Red Bull Leipzig CEO in Turkey to make £10m bid for Portuguese ace scouted by Man United

Red Bull Leipzig make £10m bid for Portuguese ace scouted by Man United

Red Bull Leipzig have made a £10 million [€12m] bid for Galatasaray star winger Bruma according to beIN Turkey.

Per the source, Red Bull CEO Oliver Mintzlaff is currently in Istanbul, Turkey and will hold a meeting with Galatasaray president Dursun Ozbek.

Galatasaray want £16 million [€18m] for the 23-year-old and talks are reported to be ongoing.

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Turkish-Football does however, understand that an offer has not yet been submitted.

A source close to Galatasaray revealed that Red Bull have not made a bid but that there are several clubs interested and in talks.

The Portuguese ace has been scouted by Man United.

United sent chief Eastern European scout Krsto Kilibarda as recently as a fortnight ago to monitor Bruma against Gaziantepspor.

Bruma has just over 12 months remaining on his contract and has yet to sign a new deal with the Lions.

In fact talks recently broke down which would signal a summer sale.

“Galatasaray offered a four-year contract extension but wanted a £21 million [€25m] release clause,” Balde was quoted as saying by Haberturk.

“It proved to be a sticking point and we had to leave the negotiation table.”

Bruma has been in the form of his career this season scoring 10 goals and eight assists for the Istanbul giants this season.