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Man Utd star Andreas Pereira set to leave club with Benfica leading transfer chase ahead of German and Spanish rivals

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ANDREAS PEREIRA is set to leave Manchester United this summer with Benfica leading the chase for his signature.

The 24-year-old Brazilian moved to Old Trafford from Benfica in 2012.

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Andreas Pereira could be on the verge of joining Benfica from Manchester United[/caption]

During those eight years, he has only made 75 first-team appearances.

He has found it even harder to get opportunities since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January.

Despite starting half of United’s Premier League games this campaign, the Portuguese star’s signing has pushed him back down the pecking order.

Now The Times claims Benfica are ready to swoop during the summer window.

However, they also state clubs from Germany and LaLiga are also keen on the star.

Pereira has only started twice since Fernandes joined.

He remains under contract until 2023.

However, with his last appearance coming in February in the Europa League against Club Brugge, it seems he knows the writing is on the wall.


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He could also be joined out of the United exit door by Chris Smalling.

Even though the defender has no interest in signing for Newcastle, whose boss Steve Bruce had made him his No1 transfer target, Roma are desperate to secure his services.

The £20m-rated defender also has Juventus and Inter chasing his services.

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