Transfer ‘imminent’ as player chooses Man Utd & Red Devils expected to table ‘£25.8m’ defender bid
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Manchester United continue to be linked with their fair share of new signings this summer.
The Red Devils are expected to be busy in the coming weeks, with new manager Erik ten Hag looking to start his rebuild at Old Trafford ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
With a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong seemingly edging close to completion, United could finally be about to secure a first notable deal of the window - but by no means is it expected to be their last.
And with that in mind, here are some of the latest stories and speculation currently doing the rounds at Old Trafford...
Malacia makes transfer decision
Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia has told Lyon that he has decided to join United.
According to a report from French outlet L’Equipe, the Dutchman has chosen a move to Old Trafford in a ‘hard blow’ to the Ligue 1 club.
Frank Arnesen, sporting director of Feyenoord, has suggested that had a deal with the Red Devils has already been struck.
He said: “The agreement is there. We now await Tyrell. If he says yes then a move to United is imminent.”
It is understood that Lyon made a late effort to raise their bid for Malacia, but without success, and the player is widely expected to sign for United in the coming days.
United prepare Dumfries bid
From one Dutch full-back to another, United are also expected to table a bid for Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries.
According to an update from L’Interista, the Red Devils are preparing an offer in the region of around £25.8 million for the 26-year-old.
If transfer guru Fabrizio Romano is to be believed, however, United may have to up their valuation of the player if Inter are to be convinced into making a sale.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, he said: “Dumfries, he’s a player that Ten Hag knows so well, but at the same time, [it] is not something that at the moment is being negotiated between the clubs. For sure, Inter want £30.2m and £34.5m for Dumfries.”
Ten Hag rekindles Tielemans pursuit
Ten Hag has reportedly revived United ‘s interest in Leicester City’s Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans
According to an update from The Times, the 25-year-old has emerged as a target for the Red Devils, who are intent on bolstering their midfield options this summer.
For his part, Tielemans is understood to be keen on securing a move away from the King Power Stadium in the coming weeks, but at this stage it remains to be seen how intensely Ten Hag wishes to pursue a player who has been regularly linked with a switch to Old Trafford in the past.