Manchester United size up Casemiro move with Adrien Rabiot bid set to fail

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  • France midfielder’s wage demands likely to scupper move
  • Football director John Murtough exploring Casemiro bid

Manchester United’s attempt to buy Juventus’s Adrien Rabiot is almost certainly off because of the midfielder’s wage demands, and Real Madrid’s Casemiro is being explored as an alternative to strengthen this department of Erik ten Hag’s squad.

United had reached an agreed fee with Juventus of an initial £15m for Rabiot but the 27-year-old player’s mother and agent, Veronique, wished him to be paid more than many of the club’s top earners such as Bruno Fernandes, who receives around £240,000 a week. This is because the Frenchman is a free agent next summer.

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Written by Jamie Jackson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/aug/16/manchester-united-size-up-casemiro-move-with-adrien-rabiot-bid-set-to-fail under the title “Manchester United size up Casemiro move with Adrien Rabiot bid set to fail”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.