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Monday May 27 2019
Manchester United, Real Madrid move for Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso

Manchester United, Tottenham and Real Madrid all want to sign Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso this summer, report Marca.

The Argentine international had been on a season-long loan deal at Los Verdiblancos from Paris Saint-Germain before joining permanently last month in a €22m deal.

Marca now verify a report from Diario de Sevilla on Saturday that Spurs lodged a €60m bid for the midfielder, who netted 16 goals for Betis last season in an impressive individual campaign.

The 23-year-old starred for the club last season and was one of the standout players in the Spanish top flight, leading to links with a series of top clubs.

Now the fresh report claims United have contacted Betis regarding their interest in a deal while Madrid instead have opted to go through the player’s representatives.

PSG would retain 20% of any future deal for the midfielder but his release clause of €100m gives Betis a strong position in any negotiation and despite missing out on European football, their idea is to retain the player for one more season.

Football Italia website