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Man Utd ‘set to offer Van de Beek swap deal for AC Milan midfielder Bennacer’ despite Ten Hag signing

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly ready to offer Donny van de Beek as part of a swap deal to sign Ismael Bennacer.

The Algerian midfielder is believed to want to leave AC Milan this summer with the Red Devils already linked with a swoop.


Donny van de Beek could be offered to AC Milan in a swap deal to sign Ismael BennacerCredit: Getty
The Red Devils are keen on Bennacer, who is set to leave AC Milan this summer


The Red Devils are keen on Bennacer, who is set to leave AC Milan this summerCredit: Getty

And now United are exploring the possibility of sending Van de Beek to Milan on a swap deal, according to Calciomercato in Italy.

It is claimed that the Red Devils want a ‘discount’ on Bennacer and could offer Van de Beek plus a small fee in order to secure his services.

Bennacer, 24, is valued at £38m by the Serie A side.

The potential swap comes despite Van de Beek’s connection to boss Erik ten Hag.

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The Dutch pair have worked together at Ajax before, with Van de Beek playing a vital role in the side that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.

United, however, claim to like Bennacer, who has also been linked with a move to Arsenal.

The Algerian international won the Serie A title with AC Milan last season, playing 40 times in all competitions.

His form, combined with his desire to leave San Siro, sparked interest from the Premier League,


De Jong, meanwhile, has struggled at Old Trafford since moving to the Prem in 2020.

The 25-year-old was even sent on loan to Everton in the second half of last campaign.

And things weren’t much better for him at Goodison Park.

There had been hope that the arrival of Ten Hag could breathe new life into the midfield and help him get back to his best form.

But United’s desire to sign Bennacer could see Van de Beek make way for the Algerian at Old Trafford.