Man Utd transfer ‘shouldn’t be ruled out’ amid £75m claim and Chelsea deliver blow

All the latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours as Erik ten Hag and his men prepare to kick off the new season.

Manchester United are now in the final stages of their preparations for the new season.

Erik ten Hag’s men kick off their new season this weekend when they take on Brighton at Old Trafford.

It has been a turbulent summer for the Red Devils, who welcomed a new manager and said goodbye to two key players in Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

Meanwhile, there is still uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future as we head into the new season.

As United look to add new signings and arrange exits for unwanted stars, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Old Trafford.

Dest links

United are being linked with a move for Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest.

According to Sport, the Red Devils are considering a permanent move for the full-back, who previously worked with Ten Hag at Ajax.

Dest has struggled to win over Xavi Hernandez, and United could do with more help on the right amid uncertainty surrounding Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future.

Antony latest

United are still said to be interested in Ajax winger Antony.

According to Fabrizio Romano, via CaughtOffside, a Red Devils move for Antony ‘shouldn’t be ruled out’ despite their interest cooling over recent weeks.

Though, it seems United are not going to pay the more than £75million Ajax are asking for this summer.

Crucially, Ajax do not want to lose any more players having already sold Lisandro Martinez this summer, they are not likely to cut a deal.

De Jong and Chelsea

Chelsea are said to have opened ‘direct talks’ with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong.

United have been trying to pull off a deal all summer, but to little avail, with the Dutchman seemingly wanting to stay put.

But according to The Athletic, Chelsea are now in talks, and they are ‘optimistic’ about striking a deal.