Rumour: Renato Sanches to Manchester United, £39m move under threat


Benfica’s Renato Sanches, 19, will have his pick of European Clubs when the transfer window opens this summer, with the Portuguese striker being tracked by a host of elite teams.

Manchester United had been leading the way for the players signature, with initial enquiries being made with Benfica over a £39m deal. Reports have now emerged that the Portuguese giants have already turned down a bid from PSG, holding out for a higher fee this summer.

United are not the only Manchester club interested in Sanches, City have also been in touch with the players representatives sounding out a move to the Etihad.

With both Manchester clubs expected to have new managers it may be the case that United and Mourinho will hold an advantage over the rest of Sanche’s suitors. With the Portugese manager already having an existing relationship with his fellow countryman.

Regardless of where the player ends up, he will not be sold for cheap. Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has stated nothing will be decided till the end of the season, but has indicated his willingness to do business at the right price.


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