Manchester United And Chelsea Locked In Transfer Battle For Atletico Madrid Superstar

Youri Tielemans

As per a report by Italian Media outlet SportMediaset, Atletico Madrid are preparing a bid for high-quality Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans. The 18-year-old superstar is at present considered one of the finest young talents in European football and was wanted by a host of big clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Premier League giants were keen on signing the youngster though former Belgian international Paul Van Himst had asked him to stay put. Further, SportMediaset added that the former La Liga champions are willing to spend a price of €20m(£14.62m) on their target, a small fee for the Red Devils it would seem after their huge spending on Anthony Martial this summer.

There were links from England confirming the same, with Goal adding that Louis van Gaal’s side were ‘leading the race’ ahead of Chelsea to sign the youngster.With nothing totally certain yet, it remains to be seen what happens in this transfer saga and which club eventually signs the young sensation.

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Written by Nitish Bhan

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