Manchester United is prepared to launch their transfer with the signing of two players from Barcelona as the Red Devil’s board set aside a sum of £83.6million for their targets.

Manchester United is set to secure a double signing from the Catalan giants with the Old Trafford giants keen on signing Frenkie de Jong and Sergino Dest from Barcelona.

Barcelona want £66.9million from the sale of De Jong a price target the Old Trafford team is prepared to meet.

Manchester United is not the only club vying for the signature of the Dutch international with Chelsea and the Stamford Bridge outfit have officially signified their interest in signing the attacking midfielder.

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However, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is willing to push for a deal with Barcelona also interested in two Chelsea players, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Ten Hag want Dest at Old Trafford, the Dutch tactician believes the USMNT player is a step above Aaron Bissaka and Diogo Dalotand he has told the Red Devil board to sign the defender.

Manchester United is willing to pay a fee of £16.7million-rated (20 million euros) for Dest who can be deployed on either side of the backline, and Barcelona is willing to do business in a bid to generate more funds and improve the financial standings of the club.

Manchester United has confirmed the £56.7m signing of Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez on a five-year contract.


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