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Manchester United boost: Inter Milan identify Onana replacement as deal nears completion

The Red Devils could have just been handed confirmation that a deal is close

Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Inter MIlan shot stopper Andre Onana as it has emerged that the Italian side are already sounding out replacements for the Cameroon goalkeeper.

The Red Devils have been on the hunt for a new no.1 since David de Gea’s contract was surprisingly not renewed, leaving the Spaniard a free agent and Tom Heaton Manchester United’s only senior goalkeeper as things stand.

They have identified Onana as their no.1 target for that position, with Erik ten Hag keen to be reunited with the shot-stopper having worked with him previously during his time at Ajax.

And negotiations are thought to be progressing well, with United having seen one bid knocked back but still locked in talks with the San Siro side over completing a deal as Inter hold out for around 55m euros.

With confidence on all sides that a deal can be completed in the coming week, and personal terms not thought to be a problem for one of the stars of the Champions League final, Ten Hag could well soon have a no.1 at Old Trafford.

Now, the club have been given the strongest indication yet that a deal is reaching its final stages, with the Nerazzurri already in the process of sounding out replacements for Onana, who they signed on a free transfer last year.

Inter are willing to pay around 6m euros for the goalkeeper, a move which it is believed Bayern will accept as they look to sign a new no.1 of their own this summer. In doing so, they will likely confirm Onana’s move to Old Trafford.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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