Manchester United’s rebuild under Erik ten Hag continued over the weekend, with a deal for Lisandro Martinez wrapped up to help bolster their back line.
Slowly but surely, the Red Devils are starting to make their mark in the transfer window this summer, and the smart money would be on them adding to their roster of new additions sooner rather than later.
With that in mind, here is Monday’s United-related transfer speculation...
Defensive trio up for sale
United are willing to listen to offers for Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, and Phil Jones this summer, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The Red Devils have wrapped up a deal for Argentina international Lisandro Martinez, and as a result, could look to offload a number of defensive talents who have been deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Ten Hag.
Bailly, Tuanzebe, and Jones are understood to be three players in particular who have been transfer listed by the Dutchman, with Jones attracting tentative enquiries from Wayne Rooney’s DC United.
Garner likely to join Forest
United midfielder James Garner is “most likely” to return to Nottingham Forest on loan this summer if he leaves, despite interest from Leeds United.
According to the Telegraph, Ten Hag had been keen to assess the promising talent in preseason, but has been given limited opportunity to do so following the player’s recent injury concerns.
Whatever decision the Dutchman makes, it is understood that ensuring regular game time for Garner is the priority, opening up the possibility of a loan exit in the coming weeks.
In that instance, Forest could hold the advantage over fellow suitors Leeds, with the 21-year-old having enjoyed a hugely successful stint in the Midlands last term.
United receive Antony boost
United have been handed a potential boost in their pursuit of Ajax forward Antony, with the Dutch giants closing in on a deal to sign FC Porto starlet Francisco Conceicao.
The Red Devils have been linked with a potential swoop for Antony for several weeks now, and it is understood that the player himself is eager to secure a move to Old Trafford as he looks to reunite with Ten Hag.
Up until now, Ajax have appeared reluctant to green light a deal, but the Mirror suggest that a move to sign Conceicao, alongside the recent arrival of Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham, could be enough to soften their stance.