Man United may wait until summer to sign AS Roma star – report

Manchester United will wait until next summer to make an offer for AS Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, according to a report

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Manchester United won’t make an offer to sign AS Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini until next summer, according to a report in Italy.

The Daily Mirror, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News, is reporting that Manchester United have unearthed a £26.5m contract release clause that can be activated next summer.

The same article states that the Red Devils will likely shelve plans to make an offer for the Italy international in the January transfer window and wait until the summer instead.

According to the same story, Manchester United could lose Ashley Young to last season’s Champions League semi-finalists despite the veteran remaining a key part of Jose Mourinho’s team.

AS Roma are being tipped to sign the England international on a two-and-a-half year deal, despite Young turning 33 in July.

The former Aston Villa winger is set to become a free agent at the end of the current campaign following seven seasons at the 20-time English champions.

Young has won the Premier League, the League Cup, the FA Cup and the Europa League during his spell at Manchester United.

The Red Devils were held to a goalless draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon to drop more points in the top-four race.

Manchester United are in seventh place and seven points behind Chelsea FC, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.

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