Man Utd plan meeting with Camavinga’s entourage

Toby Bowles
Camavinga Man United

Manchester United ‘have already started discussions’ with Eduardo Camavinga’s entourage and have another meeting scheduled for next week.

That’s according to French publication RMC, who revealed last month that Camavinga had been earmarked by United as a top priority for this transfer window.

The 18-year-old is one of the most highly-sought-after players in world football, having starred in Ligue 1 last season.

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His performances have attracted the attention of some of the biggest clubs in Europe, with Real Madrid, United and Paris Saint-Germain all vying for his signature.

While Camavinga’s preference is thought to be a move to PSG, United appear to be making the most progress, having already held discussions with the player’s representatives.

Camavinga’s contract is set to expire next summer, meaning Rennes are keen to extract value from him while they can.

United, meanwhile, are looking to bolster their options in midfield as they try to bridge the gap between them and last season’s champions, Manchester City.

And although it would cost them significantly less to wait until Camavinga was a free agent, the club are fearful of the teenager being poached by a rival in the meantime.

Camavinga was coy when asked about his future in September: “Certainly when a big club is interested, it is nice,” he said. “But I am not getting carried away.

“I took this choice with my family [to stay at Rennes]. We are happy to have made this decision. I just need to focus on football and not think too much about everything else around it.”

First and foremost, United will look to complete the signing of Jadon Sancho, with Borussia Dortmund currently holding firm on their £77million valuation.

It is a saga that stems from last summer, when United agreed on personal terms with the winger but refused to meet Dortmund’s asking price.

Although the deal is now said to be closer than ever, many fans – including Gary Neville – have become frustrated with the pace at which things are moving.

The Sky Sports pundit said on Twitter: “Manchester United closing in on Sancho again! A transfer should be a joy and a moment of excitement.

“I’ve never been more bored by a transfer in my life to the point I feel like he’s already signed and I want to know who is next already. Not the lad’s fault at all I should say!”