Galatasaray turn down Man Utd right back Rafael

Galatasaray manager Hamza Hamzaoglu has turned down the option to hold talks with Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva according to football agent Ayhan Yeşilbaş who was speaking live on Radyospor.

Yeşilbaş confirmed that Rafael had been to Galatasaray. A source close to the player also told Turkish-football.com that Rafael had entered talks with the Süper Lig champions.

However, the former Akhisar Belediyespor manager vetoed the offer stating that he was not interested in signing a right-back.

Rafael was left out of United’s tour of the USA and has fallen down the pecking order following the Red Devils signing of Matteo Darmian.

The Brazilian international’s agent Cassiano Perreira recently confirmed that his client was in talks with numerous clubs around Europe.

“His contract expires in June 2016 and the coach, Van Gaal, said he isn’t counting on him, so the player wants to leave and we are talking with more than one club about this,” Pereira told Italian website Tuttomercatoweb.

United could release the right-back on a cut-price deal as the 25-year-old full-back currently has just one-year left on his current deal.

The 25-year-old provided one assist and scored one goal in 17 appearances for the Manchester United last season.

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