‘Personal terms agreed’ - Man Utd submit ‘£42m bid’ for star as David De Gea posts cryptic message
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Manchester United have reportedly submitted an improved bid for Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana, with the player said to have already agreed personal terms on a long-term deal.
The Red Devils are in the market for a new goalkeeper amid uncertainty over David De Gea’s future with Erik ten Hag said to be the driving force behind the club’s pursuit of Onana.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports United have agreed personal terms with the player while a bid worth up to €50m (£42m) has been submitted with €45m plus €5m add-ons.
Sky Sports previously reported Inter value the goalkeeper at €60m, meaning the clubs are still around €10m apart with their valuations. Although, Romano reports a third offer of €55m could prove enough to seal a deal.
United have shown their desire not to overpay for players, having signed Mason Mount for a deal worth up to £60m despite Chelsea’s initial demands of £70m for the England international.
There is said to be a ‘desire’ from all parties involved to complete a deal ahead of Onana’s proposed return to Inter Milan’s pre-season training on July 13.
United’s interest in Onana comes amid uncertainty over David De Gea’s future at the club. The Spaniard’s deal at Old Trafford expired last month and no new deal has been confirmed.
De Gea raised further questions over his future at the club with his social media activity on Thursday. He left a number of fans bemused as he posted an emoji on Twitter of a man juggling. He took to Twitter late last month to post a yawning emoji, in an apparent reference to his long-running contract saga.