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Real Madrid star 'turns down' Man Utd transfer with €1.5m deal 'agreed'

Real Madrid star 'turns down' Man Utd transfer with €1.5m deal 'agreed'

Apparent bad news for Manchester United.

Real Madrid star Joselu will turn down a move to Manchester United this summer amid initial enquiries for the striker, according to a new report.

The 34-year-old struggled in the Premier League across spells with Stoke and Newcastle, scoring 10 goals across three seasons in England.

But upon returning to Spain in 2019 with Alaves, Joselu hit 10 goals in three consecutive seasons before earning a move to Espanyol.

And after 16 La Liga goals last term, he signed for Real Madrid on loan as a replacement for Karim Benzema, who left the Bernabeu to move to the Saudi Pro League.

Although not an undisputed starter for Carlo Ancelotti's side, particularly in recent weeks, Joselu has still managed to score 14 goals in all competitions for Los Blancos.

Relevo claimed earlier this week that the striker's form had led to Manchester United taking interest, with Erik ten Hag's side reportedly going as far as making an enquiry as they look for a reliable backup to Rasmus Hojlund.

But fellow Spanish outlet Fichajes now report that Joselu is expected to turn down any offers to move to Old Trafford - as he wants to end his career with Real Madrid.

It is added that, although the striker is only on loan at the Bernabeu, Real do have a €1.5 million option to buy him from Espanyol, and are expected to trigger that clause this summer.

That is despite the expected arrival of Kylian Mbappe, whose PSG contract expires at the end of this season.

Shortly after his arrival at Real last year, Joselu netted a stunning bicycle kick against United in a pre-season friendly - giving the Manchester club a close-up view of his talents.

He found himself unmarked in the area, before connecting with a Lucas Vazquez cross in some style to fire the ball past United goalkeeper Andre Onana.

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Topics: Real Madrid, Manchester United, Premier League, La Liga, Carlo Ancelotti, Kylian Mbappe