Erik ten Hag hopeful of making five Man Utd signings with club ready to offload nine as part of summer clear-out


    Manchester United Players Return for Pre-Season
    Ten Hag overseeing major squad changes this summer (Picture: Getty)

    Erik ten Hag remains hopeful of making five new signings for Manchester United this summer – with as many as nine set to leave as part of a major clear-out.

    United have agreed a deal to sign Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord while they have also agreed a fee in principle with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong – ten Hag’s top target.

    Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez is also on the manager’s wanted list along with his club teammate Antony. United have also offered Christian Eriksen a contract.

    United have already bid farewell to Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani, who have left Old Trafford following the end of their contracts.

    But Goal report there could be nine more exits before the summer transfer window closes.

    Manchester United Players Return for Pre-Season
    Martial will be given a chance to win over the new manager (Picture: Getty)

    Some will have the opportunity to impress the manager during pre-season with Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka hoping to make an instant impression.

    United are ready to listen to offers for Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles and Brandon Williams – with the imminent arrival of Malacia further hampering the first-team prospects of the latter two.

    Fulham meanwhile are in talks to sign Andreas Pereira while Dean Henderson is on the verge of sealing a season-long loan move to Newcastle United.

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has also come under scrutiny in recent weeks but United insist the 37-year-old will not be going anywhere this summer.

    United were back in training this week and will fly out for their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia that will include friendlies against Liverpool, Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa on 8 July.

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