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Manchester United 'wanted Lorenzo Pellegrini in summer'

Man United 'wanted Pellegrini in summer'
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Manchester United were reportedly 'very interested' in signing Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini during the summer.

Manchester United were 'very interested' in signing Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini during the recent summer transfer window, according to a report.

Pellegrini, 22, scored three times in 37 appearances for Roma during the 2017-18 campaign.

The midfielder only returned to Roma in the summer of 2017 following a spell at Sassuolo, but it is understood that he has a £26m release clause inserted into his current deal.

According to Calciomercato, United had a strong interested in Pellegrini during the summer and could now launch a January bid for the eight-time Italy international.

Pellegrini has scored twice and provided five assists in 13 Roma appearances this season.

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