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Manchester United are open to selling reported Aston Villa and Newcastle United target Axel Tuanzebe, according to ESPN.

ESPN have reported today that Tuanzebe is one of a number of players United are willing to sell at the right price in the summer transfer window.

Both Newcastle and Villa have been linked with the 23-year-old defender.

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The Express & Star have reported that Villa have enquired about signing the youngster on a loan deal this summer.

The Telegraph reported this week that Newcastle have held talks with the Red Devils over signing the former England Under-21 international.

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Boost for Newcastle and Aston Villa

Tuanzebe being made available for sale by United is a boost for Villa and Newcastle.

The Villans and the Magpies have now been given the confidence to step up their interest in the youngster.

Raphael Varane is joining United, and the France international will form a centre-back pairing with Harry Maguire.

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Tuanzebe will fall further behind in the pecking order at Old Trafford.

The 23-year-old defender made only four starts and just five substitute appearances in the Premier League for United last season.

The defender made one start and two substitute appearances in the Europa League, and played 203 minutes in the Champions League for the Red Devils last season.