Manchester United have confirmed that defensive midfielder, Matic, and creative midfielder, Pogba, are leaving the club at the end of this month.
So, Ten Hag needs to bring in two quality players to improve things in the center of the park and the names of Frenkie de Jong and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are in the limelight.
Transfer: Man Utd submit bid to sign £111million star – Report
According to a report covered by Corriere dello Sport today (press image provided below), Mateja Kezman has searched all over Europe to look for the best club for his client but has not succeeded as yet.
Bayern opted to move for Gravenberch, Real Madrid are after Tchouameni, City want Phillips and the Italian news source have mentioned that Man Utd have bid over 70 million euros (£60m+) for De Jong.
However, CdS add that the Red Devils and PSG remain interested in Milinkovic-Savic. The Old Trafford club especially want to hire his services after the departure of Pogba.
Maurizio Sarri is hoping that the Serbian international will end up staying at Lazio but his stay would stop the Italian side from implementing their transfer plans this summer.
President, Claudio Lotito, has made it clear that the 27-year-old will be sold if a super offer of at least 65 million euros (£56million) is made.
De Jong is mainly a regista who likes to sit in front of the back four and dictate/break play. Barca have mainly played him out of position and the Dutchman has recently complained about it.
The 25-year-old star rose to fame at Ajax under the management of Ten Hag and the newly appointed Man Utd boss would surely utilize him in his best position if somehow the move can be secured.
On the other hand, the Red Devils lack creativity in the center of the park. Pogba was inconsistent but still United’s most creative central midfielder.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who directly contributed in 22 goals in the Serie A last term, would be an ideal replacement. In your view, who should Ten Hag sign to strengthen the midfield this summer?
Milinkovic Savic and Ruben Nevez