Man Utd have all but wrapped the signing of Andre Onana, with the Inter Milan goalkeeper expected to be on the plane to the US for the club’s pre-season tour.
As per Fabrizio Romano, the deal is 99.9% completed and all parties involved are “waiting on the final check on payment terms” before the Cameroonian travels to Manchester to undergo his medical.
Accordingly, the club’s hierarchy could soon start working on strengthening other areas in Erik ten Hag’s squad.
The next target on their list, according to Spanish outlet, Fichajes, is AC Milan left-back Theo Hernández. The report says United are searching for a new left-back and are willing to offer more than 60 million euros (£51.5 million) for the France international, who’s also on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar.
However, it won’t be easy for any suitor to lure Hernández from Rossoneri, who might be reluctant to let go of a second big name from their ranks, having already sold Sandro Tonali to Newcastle United in a record deal worth £55m for an Italian player.
Hernández, 25, has proven to be one of the most important Milan players during Stefano Pioli’s reign and the versatile star has consistently been amongst the goals in recent seasons despite his defensive duties.
Having said that, there’s still a figure that should bring the seven time European champions to the negotiating table for a player who’s contracted to them until 2026. Corriere della Sera say the Serie A giants will consider offers exceeding 70 million euros (£60.1 million).
Erik ten Hag strengthened his side’s depth at left-back by signing Tyrell Malacia last summer and Luke Shaw enjoyed an impressive maiden season under the Dutch coach.
As such, it’s unlikely United will commit a big figure to a position that doesn’t need immediate attention.