Manchester United are believed to be concerned that Eduardo Camavinga would prefer a move to Spain than the Premier League as they look to persuade the wonderkid midfielder to join the Red Devils.
Rennes teenager Camavinga is being linked with a shock exit from the Ligue 1 side this summer, who are believed to be looking to cash in one of the best talents they have ever produced.
Still just 18, Camavinga is already a senior France international, and stood out as one of the top performers in the French league last season.
However, with just one year left to run on his contract, the versatile midfielder is set to be sold for just £25m, a relative bargain given his huge potential.
As keen admirers, United and Chelsea have both been tipped to make a move for Camavinga.
But according to The Telegraph, Old Trafford bigwigs are aware that he would prefer to join a La Liga side instead.
That would certainly put Real Madrid and Barcelona in pole position, but both sides are struggling financially, and need to keep their wage bill as low as possible.
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PSG are also keeping a close eye on developments regarding Camavinga, and don’t appear to have any financial troubles to worry about given their recent acquisition of Sergio Ramos.
But with United set to plough around £50m into bringing Raphael Varane to Old Trafford, they may have to focus their assets elsewhere too.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he is looking for a fast start this season as United’s pre-season preparations get into full swing, with a first friendly against Wayne Rooney’s Derby awaiting them on Sunday.
“We all need to start on the front foot and kick off at the right tempo because, when the season starts, we know how little can decide the season being a successful one or not so successful,” said Solskjaer.
“We’ve got to look at pre-season and start the season better than we did last season.
“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb as it was a difficult start. Hopefully, this year, we’ve cracked the gradual improvement.
“It’s building and improving. Of course we need to improve on a few things.
“We’ve looked at it and evaluated it, but it’s fine margins in football. If you win a penalty shoot-out, that’s a successful season.
“If you lose it, it’s just doom and gloom. So I’m sure the players will have recharged and know we’re a team on the up, improving all the time.”