Man Utd ‘prepared to reignite’ transfer interest in target

Could there be a last-minute move from the Red Devils as Erik ten Hag looks to strengthen his squad?

The loan signing of Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka will reportedly conclude Manchester United’s business for the summer transfer window.

The Slovakian stopper is putting the final touches to a season-long move to Old Trafford and that move could be made permanent for a fee of around £5million at the end of the campaign - but it seems likely to be Erik ten Hag’s final piece of business before the transfer deadline on Thursday night.

The former Ajax manager has paid out around £227million to strengthen his squad in preparation for his first season in charge at Old Trafford.

Denmark international Christian Eriksen was signed on a free transfer following his departure from Premier League rivals Brentford and he was followed by a £13.5million deal for Dutch left-back Tyrell Malacia.

Ajax duo Lisandro Martinez and Antony have been brought in at a reported cost of £137million and Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro will add some experience and knowhow to Ten Hag’s side after making a £63.5million move to Old Trafford.

The story of the summer has been the prolonged attempts to bring in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong but it now seems highly likely that move could be shelved for a future transfer window.

A report from Goal has suggested United will ‘reignite their interest’ in the former Ajax star in the future but anticipate there will be ‘no further arrivals’ before the deadline.

Ten Hag was asked if Dubravka would be his final addition of the summer in his pre-match press conference ahead of Thursday’s visit to Leicester City.

In response, he said: “I think so, for this window it will be the end.

“But where there is great opportunity, you have to be always alert as a top club.”

It seems likely the main business conducted by United on Thursday will be outgoing transfers.

Amad Diallo is closing in on a season-long loan move to Championship club Sunderland and midfielder James Garner is on his way to Premier League rivals Everton after the Toffees made a successful £15million bid for the former Nottingham Forest loanee.