In addition to the Frenkie de Jong transfer, Manchester United is working on three other signings.
MANCHESTER UNITED is preparing for a busy final month of the summer transfer season…
Manchester United aims to sign four more players before the transfer season closes, one of whom is Frenkie de Jong. Despite his willingness to compete for a spot at Barcelona, the Red Devils are thought to be optimistic they can sign him.
Erik ten Hag has spoken to his former player several times in an attempt to persuade him to join United, but his efforts have so far been futile.
De Jong is presently negotiating a salary cut with Barcelona, but Chelsea has also expressed interest in signing him.
The Blues have initiated talks with Barcelona over a deal and are quietly optimistic that they will be able to sign the Dutch maestro with Champions League football on offer at Stamford Bridge next season.
According to ESPN’s Rob Dawson, De Jong is not the only acquisition in United’s sights, as the club is also working on several other transactions.
A forward, right-back and backup goalkeeper are all on the agenda, though neither has made much headway so far.
United’s main forward target is Antony, but Ajax has previously stated that the Brazilian will not leave the club under any circumstances.
They have plastered an £84m price tag on his head in order to deter United, who has visited with the player’s representatives on several occasions.
Benjamin Sesko and Sasa Kalajdzic are two other names to consider when looking for a new center-forward.
Following numerous productive encounters, discussions with Sesko’s agent are still underway.
Sergio Dest and Denzel Dumfries appear to be highly regarded by United at right-back.
As things stand, Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will compete for the No. 2 shirt at Old Trafford ahead of the new season.
Dalot is anticipated to start against Brighton, but Wan-Bissaka may be put to the bench.
Ten Hag would like to improve his options at full-back, but a new striker and midfielder are his current objectives.
Following Dean Henderson’s loan move to Nottingham Forest, a new backup goalkeeper is also being sought.
Daniel Bachmann of Watford was one candidate considered, but talks with the Championship team fell through.
Other options mentioned include Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie and Newcastle’s Karl Darlow.