Manchester United get ‘huge boost’ over midfielder transfer after losing battle to rivals
All the latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours as Erik ten Hag kicks on with his summer transfer plans.
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Manchester United are already pushing on with their summer plans as they begin a new era.
After parting ways with Ole Gunnar Solslkjaer and interim boss Ralf Rangnick, the Red Devils are now turning to Erik ten Hag in a bid to return to the top.
But the Dutchman is going to need some help, inheriting a squad below par on quality and now depth, given the departures of key players this summer.
Significant signings will be required, especially if United want to return to the Champions League any time soon.
And with that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer rumours.
De Jong gives the ‘ok’
United are said to have received a huge boost in their bid to complete a deal for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.
The midfielder is said to be Ten Hag’s target of choice this summer, but he has resisted talks up until now, keen to stay at Barca.
In a fresh report from Sport, though, it’s claimed he has now given the ‘OK’ for a move to Old Trafford, aware Barcelona want to sell him this summer.
In other news, United are said to be ‘confident’ of landing Ajax winger Antony this summer.
Ten Hag is said to want another winger this summer, despite the Red Devils signing Jadon Sancho last year.
And Ten Hag is reported to be keen to work with a former Ajax player in Antony, who could be closer than expected to completing a move to Old Trafford.
Goal claim the player’s representatives are already in England for talks.
Nunez off the table
United are set to miss out on the signing of Darwin Nunez this summer.
According to Record, via SportWitness, the Red Devils actually made a bid for the Benfica striker, but they have come up short.
It’s claimed Nunez wants a move to Anfield instead, and a report from ESPN backs that up, claiming the Reds are already in advanced talks.