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By Mike Parrott
Andreas Pereira is set to leave Manchester United to Italian side Lazio for €10 million. The deal is reportedly set to be a season-long loan with an obligation to buy for the aforementioned €10 million.
Manchester United are set to be selling much of their remaining 'deadwood' in the squad.
This comes after Lazio have decided to pursue the Brazilian midfielder on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy fee of €10 million (£9.1m).
• Phil Jones - £120k.
• Chris Smalling - £100k.
• Marcos Rojo - £120k.
• Andreas Pereira - £80k.
• Jesse Lingard - £100k.
There's a reason as to why we can't get rid of these players and it's our own fault. https://t.co/yitKLQmh73
- Ryan. :red_circle: (@Vintage_Utd) September 22, 2020
Lazio infamously missed out on David Silva who had verbally agreed to join the Italian side before changing his mind last-minute to join Real Sociedad.
The Italian team however didn't stop looking at available players in the Premier League and moved onto the Manchester United midfielder.
Fabrizio Romano and Gianluca Di Marzio have since confirmed the news, tweeting out that Lazio are indeed interested and are speeding up negotiations for Pereira.
Lazio have opened talks with Manchester United to sign Andreas Pereira. He's considered as an 'option', negotiations with #MUFC have just started. :red_circle: @SkySport #transfers
- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 27, 2020
#Lazio, obiettivo #Pereira per il centrocampo https://t.co/O4JsQ4r4Wy
- Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) September 27, 2020
Andreas Pereira has made 75 appearances in Manchester United's senior team, only scoring four goals and creating five assists.
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