Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Told to Stump Up £27M for Dendoncker

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Told to Stump Up £27M for Dendoncker

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UNITED will have to pay up to £27m to sign Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker in January, according to the club's general manager Herman Van Holsbeeck.

M.E.N. Sport previously reported that United made an enquiry about the 22-year-old after he made a big impression against Jose Mourinho's side in the Europa League quarter-final back in April.

The towering midfielder scored a late equaliser in the first-leg in Brussels before a commanding display in the return fixture at Old Trafford; tellingly, Mourinho made a point of seeking him out at the final whistle at the Theatre of Dreams.

United cooled their interest in the Belgium international once they signed Nemanja Matic in July and M.E.N. Sport understands they have made no contact with Dendoncker's camp ahead of a potential January move. …

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