Sarr attracting interest as Man Utd, Chelsea and Barcelona mull over £50m fee

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The Senegal international winger starred for his country at World Cup 2018 and could soon be lured away from Rennes by a leading European outfit

Ismaila Sarr’s agent has admitted to interest being shown from England, with the man wanted by Barcelona in the past now being linked with Manchester United and Chelsea.

The 20-year-old winger, who is currently on the books at Rennes, has seen his profile rise on the back of a star showing at World Cup 2018.

Having caught the eye for Senegal, the youngster is now registering on transfer radars across Europe.

No destination has been determined as yet for a man rated at around £50 million ($66m), with Arsenal and Liverpool also believed to have said Sarr watched in the past.

His representative, Thierno Seydi, told The Sun on the mounting interest being shown: “He is very fast with an excellent technique.

“He has the same qualities as [Ousmane] Dembele of Barcelona. They are similar players.

“I have received many calls from English and German clubs and maybe even one from Italy.

“Many agents from the UK have called me proposing to work with them and Ismaïla to get him to the Premier League.

“One Italian agent asked to speak with Juventus. The price will be around €50m-60m”

Seydi added: “We are talking about a great football player, who will play at the highest levels for the next ten years.

“I am open to discussions with all top European club. The important thing is that he goes in a team that makes him play.

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“He cannot stay on the bench. Last year Barcelona wanted him. Let's see what happens now.”

Sarr only joined Rennes in the summer of 2017, having burst onto the scene at Metz.

He netted five times in Ligue 1 last season while also providing three assists, with that return helping to secure a fifth-place finish and Europa League qualification.

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