Date: 5th June 2017 at 6:00pm
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are “interested” in paying the €10m (£8.7m) release clause in centre-back Florian Lejeune’s contract, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Spanish publication say that the have been monitoring the 26-year-old all season, having sent out scouts to Spain to watch the defender in action. are also believed to be interested while the Mirror have reported that United have all but sealed a deal for the Frenchman.

Lejeune’s club are said to be reluctant to allow the player to leave, and it seems they will require any club to pay the centre half’s buyout clause in order for  a to go ahead.

The defender is a former Manchester City player after signing for the Blues from Girona, but he was immediately loaned back to the Spanish club and never played a game in the Premier League. He then switched permanently to last summer but after helping the minnows to a tenth place finish last season, the centre-back is now attracting interest from a whole host of clubs.

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