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Darren Fletcher wanted by Valencia and Celtic

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Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is wanted by Valencia and Celtic among others as his Old Trafford contract nears expiry.

The 30-year-old Scotland international has been offered the opportunity to return to his home country with Celtic, while Valencia are one of several European clubs who have enquired to Manchester United about his availability.

He's free to discuss terms with interested teams since his United deal expires at the end of the season.

And the Daily Mail reports that Valencia are one of three clubs who have signalled their interest in taking the versatile midfielder.

Fletcher has been in and out of the team under Louis van Gaal this season, but having recovered from a long-term absence he probably had hoped to be more involved.

He remains an important player in terms of his influence and experience within the club but the report claims he believes he may stand a greater chance of first-team football away from Old Trafford.

Like John O'Shea and Wes Brown before him, Fletcher has been an extremely valuable squad player to United over the years but the time maybe right for him now to move on.

It's thought Fletcher will make a decision over his future in the next 14 days, with the offers from La Liga proving particularly tempting.

A torrid run of injuries has meant that Fletcher has probably played a larger role than van Gaal intended, but when fully fit the likes of Daley Blind, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick will all be ahead of the Scottish international in the pecking order.

Fletcher has made four Premier League starts for United this season, and seven more substitute appearances. But in his last Premier League start against Aston Villa he was hauled off after 45 minutes and he didn't fair much better in a 28-minute cameo against Newcastle a few days later.

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