Manchester United will be hoping to build on an impressive debut season for manager Erik ten Hag, which saw him finish third in the Premier League and claim his first silverware since 2017 after a Carabao Cup triumph.
The Red Devils also reached the FA Cup final, but were beaten by local rivals Manchester City, who equaled United’s 1998/99 record of winning the treble.
Ten Hag are now looking to rebuild themselves this summer to better compete for the league title and build a team worthy of competing in the Champions League.
Here are the latest news and updates on any transfers to and from Old Trafford:
Manchester United have reached an agreement with Chelsea to sign Mason Mount in a deal worth £60m, according to the athletic. The Red Devils had made Mount their main target after three offers (up to £55m) were rejected last week. It was believed the club would not budge above his third offer, but an agreement was reached for an initial fee of £55 million plus £5 million in hard add-ons. Mount has been given permission to undergo a medical and finalize personal terms, and the clubs are ready to put the final touches on the paperwork in time. He will sign a contract until 2028 at Old Trafford with an option for another year.
Erik ten Hag is also prioritizing signing a center forward in this window. One name rumored for this position is Benfica star Goncalo Ramos. Portuguese local outlet Mail of Manha says Benfica president Rui Costa believes United are willing to match Ramos’ release clause, but faces competition from Paris Saint-Germain for his signature. Costa has reportedly already turned down an offer of €50m plus €10m in add-ons from a club not identified by Ramos, although it is unlikely to be United. Benfica want at least 80 million euros for the 22-year-old and his release clause is believed to be around 100 million euros.
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Manchester United are ready to continue contract negotiations with David de Gea as his current contract runs out. The goalkeeper is out of contract on Saturday and has been placed on the list published by United as talks continue on a new deal. The Spaniard and United are understood to be considering their options and a hefty pay cut is expected if the 32-year-old remains at Old Trafford. Erik ten Hag has publicly backed De Gea but says he cannot guarantee he will be number 1 next season, even if he remains at the club.
With a deal for De Gea yet to be agreed, Manchester United look set to plunge into the transfer market as they search for their first-choice goalkeeper to kick off the season. According Gianluca DiMarzio, that man could be Inter’s Andre Onana with United set to present their first official offer in the coming days. The Serie A club are reportedly keen to accept a £50m offer for the Cameroonian international they signed from Ajax last summer.
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Greenwood has not played or trained for Manchester United since 22 January 2022 as he was charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behavior and assault. Greater Manchester Police announced on 2 February 2023 that Greenwood “no longer faces criminal prosecution” and the Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges against him. Since then, United have been conducting their own process as they “determine the next steps” for the 21-year-old’s future. They have been debating for five months how to proceed without a minimum of backlash and according to the Manchester evening news they hope to reach a result before the next season starts. Greenwood is on contract with United until 2025 and the club are leaning towards loaning him out this summer with Erik ten Hag against selling the striker who he believes could be a useful addition at striker. Greenwood was recently photographed training individually, suggesting a return to football.
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