FOOTBALL: Manutd Close To Sealing Sanches Deal As Harry Redknapp is linked With Nigeria

Manchester united are set to complete the signing of young Benfica prodigy, Renato Sanches.

Renato Sanches (L)
Renato Sanches (L)


The Portugese International, 18 has been a vital part of Benfica squad this season and Manchester United scouts have been to watch most of his games and feel he is ripe enough to move to the Premier league.British tabloids revealed in January that United were deep in talks to sign the 18-year-old and Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira was in London on Thursday night to complete the move.Sanches is under contract at Benfica until 2021 and has a buy-out clause of nearly £60m, but it is understood the club are willing to sell for £31m up front with £15m in add-ons.United met with club officials in the capital earlier this year to discuss the deal and sent scouts to watch Sanches for Portugal against Belgium in March.The lively box-to-box midfielder has played 22 times in the Primeira Liga this season scoring two goals  and has won two Portugal caps.Sanches is Portugal’s hottest prospect since Cristiano Ronaldo and is represented by the Real Madrid star’s agent, Jorge Mendes.

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In other transfer news, Jose Mourinho has again been assured by Manchester United that he will get the manager’s job at Old Trafford this summer according to the Sun, They also say Everton manager, Roberto Martinez is close to losing his job as Everton manager with the 11th-placed club’s board to meet to discuss his position.Juventus will move for Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, if they lose Paul Pogba, 23, this summer while Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri could look to Southampton’s Victor Wanyama, 24, as a replacement if Kante leaves.And interestingly, Tottenham and West Ham manager Harry Redknapp, who recently had a spell in charge of the Jordan national team, is set to be named as the new manager of Nigeria.

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