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Manchester United's First Big Signing Of The Summer Is Edging Ever Closer

Manchester United's First Big Signing Of The Summer Is Edging Ever Closer

Manchester United have been linked with Benfica's Renato Sanches for quite a well now, but things appear to be moving closer to a resolution.

According to the Guardian's Jamie Jackson, negotiations with Benfica over a fee and how it will be structured have been extremely positive. While Sanches has been linked with everyone from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid to Arsenal and Man City - Man United seem to have stolen a march.

The fee is reported to be £46 million (€60m), which would equal Sanches' release clause - but bosses at Old Trafford want to structure the deal so that the fee is paid over four years - similar to how Martial's deal will be paid.

The 18-year-old broke into the Benfica team this season and has been a revelation, making his international debut for Portugal last month. His play is seen to be an ideal replacement for Paul Scholes - who retired three years ago.

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It looks like Sanches' agent Jorge Mendes seems to have pushed the transfer through.

[Guardian]

See Also: Bayern Munich Open Transfer Negotiations To Piss All Over German Football (Again)

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