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EPL: Manchester United identify two midfielders, one striker for Erik ten Hag


Manchester United will sign two midfielders and a striker as new manager, Erik ten Hag’s three major purchases this summer.

Ajax head coach, Ten Hag is expected to be announced as Manchester United’s new permanent manager in no time.

Reports in Europe claim that Ten Hag is keen on receiving assurances over United’s direction before he commits to signing a contract at Old Trafford.

Manchester are in sixth place in the Premier League table as they struggle in the race to secure a top-four finish and this means they may miss out on the prospect of revenue from the Champions League.

However, the Telegraph reports that United will make ‘substantial funds’ available to Ten Hag, regardless of whether the club are playing in Europe’s most prestigious club competition next season.

The report claims that United have prioritised the signing of two ‘accomplished, high-energy midfielders’, as well as a striker.

Players such as West Ham’s Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, John McGinn and Ruben Neves have all been tipped to land at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, United are also targeting Harry Kane from Tottenham.

A source at United told The Telegraph: “We’re pretty clear on who we want and why and we’ve had conversations with them.

“When the manager is named, it’s a conversation with them to say: ‘Here are our options and recommendations and these are the reasons why’. We’ve done the work.”

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