Manchester United kick started their season with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday night as new signing Casemiro was officially unveiled following his big money move from Real Madrid, and now the Red Devils are looking to kick-on with further arrivals.
According to the latest reports, United have supposedly agreed personal terms with PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo, although it is also said that a deal is only seen as likely if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves.
Elsewhere, goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has been ‘assured’ of game time should he move to Old Trafford, while Scott McTominay has been linked with a surprise exit.
Ronaldo key in Gakpo transfer
According to Eindhovens Dagblad, United have agreed personal terms with Gakpo’s representatives ahead of a potential summer move, with PSV happy to let the player leave if their £35million valuation is met by the Red Devils.
However, the Independent have since reported that United striking a deal for Gakpo is only seen as likely at this point if Ronaldo leaves Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag is also keen on recruiting former player Antony from Ajax and the Red Devils are also said to have agreed personal terms with the Brazilian.
Antony is the priority signing and could very well be set to join United this month, but Ronaldo would have to leave should they wish to also bring in Gakpo, although the 37-year-old has so far struggled to find any potential suitors wishing to offer him a deal
Trapp ‘assured’ of game time at United
Recent reports have revealed that United have made an offer to Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Trapp within the past week as they look to find suitable cover for David de Gea but also someone who can challenge their Spanish no.1, following his poor start to the season.
And according to German publication Sport1, the Frankfurt goalkeeper has been assured of game time should he opt to switch to England, following his doubts over his chances of making Germany’s World Cup squad in November.
Trapp would, at the very least, be expected to play in all of United’s Europa League group stage matches prior to Qatar, as well as their Carabao Cup third round fixture, but he is yet to decide on his future as he enters the final 12 months