Manchester United will not block Rafael's move to Galatasaray

Manchester United would not block Rafael da Silva’s move to Galatasaray according to Turkish-football.com sources if an agreement is reached.

Earlier today Turkish-football.com confirmed that Galatasaray are in talks with the Brazil international who is expected to leave United following their acquisition of Matteo Darmian from Torino.

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United are keen to offload Rafael after the 25-year-old fell out of favour with manager Louis van Gaal and as his contract expires next summer.

Rafael is expected to miss United’s pre-season USA tour which begins on Monday.

Galatasaray have made strengthening at right-back a priority over the summer transfer window after Tarık Çamdal failed to settle in last season.

Former Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue has already parted ways with Galatasaray and Çamdal is also expected to leave.

Sabri Sarıoğlu will remain the only the first-team right-back unless another fullback is signed over the transfer window.

Rafael would become the Lions third Brazilian player should he join; Felipe Melo and Alex Telles being the other two.

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