Man Utd transfer news LIVE: De Jong bid plans, Sesko alternative listed, Ronaldo latest

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Manchester United’s long-winded Frenkie de Jong transfer saga shows no sign of coming to an end soon, with the Barcelona midfielder still seeming reluctant to make the switch to Old Trafford. That is despite Barcelona’s best efforts to force him out in a bid to balance the books after a summer of hefty spending.

Xavi has refused to shut down talk of De Jong joining United, but Chelsea are also planning to make an offer and are understood to be the Dutchman’s preferred destination. Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag’s search for a striker is going on with Ajax star Antony seemingly far too expensive.

RB Salzburg’s 19-year-old sensation Benjamin Sesko is on United’s radar but the club are also said to be looking at £17m-rated Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic as well.

Ten Hag made an attacker one of his priority positions for reinforcements at the start of the summer but the urgency to bring one in has been upped with Cristiano Ronaldo’s future uncertain. The Portuguese superstar made his return for United on the weekend as a second-strung XI drew 1-1 with Rayo Vallecano but the veteran forward maintains that he wants to leave for a Champions League club.

There promises to be plenty of twists and turns at Old Trafford and you can follow all the latest transfer comings and goings right here with Express Sport below…

De Jong bid plans

Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s Manchester United transfer news LIVE blog.

It’ll be interesting to see what unfolds throughout the day, with the start of the new Premier League season now under a week away.

United look unlikely to sign Frenkie de Jong by then.

And, to make matters worse, Sport have claimed Chelsea have now confirmed to Barcelona they’ll be entering the race for the Netherlands international.

The fact they have Champions League football to offer can certainly work in their favour…


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