Frenkie de Jong told Ronald Koeman that he doesn’t want to depart the Nou Camp this summer window – Sport Media News

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New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag took training for the very first time yesterday as the club got its pre-season preparations under way at Carrington.

Almost 30 players took part in a session that lasted more than two hours, as Ten Hag started to implement his plans and get his players used to his methods. Senior figures including David de Gea, Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford took part in the session, while no shortage of youngsters were also included.

The rest of the squad will report back to Carrington in the near future, ahead of the squad flying out to Thailand for their pre-season tour on July 8. However, Ten Hag will not have any new signings to work with over the coming days unless anything changes soon.

United are yet to complete their first signing of the summer transfer window, meaning frustrations among the fans are beginning to mount. However, the club is understood to be moving in the right direction in its attempts to bring Frenkie de Jong to Old Trafford from Barcelona.

Alvaro Fernandez and Alejandro Garnacho have grabbed new squad numbers in pre-season.

Having been appointed United manager in April, new manager Erik ten Hag and his squad reported back for training on Monday morning and will continue to map out plans for the campaign from this stage. That group incuded Fernandez and Garnacho after their introduction last season.

Frenkie de Jong told Ronald Koeman that he doesn’t want to depart the Nou Camp this summer window, according to his former Barcelona manager. United and the cash-strapped Catalans are hoping to come to an agreement over a transfer for the Netherlands international soon.

De Jong, 25, has been identified as a priority target for the rebuild under Erik ten Hag and talks regarding the playmaker are progressing. Here is what Koeman had to say about the player;

Crystal Palace want to sign Andreas Pereira – according to reports from Brazil.

Fulham have already made an offer for the United playmaker.

However, it appears as though they are not the only potential suitors for his signature.

Brazilian publication Extra suggest Palace could enter the race for him.

It was a concern United were unable to address last summer but, with Erik ten Hag at the helm, new central midfielders are understood to be on the way. Frenkie de Jong and Christian Eriksen are the top targets, and moves to sign those world-famous playmakers are progressing.

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag assembled a 28-man training squad on their first day of pre-season.

Alejandro Garnacho has returned for pre-season training at Manchester United early as he aims to impress new manager Erik ten Hag.

Garnacho, 17, played for Argentina Under-20s in the Toulon Tournament this month and last played on June 10 in fifth place play-off win over Japan.

International participants in June are entitled to a three-week break but Garnacho has reported for pre-season training at United 17 days after his last appearance.

It’s getting closer by the day.

United look set to complete a deal for Frenkie de Jong this summer and reports suggest it could even be concluded by the end of the week.

The timeline on this tweet seems like an educated guess, given Barcelona’s accounts are updated after June 30.

The Erik ten Hag era is officially up and running.

The new Manchester United manager met a number of his players and took training for the first time on Monday, signalling the start of the club’s pre-season preparations. Ten Hag arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground at around 8am and is understood to have taken his players out onto the training pitches in the afternoon for more than two hours.

Although some members of the squad are still away on holiday after representing their respective countries earlier this month, several household names attended the first day of pre-season, such as David de Gea, Donny van de Beek, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho. A handful of youngsters also participated in the session, including Alejandro Garnacho, who reported back to Carrington ahead of schedule.

A report claims United’s pursuit for Dan Bachmann has now ended.

David de Gea is ‘ready’ for a new challenge under Erik ten Hag.

United insist Crsitiano Ronaldo is not for sale this summer, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t interest.

A bit on United’s search for a new centre-back now.

The Mirror warn Arsenal are leading the race to sign Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez this summer.

It is claimed Mikel Arteta’s side have already submitted a £35million bid for the Argentine, though Ajax are understood to be holding out for more.

United like Martinez too but have their hands tied given they need to sell some defenders first before they can buy another.

United already know which three signings they want first this summer, according to a report.

The Times says United are fully focused on trying to sign Frenkie de Jong and Christian Eriksen at the moment and will then switch their focus to Antony once they are both concluded.

It’s set to be a busy week at Manchester United as their summer plans heat up ahead of Erik ten Hag’s first season in charge of the club.

Monday marks the official start date of United’s pre-season schedule, with the first batch of players arriving back at Carrington to work under the new man in charge.

Ten Hag won’t have much time with his new players before they fly out to Thailand next week ahead of the first match of the club’s summer tour, and there is a hope that they might also have Frenkie de Jong to parade by the time they depart.

Erik ten Hag held court with Manchester United staff and players on their first day of pre-season training.

Ten Hag was driven into United’s Carrington training complex at 8am, shortly followed by assistants Steve McClaren and Mitchell van der Gaag. Ten Hag held meetings with his staff and the players throughout the day.

United players started returning for pre-season medicals on Friday and the first batch of players on Monday turned up at around 9.30am to meet their new manager.

According to a report by Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, as cited by Sports Mole, United are ‘in talks’ with Ajax over the prospect of signing Jurrien Timber, Lisandro Martinez and Antony.

All three players have been heavily linked with moves to Old Trafford in recent weeks, with United manager Erik ten Hag poised to raid his former club.

Timber is United’s top defensive target while Antony has been highlighted as the ideal candidate to bolster their right-wing options.

The Erik ten Hag era is officially up and running.

The new Manchester United manager met a number of his players and took training for the first time on Monday, signalling the start of the club’s pre-season preparations. Ten Hag arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground at around 8am and is understood to have taken his players out onto the training pitches in the afternoon for more than two hours.

It is understood that almost 30 players participated in the session, allowing Ten Hag the opportunity to get to know some of his new colleagues and cast a watchful eye over them. Ten Hag was joined on the training pitches by new assistants Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren.

Hello, and welcome along to today’s Manchester United live blog.

It’s day two of United’s pre-season campaign and we will be on hand throughout the day to bring you all of the latest news from Carrington and beyond as it happens.

Sky Sports’ Paul Merson says Erik ten Hag is walking into his toughest-ever job; He also likes the direction Arsenal are heading in after closing in on the signing of Gabriel Jesus, but is surprised Chelsea are letting Petr Cech and Marina Granovskaia leave

Paul Merson says Erik ten Hag is starting the most challenging job he will ever face with Manchester United in “disarray”.

United reported for pre-season on Monday as new manager Ten Hag took his first training session with the club yet to make a summer signing.

The club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League and lack of incomings led to reports that Cristiano Ronaldo may want to leave, but United insist he is not for sale and expect him to remain at Old Trafford.

“If Ten Hag managed for the rest of his life, it’ll never be harder than what he’s taking on now,” Merson told Sky Sports News after participating in The Big Golf Race to raise awareness about prostate cancer.

“This is a massive job. It’s the biggest club in the world and he is taking over when they’re in disarray.

“He needs to bring in as many players as he can because this team is not going to get you in the top four. They need to bring certain players in – (Frenkie) De Jong at Barcelona, he’s a good footballer – and then you move on from there. They need at least three or four players just to make a challenge for fourth place.”

“Jesus is the big one. I’m a big fan, I like him,” said Merson. “Pep Guardiola played him in a lot of big matches – he trusts him. He’s a centre forward who wants to score goals.

“People say he misses chances but everybody misses chances. The name of the game is when you miss a chance, you’re not scared to get back into the box and miss another one, and he’s definitely one of those players.

“I like what Arsenal have done to get that over the line. I think they’re in for a good season. There’s a project going on and they’ll be fighting for fourth place with Man United and Tottenham. If they can get into the Champions League and have a good cup run – the Europa is winnable – with the squad they’re building they’ve got a chance of getting some silverware this season.

“I like what [Edu and Mikel Arteta] are doing. They’ve got to get in the top four sooner rather than later.”

Another London club, however, appears to be heading in a different direction, in the opinion of Merson. Chelsea announced the departure of technical and performance advisor Petr Cech on Monday, who follows chairman Bruce Buck and transfer chief Marina Granovskaia out of the door this summer in the wake of the Todd Boehly-Clearlake takeover.

“I thought the people who came in would keep Petr Cech in his position and Marina Granovskaia, who has done a great job at the club,” said Merson.

“You keep them there, shadow them. It’s not easy, it’s not baseball and basketball where you’re doing trades. This is professional football and I’m quite shocked those two have left the way they have.”

Merson also believes Liverpool have let a key player leave after Sadio Mane departed to join Bayern Munich.

“He will be a massive miss,” said Merson. “I don’t worry for Liverpool because they have an unbelievable manager but Mane was a big-game player who scored big goals in matches. He wouldn’t get the third, fourth or fifth in a 5-0 win, he’d get the winning goal, the one that took the lead or the equaliser. Those are the goals I look for.

“(Darwin) Nunez has got to hit the ground running like (Luis) Diaz and that rarely happens in the Premier League.”

Who will be on the move this summer when the transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1?

Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.

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