Read on for the latest transfer news brought to you exclusively by Fabrizio Romano, who provides CaughtOffside with updates on Manchester United’s plans under Erik ten Hag, Kylian Mbappe’s future, a possible worry for Liverpool, plus clarity on the speculation about Erling Haaland.
Erik ten Hag holds Man United transfer meeting – here’s what was on the agenda
Erik ten Hag had a meeting with part of the Manchester United board last week, this is confirmed. It happened in Amsterdam, and now he’s planning to fly to England this week to begin internal discussions but Ralf Rangnick will be in charge for United’s last game vs Crystal Palace.
In the meeting, there was talk of players already in the club, potential new signings and contracts, but also the backroom staff which will include Mitchell van der Gaag as requested by ten Hag.
Manchester United want a decision from ten Hag soon over Eric Bailly, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and also Marcus Rashford, while Frenkie de Jong is certainly a name that has been discussed internally.
Frenkie de Jong is admired by Erik ten Hag
De Jong has been on Ten Hag’s list for some time. They worked well together at Ajax, and the manager loves Frenkie, but the player’s priority is to play Champions League football next season.
It won’t be easy for United either because Barcelona want at least €80-85m to sell De Jong, Xavi will do everything to keep him but it will depend on the financial situation of the club. We know there have been issues there recently, so that could mean further sales after Philippe Coutinho’s loan to Aston Villa was made permanent. We are still at the early stages, so keep an eye out.
Kylian Mbappe set for “sensational” Real Madrid transfer?
Real Madrid are extremely confident about signing Kylian Mbappe after new contacts with the player’s camp, awaiting his official answer in the coming days. Meanwhile, PSG are aware that they have done everything possible to keep their star player.
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