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Erik ten Hag to be handed £200m transfer kitty by Manchester United

Manchester United are on the verge of appointing Erik ten Hag as their new permanent manager, having reached an agreement in principle.

There are reports that ten Hag wants to play a decisive role in the transfer dealings in order to get his rebuilding process right on track.

The Mirror reports that United are ready to hand the Ajax gaffer a transfer budget of £200 million to spend on new signings while there will also be a massive clearout.

Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani and Lee Grant look to be on their way out this summer, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Alex Telles, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford also face an uncertain future.

United are keeping track of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice, but both would consume the entire transfer budget.

However, they can look towards Benfica striker Darwin Nunez and Wolverhampton Wanderers playmaker Ruben Neves as slightly cheaper alternatives.

Donny van de Beek, who is currently on loan at Everton, is expected to revive his career with Ten Hag’s arrival since both have previously worked together at Ajax.

Van de Beek sealed a move to Old Trafford in 2020 off the back of his impressive spell with the Amsterdam giants, but it hasn’t worked out for him in the Premier League.

The Dutch midfielder flourished under ten Hag at Ajax, and he will hope to change his fortunes next season.

Ten Hag also reportedly wants to bring Brazilian winger Antony and young defender Jurrien Timber from Ajax to Old Trafford.

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