Anderlecht name €25-35m asking price for Man Utd midfield transfer target Dendoncker

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The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho seemingly struggling to sign further reinforcements

Manchester United will need to pay over €25 million to sign Anderlecht defensive midfielder Leander Dendoncker, according to the Belgian club's sporting director Herman van Holsbeek.

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Dendoncker, 22, featured twice in the Belgian side's Europa League clashes with United and gave a good account of himself, leading to reports that Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the youngster.

It has been said that Mourinho has sent scouts to monitor Dendoncker's progress amid a seemingly difficult transfer window for United, who are struggling to tie up deals for Ivan Perisic and Nemanja Matic.

If reports are to be believed, Mourinho could turn to Dendoncker as an alternative to Matic in midfield, and Anderlecht director Holsbeek has made things simple with regards to being open about the club's valuation of one of their most prized assets.

"We want to cherish him," Holsbeek told Het Belang van Limburg, "but if a club is willing to pay between €25m and €35m then we have a problem.

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"He showed twice against Manchester United that he has the potential to play at a top European club.

"We are lucky that the Champions League does not start until September, otherwise we definitely would have lost him.

"We would like to see Leander stay here for one more season and work together on a transfer for next summer – just as we did with [Youri] Tielemans [who this summer joined Monaco]."

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