Donny van de Beek rejects Lorient loan move as Ligue 1 side turn to Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 31, 2023 - 10:58PM
A move to Galatasaray could still be on the cards (Picture: Getty)

will not be joining Lorient with the Ligue 1 side now shifting focus to former midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The Netherlands international remains out of favour at and has been told he is free to leave before the transfer window closes on Friday.

with the Premier League side hoping to bring in a replacement in the form of Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat.

However, van de Beek appears to have rejected the move to France with reporting the proposed deal is off.

Lorient are still determined to bring in a midfield option and have now turned to Bakayoko, who has only just left Chelsea as a free agent having not played for the club since 2018.

The midfielder signed for the Blues from Monaco in 2017 for £40m.

Van de Beek’s future remains uncertain. although recent reports in Spain claim the club have turned their attention to other targets.

United have seen an initial loan offer rejected by Fiorentina (Picture: Getty)

United are currently in discussions with Galatasaray over a loan move with Turkey thought to be van de Beek’s preferred destination.

Van de Beek joined United in a £34millon deal from Ajax in 2020 but his time at the club has been ravaged by injuries and a lack of form.

He has not been involved in any of United’s match day squads this season having started just 11 Premier League matches since his arrival in Manchester.

With Fred having also left the club this summer, United are still hoping to wrap up a deal for Amrabat.

Having struggled to raise additional funds through player sales,

The midfielder is desperate to join the club and has received assurances from Erik ten Hag that a deal will go through.

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