Manchester United ‘confident’ of landing £42m transfer deal amid ‘growing’ interest in Leicester City ace

The latest Manchester United news and rumours on Friday.

There is no underestimating how important the next few weeks will be for Manchester United.

New boss Erik ten Hag has got the ball rolling with his recruitment this week after signing full-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord.

More arrivals are expected as the former Ajax manager looks to put his own stamp on his newly inherited squad.

Here is a look at the latest news regarding the club today...

Martinez deal

United are trying to lure defender Lisandro Martinez to Old Trafford, according to reports.

He is a player who Ten Hag knows well from managing at Ajax and he now wants to reunite with him in England.

talkSPORT claim the Red Devils are ‘confident’ of striking a deal to get him and have offered a fee of £42million.

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Lisandro Martinez

Interest in Tielemans

Youri Tielemans has been a consistent performer in the Premier League over recent seasons for Leicester City and is a man in-demand.

The Belgium international has been linked with a few clubs this summer including Arsenal and West Ham United.

United’s interest in him is ‘growing’ though according to journalist Ben Jacobs (see tweet below) and this is a transfer story worth keeping an eye on.

De Jong latest

Frenkie de Jong is someone who United have been aiming to acquire in this window.

He currently remains with Barcelona but his future with the Spanish giants has been up in the air.

ESPN have provided a latest update on his situation and claim there are ‘significant hurdles to overcome’ if he is to join the Premier League side.