Incomings at Manchester United have been thin on the ground so far this transfer window but that looks to be coming to an end following Tuesday’s developments.
United look to be close to sealing a move for Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia. Ligue 1’s Lyon looked to have the deal wrapped up but it appears that United have swooped in at the last minute to tempt him to Old Trafford.
Malacia is no stranger to Erik ten Hag having featured against him while the latter was manager of Ajax. Elsewhere in the transfer window, United are edging closer to a deal for Frenkie de Jong.
Barcelona appear to be still holding out for an overall fee of around €75m from United. However, sources close to the negotiations claim that they are making ‘good progress’.
According to a report by The Times, Manchester United remain ‘interested’ in signing Leicester City midfield ace Youri Tielemans.
United have reguarly been linked with the Belgian international in recent months, as they look to beef up their midfield options. United are closing in on the signing of Frenkie de Jong and are continuing to track Christian Eriksen.
However, it is claimed that Tielemans is another option being considered.
Manchester United still recognise Luke Shaw as their first-choice left-back ahead of the expected arrival of Tyrell Malacia.
United have agreed a €15million (£12.9m) deal to sign left-back Malacia, 22, from Feyenoord amid firm interest from Lyon.
Malacia is seen as credible competition for Shaw, who turns 27 next month and has failed to maintain sustained form in consecutive seasons during his eight years with United.
There were plenty of caveats to Jadon Sancho’s difficult first season at Manchester United, plenty of reasons to explain his struggle.
After a youth career that contained its fair share of highs and lows, Sancho found peace and security at Borussia Dortmund for four years. There’s hardly a better place for a player to develop between the ages of 17 and 21; the German club is renowned for giving youth its chance and Bundesliga defences can be fairly accommodating at times.
Not that Sancho has ever been short of confidence, nor ability. You don’t notch 38 goals in 82 Dortmund starts from the wing if you lack talent, you don’t break into the England setup as a teenager, or earn a £73million transfer to United as a 21-year-old for that matter.
Lyon have pulled the plug on their pursuit of Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia amid his impending move to Manchester United.
That is according to a report by The Athletic. Lyon were in the driving seat to sign the Dutchman up until United hijacked their move for him on Tuesday afternoon. United have now agreed a fee with Feyenoord to sign him.
You know what they say about Manchester United transfers… you wait ages for one to happen and then two come along at once.
It’s been a long time coming, but United are finally about to make their mark in the summer transfer window under Erik ten Hag with a taste of double Dutch. The Manchester Evening News revealed on Wednesday morning that United have agreed deals to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona and Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.
The duo could be part of the squad that flies out for pre-season next week as Ten Hag gets to work with his summer rebuild. But just how will the pair fit into the first-team set-up at Old Trafford?
More on United’s search for a new right winger.
This report claims United are unlikely to meet Ajax’s £70 million asking price for Antony despite their interest in the player.
One of Tyrell Malacia’s ideal shirt numbers could become available in time for the defender’s arrival at United.
More on the deal for Tyrell Malacia.
A report suggests Lyon offered more money to sign the Dutch defender after United submitted their bid but that the player was set on an Old Trafford move.
Donny van de Beek has taken to social media to reflect on his first training session back at United under Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United have agreed deals in principle to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona and Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.
United’s protracted seven-week pursuit of De Jong is expected to be finalised in a €65million (£56.14m) deal plus add-ons. It is understood the initial fee will be paid in instalments.
United are already looking beyond Tyrell Malacia as they close in on a deal for the left-back.
The Times report United have centre-back Lisandro Martinez as the next player on their radar this summer.
It looks like United’s first signing of the summer could be imminent.
News broke yesterday of United’s accelerated pursuit for Tyrell Malacia and it sounds like the player is desperate to move to Old Trafford.
A look at the midfield situation now.
Erik ten Hag reportedly hopes a deal for Frenkie de Jong can be enough to convince Christian Eriksen to also join United.
Manchester United are continuing to progress in protracted negotiations to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona.
Barcelona are holding out for an overall fee of around €75million and United sources say the deal has still not been concluded as there is “still significant complexity to work through”.
Sources privy to discussions say United have made “positive progress” while Spanish sources add the deal is closer seven weeks on from when United first contacted Barcelona about De Jong.
Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia after holding talks with the Eredivisie club. The 22-year-old had been close to a move to Lyon and the Ligue 1 side had been in discussions with Feyenoord for several weeks, but United could be about to hijack the deal.
Malacia could now become United’s first signing of the summer, with a deal of around €15million, plus €2m in add-ons understood to be agreed between the two clubs.
The Holland international is represented by the same agency as Frenkie de Jong, who United are trying to sign from Barcelona this summer. HCM Sports also look after Victor Lindelof and Donny van de Beek.
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Manchester United are going double Dutch!
Mirror Football understands that on Tuesday the Red Devils finally agreed a deal to sign midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona after weeks of negotiations, and then moved quickly to hijack Lyon’s £13 million move for Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia. Erik ten Hag won’t stop there, though, as United await to hear Christian Eriksen’s response on whether or not he’ll stay at Brentford.
Meanwhile, Ajax have set their price tag for Antony, while teammate Lisandro Martinez looks closer to joining Arsenal than reuniting with Ten Hag, who’s also interested in another of his former centre-backs, Matthijs de Ligt.
Manchester United’s £56.1 million deal to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona is in danger of collpapsing, reports in Spain claim.
Sport say that the 25-year-old is determined to stay at the Camp Nou this summer and currently there’s no indication that he’ll change his mind.
Cash-rich Barcelona want the deal done as soon as possible, as do United in order to satisfy new manager Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United look to have a free run in the closing stages of their deal to sign Dutch defender Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord for £15.7 million.
The Athletic report that Lyon, whose bid was hijacked by the Red Devils yesterday afternoon, have now pulled out of the race following United’s late swoop fot the 22-year-old left-back.
Manchester United prospects Alvaro Fernandez and Alejandro Garnacho have been handed new squad numbers as the duo returned for the start of pre-season training under Erik ten Hag.
The Red Devils along with Chelsea are the only ‘Big Six’ club yet to make a senior signing this summer, with fans growing frustrated at the lack of transfer activity. United are said to be close to a deal for Barcelona playmaker Frenkie de Jong, and are said to have made their interest known in Feyenoord full-back Tyrell Malacia.
Ten Hag’s appointment was confirmed in April, and the Dutch boss cut short his time at Ajax to get to work at Old Trafford sooner. The 52-year-old got to meet the United squad for the first time on Monday morning as the the players reported for pre-season training.
Manchester United boss could be tempted to revive his Ajax midfield plan if a deal for Frenkie de Jong is completed.
The Red Devils’ lengthy pursuit of the Netherlands international is reportedly drawing to a close, with Barcelona accepting a £56million deal with add-ons included. United have also acted quickly to beat competition from Lyon for a £12.9m move for Feyenoord full-back Tyrell Malacia.
Erik ten Hag was said to be keen to prioritise a new midfielder this summer, with the club’s options in the centre of the pitch frequently drawing criticism in recent seasons. Fred and Scott McTominay have often been used as a double pivot, but the ‘McFred’ partnership has been the subject of sustained scrutiny during United’s recent struggles.
Frenkie de Jong is edging closer to a Manchester United move and will be handsomely paid at Old Trafford.
The Barcelona midfielder has been on the club’s radar for much of the summer with Erik ten Hag looking to reunite with a player he worked with previously at Ajax. The Spanish club had been driving a hard bargain, while De Jong had been initially reticent to move, but eventually a £70m package looks to have been agreed between the two parties.
It will also see the Dutchman earn a basic weekly wage of £250,000 before bonuses, putting him in the club’s top tier of earners. His salary is still eclipsed by Cristiano Ronaldo, who pockets a mammoth £510,000-a-week and David de Gea, who is taking home over £350k-a-week, while Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane are also breaking that £300k-a-week barrier. But De Jong’s weekly pay cheque will supersede that of captain Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes.
Alex Telles’ future at Manchester United has been thrust into uncertainty after Feyenoord accepted the Red Devils’ £15.7 million bid.
The Brazilian played regularly under Ralf Rangnick, but Erik ten Hag doesn’t see the ex-Porto defender as a starting left-back next season, according to the Manchester Evening News.
At 29 and with two years remaining on his contract, Telles – hoping to feature for Brazil at the World Cup later this year – could be offloaded by United this summer.
Erik ten Hag has reportedly revived Manchester United’s interest in Leicester’s Youri Tielemans as he continues to eye up midfield reinforcements.
The Red Devils had been heavily linked with making a move for the Belgian, who only has one year left on his current Foxes contract, prior to Ten Hag’s appointment. However, following the Dutchman’s arrival, United have placed all their efforts to sign a new midfielder into securing a deal for Barcelona ‘s Frenkie de Jong.
With a breakthrough having be made on that front following the news United have finally agreed upon an upfront fee of £56m, Ten Hag is thought to have begun turning his attentions to other potential additions this summer, including that of a second midfield arrival. And despite United having apparently cooled their interest in Tielemans, a move for the 25-year-old now appears back on the cards.
It’s the news Manchester United fans have wanted to hear since it broke yesterday afternoon that the Red Devils had agreed a £15.7 million deal to sign Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord.
According to L’Equipe, the 22-year-old left-back has decided to join United over French giants Lyon, whose bid was hijacked by Erik ten Hag’s recruitment team less than 24 hours ago.
Barcelona will be hoping that Frenkie de Jong’s transfer to Manchester United goes through as qucickly as possible after the two clubs agreed a £56.1 million deal.
As reported by the Athletic, club president Joan Laporta asked Barca’s members to pull some “financial levers” earlier this month in a bid to raise funds before June 30 (tomorrow).
With Robert Lewandowski as their priority target despite two bids being rejected by Bayern Munich, United’s signing of De Jong could be crucial to all at the Camp Nou.