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Man Utd have first refusal on key Chelsea target

Man Utd have first refusal on key Chelsea target

Bernardo Silva tipped to join United

Manchester United will reportedly ward off interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City this summer after they secured a first-refusal option on Bernardo Silva.

The 22-year-old dubbed 'The Little Messi' has been simply sensational for Monaco this campaign, and many predict he will be named the 'Ligue 1 Player of the Year'.

According to Le 10 Sport, European trio Chelsea, Manchester City and Barcelona could face defeat in the attacker's chase with United having secretly negotiated a deal with Jorge Mendes.

Bernardo has been recently the subject of a potential £70m move to Stamford Bridge, but it now appears that United are in the front seat to sign the forward-minded player.

The Portugal international joined the Principality outfit on an initial loan from Benfica in 2014 before the move was made permanent a year later.

He was recently part of the Monaco side that lost out 5-3 to Manchester City in the Champions League last 16, first-leg, despite holding a 3-2 advantage at one stage.