Man Utd Working On Their Third Signing – Deal Could Be Completed For £41m

General view of a corner flag at Old Trafford.

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Man Utd have agreed deals in principle to sign Netherlands duo Tyrell Malacia and Frenkie de Jong, and have now approached Ajax for their third transfer of the summer.

Earlier this week, the Premier League giants struck a deal for €15m plus €2m in add-ons with Feyenoord. The left-back is likely to be Erik ten Hag’s first signing at United after the issues over his representation were resolved.

United also hope to secure De Jong’s signature in the coming days after finding a broad agreement with Barcelona over a fee worth €65m plus add-ons. Personal terms with the Dutch midfielder, who is currently on holiday, are yet to be finalised.

Further, it is understood United have now held talks with Ajax to understand Lisandro Martinez’s situation. The Argentina international is being targeted by Arsenal as well, and Mikel Arteta’s side have had multiple bids rejected for the centre-back.

Ajax are not too keen on letting Martinez depart after losing Ryan Gravenberch, Noussair Mazraoui and Sebastian Haller during the current transfer window, and have set a big price tag of €50m (£43m) for the 24-year-old.

But according to talkSPORT, a fee of £41m should be enough for United to seal Martinez’s signing ahead of Arsenal.