Rennes chief speaks out following strong Man Utd interest in €60m star

Date published: Sunday 31st May 2020 10:19

Rennes president Nicolas Holveck has ruled out the possibility of Manchester United-linked midfielder Eduardo Camavinga leaving in the next transfer window.

Camavinga, 17, broke into Rennes’ first team last January and after making seven appearances before the end of last season, he has only missed five games this term.

Previous reports suggest that United have a strong interest in the France Under-21 international, proposing a deal in which the youngster is signed and loaned back to Rennes next season.

The reports claimed that such a proposition would hopefully sway Rennes into doing business with the Red Devils rather than with Real Madrid, who are also keen.

However, speaking to RTL (via the Evening Standard), Holveck has insisted that Camavinga will be going nowhere any time soon.

“For Eduardo Camavinga, the project is to continue to progress at Stade Rennais,” Holveck said.

“The next season should be that of the consecration in Rennes for him. Very sincerely, yes, the project next season will be with Eduardo.”

As well as United, Arsenal and Tottenham are the other Premier League giants to have reportedly registered interest in the teenager.

Camavinga spoke to Ouest-France earlier in May and said that he is “not too interested” in the speculation, which he is told about by friends via social media.

“Honestly, I don’t focus too much on that,” he said. “Certainly, it’s nice that big clubs like the ones mentioned are interested in me, but conversely, I’m not too interested in that.

“Especially since I am doing well at Rennes. We’ll see what happens next, I’ll let my parents and my agents manage this.

“I don’t look too much, but I see anyway. In fact, I can’t avoid it. Sometimes, I’m quickly on social networks and I see things or friends send me articles.”

In other news, United are reportedly in a battle with Madrid for Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos.

Read more in Sunday’s Paper Talk

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