Manchester United transfer target Eduardo Camavinga has a strong chance of leaving Rennes before the deadline.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano reports Rennes are ready to cash in, with Camavinga choosing not to sign a contract extension.
Camavinga’s contract expires next summer. Rennes are looking for 35 million Euros, £30 million.
Will United make a move?
After previous links in July, The Mail reported just a fortnight ago that United were still pursuing Camavinga and wanted to sign him.
Camavinga, 18, is already a France international and has made more than 80 appearances for Rennes.
He has not had a good start to the season however, starting Rennes last two games on the bench.
He was criticised by manager Bruno Genesio who said the contract saga was affecting him.
Genesio told GFFN: “I think a lot of things are happening in his head. He’s not able to express his full potential, which he hasn’t lost. Sometimes things happen in your head which means it doesn’t work as well in the legs.
“Now, the only explanation is that he has to resolve his situation. As long as he sits on the fence…”
United’s need for a new midfielder was highlighted in the draw with Southampton, with Nemanja Matic putting in a poor performance.
Camavinga would add a freshness to United’s midfield and strengthen the team long-term as well as short-term.
Whether Camavinga wants United remains to be seen. As a potential free agent in a year’s time, he may want to control his own future, and AS report Real Madrid would like to sign him next summer.
PSG are also keen, although L’Equipe report they would need to sell before buying summer.
Camavinga may recognise that it is a risk to stay and spend the season on Rennes’ bench, and so United may have a good chance of tempting him. With Rennes ready to cash in, now is the time for United to give the young midfielder a decision to make.
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