Man Utd ‘edging closer’ to agreeing another big-money transfer as Cristiano Ronaldo left short of options

All the latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours as Erik Ten Hag and his men prepare for the start of the new season.

Manchester United are now closing in on the start of the Premier League season as the summer schedule winds to a close.

Erik ten Hag’s men have had a pretty solid pre-season, winning three of their four fixtures, drawing the latest with Aston Villa.

Ten Hag was rather critical after that latest performance, and he will want to see a more refined performance against Atletico Madrid this weekend.

In the meantime, the Red Devils will continue to work on new signings, and here we round up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Old Trafford.

Antony update

United are said to be closing on in a deal for Ajax winger Antony.

The Brazilian has been heavily linked with the Red Devils this summer, but Ajax have been demanding around £68million.

According Sam Pilger, United are ‘edging’ closer to a deal with Ajax willing to accept a ‘lower’ price than first expected.

Badiashile price tag

Monaco star Benoit Badiashile has been linked with a move to United this summer, but he will not come cheap.

According to L’Equipe, Chelsea, United and Barcelona are all interested, and they have now been told how much they will have to pay.

It’s claimed Monaco will not let the defender go for any less than £42million this summer.

It seems unlikely United will spend quite so much on another defender having finally landed Lisandro Martinez.

Ronaldo short of suitors

Reports claim the Portuguese superstar wants an exit, but the problem is he has a lack of suitors.

Chelsea and Napoli have already stepped away from the situation, while Bayern Munich ruled out a move this week.

Atletico Madrid chief Enrique Cerezo is the latest to distance his club, saying: “I don’t know who invented this story about Cristiano Ronaldo to Atletico Madrid. It’s definitely not true.

“It’s practically impossible for him to come to Atletico de Madrid.”