Manchester United are in the ‘closing stages’ of signing Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana, it has been revealed, with the two sides finally set to come to an agreement and personal terms already having been discussed.
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.
One bid for the Cameroonian was knocked back, but now several sources claim that a deal will be agreed this week, with CBS claiming that United ‘remain confident of securing Andre Onana this week despite suggestions Inter are being difficult over the final fee’.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail report that ‘sources close to Andre Onana say a deal to take the Inter Milan goalkeeper to Man Utd is in its final stage’, with a fee between £45m and £55m expected to be agreed between the two clubs.
When the switch is completed, Dean Henderson will be allowed to leave the club on a permanent basis, with the shot-stopper set to join Nottingham Forest, where he spent last season on loan, in a deal worth around £30m.
Ten Hag’s side are then expected to look for another forward, with Atlanta star Rasmus Hojlund top of their list after they were told in no uncertain terms that Harry Kane would not be joining them from Tottenham.
They would also like to add a second forward if possible, as well as further cover in midfield and at centre-back, but much of that depends on outgoings and the potential developments of the impending club takeover.