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Manchester United battle Real Madrid to sign Andrea Belotti and more transfer rumours

November 15, 2017 5:00 AM
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Man Utd transfer gossip round up as the Reds battle Real Madrid for the signature of Andrea Belotti.

Manchester United will go head to head with Real Madrid for the signature of Andrea Belotti, according to reports.

The 23-year-old Torino forward was a reported transfer target for the Reds in the summer and Jose Mourinho is rumoured to be keeping tabs on him after his £89.4m release clause was revealed.

However, Real are alos said to be poised to join the battle to sign him.

IBT reports Zinedine Zidane is prioritising the signature of a new centre-forward and has the backing of club president Florentino Perez to spend big if required.

Meanwhile, United have been handed a setback in their pursuit of Benfica starlet Umaro Embalo.

The Reds have ahd talks with his agent and were reportedly set to offer €5m for the 16-year-old striker but A Bola reports German side RB Leipzig are now set to make their own €13m offer.

Interest in Embalo is high with the forward already netting five goals in 12 appearances for his club as well as 15 goals in 18 appearances for Portugal's U17s.

Elsewhere defender Matteo Darmian could be set for an Old Trafford departure, according to Spanish outlet Super Deporte.

Valencia are looking to sign a full-back and they have short listed the Italian as a versatile defensive option.

The 27-year-old has only started two Premier League games this season and could be convinced to leave United in pursuit of regular football.

Also read: Manchester United given Mesut Ozil transfer decision timeline

Source: manchestereveningnews.co.uk

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