Man Utd to make Eduardo Camavinga bid ‘in coming days’ as club ‘serious’ about transfer
Manchester United could be preparing to launch a formal bid for the services of Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga over the next few days, according to reports. The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the 18-year-old in recent months as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to reshuffle his pack ahead of the new campaign.
Camavinga will be out of contract at the end of next season and is yet to agree fresh terms with Rennes, suggesting that a move away from the Ligue 1 outfit could soon be on the cards.
His current employers are facing a dilemma over whether to cash in this summer or risk losing their prized asset for nothing in a year’s time.
United are said to be keeping a close eye on the situation, with Camavinga seemingly earmarked as a genuine target ahead of next season.
The 20-time Premier League champions have already completed the signings of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and former England goalkeeper Tom Heaton since the end of the previous campaign.
It appears as though United will look to make Camavinga their next purchase, with the Red Devils keen to submit a concrete offer to Rennes in the coming days, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
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It is claimed that ‘serious’ talks between the two clubs have been ongoing over the last few weeks as United aim to establish the French side’s valuation of the player.
A cut-price figure in the region of £25.7million has been mooted thanks to Camavinga’s contract situation and the suggestion that Rennes are determined to receive a fee for the midfielder.
Although United could decide to wait until next summer to land him on a free transfer, the club are believed to be keen on pushing through a move over the coming weeks in order to pip the competition to his signature.
Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal have also been linked with Camavinga since the turn of the year, but Romano has claimed that United are in pole position to complete the signing and suggested that he is expecting an offer to be submitted as a matter of urgency.
“Let’s see in the coming days if an official bid will be made, but I think yes, because they are really serious on this point,” Romano told the Don Robbie YouTube channel.
A successful move for Camavinga would represent a significant coup for United as they gear up to challenge Manchester City for next season’s Premier League title.
The midfielder is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest young players, turning plenty of heads in Rennes as a result of his cultured range of passing and excellent defensive screening.
Camavinga’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, recently admitted that a number of enticing proposals have already been made for his client.
“Believe me we have a lot of offers for this year, a lot of offers, and good ones,” Barnett told SNTV earlier this year.
“I mean top, top clubs. We don’t want to rush. There is the right time to move on and playing games is the most important thing at his age.
“Playing in a good club is nice for him. It might be this year, or he wants to have another year. He has got to talk to his family, his father.
“We will all sit down and decide. We will talk to Rennes as well and decide. There is no rush for him.
“He’s probably the best young player in the world. He has just turned 18. He has already been a French international. He’s an unbelievable talent.”
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