- Man United announced earlier in the week they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid over the transfer of Raphael Varane
- Varane's imminent arrival is expected to push Axel Tuanzebe down the pecking orders, a scenario that will see United move him on
- It is understood the Red Devils will explore a loan deal for the promising defender rather than sell him
Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed he expects Axel Tuanzebe to leave the club following the imminent arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
Briefly News recently reported the Red Devils have already agreed a £34m deal to sign the experienced defender who is now scheduled to undergo a medical before the transfer being announced.
United all but confirmed Varane is Old Trafford-bound earlier in the week, with the club announcing they have reached an agreement with Madrid over his transfer.
The arrival of Varane is expected to boost Solskjaer's options at the back with the Norwegian already having a string of players who can play at centre-back.
The young defender was limited to just 18 appearances last season and will be desperate for first-team football.
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But that will not be guaranteed at Old Trafford, meaning he will have to move on this summer to realise his dream.
According to Solskjaer, the decision was occasioned by the plethora of options he has in defence with Phil Jones also lined up to make a return.
"I can see of course with Raphael looking like everything is sorted there and we’ve made that deal, I can see Axel going out," Ole said. That’s because I’ve got Raphael, Maguire, Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones is coming back in," he added.
United are believed to be keen on loaning out Tuanzebe rather than offloading him in a permanent transfer.
Wayne Rooney finds himself in the middle of a scandal
Briefly News previously reported that Derby County boss Wayne Rooney admitted he “made a mistake” in a heartfelt apology to his wife and club after implicating photos of him and three ladies emerged online.
Over the weekend, photos of the Manchester United legend passed out in the company of three women garnered attention on social media.
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