Man Utd ‘target’ set to travel for transfer as Erik ten Hag ‘battles’ Man City for £26m defender
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Manchester United are already hard at work preparing for the new season, and their transfer business is also underway.
Erik ten Hag has already snapped up Mason Mount on a big-money deal, and the Dutchman still has plenty of work to do as he looks to shape a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title. Ten Hag needs a goalkeeper and a striker, and there are also a number of other positions where United need more depth, although sales are likely required to reach those positions.
United appear to be closing in on the signing of Inter Milan star Andre Onana.
The Red Devils are in need of a goalkeeper this summer after allowign David De gea to leave the club, and Onana appears to be the selected target. According to Gazzetta dello Sport (print), Onana is set to be signed on a deal worth £44.6million, with a deal likely to be concluded soon, according to the report.
It’s claimed Onana will likely travel to Manchester on ‘Sunday or Monday’ ahead of, in theory, completing a move to Old Trafford.
United are said to remain in the race to sign Bayern Munich star Benjamin Pavard this summer.
Sky Sport Deutschland are reporting that Manchester City are yet to reach an agreement over the defender, who is reportedly valued at £26million this summer. The report claims United and Juventus are potential rivals for Pavard this summer, but it’s no secret the Red Devils will likely have to move on Harry Maguire first.
Then again, £26million is an affordable fee, especially for a high-level defender of Pavard’s calibre. City remain favourites for now given their wealth and the fact they can offer the opportunity of - almost certainly - compete for titles from the off.