MANCHESTER UNITED hopes to wrap up the signing of Casemiro over the weekend…
Erik ten Hag wants Manchester United to make three more signings after Casemiro before the September 1 transfer deadline, reports suggest. The Dutch tactician is now set to witness a mass scramble from the board, who are looking to bundle plenty of business over the line before the transfer window closes in just under two weeks.
United’s sobering 4-0 defeat to Brentford appears to have sparked activity in the boardroom with the club now working around the clock on several deals.
United had been targeted a move for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong but the deal now looks unlikely to materialize.
However, that hasn’t stopped United from daring to dream as they await new developments in regards to De Jong’s future as he continues to negotiate a potential salary reduction.
Chelsea is believed to be on pole for De Jong should he depart Catalonia but United does have other alternative targets in mind including Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Finding a new striker has not been easy for United, who have struggled to navigate a saturated market.
The club bid for Marko Arnautovic before pulling the plug on the move
Other alternatives have been considered including Alvaro Morata, who was offered to the club, and Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic.
United are also reportedly working on a deal for Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be heading back to Crystal Palace as discussions continue between the two clubs over a potential loan or permanent transfer.
Ajax has rejected a mammoth £67m offer from United for their Brazilian winger Antony.