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Manchester United transfer target Sean Longstaff considering future after Rafael Bentiez exit

Manchester United are targeting Sean Longstaff
United are targeting Longstaff (Picture: Getty)

Sean Longstaff is considering his future at Newcastle after the club sacked Rafael Bentiez, reports say.

The midfielder is the subject of transfer interest from Manchester United, who are poised to lodge their opening offer for Longstaff this week.

Benitez left the club last month, after failing to come to terms with owner Mike Ashley over a new deal.

The Spaniard said after his departure he never wanted to leave, but was concerned about the long-term vision of the club.

Rafael Benitez left Newcastle last month
Benitez left Newcastle last month (Picture: Getty)

The Mirror claim Longstaff, who broke into the senior side under Benitez, is bitterly upset by his managers exit.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers Longstaff the perfect addition to his midfield as a young, homegrown star with experience in the Premier League.

Longstaff had insisted he wanted to stay at Newcastle to develop under Benitez, but the 21-year-old is now weighing up his options.

Newcastle value Sean Longstaff up to £50m
Newcastle value Longstaff up to £50m (Picture: Getty)

That will come as a boost to United, who plan to make their move for Longstaff this week.

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United are hoping a bid of £30million will be enough to convince Newcastle to sell one of their prized asset.

Newcastle have already sold Ayoze Perez to Leicester City and are ready to resist Uniteds advances for Longstaff.

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