Real Madrid have no plans to sell Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior this summer, despite suggestions that he had been offered to Manchester United.
Los Blancos are on a fundraising mission as they look to generate the funds needed to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe – although the move next summer is more likely – as Raphael Varane, Eden Hazard and Isco all thought to be the market for the right price.
Real’s priority is to sign Mbappe / John Berry / Getty Images
United are looking to catch Varane, and it was recently suggested by The Mirror that Real had thrown around the idea that Vinicius would also move to Old Trafford, where the Spanish side claimed to be hopeful of charging a large fee for the 21-year-old.
But it has since been debunked by a number of sources.
First, we let Goal reveal that Real had not made such a proposal to United, with no one in the Santiago Bernabeu wanting to see Vinicius leave. President Florentino Perez is in love with him and believes he will be one of the world’s best players anywhere on the line.
It has since been backed by AS, which adds that manager Carlo Ancelotti is looking forward to working with the Brazilian winger next year.
It is added, however, that Real would be forced to consider a large offer (around £ 60 million), largely due to competition for the non-EU seats in their group.
Two of Vinicius, Rodrygo, Eder Militao, Gareth Bale and Takefusa Kubo must be left out of the La Liga squad. Kubo is expected to leave on loan, and although Bale would be the preferred second accident, there are not many offers to sign him.
Real plans to keep Vinicius / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images
Nevertheless, Real still plan to keep Vinicius and would probably reject that offer of £ 60 million anyway, but freer could at least arouse Los Blanco’s interest by offering that kind of money.
Whether they will receive such an offer is unclear, but what is obvious is that it is not United that is offering that amount. The Red Devils are spending £ 73 million on Jadon Sancho and will therefore not add another big money player for a while now.