Man United face competition from FC Barcelona to sign 22-year-old French star – report

Manchester United face competition from FC Barcelona to sign Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet, according to a report

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Manchester United face competition to sign Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England.

Sky Sports News is reporting that the Red Devils are interested in a potential swoop to sign the France international to bolster their defensive options.

The same article states that FC Barcelona are also interested in a deal to sign the 22-year-old Sevilla star following Lenglet’s impressive campaign.

According to the same story, the La Liga champions are preparing a £30m bid to sign the French starlet in the current transfer window.

Lenglet helped Sevilla to ease to a 2-1 win against Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16 last term after the French defender kept Romelu Lukaku quiet.

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last season to secure their continued participation in the Champions League.

The Red Devils lost 1-0 to bitter rivals Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final after Eden Hazard scored the winner from the penalty spot.

Phil Jones and Chris Smalling started at centre-half in the FA Cup showpiece and the former Blackburn Rovers defender brought down Hazard to allow the Belgian star to score the winner from the penalty spot.

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