According to various sources, Manchester United has attempted to initiate a deal for AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer by initiating communication with Bennacer.
The Red Devils have made tremendous efforts toward improving their football after their surprising early-season losses to Brighton and Brentford. These defeats came early in the season.
The team managed by Erik ten Hag is now in fifth place, and they are only three points behind Tottenham Hotspur for the final spot in the Champions League.
However, due to the contentious departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and the uncertain employment status of first-choice right back Diego Dalot, the Red Devils are expected to make a transfer in the month of January.
In the meantime, summer additions Casemiro and Christian Eriksen have been impressive in the midfield. However, fans of Manchester United will certainly be seeking for upgrades for their understudies, Fred and Scott McTominay, who have received a lot of criticism in recent seasons.
In turn, speculations have circulated that Manchester United are interested in signing Algerian international Bennacer.
It has been reported in Italy that Manchester United have been in touch with AC Milan regarding a potential transfer for midfielder Ismael Bennacer.
There are fewer than two years remaining on the contract that the former Arsenal youth player is currently under, and the champion of Serie A has been extensively connected with a move away from that league. In point of fact, if Stefano Pioli does not commit himself to a new arrangement, his camp may be pressured to sell their assets.
According to Calciomercato, Manchester United have been in touch with Enzo Raiola, who is Bennacer’s agent.
In addition, Arsenal is said to have an interest in their former player, while Liverpool has also been linked with a bid for him as Jurgen Klopp continues his search for midfield reinforcements.
According to the same report, Chelsea are also reportedly interested in the player, and the Blues are also attempting to lure AC Milan winger Rafael Leao away from San Siro Stadium.
Bennacer was only able to make one senior appearance for the Gunners throughout his entire time at Hale End, which was during a loss to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup. Bennacer’s time at Hale End spanned from 2015 until 2017.
During the 2017–18 campaign, the Algerian player made the move from Arsenal to Empoli, and then two years later, he joined Milan.
Bennacer was instrumental in Milan’s drive to the Serie A title the previous year and has been called by his manager, Pioli, a “complete midfielder.” Bennacer was also a driving force in Milan’s march to the Champions League triumph in the previous season.
Luis Suarez messages Man United kid Facundo Pellistri after World Cup heartbreak
After Uruguay’s stunning World Cup loss, Luis Suarez encouraged Manchester United’s Facundo Pellistri.
Pellistri, who signed from Penarol two years ago, played in all three Group H matches for Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar, but the South American team failed to qualify for the knockout stages.
The 20-year-old started against South Korea and played well off the bench against Portugal in the penultimate encounter. Diego Alonso reinstated him for Friday’s critical match against Ghana.
Uruguay won the match 2-0 and looked destined to join Portugal in the last-16, but Wolves star Hwang Hee-Chan scored a stoppage-time winner for South Korea against the Selecao to send the Asian side into the Round of 16.
Pellistri spoke on Instagram about his satisfaction in serving his country at the World Cup and his disappointment at being eliminated.
“World Cup debut. I played one, my dream. Didn’t have the finish we wanted, but that’s football. So sad we didn’t achieve more. Thank you to everyone who supported! This continues, we will come back stronger!” he posted on social media.
Former Liverpool striker and Uruguay teammate Suarez responded to Pellistri’s Instagram post, saying: “We have to keep going, Facu. You will always have a rematch. Keep on offering yourself to the maximum always.”
Pellistri will miss United’s warm-weather training camp in Spain due to the World Cup. The Reds went to Cadiz on Saturday ahead of two friendlies against Cadiz on Wednesday and Real Betis on Saturday to prepare for the return of the domestic season.
The 20-year-old will be looking to feature for Erik ten Hag’s side in their first competitive match back after the break in the campaign, which comes against Burnley in the Carabao Cup on December 21.