Man United transfer boost as £26m Red Bull Leipzig offer for Portuguese ace is denied

Man United transfer boost as £30m Red Bull Leipzig offer for Portuguese ace is denied

Galatasaray star Bruma has been closely linked with a summer exit.

Several European clubs have expressed an interest in the Portuguese age.

Bundesliga big spenders Red Bull Leipzig became the latest club reported to have made an offer for Bruma in the Turkish press.

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Sporx claimed that Leipzig are prepared to make a £12 million bid and offer a five-year deal worth a total of £25.9 million [€30m].

A source close to Bruma told Turkish-Football that Leipzig have not made an offer for the 23-year-old.

The source underlined that the transfer rumour was nothing but a fabrication.

The star winger will have just 12 months remaining on his contract at the end of the season and has yet to sign a new deal.

Talks with Galatasaray over a four-year contract extension recently stalled after the Istanbul giants demanded a £21 million release clause be added into deal.

Bruma has also attracted Premier League interest with Manchester United keeping tabs on the Galatasaray ace.

United sent chief Eastern European scout Krsto Kilibarda to the Lions recent game against Gaziantepspor.

The scout was spotted taking notes in the stands.

A source close to Galatasaray revealed that Kilibarda was keeping tabs on Bruma as he has done throughout the season.

Manchester United scout at the Basaksehir vs Genclerbirligi clash

Two other clubs confirmed holding talks with Bruma are Leicester City and Southampton.

Football agent Ibrahim Polat, part of the Marco Kirdemir Sport Management company that represents Bruma told Eren Sarigul of Turkish-Football [writing for ESPN] that both sides have held talks.

“Southampton and Leicester City have registered an interest and we have held talks,” Polat said. “Bruma is keen on the Premier League and we will be holding further talks next month.

“Everything will become clearer regarding his future in May.”

Bruma has been in great form this season scoring a career high 10 goals and providing eight assists across all competitions.