Manchester United could reportedly target Aurelien Tchouameni to solve their problems in midfield, with Juan Mata said to already have options for a summer move
Manchester United target Aurelien Tchouameni has opened up on his future after being linked with a blockbuster move this summer.
The midfielder has been in impressive form for his club Monaco this season and has broken into the France national side. Some of Europe’s top clubs, including United, Liverpool and real Madrid, have been linked with signing Tchouameni, who has now said he’ll “see what the future has in store”.
It comes as Juan Mata’s three transfer options have emerged ahead of his contract at Old Trafford expiring this summer. And Jadon Sancho’s miserable first season at United may be coming to an end with the England winger now in hospital.
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Sancho’s season ending in hospital
Jadon Sancho could miss the remainder of the season after struggling with tonsillitis.
The winger missed Monday night’s win over Brentford, with Ralf Rangnick saying Sancho may have to have his tonsils removed. He is due to miss the trip to Brighton this weekend and may also be forced to sit out the final game of the season against Crystal Palace.
It could be a fitting end to his first season at the club following United’s struggles on the field. Sancho is yet to hit the heights he previously managed at Borussia Dortmund, and Germany legend Lothar Matthaus previously claimed the winger’s move to United was a “mistake”.
Mata’s options emerge
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata reportedly has three options for a summer move once his contract expires at Old Trafford this summer.
Mata’s former club Valencia, Real Betis and Real Sociedad are all said to be keen on bringing the playmaker back to Spain in the summer. Reports coming out of Spain suggest Valencia are confident of signing Mata for a second time due to their preious association with the player.
The United ace made 174 appearances for Valencia during a four-year spell at the club, although their lack of European football next season could hand the other two sides a big advantage.
Tchouameni speaks of “desires elsewhere”
Aurelien Tchouameni says he will “see what the future has in store for me” after being linked with a move to Manchester United this summer.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford to help solve the club’s problems in the middle of the park, although he has perhaps hinted he won’t be on the move this summer. Asked about his future, Tchouameni brought up his contract at Monaco which runs until 2024 with the option for a further year.
And he also appeared to reveal that he’d also be keen to stay at his current club if Monaco secure Champions League football next season.