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Man Utd and Arsenal transfer blow as PSG close in on £26m signing of Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga

PSG’s incredible transfer window looks set to continue with the French giants nearing the signing of hot prospect Eduardo Camavinga.

The news comes as a blow to Manchester United and Arsenal, who were both nterested in the 18-year-old sensation.

Camavinga in action for Rennes on Saturday
Camavinga has been capped three times by France at just 18-years-old

United especially were keen on a deal for the youngster with Paul Pogba’s Old Trafford future still up in the air.

He’s into the final season of his contract with the Red Devils and has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

And United have been plotting a move for Camavinga as a potential replacement, but were said to be eager to sign the youngster next summer when his contract with Rennes expires.

But according to Ouest France and L’Equipe, the Rennes midfielder is nearing a switch to the French capital before then.

He’s said to have played his last game for the club after coming off the bench in Saturday’s 1-0 win against Nantes.

With the transfer window coming to a close Rennes have dropped their asking price for the midfielder to avoid losing him on a free transfer next summer.


Camavinga is reportedly on the verge of joining PSG for just £25.7million, half of Rennes’ original asking price.

It’s also down from their reported £34million valuation of the 18-year-old from just ten days ago.

Arsenal were interested in a move for the midfielder, but that interest has cooled after a heavy summer of spending.

The Gunners have spent a combined £129million so far this summer, more than any other Premier League team.

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Camavinga will become PSG’s SIXTH arrival of the summer should a deal go through.

Le Parisiens have already signed Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Gini Wijnaldum in one of the most sensational transfer windows of all time.

According to Mundo Deportivo, an official PSG bid is yet to be launched for Camavinga, but Rennes are said to be resigned to losing him before the end of the summer.

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