Man United midfield target confirms talks with Juventus

Manchester United target Axel Witsel has revealed that he could leave Zenit St Petersburg in the summer amid ongoing talks with Juventus, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 26-year-old has attracted interest from a host of European sides and is also believed to be a top midfield target for United boss Louis van Gaal.

However, the Belgium international has admitted that talks with Juventus has already begun, hinting that a move to the Serie A champions could be a possibility.

“I’m 26, the best age to try a new experience,” he said.

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“Juventus? There have been discussions, and they’re ongoing.

“The contact is ongoing, both with me and Zenit. It’s a destination that could be suitable for me.”

Van Gaal has already begun planning for the upcoming campaign with the signing of Memphis Depay and is now looking to reinforce other areas of his squad.

Apart from Witsell, who has been a regular feature for his club this term, the Red Devils are also heavily linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund duo Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels.

Other top candidates for the summer overhaul include Barcelona right-back Dani Alves as well as Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane.