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Man Utd rival Man City for Arsenal reject Ismael Bennacer

Manchester United are joining the race for AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer.

The Algeria international is highly sought-after, with Manchester City and PSG among the clubs to retain an interest in the 22-year-old, who has a £45million release clause.

French media sources say United have now entered the race to sign former Arsenal junior Bennacer this summer.

Bennacer was awarded Player of the Tournament in the African Cup of Nations last year in which his side triumphed.

Pep Guardiola has reportedly spoken to the former French youth international over the phone to convince him the Etihad is where his future lies.

But with United now offering a challenger there are an even greater number of top sides looking to take advantage of Milan's lack of Champions League football or success in recent years.

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