Journalist and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has given a hugely positive update on the future of Eduardo Camavinga, with Manchester United named as one of the interested parties as the window draws to a close.
The 18-year-old is out of contract at Rennes in less than 12 months and has ‘huge chances’ to leave the club as soon as before the window closes next week, according to Romano.
“He’s gonna wait for some proposal, Rennes want €30-35m for Camavinga. It’s an opportunity for many clubs but from what I’m told, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are the two interested in the situation,” he said on his YouTube channel.
“There is still no official bid from United or Paris Saint-Germain, so let’s see what happens in the coming hours. Both clubs had contacts with agents of Camavinga and with Rennes to understand about the situation.
“Manchester United are waiting to see what happens with outgoings and Paris Saint-Germain too, so for both clubs, it’s so important to understand what players will leave the club in the coming days to see if they can be in for Camavinga. Manchester United have to decide on Lingard, maybe on Van de Beek.
“They (Manchester United & PSG) are really keen and interested. Camavinga has real chances to leave Rennes this summer. It’s an open race.”
Previously, it has been reported that Manchester United signing Camavinga was labelled as ‘unlikely’ and although Romano’s claims do not back them up, he has echoed the suggestion that outgoings will determine whether more signings can be made this summer.
Having already committed a large sum of their summer budget on the signings of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho, there is an added need to free up space in an already bloated squad.
Jesse Lingard could leave the club as he has just one year remaining on his contract, whilst questions remain over the futures of Donny van de Beek, Diogo Dalot, and Phil Jones.