Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Old Trafford; summer transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1
Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:01, UK
Wrapping up the Man Utd transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 summer window.
Tyrell Malacia has become the first signing of Erik ten Hag's Manchester United reign after the left-back completed a £14.7m move from Feyenoord.
The 22-year-old has signed a four-year contract at Old Trafford, with the option to extend for a further year.
United agreed a package with the Eredivisie side last week worth around an initial £13m, with a further £1.7m in add-ons and a potential sell-on clause.
Sky Sports News' senior reporter Melissa Reddy:
"Manchester United fans have waited a while for this first signing of the Erik ten Hag era but the full-back is someone the manager knows very well. He scouted him quite heavily while he was at Ajax and United were quite smart and measured in how they took their time in waiting for Lyon and Feyenoord to agree a fee so they won't over-quoted a price.
"Ten Hag feels Malacia will help United's transitional game as he's quite a rapid player with positional awareness and is very technically gifted. Malacia is schooled in Total Football so he's comfortable in possession and solid out of it. United believe he is so far away from his ceiling and that he can really develop under Ten Hag.
"The player himself knows he's coming to a gigantic club with lots of pressures and expectations but he knows about the manager's demands.
"With Malacia over the line, we know that Manchester United have a verbal agreement with Christian Eriksen while the club are in advanced negotiations for Lisandro Martinez who is also an Arsenal target. The player has told Ajax he wants to play in the Premier League but he's not decided yet between Arsenal and Manchester United.
"The club have a basic agreement in place with Frenkie de Jong but that has been complicated by Barcelona's financial situation.
"They've had to hang tight with announcing some of their deals. They have a lot of outstanding business such as signing Robert Lewandowski. The structure of the deal is another issue, but the player's preference is to remain in Barcelona while they would like to sell him to ease their financial burden.
"There are so many moving parts to this deal with Manchester United are waiting on."
Christian Eriksen has agreed in principle to join Manchester United on a free transfer.
United will now finalise a three-year contract for the 30-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Brentford.
Once that is done, Eriksen will have a medical before completing the move.
Manchester United are unsure whether Cristiano Ronaldo will fly out with the team on Friday for their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.
The 37-year-old has not reported back to training at Carrington citing family reasons, which the club have accepted.
Manchester United have accepted a £10m offer from Fulham for midfielder Andreas Pereira.
The agreement has yet to be signed.
Pereira has not reported back for pre-season as he only played his final game on loan at Flamengo on Thursday.
Nottingham Forest have signed Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old has joined the newly-promoted side in search of regular first-team football, having flourished during previous loan spells at Sheffield United between 2018 and 2020.
The deal reportedly does not include an option to buy, with Steve Cooper's side covering his wages for the duration of the loan.
Lisandro Martinez - In-demand Lisandro Martinez pleaded with Ajax to grant him his wish to move to the Premier League with Arsenal and Manchester United are locked in a two-way scrap for his signature (Daily Mirror, July 5); Martinez has told Ajax he wants to move to the Premier League - but has not yet decided between Manchester United and Arsenal (Sky Sports News, July 3); Manchester United have made a £39.6m offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez in a bid to blow Arsenal out of the running for the Argentina international (Sunday Mirror, July 3).
Christian Eriksen - Eriksen has agreed in principle to join Manchester United on a free transfer. United will now finalise a three-year contract for the 30-year-old, who spent the second half of last season at Brentford. Once that is done, Eriksen will have a medical before completing the move (Sky Sports News, July 5).
Frenkie de Jong - Joan Laporta claims a number of clubs want Frenkie de Jong - but insists Barcelona have "no intention" of selling the Manchester United target (The Sun, July 6); Manchester United are closing in on the signing of midfielder Frenkie de Jong after an initial transfer fee was agreed with Barcelona (Daily Mirror, July 4); Chelsea are monitoring developments in the proposed move of De Jong from Barcelona to Manchester United and are ready to step in to snatch the midfielder away if it breaks down (The Guardian, July 2); De Jong is now open to joining United from Barcelona, in a significant development in Erik ten Hag's pursuit of the midfielder (The Guardian, June 30).
Serge Gnabry - Gnabry is a shock name on the transfer radar of both Manchester United and Manchester City (The Sun on Sunday, July 3).
Paulo Dybala - Manchester United have reportedly made contract with Paulo Dybala's agent as Erik ten Hag looks to bolster his attacking options this summer (Daily Mirror, July 4).
Pau Torres - Manchester United are reportedly ready to use Alex Telles and Eric Bailly in a swap deal to land Pau Torres (Daily Express, July 4).
Stefan de Vrij - Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij has emerged as one of Manchester United's top transfer targets (The Sun on Sunday, July 3).
Youri Tielemans - Arsenal's reported interest in Leicester star Youri Tielemans has faded, and now Manchester United have been placed on 'high alert' with his future unclear (Daily Star Sunday, July 3).
Antony - Erik ten Hag will urge Manchester United to replace Cristiano Ronaldo with Ajax's young Brazilian forward Antony if the Portugal international is able to force his departure from the club for a second time (Sunday Mirror, July 3); Manchester United have been told it will cost them £70m to sign Ajax forward Antony. New United boss Erik ten Hag wanted to raid his former club to sign the versatile Brazil star, but Ajax's huge valuation has thrown the deal into doubt (Daily Mirror, June 27); Antony is determined to secure a move to Manchester United this summer even though Ajax have tried to ward off interest in the Brazil winger by demanding a fee of £69m for his signature (The Times, June 23).
Gabriel Veron - Manchester United remain in the hunt to sign Brazilian teenager Gabriel Veron from Palmeiras this summer (The Sun on Sunday, July 3).
Sergio Romero - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is interested in a return to Manchester United despite the somewhat acrimonious end to his previous spell at Old Trafford - he becomes a free agent on Friday after a season with Venezia (The Sun, July 1).
Yannick Carrasco - Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are exploring the prospect of signing Atletico Madrid star Carrasco this summer after his release clause emerged, according to reports in Spain (Daily Mirror, June 23).
Christopher Nkunku - Nkunku has signed a new four-year deal at RB Leipzig - that includes a £51.6m release clause - despite reported interest from Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United (June 23).
Jurrien Timber - Manchester United might have fresh hope of completing a deal for Ajax's Timber after all with his agent in Manchester (Daily Mirror, June 22); Timber is set to become the latest Manchester United transfer target to reject the club with the Netherlands international expected to stay at Ajax this summer (Daily Mirror, June 18); Timber looks set to agree a new deal to stay at Ajax (The Sun, June 17).
Daniel Bachmann - Manchester United are in talks with former Kilmarnock and Ross County goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann (Scottish Sun, June 22).
Tammy Abraham - Manchester United and Arsenal have both shown interest in bringing Abraham back to the Premier League (Daily Mail, June 19); Manchester United could turn to Tammy Abraham after missing out to Liverpool on Darwin Nunez (Daily Star, June 15).
Vinicius Jr - Manchester United were among the Premier League sides to enquire about the availability of Real Madrid forward Vinicius last season, according to reports in Spain (Daily Express, June 19).
Robbie McCrorie - Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has plans to lure Robby McCrorie away from Rangers. (Scottish Sun, June 19).
Denzel Dumfries - Manchester United are interested in signing Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan, with the Serie A side ready to sell (Daily Express, June 13).
Robert Lewandowski - Manchester United would be happy to pay Robert Lewandowski's £400k-a-week wage demands (Daily Star, June 13); United will join the race for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski - if his dream move to Barcelona falls flat (The Sun on Sunday, June 12). Robert Lewandowski has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona this summer but United could now hijack the deal and sign the Polish striker (The Star on Sunday, June 12).
Wesley Fofana - Leicester City are attempting to fend off interest from Manchester United and Chelsea in their centre-back Fofana. (Daily Express, June 9).
Andreas Pereira - Manchester United have accepted a £10m offer from Fulham for midfielder Andreas Pereira. The deal has yet to be signed off. Pereira has not reported back for pre-season as he only played his final game on loan at Flamengo on Thursday (Sky Sports News, July 6).
Cristiano Ronaldo - Ronaldo could team up with Lionel Messi at PSG after handing in a transfer request and telling Manchester United that he wants to leave before the end of the summer transfer window (Daily Mirror, July 5); Chelsea are considering a move for Cristiano Ronaldo but it remains to be seen whether Thomas Tuchel is keen on signing the forward. (The Guardian, July 5); Ronaldo will seek urgent talks with new boss Erik ten Hag when he returns to Manchester this week (The Sun, July 4). Ronaldo has been told by Manchester United that he must be on their pre-season tour this week - despite his desire to leave the Premier League club in the near future (Daily Mirror, July 4); Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United this summer amid concerns he will be unable to compete for the biggest trophies at Old Trafford - but the club insist he is not for sale (Sky Sports News, July 2).
Alex Telles - Alex Telles is reportedly set to be sold by Manchester United after his bust-up with starlet Hannibal Mejbri in May (The Sun, July 4); Telles could be the next player to leave Manchester United once they have secured the signing of Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord (Sunday Mirror, July 3).
Dylan Levitt - Manchester United rookie Dylan Levitt is a shock target for Scottish side Dundee United (The Sun, July 4).
Eric Bailly - Fulham want to sign Eric Bailly and have approached United about the defender's availability but a source close to the defender has told Sky Sports News he is not interested in going anywhere at the moment (July 2); Manchester United are willing to take a £30m hit on Anthony Martial and Bailly with both players available for cut-price transfers (The Sun, June 21); Manchester United are set to keep Harry Maguire but will look to sign a new centre-back if they can offload Bailly, Phil Jones or Axel Tuanzebe this summer (Daily Mail, June 21)
Harry Maguire - Manchester United have rejected a sensational request from Barcelona for England defender Maguire to be included in any deal to sign midfielder De Jong (The Sun, June 27).
Anthony Martial - Manchester United are reportedly open to offers of just £20m for Martial - but accept even that fee may deter suitors (The Sun, June 22); Manchester United are willing to take a £30m hit on Martial and Eric Bailly with both players available for cut-price transfers (The Sun, June 21); Injuries are apparently the prime reason for why Manchester United star Martial failed his loan spell at Sevilla, a club director has revealed (Daily Mirror, June 15).
Brandon Williams - Williams can leave Manchester United for £10m as the defender is deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford (The Sun, June 22).
Axel Tuanzebe - Manchester United are set to keep Harry Maguire but will look to sign a new centre-back if they can offload Eric Bailly, Phil Jones or Tuanzebe this summer (Daily Mail, June 21); incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly decided to let go of both Bailly and Tuanzebe this summer as he kicks off his Old Trafford overhaul (Daily Mirror, June 4).
Marcus Rashford - Erik ten Hag will reportedly back Rashford to revive his Manchester United career (The Sun, June 19); Rashford has expressed a desire to stay at Manchester United and fight for his place in Erik ten Hag's team after falling down the pecking order under Ralf Rangnick (Daily Mail, June 13); United have turned down an approach from Tottenham for England forward Rashford (The Times, June 9).
Alejandro Garnacho - Manchester United are talking with one of their top teenage stars - Alejandro Garnacho - over a new deal as links with a move to Juventus continue to build (Daily Express, June 11).
Martin Svidersky - Manchester United academy star Svidersky has confirmed he will leave the club and join a top-flight club in Spain after turning down the chance to work under new manager Erik ten Hag as part of his Old Trafford revolution (Daily Mirror, June 4).
Tom Heaton - Manchester United's forgotten keeper Tom Heaton is a shock target for Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder (The Sun on Sunday, June 12).
Facundo Pellistri - Erik ten Hag is set to give Facundo Pellistri a chance to shine during Manchester United's pre-season schedule, with his long-term Old Trafford future in question after a loan spell at Alaves when he struggled to get much playing time (Daily Mail, June 14).
Tyrell Malacia - Feyenoord, £14.7m
Dean Henderson - Nottingham Forest, loan
Paul Pogba - released
Juan Mata - released
Jesse Lingard - released
Nemanja Matic - Roma, free
Edinson Cavani - released
Lee Grant - released
D'Mani Mellor - released
Reece Devine - Swindon, free
Paul McShane - released
Connor Stanley - released
Paul Woolston - released
Who will be on the move this summer when the transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1?
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