UK Manchester United 'open talks' with Juventus over Matthijs de Ligt last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- The latest transfer rumours involving Man Utd as Matthijs de Ligt emerges as a summer target.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Manchester United have opened talks to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus, according to reports. As part of their impending rebuild under Erik ten Hag, who managed Netherlands international De Ligt during their time together at Ajax, key figures in the Old Trafford boardroom are working towards signing five players in time for next season. That shortlist includes a new centre-back. Jurrien Timber has been earmarked as a priority in that regard, but question marks remain over his future and in the event of him staying put in the Eredivisie, United would need to look elsewhere. They wanted De Ligt as far back as 2019 when he instead opted to sign for Juventus after leaving Ajax. READ MORE: Manchester United to move for goalkeeper as Dean Henderson nears loan departure Fast forward three years and, naturally, the 22-year-old defender has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford due to his existing relationship with Ten Hag. United already want to sign his international teammate Frenkie de Jong, so a reunion could be on the cards. Calciomercato suggest United have taken steps towards signing De Ligt for around £60million.
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. Elsewhere, departing striker Edinson Cavani could team up with another former United player when settling on his next move. Cavani will leave Old Trafford when his contract expires at the end of this month - and has been heavily linked with several clubs in Europe and South America. Boca Juniors are among the frontrunners for his signature after two years with United. According to a report from Marca, though, the experienced Uruguayan has 'offered his services' to La Liga side Rayo Vallecano. That is currently where Radamel Falcao plies his trade. Cavani scored 19 goals in 59 appearances for United after signing on a free. READ NEXT: The latest Manchester United transfer news John Murtough is risking Manchester United transfer strategy with Erik ten Hag targets Everything that Christian Eriksen has said about his future amid Manchester United interest Manchester United are showing they trust Erik ten Hag with Antony transfer stance Erik ten Hag's transfer policy critics are missing the point in Manchester United debate