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Manchester United receive ‘fresh boost’ over midfielder and ‘lead race’ to sign £34m talent

All the latest manchester United transfer news and rumours as Erik ten Hag searches for key pieces to improve his squad.

Manchester United are now preparing for the 2022/23 campaign with full speed as pre-season fast approaches.

Erik ten Hag will feel as though time is of the essence as bids to improve his squad across the course of the summer.

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The Dutchman needs significant signings, both to cover departing players and to improve the general standard of the squad.

United are expecting to finish significantly higher than sixth place next season, but to make that happen, ten Hag needs some help with investment in the squad.

And as the new Red Devils boss scours the market, we have rounded up all the transfer latest surrounding Old Trafford.

De Jong boost

Barcelona are still planning to sell Frenkie de Jong even though they’ve recieved a financial boost.

That’s according to COPE, who say Barca still plan to offload the Dutchman despite agreeing a key deal to bolster their bank balance.

Barca’s members have voted to sell half of the club’s merchandising division and 25% of the club’s future broadcasting rights in a bid to raise more than £500million.

But in a boost for United. it’s claimed de Jong is still on the chopping block.

Eriksen update

United said to be still awaiting a response from Brentford star Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen is available on a free transfer this summer, with his Brentford deal up at the end of this month, and the Red Devils are said to have made a proposal.

According to Sam Pilger, United are still waiting for a response from the midfielder amid interest from the likes of Tottenham.

Vitinha race

United are said to be leading the race to sign Porto star Vitinha this summer.

It emerged earlier this week that the Red Devils were among a cluster of Premier League sides chasing the young Portugal star’s signature.

According to Record, via SportWitness, it is United who are winning the race to complete a deal, with the asking price said to be around £34million.