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Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah signs for Bayer Leverkusen for £1.8m

Bayer Leverkusen beat off competition from fellow Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, as well as Ajax and Marseille, to land Timothy Fosu-Mensah; Jesse Lingard's representatives in talks with Nice over loan move

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Image: Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has completed his transfer to Bayer Leverkusen

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has completed his move from Manchester United to Bayer Leverkusen for £1.8m.

Ajax, Marseille and Hertha Berlin had also been interested after he rejected a new contract at United but Leverkusen - who sit third in the Bundesliga table - have won the race.

Fosu-Mensah had only played 30 times for United since making his debut as a substitute in the 3-2 win over Arsenal in February 2016.

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What turned out to be his final appearance for the club came as a substitute in the Champions League group game against RB Leipzig in Germany on December 8.

AP - Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah
Image: Fosu-Mensah made 30 appearances for Manchester United during his five years at the club

Fosu-Mensah may not be the final player to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window, with Jesse Lingard's representatives holding talks with Ligue 1 side Nice over a potential loan move.

The 27-year-old started United's FA Cup win over Watford on Saturday but hasn't been named in a Premier League start XI for more than a year.

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Image: Jesse Lingard could also be on his way out of Old Trafford with a loan move to Nice a possibility

Last month, it was reported that La Liga club Real Sociedad had held initial talks over a possible loan deal for the midfielder.

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Lingard's representatives also held talks with several clubs in England and Europe in the summer, but a move did not materialise.

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