Report: Man United sign £68m double deal for highly-rated duo

Report: Man United sign £68m double deal for highly-rated duo

Manchester United are reportedly expecting to wrap up the signings of Bayern Munich centre-back Matthijs de Ligt and Bologna centre-forward Joshua Zirkzee in the near future.

De Ligt has recently emerged as the club’s leading defensive target due to Everton placing a £80m asking price on English centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite.

Meanwhile, a striker is also a priority for the Red Devils this summer, with the club determined to bring in support for Rasmus Hojlund during the current market.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, both De Ligt and Zirkzee have ‘given the green light’ to complete moves to Old Trafford.

Romano claims that the Dutch duo have both spoken with Man United head coach Erik ten Hag in recent days, and all aspects of personal terms and commission fees have already been agreed with Zirkzee

De Ligt, Zirkzee ‘heading for Man United’

Sky Sports News have reported that Man United are willing to meet Zirkzee’s £34m release clause, although the structure of the deal is still being discussed by the two clubs.

The striker made his Netherlands debut on Saturday evening, appearing as a late substitute in his side’s 2-1 success over Turkey in the quarter-finals of the competition.

The 23-year-old, who has previously played for Bayern Munich, enjoyed a productive 2023-24 campaign for Bologna, finding the back of the net on 12 occasions in all competitions.

Arsenal and AC Milan have also been credited with an interest in the Dutchman, but Man United are seemingly now on the verge of securing his signature.

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