Man Utd star attracts interest from two clubs as potential swap deal is on the cards for Ten Hag

Ben Stewart
Manchester United's Scott McTominay (right) celebrates with Marcus Rashford
Manchester United's Scott McTominay celebrates with Marcus Rashford

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford with two clubs said to be interested.

The Scottish midfielder only started in 10 league matches last season and will now be considering his options.

With United keen on selling several stars this summer, they wouldn’t stand in the way of McTominay if the right offer was to come in.

As reported by Metro, Brighton are reportedly keen on signing the Scottish international as a replacement for Moises Caicedo.

Caicedo has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, although United also hold an interest in the 21-year-old.

The report suggests that United could use McTominay in a potential swap deal with Caicedo which would see them hijack Chelsea’s move for him.

However, as United have recently spent £55m on Mason Mount, a deal for Caicedo could prove tricky, even with McTominay included in the deal.

Fabrizio Romano recently revealed that Chelsea are still firmly in the driving seat for Caicedo and that personal terms won’t be a problem.

“Understand Chelsea will continue talks with Brighton for Moises Caicedo next week. Clubs will be in direct contact as negotiations are ongoing.

“Chelsea hope to find a solution soon as personal terms are not an issue, Moises already said yes to Chelsea. Talks on.”

As a swap deal including McTominay seems ambitious, Man Utd could instead cash in on the star who is contracted until 2025.

Along with Brighton, Roma have also been linked with the United midfielder as a reunion with Jose Mourinho could be on the cards.

United would be looking for in excess of £20m to sell McTominay this summer.

While his United future is currently up in the air, he did recently reaffirm his love for United in an interview with the club website.

“I’m someone who loves football and I love this club,” McTominay told club media.

“Whatever happens and however many minutes you play, I’m still going to train hard every single day and give my best for the team and always be there.

“Contribute with some goals every now and again, maybe when you come on, but I feel like, for myself, it’s keep your head down and keep working.”

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