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Manchester United to wait until next summer for Lorenzo Pellegrini?

Man United to wait until summer for Pellegrini?
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Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, can reportedly be snapped up for £26.3m at the end of the season.

Manchester United have reportedly shelved plans to move for Lorenzo Pellegrini in January after learning of a release clause in the Roma midfielder's contract that can be triggered next summer.

The 22-year-old, already capped nine times by Italy, is said to have been closely monitored by the Red Devils over the past few months.

Jose Mourinho was hoping to bring in the former Sassuolo ace for the second half of the campaign but, according to The Mirror, those plans have been pushed back five months.

That is because Pellegrini will supposedly be available for a bargain price of £26.3m at the end of the campaign due to a clause in his deal.

However, the report indicates that Roma are working hard on thrashing out new terms with the homegrown player before he becomes available for a fraction of his valuation.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
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· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
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