NEWS
Friday June 14 2019
Manchester United in for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso

Manchester United have lodged an offer of €75m for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso and have reportedly met his representatives.

Estadio Deportivo say the Red Devils are favourites to sign the the highly-rated midfielder, who holds a €100m release clause at the Seville-based club.

The report claims a meeting took place in England between club representatives, with suggestions that Lo Celso could replace Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.

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.

Tottenham have reportedly made a bid in the region of €60m for the highly-rated midfielder, with BBC Sport previously outlining the details of the bid.

El Mundo Deportivo cite a report in The Mirror that Betis will sell the player should the offer be raised to closer to €79m.

Last month, Marca verified a report from Diario de Sevilla that Spurs lodged a €60m bid for the 23-year-old, who netted 16 goals for Betis last season in an impressive individual campaign.

The central midfielder starred for the club last season and was one of the standout players in the Spanish topflight, leading to links with a series of top clubs.

Marca also claimed United have contacted Betis regarding their interest in a deal while Real Madrid previously opted to go through the player’s representatives, although their interest appears to have been discontinued.

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