Manchester United ‘confident’ they can seal Sean Longstaff deal

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Manchester United are reportedly ‘confident’ they can complete a £25million deal to sign Newcastle youngster Sean Longstaff.

The Red Devils look to be rebuilding their squad following Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s first season in charge.

A number of players are set to leave the club when their contracts expire, with Ander Herrera being one of them.

As a result, Manchester United have been linked with a whole host of players.

They were most recently linked with moves for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tanguy Ndombele.

Now, they are being heavily linked with Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff and the latest report suggests Man United are ‘confident’ of signing the player.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United (11) is shown a yellow card by referee Graham Scott as team mate Sean Longstaff appeals during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

United ‘confident’ of securing Longstaff signing

According to the Mirror, Man United are looking to secure the services of 21-year-old Longstaff.

Their report claims ‘United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to build on the £15m capture of Daniel James from Swansea by securing the services of Longstaff, as part of his Old Trafford rebuild.’

The Mirror continue by explaining despite Longstaff’s comments about Newcastle recently, Man United are ‘confident’ they can sign him.

They also claim the uncertainty surrounding Newcastle’s takeover and Rafa Benitez’s future should not be a potential stumbling block.

Finally, the report claims that Man United are now looking to sign young home-grown talent in the summer window and are also targeting moves for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and one of Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt or Leicester’s Harry Maguire.

Adrien Rabiot confirms Juventus talks/speaks out over Man United links

Longstaff isn’t the only midfielder Man United have been linked with recently.

Adrien Rabiot has also been a name mentioned in the same breath as the Red Devils.

Now, the Frenchman has spoken out about a potential move to Manchester United or Juventus.

Click here to see what he had to say. 

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