Manchester United are in determined want of no less than one new senior midfielder this summer time.
The Crimson Devils will lose 4 first-team midfielders this month with Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic all opting towards renewing their contracts.
Following an unintentional squad clear-out, new supervisor Erik Ten Hag is believed to be focusing on a brand new central midfielder as a matter of precedence and the participant most linked to date has been Barcelona playmaker Frenkie De Jong.
Based on a current report from main switch professional and CaughtOffside columnist Fabrizio Romano, the Crimson Devils have opened direct talks with the Catalan giants over a potential £72m (€85m) transfer.
Manchester United have opened direct talks with Barça for Frenkie de Jong. Price ticket round €85m, ready for opening bid. ? #MUFC
De Jong continues to be not satisfied to go away Barça and he desires UCL soccer – Man Utd will attempt to push once more as Barça want to resolve monetary points. pic.twitter.com/jT18D37sPK
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 1, 2022
Nonetheless, with query marks over whether or not or not De Jong would be a part of a staff not competing within the Champions League, the 20-time league winners could also be compelled to contemplate potential options, and one participant who has all the time been excessive on the membership’s agenda is Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham.
That’s in keeping with a current report from The Athletic, who says that regardless of lacking out on signing the teenage sensation two summers in the past, Bellingham ‘stays high of United’s wishlist’.
It’s unlikely the Crimson Devils would have the ability to signal Bellingham this summer time although, subsequently, any form of formal method is just not anticipated to happen till no less than subsequent 12 months.
The 18-year-old has additionally been closely linked with a transfer to Liverpool with Romano just lately suggesting that Jurgen Klopp’s Reds may also be within the operating subsequent summer time.
“There is no such thing as a likelihood for Jude Bellingham to go away Borussia Dortmund earlier than summer time 2023,” Romano said.
“Liverpool are definitely for subsequent summer time – his expertise and character make him appear to be the right match for a Jurgen Klopp staff – however there may be completely no particular deal as a result of so many golf equipment need Jude and it is going to be an open race.”
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