- Donny van de Beek has enjoyed significant rise to prominence in Europe to court interest from top clubs including Man United
- Man United, however, have been asked to create room for the Dutch star before the transfer goes through
- Andreas Pereira has been earmarked as a possible sacrificial lamb in the transfer owing to his underwhelming performances
- The Brazilian is primed to face competition for a starting berth with Pogba, McTominay, Fred and Bruno Fernandes all available for selection
Man United are reportedly ready to sacrifice Andreas Pereira to land the transfer of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.
United have been tracking Van de Beek for months now alongside Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz.
But with a number of Premier League clubs also salivating for Havertz's services, the Red Devils appear to have shifted their focus on Van de Beek.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is understood to be a huge fan of both players and feels they could perfectly slot into his new dream team.
However, United boss has been asked to make room for Van de Beek to have any chance of signing the Dutch star.
That now leaves the future of Pereira at Old Trafford uncertain and could now be sacrificed for Van de Beek, just months after the Brazilian signed a new four-year deal with the Manchester club.
Despite being afforded enough game time in the absence of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, the 24-year-old has failed to live up to his billing.
And now with Pogba and McTominay fully fit again, Bruno Fernandes and Fred already regulars, Pereira has been underscored as surplus requirements.
A number of Premier League clubs have already been linked with Pereira including Newcastle United, Everton and West Ham United.
Meanwhile, Van de Beek has enjoyed a significant rise in Europe with Ajax, also courting interest from Real Madrid.
The Ajax star scored 10 goals and set up nine others before the Dutch league was ended.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that an unidentified Norwich player has tested positive for COVID-19 as two out of the 1,200 players and club staff who gave samples on Thursday and Friday, came out positive.
According to a statement on Norwich website, the player will now miss the club’s Project Restart opener against Southampton on Friday, June 19.
The second case aside that of the Norwich player is yet to be identified.
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