Man Utd News Summary: Transfer Boost, African Midfielder on Radar, Striker Close to Sign For Reds

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Man Utd handed boost in their pursuit of 6 ft 2 defensive rock

Liverpool have reportedly decided to end their interest in securing the services of Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt who has been also emerged as a shock transfer target for Manchester United and Barcelona.

The Merseyside Reds have been one of a number of teams rumoured with the defender who will depart from the Dutch giants in the upcoming summer transfer window.

However, according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool head-coach Jurgen Klopp has opted to prioritise strengthening some other areas ahead of the next season.

The report suggested that the German wants to secure services of a new defender at the left flank and versatile striker, while a replacement may also be required for Mignolet who is likely to leave the club in the summer with Bournemouth, Watford and Wolves are eyeing move for his signature.

Liverpool currently have four centre-backs, although De Ligt could have been brought in to as a replacement for Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip.

The news will come as a huge boost for both Manchester United and Barcelona as they have tried to secure services of talented Dutchman since the January transfer window.

Meanwhile, Manchester United will reportedly try to secure services of Everton midfield destroyer Idrissa Gueye in the summer.

The Red Devils midfielder Ander Herrera has confirmed on Saturday that his time at Old Trafford has came to the end and will leave the team on a free transfer after the end of the 2018/19 season, while Paul Pogba continues to be rumoured with a switch to La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Man Utd also did not replace Fellaini who left the club in January, meaning that the English giants are expected to secure services of a new midfielder in the summer and departure of Hererra has made it clear that signing a quality midfielder will be their no.1 option in the upcoming transfer window.

Man Utd £44m-rated target unsure of his future in La Liga

Man Utd and Arsenal long-term target Thomas Partey admits he is unsure over his future as the Atletico Madrid star has been linked with a switch to the Premier League.

According to reports in Spain, the Ghana international midfielder agent has been in talks with teams from the Premier League about a potential contract in the summer.

And the 25-year-old midfielder is available around fro €50 million (£44m) the release clause that has been inserted in his contract with Atletico Madrid. Partey, meanwhile, has refused to fuel the speculation surrounding his future, however, admits he is unable to guarantee his future at Wandametropolitano.

‘It’s hard for me to talk about transfers because the next minute it will be like ‘Thomas is trying to leave’ but for me playing football is what makes me happy,’ Partey told the BBC.

‘I keep saying I am lucky to be at this level now because I know people who play harder and worker harder than me but are nowhere close to being here.

‘I don’t know what the future holds for me but as long as I play and they are happy with me here then there is no need flirting with others.

‘So the only thing that would make me unhappy will be not playing.

‘I think most footballers can understand that not playing is the greatest torture any professional footballer can go through.’

Recent reports have also claimed that Serie A giants Inter Milan are lining up a summer move for his signature and ready to rivals Arsenal and Man Utd for his signature.

Almost Done: Man Utd agreed £15m deal to sign creative winger

Manchester United have agreed on a £15m deal to secure services of Swansea City forward Daniel James with the Welshman set to become Solskjaer’s first signing.

The 21-year-old forward has been tipped to make summer move to Old Trafford over the recent weeks and now appears to be close to finalising the switch.

Following a poor end to the 2018/19 season which saw the attitude of a number of established players questioned, the Norwegian head-coach has set his sights on securing the services of the highly-rated forward.

Daniel James fits the bill having exploded onto the scene for Championship club Swansea this season, founding back of the net four times and providing seven assists in 33 Premier League games.

Although the Welsh attacker has predominantly played in a wide left role for the Swansea City, according to the Daily Mail reports that he has been earmarked to start for Man Utd next season.

The Red Devils are also reported to have beaten competition from direct Premier League rivlas Newcastle United, Everton and Brighton – now managed by James’ ex-manager at Swansea Graham Potter – to his services.

James’ imminent arrival at Old Trafford could have implications for existing members of Norwegian managers squad with Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez both having been rumoured with moves away from the team in the summer.

Solskjaer reportedly is keen on as many as six new players through the door ahead of next campaign and has been rumoured with a whole host of players as he bids to transform the Red Devils fortunes. As well as Daniel James,

Solskjaer’s side have also been rumoured with other forward such as Real Madrid’s winger Gareth Bale, Jadon Sancho and Wilfried Zaha.