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Manchester United monitoring £50m playmaker

Manchester United have a busy summer ahead of them as we look to replace Michael Carrick as the midfield veteran retires at the end of the season.

Carrick, 36, will join Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff and, hopefully, continue to help French midfielder Paul Pogba develop his game.

There’s also the possibility of losing Marouane Fellaini with the Belgium international’s contract expiring when the season ends.

However, according to The Times, United will hold their latest round of contract talks with Fellaini this week as the midfielder looks to persuade the club to hand him a new two-year deal worth more than £100,000 per-week.

A number of replacements have been linked with a move to United and the latest is Marseille playmaker Morgan Sanson. A report, as per KickOff.co.uk, claims the Reds could be set to make an offer for the French midfielder.

The report offers the following description of Sanson:

“Mobile, technically gifted and fiercely competitive, Sanson looks custom made for the Premier League. A price tag of up to £50m may well be placed on the young man’s head, but it’s an addition United are unlikely to regret if Mourinho’s long-term master plan continues to flourish.”

Sanson, 23, renowned as a number 10, has scored eight goals and recorded two assists in 30 Ligue 1 appearances – 23 of those being starts.

He is yet to receive his first cap for the French national team under Dider Deschamps, therefore, is unlikely to be on the plain to Russia this summer for the World Cup. That means, should United go for Sanson, his price his unlikely to take a dramatic hike this summer and a deal will be easier conduct because he won’t be away on international duty.

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