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Man United open to including Erik Ten Hag signing in a swap deal for £86m Barcelona’s defender



Man United open to including Erik Ten Hag signing in a swap deal for £86m Barcelona’s defender

Manchester United’s defence has been a shambles all season and a major revamp is on the cards if recent reports are anything to go by.

We already know that Raphael Varane is leaving at the conclusion of the season while Jonny Evans’ current deal also ends in June.

Both Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have been linked with exits with new co-owners INEOS looking to bring in the right long-term partner for Lisandro Martinez.

But with finances tight, and the need to sell of greater importance, the club could look towards innovative ways at acquiring their desired profiles.

One player whose name has been doing the rounds a lot lately is Ronald Araujo with plenty of reports suggesting Barcelona are open to a deal should the right conditions be met.

Bayern Munich are also reportedly eyeing the Uruguayan who has so far refused to sign a new deal which lends credence to the idea that the Catalan giants are open to the possibility of a sale.

Swap deals and Barca seem to be synonymous these days with the rumour mill recently claiming Bruno Fernandes and Frenkie de Jong could exchange places while a deal involving Mason Greenwood and Vitor Roque has also been mooted.

Now F365 have relayed that summer signing Mason Mount could make way in a player-plus-cash deal as the Premier League side “seek to reach an agreement” for the Uruguay international.

And the former Chelsea star, who has barely played since his summer move due to a multitude of injuries, has been “totally condemned by Erik Ten Hag and Jim Ratcliffe” after only 12 months with the club “looking for a way out for him”.

Mount to be sacrificed
The 20-time English league champions have offered Mount and €55 million as they “hope to be able to break down the resistance” of Barcelona.

It hardly makes sense for the club to chase the England midfielder last summer and bring him in amid intense competition from Liverpool and Arsenal only to sell him after one indifferent season.

If Araujo is indeed a definite target, it will be interesting to see how the Old Trafford side approach the deal. The club have also been linked with moves for Jarrad Branthwaite, Antonio Silva and Tosin Adarabioyo.

More than one defender could be required considering the size and scale of the revamp

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