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Manchester United to offer teen talent new contract?

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Manchester United are ready to offer talented teenager Tom Lawrence a bumper new contract, in a bid to ward off interest from Swansea and Cardiff City, reports Sky Sports.

The Wales U21 international has recently been enjoying a loan spell with League One outfit Carlisle United, where he has turned in a series of impressive displays.

His fine form has attracted admiring glances from the Welsh duo, who are ready to offer the 19-year-old a long-term deal to leave Old Trafford.

Lawrence's current Red Devils contract expires at the end of the season, and David Moyes will not want to lose the youngster for next to nothing, should he decide against committing himself to the Premier League champions.

Carlisle are hopeful of securing the forward's services until the end of the season, but a return to Cumbria is unlikely to be signed off by Manchester United until they have resolved his future.

"When this loan stay ends it would be nice to stay, but I'll speak to all kinds of different people to see what is the best option," said Lawrence in an interview earlier this week.

"I haven't thought about it too much as I've just been concentrating on games. I've really settled in as they are a good group of lads, and I'm enjoying it.

"Getting experience at Carlisle is my main objective, getting games and getting used to the Football League. I want to play as many games as I can while I'm here.

"Manchester United said it would be great experience for me coming here and it has been a bonus getting a chance to play."

Manchester United would be due minor compensation if they were to lose Lawrence, given that he is a product of the club's academy set-up and under the age of 21.

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