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Ten Hag ‘very interested’: Man Utd begin internal talks to sign Bayern star for £42m

Manchester United are intensifying their pursuit of Bayern Munich star Matthijs de Ligt.

According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, the Red Devils have started internal discussions about a potential transfer for de Ligt.

The 24-year-old could leave Bayern for a suitable offer after falling down the pecking order.

United manager Erik ten Hag is ‘very interested’ in reuniting with de Ligt after the duo achieved massive success during their stay at Ajax between 2017 and 2019.

The Red Devils believe a deal of around £42 million could tempt Bayern to sanction the sale. 

Man United have multiple alternatives in sight

United are looking to sign at least one centre-back this summer.

Raphael Varane will depart the club in two weeks after his current deal expires. Jonny Evans is in the same boat but the Red Devils are in negotiation over a contract extension.

Victor Lindelof is facing an uncertain United future. Fenerbahce are interested in securing his services.

United desperately need to bolster their defence and De Ligt would be a welcome addition.

A deal around £42m would also look good on United’s books. De Ligt is a world-class talent and has a bright future ahead.

He is excellent with the ball at his feet, achieving a passing accuracy of 92 percent in the Bundesliga last term.

He could be enticed by the prospect of linking up with his former Ajax boss who handed him captaincy as a teenager.

Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite appears to be United’s top defensive target. The Red Devils have reportedly agreed personal terms with the promising starlet.

The Red Devils have already made an offer worth £45m, but it will likely be rebuffed.

Branthwaite enjoyed a brilliant season with the Toffees. He helped them to survive in the top flight even though Everton were docked eight points.

Gleison Bremer, Jean-Clair Todibo and Leny Yoro are other alternatives United are considering to strengthen their defence.

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