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Manchester United defender up for sale; Bundesliga club in negotiations over transfer

Eintracht Frankfurt are believed to be in talks to sign Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela.

According to Sky Sports, the Uruguayan full-back has been put up for sale by Jose Mourinho, who sees the much younger Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah as better first-team prospects.

German sport magazine Kicker, via Sky Sports, understand that Eintracht have made an approach to take Varela on loan for the 2016-17 season, with the option to buy him on a permanent basis.

Negotiations are said to be at an early stage, and the move is not expected to be finalised anytime soon, but it seems as though Mourinho has found somebody to take the 23-year-old off his hands.

Varela made 11 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions last season, including three Premier League starts, and actually held his own in comparison to Italian international Matteo Darmian.

Eintracht finished 16th in last season’s Bundesliga table, narrowly avoiding relegation.

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