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'I am sure': Fabrizio Romano makes Donny van de Beek claim amid Everton links

Fabrizio Romano says Everton remain interested in Donny Van de Beek as he provided an update on the Dutchman’s future.

Toffees director Marcel Brands recently confirmed that the Blues tried to sign Van de Beek on loan in the summer transfer window.

“We had him on our list,” Brands told NOS.

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“At the beginning of the transfer window, we enquired at United, then it was impossible.

“At the end of the window, I received a call from Guido Albers, his agent, that he might be rented out after all.

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“But at the last minute it was cancelled.”

In addition, Brands didn’t rule out trying to move for him again in the January transfer window.

Van de Beek joined United in the summer of 2020 in a reported £35million move from Ajax.

Despite arriving to much fanfare, he struggled in his maiden campaign at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek made 36 appearances, but most of those were off the bench, and made just two goal contributions.

This season, things haven’t gone much better for the 24-year-old – quite the opposite, in fact.

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Van de Beek has managed just 141 minutes in all competitions for United, with 90 minutes coming in the Carabao Cup.

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Romano, speaking to The United Stand, says the Netherlands international “is planning to leave” United.

“In the summer, they had a chance to sell him with Everton keen on deadline day,” said the journalist.

“Things can change, but as of now, he is planning to leave Manchester United in January.

“Van de Beek is a fantastic player and a top professional.

“It is true that Italian and Spanish clubs are interested and it depends whether Man United can agree on the conditions with them.

“He could also move to the Premier League, with Everton one of the clubs interested.

“Donny wants to play so if he is not playing in two to three months, he will leave, I am sure.”

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