Manchester United report: Red Devils want four more signings before window closes

Manchester United want to sign a further four players before the end of the transfer window, reports say, with the priorities being a new midfielder and striker.

The Old Trafford club have been busy this summer, bringing in three new faces to work under new boss Erik ten Hag.

Christian Eriksen entered for free, while Lisandro Martínez and Tyrell Malacia were signed by Ajax and Feyenoord respectively.

Talks about Barcelona playmaker Frenkie de Jong have dragged on throughout the summer, and the Manchester Evening News he writes that the Dutch international remains one of United’s priority signings.

The €17m Barca owes the midfielder remains a hurdle, and De Jong would prefer to stay, but the Catalan club will need to sell players to meet the LaLiga salary cap and record their host of new signings.

Ajax striker Antony remains a target, despite the Eredivisie club’s €80m price tag, while talks have been held with the Salzburg youngster’s agent, Benjamin Sasko.

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Less pressing ambitions are to bring in a reserve goalkeeper and a right back, although the latter is unlikely to happen unless a defender is sold first; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones, Brandon Williams and Alex Telles are available for transfer.

The season is fast approaching and United have two warm-up games left, against Atlético Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.

Ten Hag’s side take on Brighton at home in their first Premier League game of the season on Sunday 7th August.