Date: 5th September 2018 at 4:31pm
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Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing France international defender Lucas Hernandez, according to france football.

The Premier League side, who defeated Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon, have been linked with making a move for the Atletico Madrid left-back ahead of the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old, who has 12 international caps for his country, has made two competitive appearances for the La Liga side so far this season in the league and UEFA Super Cup.

Hernandez, who joined Atletico’s youth set up when he was just 11 years of age, has racked up 90 first-team outings for the club overall, winning the UEFA Europa League last term and the UEFA Super Cup this campaign.

France’s Lucas Hernandez kisses the World Cup trophy.

Also a FIFA World Cup winner with France earlier this summer in Russia, the report suggests Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho could make a move for Hernandez, who can operate at centre-half and full-back.

The player signed a new contract at Atletico earlier this summer, extending his stay at the club until June 2024, with the agreement including a whopping £72m release clause.

However, that is not thought to have put off potential suitors Manchester United, as well as La Liga rivals Real Madrid, who are both interested in the defender’s services.

Written by Dan Church

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