Manchester United are reportedly set to battle Barcelona in the race to sign Rennes' £26 million-rated teenager Eduardo Camavinga. 


The defensive midfielder, who turned 17 last weekend, has attracted interest from many teams across Europe, with bids from ​Arsenal and ​Tottenham Hotspur reportedly turned down in the past.


Camavinga made his first-team debut for the club in Ligue 1 last December and caught everyone's attention in August this year when he helped create a goal for Rennes against Paris Saint-Germain. 

That made him the youngest player in league history to get an assist as he put in a great performance to help his team upset PSG. The then 16-year-old was declared the man of the match for his play. 


United and Barcelona have now expressed their interest in him, as per ​Daily Mirror, who quote L'Equipe, and are keen to seal the signing of the Angola-born French teenager. ​Atletico Madrid are also said to be impressed by Camavinga, who is contracted to Rennes till 2022. 


Apart from the aforementioned three clubs, other teams such as ​Real Madrid​Manchester City​Bayern Munich and ​Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with the teenager, with Spurs and Arsenal having had bids rejected in the past. 

The approach from the London clubs was dealt with swiftly by the Ligue 1 club, as their offers reportedly had the midfielder returning to Rennes on a two-year loan. However, they dismissed the bids out of hand. 


Rennes coach Julien Stephan had spoken about him after the PSG game, saying, "He played a very interesting match, indeed, like the whole team. We are talking to him. He is someone who is also very intellectually gifted, who knows how to question himself, who knows how to ask the right questions." 


It remains to been if the Red Devils or the Blaugrana are able to seal the deal for Eduardo Camavinga, who seems to be destined to become one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.