Manchester United would allegedly be able to sign AC Milan’s Ismael Bennacer for €50 million (£45m) next summer due to an exit clause in the midfielder’s contract.
The 22-year-old midfielder impressed for AC Milan during the 2019-20 term, and United were said to be keen on signing him during the recent transfer market.
Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid were also credited with an interest, but the Algerian star remained at San Siro past the deadline.
Ismael has already made seven appearances for I Rossoneri this term, contributing two assists in the process.
However, in spite of being a key player for the Italian club, the terms of his deal state that a €50m (£45m) release clause will come into play next year, according to a report by Calciomercato.
Bennacer, who largely operates as a defensive midfielder, represented Arsenal between 2015 and 2017 but only made one senior team appearance for the Gunners before moving on.
In other news, Manchester United will likely be without defender Eric Bailly until the middle of November because of a muscle injury.
Bailly has made four appearances for his side this season, while he was also an unused substitute for the win against Newcastle United last weekend.
However, the Ivorian centre-half is now set for a period on the sidelines after sustaining yet another significant injury.
Speaking after the Red Devils’ triumph at Paris Saint-Germain, head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the club’s media team that the former Villarreal ace would not feature before the next international break.