Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has reportedly asked to leave the Old Trafford club on a permanent basis. The 21-year-old midfielder, who spent the first half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund, wants to start his career afresh and make a permanent move away from the Red Devils.
The Belgium international burst on the scene at United as a teenager under David Moyes, but has since failed to build on his early promise. Earlier this week, Januzaj was told by new United boss Jose Mourinho that he was free to go out on loan and find regular football. He has, however, since decided that his long-term interests would be best served by making a clean break from the club, according to the Daily Mail.
Januzaj was omitted by Mourinho for United's latest pre-season friendly in Sweden and there appears to be little hope of him securing consistent first-team football under the new boss, who is in the process of overhauling his squad. Januzaj is reportedly attracting interest from a host of clubs across Europe, including AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax.
He is among a number of players who have reportedly been told by Mourinho to seek a move away from United, either on loan or on a permanent basis.
United are willing to listen to offers for Andreas Pereira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Will Keane and Tyler Blackett. Allied to this, United academy graduates Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, James Wilson and Paddy McNair will all be allowed out on loan.