United ‘approach’ for Sevilla’s Lenglet

Manchester United have made an approach for Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet, whose contract contains a €35m release clause, according to reports.

A report in French outlet L’Equipe states United are keen to rival Barcelona for the defender, who former part of Los Rojiblancos side to eliminate Jose Mourinho’s team from the Champions League last season.

The 22-year-old central defender has impressed for Sevilla in a turbulent season for the club, helping guide them to the Copa del Rey final and last eight of the Champions League.

Lenglet was the penultimate arrival at the Andalusian club under sporting director Monchi, signing from Ligue 1 outfit Nancy in January 2017.

His current deal at the club expires in June 2021 but his current minimum release clause stands at €35m – seen as an affordable price for many leading clubs who may be interested in his services.

Last month, Cadena Cope reported he had agreed to join Barca on a five-year contract, but it has since emerged he will hold talks with new Sevilla Coach Pablo Machin over his future.

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