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Man United are set to make a move and sign £50m Bayern Munich star who has previously worked under Erik Ten Hag



Man United are set to make a move and sign £50m Bayern Munich star who has previously worked under Erik Ten Hag

Manchester United are “seriously considering” a move for Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.

After Raphael Varane left at the end of the previous season, Man United is looking to bolster their defense, while Harry Maguire’s future is still up in the air.

The Red Devils’ top target, Jarrad Branthwaite, was turned down for an initial bid of £35 million, far less than Everton’s asking price of £70 million.

Man United has not responded to their initial offer for Branthwaite and is obviously considering their other possibilities.

According to Ornstein, the Old Trafford team is “seriously considering” making a move for the center back from the Netherlands, who is thought to be a strong contender to bolster United’s defense.

The Report adds that no contact has taken place between the two clubs, but the 24-year-old has emerged as a serious target.

De Ligt has previously worked under Ten hag during the pairs time at Ajax, and Ornstein added that the 54-year-old would welcome a reunion.

The Dutchman is under contract at Bayern until 2027, but according to Ornstein the potential cost of a deal is likely to be more realistic than Branthwaite.

United had been linked with Jean-Clair Todibo but can’t sign the Nice star due to Uefa’s rules on multi-club ownership, whilst Lille’s Leny Yoro prefers a move to Real Madrid.

The pursuit of De Ligt is believed to be independent to that of Branthwaite, but United will reportedly have to sell players to raise funds and free up space in the squad.

Some reports had suggested their initial budget could be as low as £50m, but United will look to raise that through selling the likes of Casemiro, Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood.

One things for certain is that it’s sure to be a busy summer as Old Trafford as Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos navigate their first transfer window since taking control of footballing operations at the club.

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