Real Madrid 'ward off Man United interest in Fede Valverde'

Real Madrid ‘ward off interest from Manchester United for Fede Valverde’ by insisting his suitors will have to meet staggering ‘£448m release clause’ if they want midfielder

  • Real Madrid have warded off interest in Fede Valverde with huge release clause 
  • Manchester United showed interest but will not pay the £448million fee
  • Madrid have branded the 21-year-old almost untransferable with huge clause 

Real Madrid have declared midfielder Fede Valverde almost unsellable with a staggering reported £448million release clause after interest from Manchester United. 

The Uruguayan is enjoying a stellar season under Zinedine Zidane for Los Blancos and has attracted interest from all over Europe. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified Valverde as a key target this summer but has suffered a major setback in his pursuit given the 21-year-old’s huge release clause. 

Real Madrid have shunned interest for midfielder Fede Valverde with £448m release clause

Manchester United shown interest in the 21-year-old but will now look elsewhere

According to Sport, United are aware that Madrid are not willing to budge at all and the transfer will be impossible. 

Valverde has been likened to former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in his style of play and has been a breath of fresh air in the Madrid midfield. 

Solskjaer wants a few big name signings this summer and is keen to strengthen his midfield options, with Paul Pogba likely facing a summer exit. 

However, he will have to look elsewhere for that Pogba replacement as Valverde has been declared virtually untransferable for now.  

Manchester United will now look at other options to strengthen their midfield this summer

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