MANCHESTER UNITED are in a race against time as they desperately try to offload midfielder Donny van de Beek, it’s claimed.
The 26-year-old has received interest from Turkish giants Fenerbahce and rivals Galatasaray.
Van de Beek has been told by boss Erik ten Hag that he’s unlikely to feature this season for the Red Devils following the summer arrivals of Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat.
United must submit their 25-man Premier League squad by September 13th and Van de Beek is at risk of missing the cut if he remains at the club.
The former Netherlands international has already been cut from the Champions League squad – despite injured Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia featuring.
ESPN report that Ten Hag is willing to accept any offer for the forgotten star.
The majority of transfer windows across Europe are now closed but clubs in Turkey can sign players until September 15th giving United a week to agree a deal.
Turkish giants Besiktas have confirmed the signing of Eric Bailly on a one-year contract after United agreed a free transfer for the Ivory Coast defender.
There was hope earlier in the summer that Van de Beek’s departure might generate a fee but there’s now an acceptance he might have to leave on loan.
The Dutch star, who was nominated for the Ballon d’Or in 2019, still has two years left on the five-year deal he signed when he arrived in a £35million deal from Ajax in 2020.
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The midfielder has endured a difficult time at Old Trafford making just 60 appearances in all competitions in three years.
He spent the second half of the 2021-22 campaign on loan at Everton but only played seven times.
Van de Beek suffered a knee injury in January which ruled him out of the remainder of last season.