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Manchester United to miss out on Renato Sanches as AC Milan close in on £35million deal for midfielder

Portuguese teenager has struggled in Germany since his big money move from Benfica last summer

AC Milan are set to beat Manchester United to the signing of Bayern Munich teenager Renato Sanches, according to reports.

French publication L’Equipe claim the Portuguese international, who has struggled for game time with the Bundesliga champions, has agreed an escape route to Milan in a cut-price £35million deal.

Renato Sanches is set to move to AC Milan, according to reports in France

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Renato Sanches is set to move to AC Milan, according to reports in France

Renato Sanches could be on his way out of Bayern Munich this summer

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The teenager barely featured for Bayern last season and is set to move to AC Milan

Sanches has been on the radar of Manchester United all summer, but the Italian giants – who have invested heavily in this window – are set to beat Jose Mourinho to the Portuguese star.


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Sanches, who still has four years left to run on his deal, featured just 17 times for Bayern last term and started only six of those games.

The 19-year-old, who moved to Germany with a massive reputation after helping Portugal win Euro 2016, has made it clear he was not happy with his first year in Bavaria.

Speaking after the 3-2 friendly win over Chelsea in Singapore he admitted his future was unclear.

He said: “I’m not satisfied, of course, I would like to play more that’s why I want to change and go to a club where I would play more.

“AC Milan is an interesting option. If the opportunity emerges and the clubs can agree, I would like to know.”

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted a move away may be the best option for Sanches

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Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted a move away may be the best option for Sanches

Sanches in action against Chelsea in Singapore

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Sanches in action against Chelsea in Singapore

Euro 2016-winner Renato Sanches has fallen out of favour at Bayern Munich

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Sanches helped Portugal win Euro 2016 but hasn’t lived up to expectations in Germany

Leonardo Bonucci is one of several big new arrivals at the San Siro this summer

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Leonardo Bonucci is one of several big new arrivals at the San Siro this summer

Sanches continued: “I’m now with Bayern, but when we go back to Munich from Asia, we will sit together and hopefully find a solution.

“I’m young, I want and have to aply a lot, I think the chance to do so is greater in Milan than in Munich.”

The Rossoneri have spent big this summer under thier new Chinese owners have spent £160m on ten new players including Juventus defender and Chelsea target Leonardo Bonucci.

Milan have also been linked with Spanish striker Diego Costa who looks to have no future at Stamford Bridge.