Manchester United midfielder Fred will ‘100 per cent’ leave the club this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Romano reports that Brazil international Fred is certain to leave Manchester United, with negotiations over his future ongoing.

Manchester United paid £47 million to sign Fred in 2018 from Shakhtar Donetsk. He has only one year remaining on his current contract.

Turkish side Galatasaray have been negotiating to try and sign him. There has also been interest from Saudi Arabia, while Alfredo Pedulla reported United have cut the asking price to less than £15 million.

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Fred future could become clearer this weekend

Fred did not travel on Manchester United’s tour to USA, with the club citing a personal issue. The door was left open for the midfielder to later link up with the squad. He did not, and he was not subsequently mentioned at all.

United play two matches this weekend against Lens on Saturday and then Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

If he does not feature in either match, then it will be a further sign United are prepared to let him move on.

He played in one pre-season game, against Lyon, where United needed the numbers.

Even if he is involved in one of the weekend games, it still seems likely he will go. But if he doesn’t, consider it as certain as Romano claims it to be.

Van de Beek talks ongoing

Romano adds that talks are ongoing over Donny van de Beek‘s departure, with Real Sociedad interested in a deal.

He stated: “Understand Manchester United and Real Sociedad remain locked in talks for Donny Van de Beek deal. Negotiations will continue in the next days.”

United need to sell players to raise funds and create squad space for a move for Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.