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Manchester United ‘ready’ to make 40m opening offer for key transfer target

The Red Devils are looking to make their second summer signing in the next week

Manchester United are finally ready to make an opening offer for goalkeeper target Andre Onana, but their 40m euro offer is expected to fall well short of Inter Milan’s demands amid rival interest from Saudi side Al-Nassr.

The Red Devils have already signed Mason Mount from Chelsea, with the deal expected to be announced this week and Mount signing a five year deal at Old Trafford after completing his £55m move to the north of England.

With only Tom Heaton as a senior recognised goalkeeper on their books as things stand after David de Gea’s contract expired, goalkeeper has become the club’s new no.1 priority this transfer window.

They have identified Onana, who impressed for the Nerazzuri in Istanbul even as his side lost 1-0 to Manchester City in the Champions League final, as their top target and have opened talks with Inter over the shot-stopper.

Though the Cameroon goalkeeper admitted after the game that while he was happy with the Italian side, he also suggested a move could well happen this summer.

“I’m so, so happy at Inter”, he explained.

“I’m available for Inter, they decide and I will accept what they want. I’m happy at Inter”.

Now, as per Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, the Red Devils are ready to offer 40m euros for the Cameroon star, though other reports have suggested it will cost £50m to convince the San Siro side to part ways with their goalkeeper.

However, he adds that United ‘could also present a higher offer for the Cameroonian goalkeeper in the next few days’ as they look to find a goalkeeper solution before their pre-season commitments kick-off.

Having worked with Ten Hag previously, Onana is thought to be keen on a move to Old Trafford should an agreement between the two clubs be struck.

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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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