Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti admits 'a possibility' Renato Sanches will join Manchester United this summer

The Red Devils wanted to sign him last summer before he joined the Bundesliga champions

Jack Austin
Monday 24 July 2017 12:40 BST
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Carlo Ancelotti has revealed there is “a possibility” that Manchester United will sign Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich this summer – but there is “no way” Arturo Vidal will leave.

Jose Mourinho spoke highly of Sanches when he back United boss last summer and insisted that if he was in charge at the time, the club would not have missed out on signing him to the Bundesliga champions.

The teenager went on to be the one of the stars of the summer, being named the young player of the tournament as Portugal won the European Championships in France.

However, Sanches has failed to hold down a spot in Bayern’s first team this season, leading to interest from AC Milan and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge declaring that the player was available for £43m.

“He won't get enough minutes at Bayern, so we're willing to negotiate a loan deal and maybe beyond that,” Rummenigge told Tuttomercatoweb via FourFourTwo.

“If a club are interested in a Bayern player, they must be ready to deal with significant economic figures. We'll say that it wouldn't be bad if a £43m offer came in for him.”

While Milan were considered the favourites, Mourinho is looking to bring in a new midfielder and with Sanches available, Ancelotti admitted a move could materialise.

Asked about the Old Trafford’s side reported interest in Sanches, he said: “At this time, he’s training with us. We have to make a decision. A move could be a possibility but there is also a chance he could stay with us for the season.

“For Vidal, there is no way [he will move to United]. He’s our player and I have a lot of confidence in him.

“I know there are rumours and we’re used to rumours. He’ll stay with us 100 per cent – I’m confident about that.”

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