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Man Utd ‘could end Donny van de Beek’s nightmare spell with transfer swap deal for Adrien Rabiot from Juventus’


MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to end Donny van de Beek’s nightmare as they eye a swap deal for Adrien Rabiot, according to reports.

The Dutch midfielder, 23, arrived from Ajax last summer in a £39million, five-year deal.

Donny van de Beek could be sold just a year after joining Manchester United for £35m

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Donny van de Beek could be sold just a year after joining Manchester United for £35mCredit: Getty
Rabiot arrived on a free transfer from PSG in 2019 but could be let go to raise funds at the Allianz Stadium

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Rabiot arrived on a free transfer from PSG in 2019 but could be let go to raise funds at the Allianz StadiumCredit: Getty

But it has not worked out as expected with just two Premier League starts.

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Now Tuttosport in Italy state the Old Trafford club are looking to ship Van de Beek out – and bring Rabiot in instead.

Juventus were keen on the 19-cap international last summer before his move to Manchester.

And United hope they have retained that interest a year on – then would also be willing to let Rabiot leave.

The French midfielder, 26, joined the Old Lady on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019.

He has racked up 74 appearances for the Italian giants and still has two years left on his deal.

Van de Beek, a slightly more forward-thinking player, has a current market value of £31.5m according to Transfermarkt, while Rabiot’s is £28.8m.

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But Juventus’ financial state may mean they would rather sell the player who has also been linked with Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has opted for Bruno Fernandes as his No10 this season, admitted after the recent international break he is desperate to get £125,000-a-week Van de Beek involved more before the end of the season.

The Red Devils have eight Premier League games left and are still hopeful of winning the Europa League.

Solskjaer said: “Donny scored some absolute crackers when we were all back in training on Friday.

“He scored some absolute top, top goals that I’d be really proud of myself and it’s done him the world of good, going away and scoring a goal for Holland.

“We hope we can see a lot of that for the next eight weeks of the season and then to kick on again.”

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