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PSG plot to sign Andreas Pereira

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French champions Paris Saint-Germain are poised to swoop for Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira after the teenager turned down the Red Devils' first contract offer.

The Brazil Under-20 international's current deal expires at the end of the season, meaning he would be free to join PSG on a free transfer this summer.

Next Paul Pogba?

Should Manchester United lose the 19-year-old, it will remind fans of the club's failure to tie Paul Pogba down to a long-term contract. The France international left Old Trafford in 2012 and has since established his reputation as one of the world's best central midfielders.

AC Milan and AS Roma also interested

While Pereira is not rated quite as highly by United coaches as the exceptional Pogba was, the Belgium-born midfielder - whose parents are Brazilian - is still regarded as one of the Red Devils' most talented youngsters.

It's not just PSG who are aware of Pereira's current ability and potential, however. The Daily Mail claim both AC Milan and AS Roma have also shown a keen interest in securing the teenager's services.

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Ferguson convinced Pereira to sign

Pereira joined Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in 2011, at the age of 16, following a personal visit from the Red Devils' iconic former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

But despite impressing since arriving at Old Trafford - in the Milk Cup, the UEFA Youth League and United's Under-18 and Under-21 sides - Pereira has struggled to force his way into the club's senior team.

He has made one first-team appearance for Manchester United to date - in August's humiliating 4-0 defeat to League One outfit MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round - and is unlikely to feature between now and the end of the season.

Pereira might be tempted by PSG

A lack of first-team opportunities - combined with tempting offers from elsewhere - could see Pereira accept an offer from PSG or elsewhere.

But there are certainly no guarantees that he'll see more action at the Parc des Princes.

PSG already have the likes of Blaise Matuidi, Marco Verratti and Javier Pastore at their disposal - as well as Yohan Cabaye and Adrien Rabiot.

The latter two, however, have been linked with exits from PSG over recent months - and the departure of at least one of them could free up space for the talented Pereira.

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