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Man Utd chief John Murtough working to sign four players

Manchester United have endured a slow start to the transfer window, with Tyrell Malacia the only arrival thus far despite the club leaving for their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

The club has been embroiled in more than one protracted transfer saga this summer, with their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong taking centre-stage in a tumultuous summer.

Ten Hag would have liked to have the midfielder signed by now but negotiations with Barcelona have been difficult, with the latest development suggesting that the Catalan club are in debt to the Dutch international over deferred wages.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has publicly denied reports of De Jong’s potential departure, insisting that he is not for sale unless they are forced to part ways.

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United remain in talks with Barcelona and now, it’s claimed that the Old Trafford club are working on up to four deals.

That’s according to The Telegraph, who say that in addition to De Jong, United’s football director John Murtough is working on deals to sign Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and Antony.

Furthermore, it’s added that Murtough’s absence from the party that made the trip to Thailand was expected, whilst it remains unclear whether Richard Arnold will link up with the team.

SN’s verdict…
The latest update on United’s pursuit of Martinez suggests that although a deal is somewhat advanced, an improved bid will need to be made to persuade Ajax to sell their star man.

Martinez is one of several players involved in protracted transfer sagas this summer and Ten Hag will be disappointed to not have at least one of his prime targets secured already.

United begin their pre-season games on Tuesday against Liverpool and Malacia is expected to play in the Bangkok encounter, giving supporters their first glimpse of the former Feyenoord star.

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6 Comments

  1. Think fans should remain calm. Ten Hag look like the kind of guy who knows what he wants.

    1. They must leave de jong and focus to other players we are tired now everyday their only talking a bout de jong but there is nothing which happening they must get the deal done for other players .

  2. Am wondering why is Manchester United not signing any players while other clubs are signing am seeing things going to be tough to us this season of the poor signing

  3. The earlier United get business done the better for the coach and easier for the to blend before the season.

  4. Why put all your eggs in one basket
    Leave De jong alone , afterall we need a CDM , AND l think Fabio Luiz or Ruben Neves would be better options , then we also need a right back , go for Djence Spense or kyle Walker peters , there are other options which are available and at an affordable price .
    Am indeed hopeless about manchester United transfer saga first check the amount of time liverpool spent on Nunez just a short time .
    Something has to be done

  5. Leave FDJ for Laporta. Let them rot together. Lets go for Neves. I believe he is a much much better option.

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