.”

The Belgian caught the eye whilst playing against United in the Europa League quarter finals, even scoring a powerful header to give Anderlecht hope in the tie. His performance in the tie made Jose Mourinho seek out the midfielder at the final whistle to give him his compliments.

While United have made enquiries over the 6ft 2′ midfielder, Dendoncker is not expected to leave Anderlecht this summer, but is also being scouted RB Leipzig and AC Milan.

United have just splashed £35m on bringing Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, and he is expected to make his debut on Wednesday in a pre-season friendly against Sampdoria in Dublin, before making his official debut next week in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid.

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