Manchester United Transfer News Monday 1 February

Talks Continue Over Manchester United Transfer For Sanches

Renato Sanches Manchester United transfer news and rumours

Manchester United may dip into the transfer market today with a move for Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches. However, the Premier League side’s offer of €30million (£22.5million) is less than half of the value of the release clause in the teenager’s contract with Benfica.

We reported on Saturday that talks have been ongoing between the two sides and O Jogo newspaper in Lisbon claims that United will put in the €30million bid.

United are hoping that the offer of a sale and loan back to Benfica will secure a deal. Under those terms Sanches, 18, could remain with the Portugese side until the end of next season.

However, Benfica coach Rui Vitoria told Portugese TV channel Sport TV that he is unconcerned over the interest in Sanches.

“It’s not difficult. He has a great maturity for his age. After all he is protected by a group of players who are with him and who help him a lot in this process. If things happen, then they happen, everybody knows that. There is no point about thinking in advance. There is no drama about it.”

Musa Cool Over Manchester United Interest

Manchester United also face a deadline-day battle over CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa, if the Daily Mirror is to be believed. The paper claims that Leicester City and Southampton are also being linked with the Nigeria international.

We reported last week that United were interested in the 23-year-old Musa. However, his agent was quoted as saying that it was unlikely Musa would be going anywhere in the transfer window.

“We are waiting for developments. Sometimes the situation changes in the final few hours. But most likely Ahmed will remain in Moscow,” agent Tony Harris said last week.

Meanwhile, Musa has told Russian website Sport Weekend that it is up to the CSKA hierarchy.

“I’m leaving everything to the discretion of the club. Let the CSKA leadership decide. If they agree on something, then I will go, I will move on, and if they consider that they want me to stay, then I am pleased to stay.”