Mario Lemina: Manchester United make enquiry for Southampton midfielder

Mario Lemina in action for Southampton
Image: Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina could be on the move

Manchester United have made an enquiry into signing Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, Sky Sports News understands.

Lemina has been given permission to speak to other clubs by Southampton, having not been included on their pre-season training camp in Austria.

Southampton are aware of interest from a number of other clubs in the 25-year-old Gabon international, who has made 46 Premier League appearances for the Saints since arriving from Juventus in 2017.

Manchester United are also preparing a bid for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, according to Sky sources.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already signed two home-grown youngsters in Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bisaaka.

Paul Pogba, who has been reportedly linked with a move away from Old Trafford, has trained with his Manchester United team-mates in Australia as speculation continues over his future.

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Paul Pogba and his Manchester United team-mates get stuck into training at the start of their Australian tour in Perth

The Fantasy Football verdict

Injury scuppered Mario Lemina's chances of adding to the 61 points he recorded in Sky Sports Fantasy Football last season - he had only played 21 league games by the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

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But priced at £3.5m less than Paul Pogba, whose future continues to be under scrutiny, Lemina could be a shrewd pick to deliver a huge points haul in 2019/20.

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