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Manchester United to ‘make €100m offer’ for Barcelona duo

Erik ten Hag is already preparing to make moves in the sumer transfer market.

Following the appointment of Erik ten Hag, Manchester United have been linked with a number of Dutch stars.

While many hope the former Ajax boss can revive Donny van de Beek’s career, the Red Devils have also reportedly expressed interest in signing both Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay.

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According to Spanish outlet Fichajes, the Premier League club are preparing to make an initial €100 million offer for the Barcelona pair.

If they were to sign Depay this summer then it would be the forward’s second spell at Old Trafford, managing only two league goals in two seasons in his previous stay.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed success since leaving United and has scored 11 goals in La Liga this season.

Meanwhile, de Jong has been one of Barca’s biggest stars since joining the club for €75 million three years ago.

With Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata likely to be on their way out this summer, de Jong would certainly bolster a rather weak midfield.

It is unclear whether the €100m would be enough to tempt the European giants into selling the duo, especially given the amount they previously paid for de Jong.

The report also claims that the Red Devils have also put the possibility of a swap deal on the table, with Alex Telles and Scott McTominay two of the names mentioned to be included.

With Barcelona’s current financial situation, they could be tempted to part ways with some of their biggest names so they can afford to bring in fresh faces.