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Manchester United have made initial contact with Christian Eriksen’s representatives regarding a summer move to Old Trafford, Sky Sports News understands.

The 30-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the month after a short stint with Brentford, although he is believed to be weighing his options before making a final decision on his future, with former employers Tottenham also benefiting.

United’s new boss, Erik Ten Hag, is a longtime fan of the Denmark international, and the feeling is that a deal can be struck, but in the end, it will fall to the player.

The news comes on the heels of growing outcry from Manchester United fans on social media over the lack of transfer activity so far this summer.

talking on Sky Sports News On Monday evening, reporter Darmish Sheth provided an update on what’s going on behind the scenes.

“The message I’m getting is that there is no panic at Old Trafford,” he said.

“United has a strategy for how their business goes. Yes, there is big money available for Eric Ten Hag – but now more than ever, the focus is on getting the right players at the right price.

Converting to [football director] John Murtaug, United uses a simpler exploratory process with enhanced data analysis.”

De Jong and Martinez are among the list of goals. Wan Bissaka prepares to fight for the place

United continue talks with Barcelona over the signing of a midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

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Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan warns it will be seen as a “breakdown” if Manchester United fail to sign Eric ten Hag’s two main transfer targets – Christian Eriksen and Frenkie de Jong.

The two clubs remain separate in their assessments, but United are still hopeful they can strike a deal and there is a growing belief that the player wants to come and reunite with Ten Hag – who worked with him at Ajax.

They will not overpay and have other goals. The feeling is that if United were to “push” into a deal, they would be in Barcelona’s hands in terms of fees.

In the meantime, Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez He is a player United are looking for.

He was a regular fixture under Ten Hag for the last three seasons at Ajax. It’s not currently a priority position, but with a possible departure, United are doing their due diligence in that area.

The club is also still interested in the Ajax winger Anthonyanother player Tin Hag knows and trusts.

In terms of departures, talks are underway with Nottingham Forest about the goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

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Spanish football expert Alvaro Monteiro is confident Erik ten Hag will hit his first target in the Manchester United transfer deal: Frenkie de Jong.

There is still no final agreement as United want an outright loan, while Forrest is pushing an option to buy next summer. There are also discussions about the portion of wages that each club will pay in the loan period.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka He is ready to fight for his place next season but he is at the stage of his career where he wants regular football for the first team.

A number of Premier League clubs are interested, but no official offers have been made.

United may consider suitable offers – but all sides are comfortable with the situation as he has only two years left on his contract. The club has an option for another year.

Will De Jong give up the Champions League?

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Dharmesh Sheth has revealed that Manchester United have held preliminary talks with Barcelona about Frenkie de Jong, one of the many midfielders they are on the lookout for with Paul Pogba leaving the club.

European football expert Andy Brassell told Sky Sports:

“Franke de Jong was the perfect Barcelona player for one of the great Barcelona teams he was not a part of.

“If he’s going to come to Manchester United, I actually think he’ll do well for them because he’s going to be a versatile midfielder.

“He has played in a number of positions. For older Manchester United fans, he played Brian Robson as he broke into the penalty area and showed he could be a top scorer.

“He has become very good because of the volatility of Barcelona. I wonder if De Jong is looking at United and thinking about no football in the Champions League.

“Barcelona also just signed for new promotional and television rights funding last week, so they are not as desperate to sell De Jong as they were 12-14 days ago.”

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