Man United to rival Liverpool in race to sign 22-year-old winger – report

Manchester United are ready to rival Liverpool in the race to sign Gelson Martins this summer, say reports

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Manchester United are ready to join the race to sign Gelson Martins from Sporting Lisbon this summer, according to reports in Portugal.

Portuguese outlets O Jogo and Record, as quoted by Metro and the Sun, claim that the Red Devils are interested in luring the 22-year-old to Old Trafford this summer.

Liverpool have been touted as a possible destination for the Portugal international in recent weeks, but it seems that the Reds could face competition from their Premier League rivals in the race to sign the Martins this summer.

A Bola reports that Martins has a £52.6m release clause in his contract but that Sporting Lisbon would be prepared to accept a £44m offer.

Liverpool are said to be “keeping tabs” on Martins this summer, along with Barcelona and Real Madrid

Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as Jose Mourinho prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season.

The same report in the Sun also claims that Manchester United are keen on deals to sign Alvaro Morata, Victor Lindelof, Fabinho and Andrea Belotti this summer as the Red Devils look to bring in some reinforcements following their sixth-placed finish in the Premier League last season.

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