Manchester United are not currently discussing a potential move for Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, CaughtOffside understands.
Camavinga, 18, is one of the most promising midfield prospects anywhere on the planet. It ought to come as no surprise that he’s also been one of the most spoken about players in the 2021 transfer window to date.
The Frenchman has less than 12 months left to run on his Rennes contract, a precarious situation which has done little to dampen speculation that he could depart this summer.
Manchester United are one club that have been linked with making a move for the teenager. The Red Devils have had a busy window to date and are in obvious need of upgrade in the middle of the park.
RMC Sport reporter Mohamed Bouhafsi has today claimed on Fabrizio Romano’s twitch.tv channel (FabrizioRomano) that Camavinga’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, is pushing for a move to Man United before the deadline.
Bouhafsi also revealed his belief that Camavinga is holding out for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, one which is looking unlikely at current.
Jonathan Barnett is looking to push Eduardo Camavinga to Manchester United, but the player’s position remains unclear, Camavinga still wants PSG but that’s becoming more complicated, according to @mohamedbouhafsi.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 6, 2021
However, CaughtOffside understands that Man United are not currently in the picture when it comes to determining Camavinga’s next move.
A close club source has informed CaughtOffside that Man United do not have the necessary funds to sign Camavinga, with Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane already having been brought in with an outlay understood to be in excess of £100m.
Man United will need to raise cash through player sales before any move to sign a new midfielder can be considered.
It’s also CaughtOffside’s understanding that Camavinga’s preferred destination would be Real Madrid. It remains to be seen whether Los Blancos would be willing and able to stump up the cash to get a deal done.
Camavinga spending another season at Rennes and leaving next summer on a free transfer is still understood to be an option on the table. It all depends on the opportunities which present themselves between now and the deadline.