Dundee United and Cardiff City interested in signing United's Dylan Levitt

Dundee United and Cardiff City are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Dylan Levitt, according to the Sun.

The 21-year-old Wales international flourished during his season-long loan spell at Tannadice last season, and the Scottish Premiership side are keen to re-sign the ball-playing midfielder.

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Championship side Cardiff are also interested in signing the Welshman on loan, but the Sun reports that United may consider selling for a low fee in the region of £300,000, which seems far too low.

Manchester United triggered the option to extend Levitt’s contract by an additional year last month, but unlike fellow midfielders James Garner and Ethan Galbraith, who Levitt played alongside in the United academy, he hasn’t yet been pictured in pre-season training at Carrington due to his recent international involvement.

Dundee United and Cardiff City interested in signing Dylan Levitt

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After Wales secured their place in this winter’s World Cup, the 12-time international will be well aware that he’ll have to be playing regular first team football to assure himself of a place in Robert Page’s 26-man squad for Qatar.

Levitt, who had underwhelming loan spells with Charlton Athletic and Croatian side NK Istra during the 2020-21 campaign, made 29 appearances for the Tangerines last season, from which he scored six goals.

But despite Tam Courts no longer being at the helm at Tannadice, new Dundee United boss Jack Ross believes that the club is in a “good position” to bring the midfielder back on loan.

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With the lure of UEFA Conference League football and regular football ahead of the World Cup, Ross is confident that Levitt will move up north once again.

“One of the things we believe is a big carrot is he was a first-team regular here last season and he would be again,” United head coach Jack told BBC Sport.

“That gives you the best possible chance of being involved in a World Cup squad. No player wants to find themselves not playing regularly in the build up to a World Cup.

“So we’ve provided a fairly solid pitch that we believe gives him the best possible chance of doing that and hopefully he buys into it.”

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The former Sunderland manager, who came up against Levitt while in charge of Hibernian last season, admitted he had a “strong desire” to bring the Manchester United Academy graduate back to the club.

Ross added: “Hopefully we’re edging close to bringing him back, which would be brilliant because he was hugely impressive when I came up against him last season – and he’s now a full international with Wales.”

Levitt has only played once for the Manchester United first team and his debut came back in 2019 when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed a number of the club’s youngsters their debut in the Europa League against Kazakhstan side Astana.

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