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Three European Clubs Waiting To Sign Manchester United Star On Pre Contract Agreement

Athletic Bilbao, Roma and Atletico Madrid are all keen on signing Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, according to reports in Spain.

The 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from the beginning of January.

United signed Herrera from Bilbao for €36million in the summer of 2014, and it appears the Basque club would like to take the player back on a free transfer.

The midfielder has become an increasingly peripheral figure under manager Jose Mourinho. His start in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City yesterday was only his fourth of the season, with his other four appearances coming as a substitute.

Earlier this month, it was reported that United may consider selling Herrera in January for between £3m and £5m with his contract running down.

The likes of Roma and Atletico Madrid could look to offer a cut-price deal, but the player may have already set his sights on a return to Bilbao, with a switch in the summer looking the likeliest outcome.